The lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Bottlerock Festival in Napa Valley, CA. The event is set to take place on May 25-27 and the following rock acts have been booked: Muse, Incubus, Billy Idol, and The Struts. The full lineup is can be seen in the below Instagram post:
31 more bands have been added to the 2018 Download Paris festival. That event will take place on June 15-18 at the Base Aérienne 217 in Brétigny-sur-Orge, France, and the updated daily lineups can be seen below.
June 15: Ozzy Osbourne, Ghost, Opeth, Alestorm, Converge, Underoath, Powerwolf, Black Veil Brides, Eluveitie, Thy Art Is Murder, Vandenberg’s Moonkings, Bury Tomorrow, Poho Car Crash Control, and Cellar Darling.
June 16: Marilyn Manson, The Offspring, NOFX, Billy Talent, Turbonegro, Meshuggah, Hollywood Undead, Ultra Vomit, Thrice, Crossfaith, While She Sleeps, Tagada Jones, Treponem Pal, Mantar, Alcest, Whiskey Myers, and Skinny Lister.
June 17: Foo Fighters, Mass Hysteria, The Hives, Dead Cross, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Royal Republic, Wolf Alice, Slaves, Perturbator, Graveyard, The Struts, Starcrawler, Nothing More, Arcane Roots, Ego Kill Talent, and The Noface.
June 18: Guns N’ Roses, Volbeat, Seether, The Pink Slips, Greta Van Fleet, and The G.
The 2018 Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion has officially been announced. The event will take place on May 4-6 at the Rock City Campgrounds at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC, and the daily lineups can be seen below:
May 4: Alice In Chains, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Stone Temple Pilots, Bullet For My Valentine, Underoath, Parkway Drive, Pop Evil, Sevendust, Andrew W.K., Tremonti, Red Sun Rising, Avatar, Texas Hippie Coalition, Power Trip, He Is Legend, Turnstile, Counterfeit, Stick To Your Guns, and The Wild!.
May 5: Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Halestorm, In This Moment, The Used, Trivium, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Hatebreed, Butcher Babies, New Years Day, Shaman’s Harvest, From Ashes To New, Emmure, Toothgrinder, Palisades, Bad Wolves, Palaye Royale, Joyous Wolf, and Them Evils.
May 6: Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age, Incubus, Billy Idol, The Struts, Clutch, Thrice, Baroness, Greta Van Fleet, Quicksand, The Sword, Red Fang, Code Orange, The Bronx, Mutoid Man, The Fever, The Blue Stones, Black Foxxes, and Spirit Animal.
Last night (December 2), I attended the Foo Fighters and The Struts concert at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA, and it was an awesome show.
The Struts kicked off the night with a high energy set. Frontman Luke Spiller was like a young Freddie Mercury (Queen) up onstage, and was really good at getting everyone invloved in the performance, even though, as he said, no one was there to see them. Despite the fact that people weren’t there for them, they sure made an impression, and probably gained a lot of new fans. If you have a chance to see them live, it is definetly worth it. Highlights from their set included: “Put Your Money On Me,” “Kiss This,” “One Night Only,” and “Could Have Been Me.”
Once The Struts finished, it was time for Foo Fighters to take the stage. The band put on an amazing three hour show full of tracks spanning their entire catalog. They opened with “Run” from their latest album “Concrete And Gold” before breaking out hits like “All My Life” and “Learn to Fly.” Then they just kept going, before frontman Dave Grohl finally addressed the audience as the set nearly approached the one hour mark. He let everyone know that it was going to be a “long fucking night,” and the crowd couldn’t be happier. Grohl and his band, Nate Mendel (bass), Pat Smear (guitar), Taylor Hawkins (drums), Chris Shiflett (guitar) Rami Jaffee (keyboards) were firing on all cylinders musically, as well as vocally. Grohl’s stage bantar was on point all night as well. The group played about 16-17 tracks before Grohl got to band introductions, which were complete with them rocking snippets of various covers like AC/DC’s “For Those About to Rock,” the “Grease” track “You’re the One That I Want” (which Grohl jokingly said he won’t play anymore after a lady fainted up front), Van Halen’s “Jump,” and the Ramones’ “Blitzkreig Bop.” From there, they cranked out three more songs, before returning backstage before the encore. While back there, the members were shown on a screen asking the audience how many more songs they wanted. They agreed to play three, and wound up playing four more. The show, which included 26 songs by its end, finally wrapped up after they performed their classic track “Everlong.” Highlights of the night were the aforementioned “Everlong,” “The Pretender,” a cover of Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure” with Spiller (The Struts) and Hawkins on vocals, “Monkey Wrench,” “Best Of You,” and covers of AC/DC’s “Let There Be Rock” and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers’ “Breakdown.”
