Dumb and Dumbest Episode #282: Experiments In Twitter Engagement

With all of the constant changes in social media, it’s a good idea for you to also change up your strategies and techniques from time to time to see what works. Dumb and Dumbest #282 is streaming now and it’s all about Experiments In Twitter Engagement! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest #Episode 280: Engagement and You

One of the things you want to do on social media to boost band is to try and drive engagement at scale. It’s not easy, but in the long run, it helps establish yourself in your audiences’ mind. Dumb and Dumbest #280 is streaming now and it’s about Engagement and You! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #279: Why Festivals Fail

Continuing our theme of music festivals, we examine festival culture and why some touring festivals such as Warped Tour and Knotfest have been mega-successful, why some get to make a comeback such as Mayhem Festival will in 2020, and Metallica’s Orion Festival missed the mark. Dumb and Dumbest #279 is streaming now and it’s about Why Festivals Fail! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #278: The Knotfest Riots

Music Festivals are at a global high mark in 2019 but still, issues arise from time to to time. Over the weekend at Knotfest Mexico/Knotfest Meets Force Fest there was a breakdown of a barrier, a breakdown of communication, and then chaos ensued. Dumb and Dumbest #278 is streaming now and it’s all about The Knotfest Riots! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

New Details Emerge About Slipknot’s and Evanescence’s Cancellation of their Knotfest Mexico Sets

 

New details are emerging in a story Ghost Cult broke earlier today about last nights’ issues at Knotfest Mexico/Knotfest Meets Force Fest which saw Slipknot and Evanescence cancel due to safety concerns. Fans and bands/crew people are now reporting there were issues with the festival from the start, widespread panic and crowd violence once the bands were canceled. According to official and fan reports, the safety barricade was broken during Behemoth’s set and it was deemed that it was unsafe for either band to perform. According to numerous fan reports on Twitter and Facebook, no announcement was made during the show to quell fans unrest. Then new information has fans storming the stage and stealing /destroying Evanescense’s gear when it appeared they would not perform. Fires were set on the grounds and Slipknot decided not to perform at that point. Slipknot just made an official statement, beyond the original Knotfest Mexico notice which has now been removed. Evanescence made an apology to the fans and has promised to return their video message to fans. Slipknot originally vowed to perform today during Force Fest, but now have abandoned those plans in the new notice. We’ll update this story as more information is uncovered. Continue reading

Slipknot and Evanescence are Forced to Postpone their Knotfest Mexico Performances Due to Safety Concerns

The first day of Knotfest Meets Force Fest had an unfortunate end last night when the final two bands, Slipknot and Evanescence were unable to perform. Apparently the stage barricade broke during Behemoth’s set and it was deemed that it was unsafe for either band to perform. Fans waited around as the countdown clocks between bands elapsed. Fans turned to social media to express their disappointment, but ultimately the festival couldn’t continue with the major safety concern no band would play through. Slipknot has vowed to perform today during Force Fest and Evanescence has vowed to return in a video message to fans. We’ll update this story as more information is revealed. Continue reading

Slipknot’s Knotfest and Forcefest to Put on a Joint Event in Mexico This Fall

Slipknot’s own global festival brand Knotfest, the music and lifestyle event, has announced the headliner for its first-ever event in Mexico City, taking place at the Parque Deportivo Oceanía venue. This year, Knotfest is joining forces with Forcefest, combining two massive festival brands over one weekend. The Knotfest day will take place on Saturday, November 30, headlined by Slipknot, with Forcefest taking place on Sunday, December 1, headlined by Rob Zombie. 15,000 early bird tickets have already sold out, but special pre-sales begin on June 24 at 11 a.m. CT, with tickets going on general sale at 11 a.m. CT on June 26. Knotfest has also announced that it will be returning to Bogotá, Colombia this year on December 6, following up on the smashing success of the inaugural event in 2017. More info on tickets and lineup to follow. Slipknot is on a headline and festival tour of Europe, followed by, the “Knotfest Roadshow” US tour will be kicking off its nationwide tour of North America on July 26 in Mountain View, California. The bands’ new album, We Are Not Your Kind drops August 9th via Roadrunner. Continue reading