Bassist Matt DiRito Exits Pop Evil

Bassist Matt DiRito has announced his departure from Pop Evil. A replacement has yet to be revealed.

DiRito issued the following statement:

So long, but not goodbye.

The time has come for me to part ways with Pop Evil.

The decision has been made that I will not be joining them on their upcoming tour, or any future tours.

Walking away from something I’ve helped build is not easy- but it is the best thing for the band, myself and our respective futures. Pop Evil will continue on and so will I, just not together.

The details surrounding my departure are only known by a few people, and respectfully it will remain that way.

Having the opportunity to meet so many fans across the world is something that has made a lasting impression on my heart. I would have loved to play for you all one more time, and I am sorry that it did not work out that way. I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your endless support and love.

I wish Pop Evil nothing but success in all of their future endeavors and I am thankful for the time (2007-2021) that I was able to be part of it. ~Matt DiRito”

Pop Evil Drummer Hayley Cramer To Miss First Part Of U.S. Tour

Pop Evil drummer Hayley Cramer will be missing the first part of the band’s U.S. tour due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. During her absence, Jason Hartless will fill in.

Bush, Falling In Reverse, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, & T-Pain Added To 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Bush, Falling In Reverse, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, and T-Pain have been added to the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event is scheduled to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12.

Daily Lineups:

September 9: Breaking Benjamin, A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside, Halestorm, Skillet, Black Label Society, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite”), Sabaton, Tech N9ne, Testament, Hatebreed, Spiritbox, From Ashes To New, Miss May I, Chelsea Grin, Adelitas Way, Texas Hippie Coalition, Slaves, All Good Things, Islander Four Thirty Four, Heirloom, MX The American, A New Day Rising, Orange Jumpsuit, Nail Bite, Forever We Roam, Friends IN Hell, Major Moment, Far From Few, and Hostile Array.

September 10: Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, I Prevail, Chevelle, Anthrax, Asking Alexandria, Clutch, Motionless In White, Atreyu, Sevendust, Fever 333, Knocked Loose, Fozzy, Crown The Empire, D.R.U.G.S., Bad Omens, Nonpoint, Light The Torch, Saul, Stitched Up Heart, Tallah, Burden Of The Sky, Tara Lynch, Blud Red Roses, Fate Destroyed, Dead Fervor, Of The Fallen, Southbound Beretta, A Feasting Beast, One Of The Lost, Someday You’ll Know Us, To Begin Anew, Next Attempt, Semper Acerbus, Set For Tomorrow, Dread Engine, Dark Summer, Mistry Eyed, Detoura, N.A.S.H., Sevenstones, Nameless Anonymous, Cannon Hill, Dying Oath, Artwork For The Blind, The Phoenix Within, and Redeye.

September 11: Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Cypress Hill, Theory Of A Deadman, Trivium, Body Count, Beartooth, Avatar, Wage War, Jelly Roll, Badflower, In Flames, 10 Years, All That Remains, Corrosion Of Conformity, Escape The Fate, Spite, Brand Of Sacrifice, Another Day Dawns, Black Satellite, The Impurity, Artusha, Inner Image, Voxx, Breaking Theory, Deiform, Failure By Proxy, Citizen Kane, Motorjunkie, Awesome Ray Ray, Seasons, Pigweed, Overlord SR, Waking The Sleeper, Alyxx, Two Sides Of Me, Alukah, Days Under Authority, Head Hunter, Wor, Aurin, Hollow Intent, Rvnt, Gravebound, Solidify, We Rise To Fall, Demyze, Pulses, and Splintered Reality.

