Danny Wimmer Presents Announces Schedule for Inkcarceration, Louder Than Life, Welcome To Rockville, and Aftershock

The leading independent live entertainment producer and promoter Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the upcoming festival calendar for the year. The event lineup includes the return of fan favorites Louder Than Life and Welcome To Rockville, alongside the previously announced Aftershock, and new to the DWP family, Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival. Louder Than Life, the largest rock festival in America, will take place September 23-26, 2021 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky and will be adding a Thursday night celebration event to kick off the weekend. All current pass holders will receive admission to the newly added Thursday night kickoff celebration for free.

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LIVESTREAM REVIEW: Puscifer – Existential Reckoning – Live at The Arcosanti


Theatrical Rock troupe Puscifer never does anything small and never has. Everything they do feels like an event level thing in an “it’s all happening” way. In the early days of the band, it was singles and EP’s before their debut album. Then it was a Paul Frank clothing drop or a few shows. Now, even in these trying times choking the music industry, the band finds creative ways to top themselves. They just released their new album, Existential Reckoning (read our review here) and for Halloween, they shared a visually striking, possibly insane, and high-quality multi-media livestream performance, Existential Reckoning – Live at The Arcosanti in the Arizona desert.

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Aftershock Festival Postponed Until 2021, Metallica and My Chemical Romance to Headline


Rough news as expected due ot the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; Danny Wimmer Presents has announced that Aftershock 2020, scheduled for October 9 – 11 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA, has been rescheduled to October 7 – 10, 2021, and has released the following statement:Continue reading


Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville and Sonic Temple 2020 are Canceled, Coming Back in 2021


In a sad announcement, Danny Wimmer Presents has regretfully announced the cancellation of Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville and Sonic Temple Festivals due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. They did announce that the fests will make a comeback in 2021. They are offering FULL Refunds and transfers for next year’s fests. The fall festivals should happen as usual and Metallica will now headline Thursday, September 17 at Louder Than Life.

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Sonic Temple, Welcome To Rockville and Epicenter, Organizers are “Assessing the Situation Very Carefully”


With a rash of postponements and cancellations, Danny Wimmer Presents, the company that puts on North America’s largest commercial Rock and Metal fests Sonic Temple, Welcome To Rockville and Epicenter, is advising caution and still figuring out what do do with the upcoming editions of the popular spring festivals. A number of festivals have been canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Coachella and Stagecoach have been pushed to October, while South By Southwest was canceled. Earlier today, Danny Wimmer Presentscommented:Continue reading


Metallica Pulls Out of Sonic Temple and Louder than Life Fests, Citing Personal Issues


Metallica has pulled out of their upcoming expected headline gigs at Sonic Temple this spring and Louder than Life next fall. This is due to James Hetfield’s ongoing recovery work and a need to prioritize his personal self-care, which has suffered in recent years. The band will honor all other shows this year, including Welcome To Rockville. Tool and TheRed Hot Chili Peppers will step in for both festivals. James has made a personal apology statement to fans on the news. Continue reading


The Pretty Reckless Books New Tour Dates, Updates Fans on New Album Progress


The Pretty Reckless is back! The band led by Taylor Momsen has booked a new headline tour, their first since 2017. Starting May 5th, the group canvases North America, performing in intimate venues in major cities such as New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and more. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public in select markets beginning Wednesday, February 19 at 10am local time through Thursday, February 20 at 10pm local time. The general on-sale is set for Friday, February 21 at 10am local time. The band will also appear at all of the major Spring festivals, including Welcome to Rockville, Sonic Temple, and Rocklahoma, sharing stages with Metallica, Deftones, and more.Continue reading


Aftershock 2020 Announces My Chemical Romance as the Saturday Night Headliner!


Aftershock Festival has announced My Chemical Romance as the Saturday night headline act for 2020! This announcement follows the previous news of Metallica headlining Friday and Sunday with two unique setlists. The full lineup announcement is coming soon and weekend passes are on sale now at the line below. Aftershock 2020 takes place on October 9, 10 & 11, 2020, at Discovery Park In Sacramento, California and has sold out the last five years in a row! You can check out our 2019 coverage here! Continue reading


The HU Joins Sonic Temple, Welcome To Rockville, Epicenter and WMMRBQ Fests


Mongolian “Hunnu Rock” band The Hu has added a bunch of festival dates to their spring schedule. Notably, they have joined the lineups for Sonic Temple, Welcome To Rockville, Epicenter and MMRBQ. The band, which released their recent album, The Gereg in September will also tour Europe in 2020, including dates starting next week in Germany.Continue reading


Staind Have Booked Additional Festival Dates for 2020


Staind returned in 2019 after a five-year hiatus. Following acclaimed performances at Louder Than Life Festival, Aftershock Festival and two sold-out hometown shows, and 2020 is heating up for the band too with more tour dates and festivals. The band has confirmed they will perform at performing at Epicenter in North Carolina May 2, Welcome To Rockville in Daytona Beach, FL May 9, and Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival in Columbus, OH May 16. Purchase tickets below! The band is planning more announcements for more shows and hopefully some new music! Continue reading