The Struts have premiered a new song titled “One Night Only.” Check it out below:
Luke Spiller commented:
“This song is mainly about the relationship between a performer and his/her audience. After touring throughout the United States, we’ve developed a strong relationship with our audience and started to feel more responsibility to them—mainly to give a great show every night.
The song has many theatrical moments, making the arrangement one of the most ambitious songs we’ve done. It’s definitely over the top and larger than life, but after experiencing our audience and how they react to our music, I think it’s even more fitting.”
Foo Fighters have announced that they will release their new album “Concrete And Gold” on September 15. The cover art/track listing for the effort, which Dave Grohl describes as “Motörhead’s version of ‘Sgt. Pepper’… or something like that”, can be found below:
“Concrete And Gold” Track Listing:
03. “Make It Right”
04. “Sky Is A Neighborhood”
05. “La Dee Da”
06. “Dirty Water”
08. “Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)”
09. “Sunday Rain”
10. “The Line”
11. “Concrete And Gold”
The band commented:
“Dear Everybody –
Remember that “break” we were taking?
Well…. we lied.
We just spent the last 6 months secretly making a gigantic new foo fighters album with our friend/genius/mastermind Greg Kurstin that will undoubtedly fry stereos from here to Fukuoka. Start saving your speaker money now. Sorry. It’s big.
It’s called Concrete And Gold, comes out Sept. 15th, and has more twists and turns than a live senate hearing. Like a box of really loud chocolates. Hope you’re hungry.
And what better way to celebrate our biggest sounding album ever than to invite 50,000 of you to come throw down with 22 of our favorite bands Oct 7th at the Glen Helen Regional Park + Fairgrounds? That’s right. We throw one hell of a party you know…..
See you there. It’s gonna go off.
In other news, the band will also headline Cal Jam Fest, alongside Queens Of The Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes In Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Pinky Pinky, Starcrawler, and White Reaper. That event will take place on October 7 at the Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA.
Furthermore, Foo Fighters have also announced a full U.S. tour:
10/07 San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Regional Park (‘Caljam 17‘)
10/12 Washington, DC – The Anthem
10/14 Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
10/15 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
10/17 Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
10/18 Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
10/20 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
10/21 Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
10/23 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
10/24 Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
10/26 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
10/28 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
11/07 Madison, WI – Kohl Center
11/08 Champaign, IL – State Farm Arena
11/10 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
11/11 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
11/13 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
11/15 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
11/18 Mexico City, MEX – Corona Capital
12/01 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
12/02 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
12/04 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
12/05 Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena
12/07 Nampa, ID – Fort Idaho Center
12/09 Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at Metrapark
12/10 Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
12/12 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
The lineup for the 2017 Northern Invasion, which is set to take place May 13-14 at the Somerset Amphitheatre in Somerset, WI, has officially be revealed. It turns out the leaked lineup was real, so here’s a full list of performers: Kid Rock, Soundgarden, Godsmack, The Offspring, Bush, Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Amon Amarth, Opeth, In Flames, Gojira, Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, The Struts, Motionless In White, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Story So Far, Nothing More, Fozzy, Every Time I Die, Rival Sons, Attila, Starset, I Prevail, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Volumes, Bad Omens, As Lions, Radkey, Dorothy, Sylar, Wage War, Bleeker, Goodbye June, Badflower, The Charm The Fury, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, and Citizen Zero.