September 12: Shinedown, Papa Roach (performing “Infest“), Falling In Reverse, Bush, Gojira, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Underoath, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), The HU, Pop Evil, Ice Nine Kills, August Burns Red, Ayron Jones, We Came As Romans, Drowning Pool, Fit For A King, Ill Niño, Currents, Fame On Fire, Eyes Of The Living, Kill The Imposter, State Of Illusion, Cursor, F.I.L.T.H., Blackwater, Ignite The Fire, Just Standing, A War Within, Sinshrift, New Haven, Magg Dylan, Detroit Voodoo, Flight Club, Watersdeep, Casting Shadowz, Supmikecheck, Burn On Re-Entry, Roachzilla, Redefind, Matt The Band, and Mourn The Illusion.

Steve-O and Lou Brutus will host the festival, which will also include a club experience with Ludacris, Lil Jon, T-Pain, and Rev Run.

Volbeat And Papa Roach Added To 2021 Rebel Rock Fest

Volbeat and Papa Roach have been added to this year’s Rebel Rock Festival. That event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 23-26 and the updated lineup can be found below:

September 23 (“Taco Metal Party”): Volbeat, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite), Slaves, Erra, Otherwise, Sons Of Texas, Kyng, Greyhaven, Killakoi, Fate Destroyed, Matriarchs, and Part Time Superheroes

September 24: Machine Gun Kelly, Limp Bizkit, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), Skillet, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, DED, Light The Torch, Saul, September Mourning, Afterlife, Dirty Machine, Pigweed, and Circa Arcana.

September 25: Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Underoath, Killswitch Engage, Legends Of Wu-Tang, DevilDriver, August Burns Red, Attila, Escape The Fate, Nonpoint, Bad Omens, Another Day Dawns, Them Evils, Small Town Titans, Falling Through April, Farewell To Fear, Fecility, and Grin Cynic.

September 26: The Used, Rise Against, Sevendust, Anti-Flag, All That Remains, Suicide Silence, Emmure, Miss May I, Suicide Silence, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Fire From The Gods, Spite, Stitched Up Heart, Destrophy, Islander, Dropout Kings, Rising Up Angry, Below 7, Kill The Imposter, and Lost In Silence.

Daily Lineups Revealed For 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

The daily lineups have been revealed for the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12 and it will feature the following:

September 9: Breaking Benjamin, A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside, Halestorm, Skillet, Black Label Society, P.O.D., Sabaton, Tech N9ne, Testament, Hatebreed, Spiritbox, From Ashes To New, Miss May I, Chelsea Grin, Texas Hippie Coalition, Slaves, All Good Things, and Islander.

September 10: Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, I Prevail, Chevelle, Anthrax, Asking Alexandria, Clutch, Motionless In White, Atreyu, Sevendust, Fever 333, Knocked Loose, Fozzy, Crown The Empire, D.R.U.G.S., Bad Omens, Nonpoint, Light The Torch, Saul, Stitched Up Heart, Tallah, and Burden Of The Sky.

September 11: Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Cypress Hill, Theory Of A Deadman, Trivium, Body Count, Beartooth, Avatar, Wage War, Jelly Roll, Badflower, In Flames, 10 Years, All That Remains, Corrosion Of Conformity, Escape The Fate, Spite, Brand Of Sacrifice, and Another Day Dawns.

September 12: Shinedown, Papa Roach, Gojira, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Underoath, Pop Evil, The Hu, Rev Run, Ice Nine Kills, August Burns Red, Ayron Jones, We Came As Romans, Drowning Pool, Fit For A King, Ill Niño, Adelitas Way, Currents, and Fame On Fire.

Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Etc. Set For 2021 Rocklahoma Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Rocklahoma festival. The event will take place at the Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK on September 3-5 and it will feature the following: Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Chevelle, Halestorm, Anthrax, Falling In Reverse, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), Sevendust, The HU, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Badflower, Grandson, Jelly Roll, Candlebox, Puddle Of Mudd, Stephen Pearcy (RATT), Andrew W.K., Knocked Loose, From Ashes To New, Tremonti, John 5 And The Creatures, Ayron Jones, All Good Things, Light The Torch, Zero 9:36, Bones UK, Butcher Babies, George Lynch & The Electric Freedom, Diamante, Austin Meade, Cory Marks, Jeris Johnson, BulletBoys, Liliac, Another Day Dawns, Dead Metal Society, Color Of Chaos, East Side Gamblers, Budderside, Paralandra, Fist Of Rage, Travis Bond & The Rebel Souls, Outlaw Devils, 90LB Wrench, Severmind, Love Sick Radio, Mind Of Fury, Jessikill, Straight Six, The Rumours, and Chaotic Resemblance.

