Rock Fest, the largest three-day rock music and camping event in the U.S. has announced next summer’s lineup for its 29th Annual event. Slipknot, Pantera, Godsmack, Ice Cube, Papa Roach, GWAR, and Dorothy appear alongside 75-plus bands over the course of the three-day festival. Rock Fest 2022 was record-breaking with the highest-ever attendance in the event’s history according to Chippewa Valley Music Festivals, and they anticipate breaking it again this year. An extra day is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12: *Bonus Bash exclusive to three-day ticket holders: Soul Asylum, Alien Ant Farm, Gemini Syndrome, and many more. Single-day general admission and individual-artist pit passes are on sale now. The following ticket options are already sold out: VIP, Reserved Lawn, Lure Lock Top Tier Lounge, 3-Day Nicolet Law Pit Passes, Electric Camping, and VIP Camping. 3-Day General Admission is $149 and General Camping for the entire weekend on one of the festival’s 7,500 campsites is $150. For ticket details and camping info, visit the link below.
Ghost Cult caught up with Everclear’s founder and frontman ArtAlexakis from the tour bus while on the road. We discussed the remaster and reissue of World of Noise – the 30th-anniversary edition of their debut album. We chatted about Art’s pre-Everclear roots in the DIY punk scene in the Pacific Northwest, and the label world with his earlier band Colorfinger and his own ShindigRecords, fast-forward to the World of Noise sessions, new and bonus track on the new edition of W.O.N., thirty-plus years of memories, and much more!
Created in 2012 by Everclear frontman, Art Alexakis– The Summerland Tour returns this week! This year’s tour features Everclear, Living Colour, Hoobastank, and Wheatus, kicks off this Thursday, July 1, at the House of Blues in Boston, MA. The tour will make its way through cities such as Chicago, Houston, Cincinnati and Kansas City, to name a few, and will eventually extend through early October as COVID mandates are lifted and more dates are added.
Long Island’s Mulcahy’s in Wantagh, New York will rock on January 17th with The Masquerade Rock Music Fest and will feature alt-Rock legends Everclear, Sponge, along with The Raskins. That Metal Show co-host, Don Jamieson, will be hosting the entire evening. Supported by WBAB/102.3, the performance will be 18 and over, while doors open at 7pm, and the show begins at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased at the link below. The Masquerade Rock Music Fest brings together some of the most talented musical acts in the entertainment industry to one exciting event. Connecting music from the past to the newer generation of fans and connecting the current modern music with the generation of yesteryear is the festival organizer’s goal. Watch the trailer for the fest right now!Continue reading →
Marking its sixth year as a touring summertime package for rock fans The Summerland Tour, presented by SiriusXM will feature mainstay founders Everclear, along with Marcy Playground and Local H. Ticket pre-sale link and the full set of dates are available below. Continue reading →
The 1990s was a simpler time in the world. Before the internet was huge, and before everyone had a cell phone. Before apps, downloading, WiFi, and streaming. The rock music seemed a bit more genuine in the post Nirvana second half of the decade especially and even the bands with hits, didn’t have a hard time being sincere while making catchy rock music for the masses. For four years the annual Summerland Tour has been the traveling home to this party tour that still knows what you did last summer, and every time. Summerland 2016 featured all returning bands from previous tours, each one capable of headlining this show any day: Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit, and Sponge. Sponge opened the proceedings and had the shortest set, but they have always been one of the best and most underrated live acts to come from that era. Lit followed with their infectious pop-rock and closed with their biggest hit, ‘My Own Worst Enemy’. Everclear has led this tour several times and the depth of their set list always proves their credibility to this day. Led by Art Alexakis, the band plays hit after hit and still goes pretty hard nightly. Smash radio hits (when radio was radio still) may have softened the fury that Sugar Ray once had in their youth. But you can’t deny the catchiness of the majority of their songs or the fun they bring. Even though they eschewed some of their stronger originals for some odd covers on this tour (EMF and The Ramones) one can’t deny that this music just smacks of warm nights, cold beers, and good memories. Caught and captured for Ghost Cult in Las Vegas by Jesse Lambert of Arch Angel Studios, you can see why year after year the Summerland Tour still packs em in!