Sammy Hagar and the Wabos, Cinderella, Pat Travers, Blackstone Cherry and Tonic have all been added to this year’s Moondance Jam schedule, joining the previously-announced Lynyrd Skynyrd, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar (with Neil Giraldo), Buckcherry, Collective Soul, Hoobastank, former-Eagle Don Felder’s “A Night at the Hotel California,” Jonny Lang and Blackberry Smoke. Now in its 19th year, this year’s event will take place July 14-17, 2010 in Walker, Minnesota. Tickets are available now at www.moondancejam.com or by calling 1-877-MOONJAM.
The Red Rocker returns to Walker during a limited run of summer dates that take him away from the studio and work on the new Chickenfoot record. Vic Johnson, Mona and David Lauser will join Sammy during a typical Waborita party on Thursday night that should include all of Hagar’s solo hits along with songs from Montrose and Van Halen.
Cinderella is back on the road after a three-year break away from the limelight as vocalist Tom Keifer recovered from throat problems. Now singing again at full strength, one of rock’s unique voices will front this 80’s favorite as the band plays a greatest hits set. Travers makes his first ever appearance at the Jam, his guitar pyrotechnics still thrilling rock fans after over 30 years on the road. Black Stone Cherry is also making its first appearance here, and the band’s modern southern rock style fits in perfectly with Lynyrd Skynyrd on Saturday. Tonic debuts at the festival with a new single “Release Me,” rising the charts.
In addition to the three day main stage line-up, a Pre Jammin party will be held on Wednesday, July 14 with local favorites Hairball headlining on the main stage. Many more acts will play the regional stage in the saloon on all three days of the festival.
Tickets are now available in a variety of packages. Concert goers can purchase Rockstar All Access, VIP, three day General Admission and single day tickets as well as camping and parking passes online or by contacting the Moondance ticket office. Moondance Jam has festival seating for General Admission ticket holders, meaning that front row access and lawn seating is available for everyone.
Moondance Jam is held on the beautiful 300 acre Moondance Events festival grounds, situated in the middle of Chippewa National Forest near Leech Lake. The festival features thousands of campsites, well-kept facilities, two bars with regional entertainment, excellent security, many food and beverage vendors, an experienced staff and owners who have been organizing music festivals since 1992. The safe, fan friendly atmosphere and idyllic location are just a few reasons why people return year after year to the Walker Area for the Moondance music festivals.
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Roadrunner Records announced today the worldwide signing of multi-platinum, genre-defining hard rock band Korn to the label. Korn III – Remember Who You Are is the band’s ninth album overall and their first album for their new label. It was produced by Ross Robinson, who also manned the boards for the band’s explosively definitive self-titled 1994 debut, as well as the follow up, 1996′s Life is Peachy.
Bursting onto and instantly dominating the hard rock scene in 1994, Korn have proven to be one of the pre-eminent bands in the world, as well as one of the most influential and significant bands on the hard rock musical landscape for the past two decades.
“We called this record Korn III — Remember Who You Are because it really feels like a return to that attitude we had on the first two records,” bassist Fieldy said. “And when it came to putting this record out, we could not think of anyone better to help us than Roadrunner, the only label that even understands rock music anymore.”
Fieldy also checked in from the band’s current tour, taking time to greet fans while the band was trekking around the snowy Alaskan terrain.
Over the course of eight releases, Korn have sold over 30 million albums worldwide, inspiring a disciple-like devotion among their fanbase along the way. Korn also notched six Grammy nominations and have won two; one for Best Short Form Music Video for “Freak on a Leash” from 1998′s Follow the Leader, as well as one for Best Metal Performance for “Here to Stay” from 2002′s Untouchables. They have also been nominated for nine MTV VMAs, having picked up two wins for “Best Rock Video” and “Best Editing” for “Freak on a Leash.” Korn also launched their own massively successful touring festival, “The Family Values Tour.”
It’s beyond evident that Korn are one of a kind and have secured a firm place in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, thanks to their signature blend of twisted, throbbing guitar riffs, syncopated chaotic funk beats, a schizophrenic bass thump and an unmistakable cathartic howl.
Korn‘s current lineup is Jonathan Davis (vocals), Fieldy (bass), James “Munky” Shaffer (guitar) and Ray Luzier (drums).
Korn III – Remember Who You Are retains that savage, raw energy that made Korn such a crucial fixture to an entire generation of diehard fans.
The band will spend the summer headlining the third annual Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. They will also embark on a South American run, as well as headline the Jagermeister Music Tour in America beforehand.