The JOURNEYS ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARDS, FUELED BY MONSTER ENERGY
Announce that Fans Around the World Can Live Stream the Entire Show Exclusively via Amazon Music!+
Free Show at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Fan After Party Hosted by Emo Nite LA + More Details Revealed!
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July 17, 2017 | Cleveland, Ohio | Quicken Loans Arena
With the big night right around the corner, the 2017 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy are pleased to announce that fans will once again be able to watch the show live from anywhere in the world! The APMAs will broadcast live from Cleveland’s legendary Quicken Loans Arena starting at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT on Monday, July 17.
This year the APMAs will once again team up with Amazon Music for the exclusive live stream of the show, allowing fans to watch in real time. The APMAs will be available at www.music.amazon/apmas on mobile phones, Macs and PCs, as well as globally on Amazon Music‘s official Twitch channel at www.twitch.tv/amazonmusic via all devices where the Twitch app is available including the Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Chromecast, Fire TV and Nvidia Shield. To watch the APMAs on your TV, download the Twitch app from your TV’s app store. Open the Twitch app and search for “amazonmusic.” You can also watch the APMAs via the Twitch platforms on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Chromecast, Fire TV and Nvidia Shield. For a complete list of platforms go to https://www.twitch.tv/p/platforms.
Before the main event, the red carpet – brought to you by Monster Energy, Journeys and PRS Guitars – will stream live on Alternative Press‘ Facebook from outside Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena in the gateway plaza starting at 3:30 p.m. ET. Radio personality and host of Idobi Radio’s The Gunz Show, Mike “Gunz” Gunzelman, and New Years Day‘s commanding frontwoman, Ash Costello, will be your hosts.
In addition, Alternative Press is excited to announce APMAs Fan Day, brought to you by Monster Energy and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 16. This free event is open to the public and will take place on the Rock Hall Live stage powered by PNC and Klipsch Audio mainstage at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1100 Rock & Roll Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44114). It includes a special free concert featuring 2017 APMAs nominees and 2016 Best Breakthrough Band award winners State Champs (Best Music Video, Derek DiScanio for Best Vocalist, Ryan Scott Graham for Best Bassist), Broadside (Best Underground Band) along with nu metal heavies Islander and up-and-coming pop-punk delegations Carousel Kings and Sleep On It. APMAs Fan Day will also include an “LGBTQ In Music” panel with APMAs Icon Award recipient/Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace and pioneering transgendered metal vocalist Mina Caputo of Life Of Agony, with more panelists to be announced. Laura Jane Grace will also be signing copies of her book, Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout, which was named as one of Billboard’s “100 Greatest Music Books of All Time.” For more information on the Rock Hall and its exhibits, visit rockhall.com.
“The APMAs bring some of the most passionate rock fans together in Cleveland,” says the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications Todd Mesek. “It’s the same kind of energy we see around the Inductions and we’re adding another full day of live music and programs on July 16. We always define rock and roll as an attitude and the bands – and the fans – at the APMAs are certainly continuing that tradition.”
The party doesn’t stop when the APMAs end: Following the main event, Mahall’s in Lakewood (13200 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107) will host the EMO NITE X APMAS party for fans.
From 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., fans can rock out with special guests and perfect-party throwers EMO NITE LA. This event is open to all ages, and anyone who is familiar with Emo Nite knows to expect some star-studded appearances. Don’t miss your chance to party with your favorite artists: Tickets are available now at altpress.com/emonite.
“We had a fantastic time at the APMAs last year and we can’t wait to throw an Emo Nite in Cleveland with Alternative Press,” says Emo Nite’s T.J. Petracca. “We have some incredible surprises planned for this one. You’re not gonna want to miss it!”
In addition, viewers can expect to see appearances from Patty Walters of As It Is, Attila, Avatar, Ollie Baxxter of Broadside, Chad I Ginsburg of CKY, Creeper, Dance Gavin Dance, Grayscale, Gwar, I Prevail, I See Stars, Jeffree Star, Juliet Simms, LIGHTS, PVRIS, SWMRS, Starset, State Champs, Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour, Sleep On It, Sum 41, Jayden Panesso of Sylar, Too Close To Touch, John Floreani of Trophy Eyes, William Control, Jayden Seeley of With Confidence and Dan “Soupy” Campbell of the Wonder Years and more!
Black Veil Brides frontman, Andy Black mastermind and star of the upcoming film American Satan, Andy Biersack will bring his love of comedy to life as this year’s host. Biersack is nominated for Album Of The Year for his debut solo effort The Shadow Side and Song Of The Year for his dancefloor anthem, “We Don’t Have To Dance.”
XI Media Productions – named one of the Top 50 Creatives/Technologists for 2016 by Studio Daily and winner of over a dozen Telly and DV Video Awards – will film this year’s production. XI have produced live streams watched by millions of music fans all over the country for Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NPR, Vans, Dell, Matador, Merge, Atlantic, Vevo and more.
“The APMAs serve the artists and fans that celebrate living life at full tilt and not making sacrifices in order to produce the art that they want to make and hear,” says Founder of XI Media Productions Dusty Kraatz. “XI Media have always approached producing live music content in the same way. We have survived this long in the industry by always taking the punk-rock approach and doing things our own way. In that respect, partnering with AP to produce this year’s APMAs is a perfect fit and feels like the culmination of everything we have done to this point.
“Our goal this year is to allow the intensity and raw energy that is the spirit of the APMAs to really shine by producing an award show that isn’t quietly sitting back and observing from a distance. We are making sure our viewing audience is looking at their host Andy Biersack, and the rest of this year’s amazing lineup of artists, right in the face with an unflinching gaze. It’s our goal to make you feel every bit of blood, sweat and fun as it unfolds on the stage.”
This year’s massive event will feature amazing performances by All Time Low, Against Me!, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Bone Thugs, Korn, Machine Gun Kelly, New Years Day, Nothing More, ONE OK ROCK, Pierce The Veil, Plain White T’s, PUNK GOES POP LIVE! spotlighting surprise performances from various artists featured on Fearless Records’ Punk Goes Pop Vol. 7 (out July 14; digital and physical pre-orders are available here), The Pretty Reckless and Sleeping With Sirens, Waterparks and an epic group drum performance featuring Adrian Young (DREAMCAR, No Doubt) vs. Frank Zummo (Sum 41, Street Drum Corps) and a secret special guest you will not want to miss.
Watch www.altpress.com/apmas for final details about this year’s show.
***This Month in Alternative Press Magazine***
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The 22nd year of punk rock’s most enduring tour just kicked off, and we’ve got the essential guide for any Vans Warped Tour warrior. This year, we’re looking backward and forward: We caught up with the frontmen of Attila, Creeper, Dance Gavin Dance, I Prevail, Knocked Loose, Movements and Too Close To Touch to find out their plans for superior rock domination this summer.
Plus, bands who have been a part of Warped history share their stories of that one time at punk-rock summer camp. From horses defecating in the pit (no, really) to setting actual world records, these are VWT’s best insider stories. Members of Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Underoath, All Time Low and Good Charlotte, among many others, share their stories! Spoiler alert: A lot of people were eager to reminisce on Katy Perry’s involvement in 2008. And, we brought back our special Vans Warped Tour coloring pages. Bundles include exclusive merch item from each band, a hand-signed poster from each cover star and both covers. You can pick up the new issue at altpress.com/newissue.
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