The official lineup for the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival was announced this morning, and Godsmack is set to headline with Seether, Skillet, Buckcherry, Escape The Fate, Pop Evil, Redlight King, New Medicine, and more. The massive rolling rock fest kicks off on August 14 and wraps up on September 21. Select tour dates are listed below, and more are set to be announced in the imminent future. Godsmack frontman Sully Erna states, “Uproar Festival has been a long part of Godsmack’s history; we can’t wait to get out with some of our longtime friends and play our new music for our fans.” The guys from Seether add, “We’re looking forward to heading back out and rocking some faces off on this year’s Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival!”
In 2006, Godsmack released their fourth album, simply titled IV. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and showed a less intense, but riffier Sabbath-like sound. Eventually going gold, it brought the band to a perfect point to release a “best of” collection: Good Times, Bad Times…10 Years of Godsmack, which came out in 2007. The album debuted at #35 on the Billboard Top 200, and featured a cover of Led Zeppelin‘s “Good Times, Bad Times”. Over the next 3 years, the band would take some time off to relax in light of their 10th anniversary. In 2009, Godsmack returned to the road on Mötley Crüe‘s Crüe Fest 2 Tour. In 2010, they unleashed their fifth studio album, The Oracle. It became the band’s third straight LP to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, and it sold over 117,000 copies in it’s first week of sales.
Godsmack toured relentlessly again with support from bands like Five Finger Death Punch and Staind. They co-headlined Mayhem Festival 2011 with Disturbed, and Uproar Festival 2012 with Shinedown. In May 2012, the band released their first live album, Live & Inspired, which included a bonus EP of cover tunes. On May 30 at the Boston Garden, Godsmack played Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration, a special benefit show for the Boston Marathon Bombings along with Aerosmith, Boston, Extreme, J. Geils Band, James Taylor, and more. Godsmack are also set to co-headline the Monster Energy Drink Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA in September. The band just released the title track from their upcoming new studio album, 1000HP.
Seether recently unveiled the official lyric video for “Words As Weapons” today. It’s the first single off their upcoming sixth studio album Isolate and Medicate, which is due out on July 1. The band’s last effort, 2011′s Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200. It also hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Alternative, Hard Rock, and Top Rock charts and produced three #1 singles for the band. Seether’s 2011-2012 touring cycle saw them hit 17 countries and play over 70 shows. Their relentless effort garnered the band a nomination for “Best Live Band” at the 2012 Revolver Golden God Awards. Seether recently wrapped up a spring tour with Black Stone Cherry and Skindred. All three bands made festival stops at Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Rise Above Fest, and Rock On The Range.
Skillet are still touring on the success of their latest studio effort, 2013’s Rise. The disc debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Billboard Rock and Christian Albums charts. Earlier this year, the band co-headlined the 2014 Roadshow Tour alongside Third Day. The band formed in Memphis, TN in 1996. After releasing five studio LPs, the band hit the mainstream with their 2003 album Collide, which cracked the Billboard Top 200 at #179 and garnered the band their first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Gospel Album. In 2006, the band released Comatose. The album went gold, and earned Skillet their second Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock/Rap Gospel Album. The band followed up with an even bigger success in 2009 with Awake, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, and eventually went platinum. The album won the band the Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Album in 2011. Famous for their extensive touring, Skillet have shared stages with artists like Stone Sour, Creed, Shinedown, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Seether, Theory of a Deadman, Halestorm, and many more. Throughout their career that spans over a decade, the band has been nominated for 2 Grammy Awards, 3 Billboard Music Awards, and 18 GMA Dove Awards (winning in 2008 for Rock Song of The Year – “Comatose”). Skillet were a featured act on the 2013 Carnival of Madness Tour alongside Shinedown, Papa Roach, In This Moment, and We As Human.
Escape The Fate released their first effort with lead vocalist Craig Mabbitt in 2008, This War Is Ours. The album hit #35 on the Billboard Top 200 and sold over 13,000 copies in it’s first week of sales. The band toured in support of the album with Chiodos and Silverstein. Their 2010 self-titled follow-up debuted at #25 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on Billboard Hard Rock Albums. Legendary guitarists Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe and John 5 of Rob Zombie each co-wrote a song on the album. In the summer of 2011, the band toured on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. That fall, the band secured a slot at the 48 Hours Festival in Las Vegas.
In 2012, the band toured with Attack Attack! on the This World Is Ours Tour, and that same year they signed with Eleven Seven Music. In 2013, they released their fourth studio LP, Ungrateful, which landed at #27 on the Billboard Top 200. This year, the band has toured with the likes of Papa Roach, Otherwise, Hollywood Undead, and more. The band just wrapped up The Wrong Side of Heaven Tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Miss May I, and Gemini Syndrome. Back in November, Escape The Fate mounted a month-long European run, ending with two Vans Warped Tour Europe dates on November 23 and November 24. In early 2014, the band mounted a landmark co-headlining tour with Falling In Reverse.
Pop Evil broke out with their major-label debut, Lipstick On The Mirror, in 2008. The band worked with Kid Rock producer Al Sutton on the record, and it spawned the hit single “100 in a 55″. The band proceed to tour with Buckcherry, Saliva, Whitesnake, and Judas Priest on their British Steel 30th Anniversary North American Tour.
Pop Evil have exploded onto the mainstream with the success of their sophomore effort, War of Angels, which hit #43 on the Billboard Top 200. The disc produced four hit singles. The album’s third single and huge radio hit, ”Boss’s Daughter”, was co-written by Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars, and Mars also makes a guest appearance on the track. On this album cycle, the band has toured with the likes of Drowning Pool, Trust Company, Finger Eleven, Escape The Fate, 3 Doors Down, Puddle of Mudd and Theory of a Deadman. Last Summer, the band toured on the Trespass America Festival, then headed to Canada for a run with Black Label Society. The band recently released their third studio album, Onyx, on May 14. The album hit #39 on the Billboard Top 200, and the lead single, “Trenches”, recently gave the band their first #1 Mainstream Rock Radio hit. – by Matt Bishop
Friday 8/15 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre #
Saturday 8/16 – Peru, IL – Illinois Valley Regional Airport + =
Sunday 8/17 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend *
Friday 8/22 – Syracuse, NY – New York State Fairgrounds * #
Sunday 8/24 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
Tuesday 8/26 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
Wednesday 8/27 – Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook Pavilion
Friday 8/29 – Simpsonville, SC – Charter Amphitheater
Saturday 8/30 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre+
Tuesday 9/2 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Wednesday 9/3 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
Friday 9/5 – Bonner Springs, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Sunday 9/7 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
Tuesday 9/9 – Denver, CO – 1STBANK Center $ @ ^ % &
Thursday 9/11 – Post Falls, ID – Greyhound Park *
(KHTQ’s presents Rock Hard At The Park Powered By Rockstar Energy Drink)
Friday 9/12 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre * + ? @ &
(KISW’s Pain In The Grass)
# Buckcherry will not be performing at this show
$ Escape The Fate will not be performing at this show
= Pop Evil will not be performing at this show
^ Redlight King will not be performing at this show
* Seether will not be performing at this show
+ Skillet will not be performing at this show
% Sons Of Revelry will not be performing at this show
? SuicideGirls will not be performing at this show
& Tattered will not be performing at this show
@ These Raven Skies will not be performing at this show
3 Years Hollow will be performing on dates from August 15-26
Within Reason will be performing on dates from August 27-September 9
New Medicine will be performing on dates from September 11-21