Shinedown Add More Dates To Upcoming U.S. Tour

Shinedown have added more dates to their upcoming U.S. tour. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

08/05 Davenport, IA – Mississippi Valley Fair at Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
08/06 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre (feat. Theory Of A Deadman & Pop Evil)
08/07 Louisville, KY – Waterfront Park (feat. Pop Evil)
08/09 Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest
08/10 Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion (feat. Pop Evil)
08/11 Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater (feat. Pop Evil)
08/13 Sturgis, SD – Buffalo Chip Campground
08/14 Sioux City, IA – Batter Park (feat. Pop Evil)
09/06 Canfield, OH – Canfield Fair (feat. Theory Of A Deadman)
09/08 Washington, DC – Warner Theater (feat. Ayron Jones)
09/10 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
09/11 Philadelphia, PA – The Met (feat. Ayron Jones)
09/12 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/15 South Bend, IN – Four Winds Field (feat. The Struts & Ayron Jones)
09/17 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
09/18 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom (feat. Zero 9:36)
09/19 St. Louis, MO – Pointfest
09/21 Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater (feat. The Struts & Zero 9:36)
09/22 Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl (feat. The Struts & Zero 9:36)
09/24 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre (feat. The Struts & Zero 9:36)
09/25 Irving, TX – Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (feat. The Struts)
09/26 Rogers, AR – Walmart Amp (feat. The Struts & Zero 9:36)
09/28 Houston, TX – Smart Financial Center (feat. The Struts)
09/29 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theater (feat. Ayron Jones)
10/02 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
10/03 Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
10/05 Chattanooga, TN – Soldiers & Sailors Auditorium (feat. Ayron Jones)
10/07 North Augusta, SC – SRP Park (feat. Zero 9:36)
10/08 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
10/09 Orlando, FL – Tinker Field

Rob Zombie, Chevelle, Etc. Added To 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event is scheduled to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12.

Here’s the newly announced acts:

  • Rob Zombie
  • Chevelle
  • Currents
  • Blud Red Roses
  • Of The Fallen
  • Ignite The Fire
  • Just Standing
  • Alyxx
  • Nameless Anonymous
  • Inner Image
  • F.I.L.T.H.
  • Overlord SR
  • watersdeep
  • SupMikecheck
  • Hollow Intent
  • Fate Destroyed
  • MX The American
  • Detoura
  • Cannon Hill Band
  • Forever We Roam
  • Mourn The Illusion
  • Eyes Of The Living
  • Citizen Kane
  • A New Day Rising
  • Orange Jumpsuit
  • Aurin
  • Nail Bite
  • Four Thirty Four
  • One Of The Last
  • Sinshrift
  • Fight Club
  • Major Moment
  • Red Eye
  • Breathing Theory
  • A Feasting Beast
  • To Begin Anew
  • Two Sides Of me
  • Detroit Voodoo
  • Casting Shadowz

Here’s the previously announced acts:

