Grateful Dead Reunion Tickets Going For Over $100,000 Online

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(PCM) I am not sure why, but something just feels wrong to me when I learned that 3-day tickets to “Fare Thee Well” the Grateful Dead reunion concert were selling for over $100,000 online.

The upcoming 3-day show will feature the four original members of The Grateful Dead to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary. “Fare Thee Well” will be held at Chicago’s Solider Field over 4th of July weekend.  The show will also feature Phish frontman Trey Anastasio who will be taking on vocal duties in place of the late Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia.

According to Grateful Dead band member Bob Weir, “Fare Thee Well” will be the last performance ever with the original members of The Dead. Tickets for the upcoming show sold out almost immediately and the original ticket price was between $60 and $200 dollars for 3-day passes. That number has since skyrocketed and now tickets are selling on broker sites such as Stubhub for thousands of dollars. In fact, Stubhub is even offering obstructed/no view seating behind the stage for about $1,000. Unreal!  Something tells us Jerry is rolling over in his grave at these prices!

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Rock On The Range 2015 Is Becoming Bigger And Better Than Ever!

(PCM) As if we already weren’t excited enough about the line-up for this year’s Rock On The Range, today’s announcement about even more bands being added to the already stellar line-up, paired with the official line-up for the Comedy Tent has truly upped the anticipation.

Rock On The Range will be held on May 15, 16, and 17th at the newly renamed Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Festival producers explain the name change by saying “Rangers, your rock home is now MAPFRE Stadium, formerly Crew Stadium (pronounced “MAH-fray”). Same rock experience. Same home. New name!”

The Pretty Reckless, Tremonti, Vamps, The Danger Kids, and Highly Suspect join a stellar lineup of top rock bands led by multiplatinum Linkin Park, global rock juggernauts Slipknot, and heavy metal legends Judas Priest–who are currently celebrating their 40th Anniversary–for a full weekend of non-stop rock on three stages. The daily lineups will be announced in early April.

The ROTR Comedy Tent will feature sets from some of the biggest rock n’ roll influenced comedians, including: Rob Schneider, Brian Posehn, Jim Norton, Don Jamieson, Jim Florentine, Rod Paulette, Jeremy Essig, Brent Terhune, Joe Howard, Bill Squire, Jay Snyder, Bill Arrundale, Jake Iannarino, Kenny Smith, and Craig Peters.

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Ernie Ball presents the Rock On The Range Battle Of The Bands returns in 2015, offering unsigned bands a chance to perform on the Ernie Ball Stage at Rock On The Range and receive over $15,000 in gear and prizes, along with an all-expenses paid trip to Columbus, OH. The grand prize winner will receive gear from Electro-Voice, DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Markbass, and 1964 Ears, as well as an Ernie Ball Strings endorsement and Music Man instruments! Beginning March 9, visit http://rotr.battleofthebands.com to enter the Ernie Ball presents the Rock On The Range Battle Of The Bands. This year, Battle Of The Bands fans will also have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win prizes from Ernie Ball and Ernie Ball Music Man. Visit http://rotr.battleofthebands.com starting March 9 for more details.

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Paul McCartney To Headline Firefly Music Festival

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(PCM) Following a whirlwind weekend including a surprise intimate Valentine’s Day gig at New York’s Irving Plaza and a performance on Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary prime time special (not to mention a massive all-star jam at the SNL40 after party), Paul McCartney now lays the rumors to rest:

Paul will headline this year’s Firefly Festival June 18-21 at the Woodlands in Dover, DE. It is Paul’s first ever appearance at Firefly and the latest confirmed date of this year’s Out There tour, following on the recent announcement of April 21-May 2 run through Japan and South Korea.

The Out There tour, as always, features music from the most beloved catalog in popular music, as Paul performs songs spanning his entire career – as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle.

The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity; in just three hours some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music are relived; music which for many has shaped the very soundtrack of their lives. recent years have seen Paul and his band perform in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people, and even broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show never disappoints.

The tour also uses state of the art technology and production to ensure the entire audience has the best possible experience. With massive screens, lasers, fireworks, unique video content and, of course, the best songs in the world, a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul’s shows attract a multi generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.

Passes for Firefly are available exclusively at www.FireflyFestival.com.

Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.

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Firefly Music Festival Unveils Epic 2015 Line-Up!

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(PCM) There have been a slew of rumor floating around the web about who we would be seeing at this year’s Firefly Music Festival 2015 and now the official line-up has been fully revealed (almost).

Headliners for this year’s festival will be The Killers and Kings Of Leon along with a mystery third headliner that has yet to be revealed. It is strongly rumored to be Sir Paul McCartney, but for now we will just have to wait and see!

This year’s line-up feature an eclectic mix of artists that span every genre imaginable from rock, pop, hip-hop, EDM, indie and more. Other artists scheduled to perform include Cage The Elephant, Foster The People, Spoon, Steve Aoki, Bastille, Sublime With Rome, Hozier, Empire Of The Sun, Awolnation, Echosmith and many, many more!

Tickets will soon be available for purchase at FireflyFestival.com!  We can’t wait!  How you about?  What do you think about this year’s line-up and who do you think the mystery headliner will be?

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A Look Back At Louder Than Life 2014! 2015 Details Coming Soon!

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(PCM) We were absolutely thrilled to be part of the celebration at the inaugural Louder Than Life Music Festival that was held last October 4th and 5th at Champions Park near Louisville, Kentucky.

Us, along with over 36,000 other fans, had the time of our lives during the festival which featured performances from bands such as Judas Priest, Kid Rock, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, Volbeat, Papa Roach and so, so, many more.

