DISTURBED, GODSMACK, INCUBUS TO HEADLINE WISCONSIN'S 'ROCK FEST'
Disturbed, Godsmack and Incubus will headline the 25th annual Rock Fest, set to take place from July 12th through the 15th in Cadott, Wisconsin. More than 65 bands will perform throughout the three-day event, including Rise Against, Halestorm, Seether, Bush, Black Label Society, Nothing More, Sevendust, Ace Frehley, Pop Evil, Beartooth, Adelitas Way, Red, Fozzy and dozens more. There's still one band near the top of the bill that has yet to be revealed.
- Fans holding tickets for all three days will also be invited to a "bonus bash" taking place on Wednesday, July 11th.
- The event is notably the first confirmed live show of 2018 for Disturbed, who have been off the road since completing the tour cycle last year for its 2015 album, Immortalized.
- The Chicago-based band has yet to announce whether it will have a new LP out this year.
- Godsmack has also been working on a new studio set, its seventh, which will coincide this year with the 20th anniversary of Godsmack's debut album.
Story source: press release
SIDE NOTES: Rock Fest is set on 320 acres in central Wisconsin, and fans are able to camp on-site in one of nearly 7,000 campsites surrounding the concert grounds. Guests staying in nearby hotels can purchase shuttle rides to the fest grounds via the Rock Fest web site.
GRETA VAN FLEET TO PERFORM AT ELTON JOHN OSCAR PARTY
Greta Van Fleet has been invited to perform at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 26th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party, to be held on Sunday, March 4th in Los Angeles. Guitarist Jake Kiszka said in a statement, "We were speechless when Elton called us. We are all big fans of his, so are very, very honored by this invitation."
The group also revealed that ever single ticket for the first leg of its 2018 North American tour, announced just last Wednesday (January 24th), sold out in less than five minutes.
- Greta Van Fleet will kick off its 2018 tour at Indio, California's Coachella Festival on April 13th, followed by a mix of headlining shows and other festival dates.
- The Michigan band rocketed to the top of the rock radio charts last year with "Highway Tune." The track is taken from the Black Smoke Rising EP, which came out last April. Their latest single is "Safari Song."
- The quartet is now in the studio recording its first full-length LP, with a late spring or early summer release expected.
Story source: press release
SIDE NOTES: The Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party is held every year in Los Angeles, California since 1993. The party is hosted by Elton John and the AIDS Foundation, and is one of the most high-profile parties in the Hollywood film industry. It raises money for the foundation fund via ticket sales and a celebrity auction.