  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Breaking Benjamin
  • Limp Bizkit
  • Shinedown
  • Megadeth
  • Rise Against
  • Lamb Of God
  • The Ghost Inside
  • Cypress Hill
  • Papa Roach (performing “Infest”)
  • Gojira
  • Mastodon
  • Skillet
  • Anthrax
  • Theory Of A Deadman
  • Black Label Society
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Trivium
  • Falling In Reverse
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Underoath
  • Rev Run
  • Body Count
  • P.O.D. (performing “Satellite“)
  • Clutch
  • Beartooth
  • Testament
  • Sabaton
  • Tech N9ne
  • Pop Evil
  • Motionless In White
  • The HU
  • Badflower
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Sevendust
  • In Flames
  • Avatar
  • August Burns Red
  • Fever 333
  • We Came As Romans
  • Atreyu
  • Wage War
  • 10 Years
  • All That Remains
  • D.R.U.G.S.
  • Knocked Loose
  • Corrosion Of Conformity
  • Crown The Empire
  • From Ashes To New
  • Fit For A King
  • Fozzy
  • Drowning Pool
  • Escape The Fate
  • Light The Torch
  • Spiritbox
  • Nonpoint
  • Miss May I
  • Ayron Jones
  • Bad Omens
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue
  • Adelitas Way
  • Fire From The Gods
  • Texas Hippie Coalition
  • Ill Niño
  • Slaves
  • Saul
  • Spite
  • Brand Of Sacrifice
  • Islander
  • Stitched Up Heart
  • Fame On Fire
  • Tallah
  • Another Day Dawns
  • Burden Of The Sky
  • Black Satellite
  • The Impurity
  • Artusha
  • Tara Lynch
  • Below 7
  • Kill The Imposter
  • State Of Illusion
  • Voxx
  • Heirloom
  • Dead Fervor
  • Cursor
  • Deiform
  • Southbound Beretta
  • Failure By Proxy
  • Blackwater
  • Motorjunkie
  • Trueshot
  • Someday You’ll Know Us
  • Next Attempt
  • Awesome Ray Ray
  • Seasons
  • PigWeed
  • A War Within
  • Semper Acerbus
  • Set For Tomorrow
  • New Haven
  • Dread Engine
  • Dark Summer
  • Waking The Sleep
  • Magg Dylan
  • Misty Eyed
  • N.A.S.H.
  • Blacklane
  • Alukah
  • Sevenstones
  • Days Under Authority
  • Head Hunter
  • Friends In Hell
  • Burn On Re-entry
  • Dying Oath
  • RoachZilla
  • RVNT
  • Gravebound
  • REdEFIND
  • Solidify
  • We Rise To Fall
  • Artwork For The Blind
  • Matt Irie Band
  • Demyze
  • Pulses
  • The Phoenix Within
  • Splintered Reality
  • Far From Few
  • Hostile Array

[via The PRP]

Pop Evil Announce U.S. Tour

Pop Evil have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Zero 9:36, BRKN LOVE and Like Machines will open on select dates. Several shows will also find Pop Evil opening for Shinedown.

Tour Dates:

Jul. 14 – Lake County, IL @ Blarney Island – WIIL Summer Series
Jul. 16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Upheaval Festival
Jul. 17 – Caddott, WI @ Cadott Festival
Jul. 18 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s #
Jul. 20 – Minot, ND @ The Original #
Jul. 21 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station #
Jul. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot #
Jul. 24 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater #
Jul. 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee #
Jul. 27 – Lubbock, TX @ Jakes Sport Café #
Jul. 29 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live #
Jul. 30 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live #
Jul. 31 – Kansas City, MO @ Truman Theater #
Aug. 01 – Sauget, IL @ Pops #
Aug. 03 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater #
Aug. 04 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle #
Aug. 05 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Pierres #
Aug. 06 – Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino (feat. Shinedown)
Aug. 07 – Louisville, KY @ Waterfront Park (feat. Shinedown)
Aug. 08 – Evansville, IN @ Marina Point ^
Aug. 10 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion (feat. Shinedown)
Aug. 11 – Camdenton, MO @ Ozark Amp (feat. Shinedown)
Aug. 13 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
Aug. 14 – Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock Battery Park (feat. Shinedown)
Aug. 15 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater #
Aug. 18 – Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary Events Center #
Aug. 20 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge #
Aug. 21 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl #
Aug. 23 – Savannah, GA @ Victory North #
Aug. 24 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel #
Aug. 25 – Jasonville, NC @ Hooligans #
Aug. 27 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27 #
Aug. 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls #
Sep. 01 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater *
Sep. 04 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
Sep. 08 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall #
Sep. 09 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop #
Sep. 10 – Harrisburg, PA @ XL Live #
Sep. 11 – Mansfield, OH @ Inkcarceration Fest
Sep. 12 – Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Rockfest
Sep. 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live #
Sep. 16 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom #
Sep. 17 – Portland, ME @ Aura *
Sep. 18 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s *
Sep. 21 – Huntsville, Al @ Mars Music Hall – Von Braun Center *
Sep. 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater *
Sep. 23 – Destin, FL @ Club LA *
Sep. 24 – Orlando, FL @ Central FL Fairgrounds – Rebel Rock Fest
Oct. 08 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival

