The nu metal festival returns to Las Vegas next April
Nu metal mayhem is returning to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds next year. On April 27, System of a Down and Slipknot will headline the second annual installment of the hard rock outing. Other featured acts include A Perfect Circle, Alice In Chains, Bring Me The Horizon, Danny Elfman, Primus, Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, Bad Omens, Sleep Token, Black Veil Brides, Sevendust, and many more. Check out the full lineup below.
Fans can register now HERE for the pre-sale that starts Friday, October 13 at 10am PT, with all tickets start at just $19.99 down.
After headlining last year’s inaugural event, System of a Down are returning to headlining the sophomore jaunt. In November 0f 2020, System of a Down released new music for the first time in 15 years. The two tracks – “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” – where written to create awareness of the on-going wars in the band members’ native Artsakh and Armenia. Stream the two tracks below now. Prior to that, System of a Down’s last proper effort was 2005’s Mezmerize and Hyptnotize, companion LPs that came out in May and November respectively. Both albums hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200.
Slipknot’s seventh studio album The End, So Far arrived last September via Roadrunner Records. The record peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and hit No. 1 across Billboard’s Top Rock, Hard Rock, and Alternative Albums charts. Joe Barresi (Avenged Sevenfold, Chevelle, Clutch) produced the album, after having mixed Slipknot’s 2019 outing We Are Not Your Kind. Back in February, Slipknot surprised fans with a new song “Bone Church.” In June, the band released their Adderall EP. The collection features three versions of the single from their last album, The End, So Far. The record also contains three previously unreleased demos – “Red or Redder,” “Hard to Be Here,” and “Death March” which appears to be a slowed-down version of “Adderall” in reverse. The band also revealed a video for “Memories,” a rough demo of “Adderall.”
Next spring, A Perfect Circle are hitting the road alongside Primus and Puscifer on the their collaborative Sessanta Tour. The run marks the band’s first live performances since 2018. The band released their acclaimed fourth album Eat the Elephant in 2018. It marked the band’s first release since 2004’s eMOTIVe. Featuring the hit lead single, “The Doomed,” the record peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and topped Billboard’s Rock and Alternative charts. The subsequent tour marked their final live performances to date.
In 2020, Bring Me The Horizon kicked off their POST HUMAN era with the release of the first of four EPs aptly titled POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR. The critically acclaimed release debuted at Number 1 on the UK charts. In 2021, the band shared their hit single “DiE4u,” the most recent addition to the POST HUMAN collection.
To support the release, the group embarked on a sold-out UK arena tour in September 2021 and are set to headline Reading & Leeds Festival in August 2022. Bring Me The Horizon took the stage at the 2022 BRIT Awards where they joined Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran for an electrifying performance of “Bad Habits,” which was followed by the release of the official studio version on February 18. The band has recently collaborated with Machine Gun Kelly on his album single “maybe” and last month with Norwegian pop-star Sigrid on her anthemic track “Bad Life.”