The 2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, fueled by Monster Energy storms Columbus, Ohio - July 18th at the Schottenstein Center
Last year, rock music's newest and most popular awards show - the Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy - shut down rock n' roll city, taking over Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena with ground-breaking performances and an exciting, star-studded red carpet, all with the support of devoted alternative music fans from across the globe. With the Republican National Convention taking over Cleveland this summer, the Alternative Press Music Awards was forced to find a new home for this year's show, and in what better place than the state capitol of Columbus, Ohio. Continuing their endless support of the genre and its community, Alternative Press will stage their own Punk Rock Convention.
The Alternative Press Music Awards are pleased to announce this year's event broadcast live from the Schottenstein Center in Columbus (555 Borror Dr., www.schottensteincenter.com) on the evening of July 18, 2016.
"We are honored and thrilled to have been chosen as the host city of the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards show. Columbus has a vibrant cultural community, and we are excited for this opportunity to show off our thriving arts and music scene." - Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther
"We are beyond thrilled to be hosting the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and would like to officially welcome AP and all of their guests to Columbus. We look forward to being a part of what is going to be an amazing night for music and the local community."
- Mike Gatto, general manager of Schottenstein Center
The 2016 APMA's will go head to head - live on TV and via social media - against the Republican National Convention. Although many of Alternative Press' young readers may not be able to vote in the upcoming U.S. election, those same readers can let their voices be heard by voting for their favorite artists for the Alternative Press Music Awards.
Tickets for the third annual Alternative Press Music Awards will be available through Ticketmaster. Details regarding tickets and VIP packages, nominees, honorees, performers, voting, pre-show parties, red carpet appearances, and more will be available soon via www.altpress.com/apmas.
When it came to selecting the hosts for the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards, the choice was obvious. After last year's non-stop volley of infectious jokes, witty anecdotes and charming introductions, it was clear Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat - eight-time AP cover stars and now presidential nominees - of All Time Low could not be topped. The APMA's proudly welcomes the duo back to host this year's main event!
"We are so happy to be returning to the APMA's this year to host. Last year we didn't make a lot of new friends (sad face emoji), so this year - we're coming back as something no one can hate, politicians! We look forward to being part of this Punk Rock Convention. Get ready to vote - Stay tuned." - Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat of All Time Low
Each Alternative Press Music Awards show has featured some of the greatest artists in modern music, ranging from today's biggest rock stars such as Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Panic! At The Disco and Weezer, to musical legends such as Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Slash, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Smashing Pumpkins and Ice-T. Countless renowned artists such as Rob Zombie, Blink-182, Twenty One Pilots, Taking Back Sunday, All Time Low, Motionless In White, Run of RUN DMC, Bring Me The Horizon, and beyond have appeared at the APMA's, with spectacular performances from artists including (but not limited to) New Found Glory, Yellowcard, A Day To Remember, Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace, Motion City Soundtrack and more. Additionally, the APMA's is recognized for presenting collaborative cover performances unlike music fans have ever seen before, like Joan Jett and Slash teaming up to perform "Star Star" by the Rolling Stones, Asking Alexandria performing Duran Duran's "Hungry Like The Wolf" with Jonathan Davis of Korn, Halestorm and Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor covering Temple Of The Dog's "Hunger Strike", and many more.
Last year's event - which took place July 22, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland - was a massive victory for the music community, garnering unprecedented support demonstrated by a staggering 15.7 billion total media impressions (over seven times the impressions of the 2014 show). Last year's event also earned the title of "The GRAMMYs of Alternative Music" by TIME Magazine. The 2015 Alternative Press Music Awards achieved over 1 million views on AXS TV, and over 3 million views on YouTube. Re-live 2015's best moments via the highlight reel here.
"Fans are going to be blown away by all of the surprises we already have planned for this year's APMA's. We've been working on the 2016 show since right after last year's ended, and I already cannot wait to start announcing the initial line-up in the upcoming weeks."
- Alternative Press Founder and CEO Mike Shea
Building upon the success of last year's event, the APMA's is thrilled to once again be supported by returning title sponsor Journeys, a leader in the teen specialty retail scene focused on lifestyle-driven branded footwear and accessories in over 800 stores across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.
"Journeys is excited to return as the title sponsor for the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards. Music has been in our DNA since we opened our first store in 1986. Through our partnership we're able to capture exclusive content and customize unique campaigns and contests - all to support our employees, our core consumers and a talented community of artists. We've worked with AltPress for several years as an advertiser and are looking forward to building upon an already strong relationship." - Jim Estepa, president and chief executive officer, Journeys.
In addition to Journeys, the APMA's welcomes back fellow sponsors Monster Energy, CreativeLive, DW Drums, CD Baby, and Disc Makers.
Don't miss the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and your chance to cast your vote for your favorite bands! Check www.altpress.com/apmas over the coming weeks for new announcements and information.
The APMA's are produced by Mike Shea, Joe Scarpelli, Josh Bernstein, Kevin Lyman and Marc Grant.
Hopeless Records is excited to announce the signing of electro-pop act, The Ready Set. Along with the signing news, The Ready Set has announced that the band will be releasing their new album, 'I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love', on April 8, 2016. The music video for the first single, 'Good Enough', can be viewed here. The new album is now available to pre-order on iTunes with a free instant download of 'Good Enough' here. Fans can also pre-order various merch bundles from the webstore, here.