# with Zero 9:36 and BRKN LOVE
* with BRKN LOVE and Like Machines
^ with Zero 9:36

Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Mastodon, Etc. Added To 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event is scheduled to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Breaking Benjamin
  • Limp Bizkit
  • Shinedown
  • Megadeth
  • Rise Against
  • Lamb Of God
  • The Ghost Inside
  • Cypress Hill
  • Papa Roach (performing “Infest”)
  • Gojira
  • Mastodon
  • Skillet
  • Anthrax
  • Theory Of A Deadman
  • Black Label Society
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Trivium
  • Falling In Reverse
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Underoath
  • Rev Run
  • Body Count
  • P.O.D. (performing “Satellite“)
  • Clutch
  • Beartooth
  • Testament
  • Sabaton
  • Tech N9ne
  • Pop Evil
  • Motionless In White
  • The HU
  • Badflower
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Sevendust
  • In Flames
  • Avatar
  • August Burns Red
  • Fever 333
  • We Came As Romans
  • Atreyu
  • Wage War
  • 10 Years
  • All That Remains
  • D.R.U.G.S.
  • Knocked Loose
  • Corrosion Of Conformity
  • Crown The Empire
  • From Ashes To New
  • Fit For A King
  • Fozzy
  • Drowning Pool
  • Escape The Fate
  • Light The Torch
  • Spiritbox
  • Nonpoint
  • Miss May I
  • Ayron Jones
  • Bad Omens
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue
  • Adelitas Way
  • Fire From The Gods
  • Texas Hippie Coalition
  • Ill Niño
  • Slaves
  • Saul
  • Spite
  • Brand Of Sacrifice
  • Islander
  • Stitched Up Heart
  • Fame On Fire
  • Tallah
  • Another Day Dawns
  • Burden Of The Sky
  • Black Satellite
  • The Impurity
  • Artusha
  • Tara Lynch
  • Below 7
  • Kill The Imposter
  • State Of Illusion
  • Voxx
  • Heirloom
  • Dead Fervor
  • Cursor
  • Deiform
  • Southbound Beretta
  • Failure By Proxy
  • Blackwater
  • Motorjunkie
  • Trueshot
  • Someday You’ll Know Us
  • Next Attempt
  • Awesome Ray Ray
  • Seasons
  • PigWeed
  • A War Within
  • Semper Acerbus
  • Set For Tomorrow
  • New Haven
  • Dread Engine
  • Dark Summer
  • Waking The Sleep
  • Magg Dylan
  • Misty Eyed
  • N.A.S.H.
  • Blacklane
  • Alukah
  • Sevenstones
  • Days Under Authority
  • Head Hunter
  • Friends In Hell
  • Burn On Re-entry
  • Dying Oath
  • RoachZilla
  • RVNT
  • Gravebound
  • REdEFIND
  • Solidify
  • We Rise To Fall
  • Artwork For The Blind
  • Matt Irie Band
  • Demyze
  • Pulses
  • The Phoenix Within
  • Splintered Reality
  • Far From Few
  • Hostile Array