Friday, August 19, 2011

Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival Featuring Avenged Sevenfold, along with Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine and Escape the Fate

The 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival featuring multi-platinum headliner Avenged Sevenfold, along with Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine and Escape the Fate, comes to Van Andel Arena on Tuesday, September 20th at 5:00 PM.

Tickets are $49.75. There also is a student 4 pack available. Students with proper student identification can purchase a 4 pack of tickets for $80. Tickets may be purchased at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices, Ticketmaster ticket centers including D&W Stores and select Family Fare locations, charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000 and online at

Leading the festival is multiplatinum headliner Avenged Sevenfold, making their successful return after co-headlining the 2010 debut Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. Avenged Sevenfold achieved worldwide success with their platinum 2005 album City Of Evil, which featured the wildly popular single “Bat Country.” They are the only band to have headlined the Vans Warped Tour and Ozzfest while simultaneously hitting number one on MTV’s TRL. Avenged Sevenfold’s fifth album, Nightmare, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Their current single, “So Far Away,” is quickly climbing the Active Rock and Modern Rock Charts.

In 2006, they won the fan-voted award for Best New Artist for “Bat Country” at the MTV Video Music Awards. The following year, their self-titled album, Avenged Sevenfold, sold more than a million copies around the world. Over the course of their career, Avenged Sevenfold has built a fanatical fan base resulting in excess of one million albums sold worldwide, amassed more than 6.8 million fans on Facebook and attracted 102 million plays on YouTube.

This past year, Three Days Grace brought their live act to fans with three successful North American tours promoting their latest album Life Starts Now, which debuted at number three on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The album spawned three number one Active Rock songs including “The Good Life,” “World So Cold” and the number one Song of the Year at Active Rock, “Break.” Overall, Life Starts Now spent the year dominating the Modern, Heritage and Alternative rock radio-airplay charts across industry radio-monitoring services, BDS and Mediabase. Their latest single, “Lost In You,” follows suit and is currently climbing up the charts on Mediabase and BDS.

South African natives Seether debuted on the scene in 2002, have sold nearly four million units worldwide, and have become an impressive presence on the worldwide touring circuit, averaging more than 275 performances a year. Seether’s fourth album, Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray, was produced by the legendary Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against The Machine). The offering features the number one rock single “Country Song,” and showcases songwriter and frontman Shaun Morgan’s ability to successfully meld raw emotional lyrics with intensely melodic elements of heavy metal, post-grunge and alternative rock.

Bullet For My Valentine continue to tour and support their 2010 Top 3 release Fever and the follow up deluxe Fever Tour Edition CD/DVD, released in February. Fever Tour Edition features three new songs recorded live at XFM radio in the UK. The current single and title track “Fever” continues to climb the charts. Bullet For My Valentine were just nominated for three Kerrang! Awards including Best Single, Best Live and Best British Band.

Escape The Fate has been relentlessly touring in support of their recent self-titled album which debuted at number four on the Billboard Rock album chart, number three on the Billboard Alternative chart and number one on the Billboard Tastemakers Chart. The album features the singles “Issues” and “Gorgeous Nightmare.” Outburn declared “the band’s new album is a compelling modern day masterpiece.”