'I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love' - an album full of pop gems with infectious tropical backbeats - marks some of The Ready Set's strongest work to date. “The record as a whole feels like a reinvention of myself,” says Jordan Witzigreuter of The Ready Set. “I stripped everything down and produced the whole thing by myself from top to bottom, so it could feel 100% true to what I wanted it to be. It's a fresh start.”
The Ready Set will be embarking on tour in the U.S. with a number of headlining dates later this month, followed by The Fight For Something tour with Tonight Alive, Set It Off, and Say We Can Fly, which kicks off on March 1st. Please see below for dates.
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Jordan Witzigreuter was only 20 years old when nearly overnight, the young Indiana-born musician—who had spent the better part of his teens writing an arsenal of illegally catchy, electro-pop songs—was plucked from near obscurity and thrust into the spotlight. Six years have passed since the release of The Ready Set’s debut album, I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming, which hit No. 3 on Billboard’s Heatseakers chart, thanks to the platinum-selling success of the LP’s first single, “Love Like Woe. 2011 saw the release of The Ready Set’s sophomore album Feel Good Now and the hit song “Young Forever.” The band’s most recent album, 2014’s The Bad & The Better, charted at #75 on the Billboard 200. The Ready Set has toured with The Wanted, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cher Loyd, Breathe Carolina, We The Kings, and more.
'I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love' Track Listing:
1. Disappearing Act
2. Being Afraid
3. Good Enough
5. I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love
6. Run With Me
7. Should We Go Downtown
9. No Love (feat. Ansley Newman)
11. Fire In The Sky
12. See You
Calling all Game Of Thrones addicts, season 5 vinyl official soundtrack is available now at the HBO Shop
Composer Ramin Djawadi (Iron Man, Pacific Rim, Person of Interest), who has written the music for the entire series, was once again brought in to create the musical backdrop for Season 5. The Game of Thrones (Music from the HBO® Series) Season 5 track list is as follows:
Priced at £32.99 from the HBO Shop - www.hboshopeu.com
Living Colour, the multi-platinum rock band whose music Rolling Stone described as “an intoxicating brew of hard, grinding rock with splashes of funk, jazz, reggae and pop,” join Aerosmith for the band’s Blue Army tour. The dates kick off on Saturday, June 13 at the Gila River Arena in Phoenix.
“It’s incredibly exciting for us to open for one of America’s, and the world’s, most prominent rock bands,” said guitarist Vernon Reid of the summer outing.
The New York-based band will also be playing a series of headlining dates over the summer including a 4th of July performance at Brooklyn’s 44th Annual International African Arts Fest.
Living Colour tour dates:
June 13 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
June 24 Evansville, IN Ford Center
June 30 Hidalgo, TX State Farm Arena
July 2 Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall *
July 3 Uncasville, CT Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun *
July 4 Brooklyn, NY 44th Annual International African Arts Fest *
July 7 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
July 9 Anaheim, CA House of Blues Anaheim *
July 10 Salinas, CA California Rodeo Salinas
July 13 Kelowna, BC Prospera Place
July 16 Victoria, BC Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
July 19 Ft. McMurray, AB SMS Stadium
July 22 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 25 Minot, ND North Dakota State Fair
July 28 Ridgefield, WA Amphitheater Northwest
August 4 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
August 7 Canton, OH Tom Bensen Hall of Fame Stadium
Sept. 11 – 13 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
* Living Colour headlining dates, more to be announce shortly.
Living Colour is wrapping up work on their fifth album, Shade. In a recent interview with Loudwire, singer Corey Glover said of the new album, “As time progresses, a shadow falls and it’s about the progression of time. We’re trying to dissect and really take the roots of the music that created us and take it to task.” Andre Betts, who worked with has previously worked with the band, returned to produce a few tracks on the new offering.
Reid, in a feature for Guitar World, explained the album is influenced by Reid’s interest in how “the blues, hard rock and metal are connected. We’re not going to do a blues-rock record but the blues is very integral and important. So that conversation has been the underpinning of what we’ve been doing.”
Living Colour is Will Calhoun (drums), Corey Glover (vocals), Vernon Reid (guitar) and Doug Wimbish (bass).
Meghan Trainor has today (3rd March) announced her new single ‘Dear Future Husband’, through Epic Records. The track is the third single to be taken from her UK chart-topping debut album "Title" released earlier this year and well on its way to gold status.
As the biggest new global pop phenomenon of recent years, ‘Dear Future Husband’ is Meghan Trainor’s open letter to her potential soul mates. With a typically tongue-in-cheek lyric among her unmistakable sound of big room brass, finger clicks and funky doo-wop pop, ‘Dear Future Husband’ will have Meghan Trainor lovers throughout the world pledging their troth to their super sassy heroine.
‘Dear Future Husband’, which already has over 25 million audio plays on YouTube alone, follows from the incredible success of the chart-busting singles ‘Lips Are Movin’, and the international super hit ‘All About That Bass’ – which has surpassed 1 million sales in the UK. With a YouTube account that is close to clocking up a BILLION hits, Meghan Trainor is well on her way to complete world domination with her perfect pastel pop. It’s something that’s set to explode even further when the video for ‘Dear Future Husband’ is unveiled shortly.
Meghan Trainor is currently on her first headline tour of the US and will be visiting the UK in April for a four-date tour, which will see her headline London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on April 13th. Full tour details can be found below:
UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES
Apr 9th – Manchester, Ritz
Apr 10th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
Apr 11th – Birmingham, Institute
Apr 13th – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
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