Godsmack to Headline Musikfest 2017

Sully Erna of Godsmack [© Matt Bishop Photo]

(TRR) – Godsmack will headline Musikfest 2017 on August 9 in Bethlehem, PA on the Sands Steel Stage at 7:30pm. Tickets for the performance at the festival’s Sands Steel Stage are $49-$79 and go on sale starting tomorrowMay 23, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and May 26, 10 a.m., to the public at www.musikfest.org and 610-332-3378.

Shannon Larkin of Godsmack [© Matt Bishop Photo]

This past weekend, Godsmack headlined 93.3 WMMR’s MMR*B*Q at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ. During the set, lead singer Sully Erna said to the crowd, “Are you guys seated? They put you in fucking seats for a Godsmack show?” Musikfest played host to Avenged Sevenfold in 2013 and Alice In Chains in 2015. Both shows were seated, and both shows lost a bit of energy because of it. Hopefully ArtsQuest will get some more hands on deck and convert the Sands Steel Stage into a GA venue for heavy rockers Godsmack.

Tony Rambola of Godsmack [© Matt Bishop Photo]

Godsmack have been hard at work in the studio working on the follow-up to 2014’s 1000HP. The disc peaked at #3 on the Billboard Top 200, #2 on Billboard Rock Albums, and #1 on Billboard Hard Rock Albums. The band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their seminal self-titled debut album this year, and they have pushed back the release of their new record to 2018 in order to enjoy their anniversary. In addition to Musikfest, Godsmack are hitting the U.S. festival circuit this spring and summer with performances at Chicago Open Air, Northern Invasion, and River City Rockfest.

Godsmack signed with Universal/Republic Records in 1998 and exploded onto the scene that same year with their self-titled debut LP. The album debuted at #22 on the Billboard Top 200, and went on to be certified 5x platinum. From there, Godsmack would go on to release three consecutive #1 albums on the Billboard Top 200 – FacelessIV, and The Oracle. After the release of their greatest hits disc Good Times, Bad Times…Ten Years of Godsmack which featured a thunderous cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times, Bad Times.” To date, Godsmack have sold nearly 30 million albums worldwide. They have four Grammy Award nominations to their name, and in 2001 they garnered a Billboard Music Award for Rock Artist of The Year.

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