To top it off more than 70 food and beverage vendors were also on hand to help celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city. The food and drinks were absolutely astounding.

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Festival producers are working closely with the city to make the 2015 Louder Than Life event even better for locals and the tens of thousands of fans that traveled from around the U.S. and as far away as Australia, the Netherlands and South America for this one-of-a-kind experience.

Mayor Greg Fischer elaborated on Louder Than Life, saying, “Louisville is home to some of the world’s best music and food and there’s definitely only one area to come to for bourbon, so where else would you have a festival experience such as Louder Than Life? We’re excited that we could host this great event in such a super venue down by our waterfront and show all the music, food and bourbon fans what our city and people are all about.”

The recently released 2014 recap video could not have done a better job at summing up the festival experience and we absolutely can not wait to see what will be in-store for 2015!

Louder Than Life Official Wrap Up from Danny Wimmer Presents on Vimeo.

Check out more festivals from Danny Wimmer Presents this spring during the World’s Loudest Month (http://worldsloudestmonth.com).

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Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion Fifth Anniversary Line-Up Revealed!

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(PCM) Always one of our very favorite festivals of the year, the epic and spectacular line-up for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion 2015 has been revealed. The line-up includes some of the biggest names in rock to celebrate Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion’s fifth anniversary this year.

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion will take place on May 2nd and 3rd 2015 at the Rock City Campgrounds at the Charlotte Motor Speedway just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival will feature performances from Slipknot, Korn (marking a highly-anticipated return to Carolina Rebellion after their on-stage reunion with band-member Head in 2012), Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Rise Against, Sammy Hagar & The Circle (Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham & Vic Johnson), Breaking Benjamin, Bush, and many more top rock bands.

Corey Taylor of Slipknot says, “We are very excited to be headlining Rebellion this year! We’re honored to be playing in the company of Cheap Trick, one of my all time favorites, as well as playing with such good friends like Korn, Halestorm and Slayer!”

“Three years ago, we reunited with our brother Head on stage at Carolina Rebellion. Since then, we made a new album and toured the world together. And now we’re back to perform our first album in its entirety. Rebellion is going to be a really special show for us,” says Jonathan Davis of Korn.

“Playing with a band like The Circle, we’ve got a set list made in Rock N’ Roll Heaven and a band from Rock N’ Roll Hell,” says Sammy Hagar. “The only missing link is tens of thousands of rocking fans…HELLO CAROLINA!”

“For the 5th annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, we wanted to acknowledge not only the best in current rock with the likes of Slipknot, Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin and more, but also celebrate some great iconic rock bands like Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Cheap Trick, Slayer and others to give the Rebels the widest range of Rock N’ Roll possible,” says Co-Executive Producer Gary Spivack of RockHouse Presents. “Rebellion is truly the Carolinas’ biggest music party of the year!”

Based on the festival’s success in 2014–with over 60,000 fans in attendance and camping and VIP packages sold out–the 2015 Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion concert site will be expanded and will feature a fourth stage for band performances.

Monster Energy returns as the festival’s title sponsor and will be on site conducting giveaways, hosting Monster Energy artist signings, and offering Monster Energy Drink samples.

The daily band lineup for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is as follows:

Saturday, May 2

Korn, Marilyn Manson, Rise Against, Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Chevelle, Cheap Trick, Papa Roach, Bush, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Jackyl, Of Mice & Men, Live, Motionless In White, Periphery, Beartooth, Young Guns, Marmozets, Islander and more

Sunday, May 3

Slipknot, Godsmack, Slayer, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Halestorm, Queensrÿche, The Pretty Reckless, In This Moment, In Flames, Tremonti, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, Hatebreed, Starset, Butcher Babies, We Are Harlot, Exodus and more

A ticket pre-sale for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is underway now until Friday, January 16 at 11:59 AM ET. The pre-sale offers a limited number of tickets for the following early bird pre-sale prices (plus fees):

Weekend General Admission Ticket: $99

Weekend General Admission Ticket 4-Pack: $299

Single Day General Admission Ticket: $59.50

Ticket prices will go up at the public on-sale on Friday, January 16 at noon. Concertgoers are encouraged to buy early to save, as ticket prices will continue to increase in the coming months.

A VIP Lounge Upgrade is also available for $110 to those that purchase Weekend General Admission tickets during the pre-sale and general on-sale.

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion 2015 layaway packages–new for 2015–are available for purchase through January 31. A limited number of discounted tickets are also now available for active military through our friends at GovX.

Hotel and Camping Packages are available now, and prices remain the same during the pre-sale and general on-sale. All Hotel Packages are for three nights and are available for 2 or 4 people. Each package includes access to the Friday Night Campground Party in the campgrounds. Camping is open from Noon on Friday, May 1 through Noon on Monday, May 4. Camping Upgrades include access to the Friday Night Campground Party. Camping Packages also include a $25 merchandise voucher, access to VIP Lounge, festival poster, and access to the Friday Night Campground Party.

For full details and to purchase tickets, Hotel, and Camping Packages, visit www.CarolinaRebellion.com.

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, Crazy Dave’s Music Experience, Zippo Encore and more to be announced.

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is produced by AEG Live, Danny Wimmer Presents, and RockHouse Presents, and is part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series. The World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct concert atmospheres across the country in April and May.

For more information on Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, visit:

Website: www.CarolinaRebellion.com

Facebook: @CarolinaRebellion

Twitter: @CRebellion

Instagram: CarolinaRebellion

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