REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and Buckcherry have all been added to The Moondance Jam schedule for 2010, joining the previously-announced Lynyrd Skynyrd, who will headline the final night of this year’s festival. Now the country’s largest classic rock festival, 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.
REO Speedwagon returns to Walker as the 30th anniversary of its classic “Hi Infidelity” album approaches later this year. The band still plays many of the hits from that iconic record along with its other classics. Benatar, with husband Giraldo on guitar and original drummer Myron Grombacher now back in the band, has been playing steadily over the years with a greatest hits set that satisfies even the most ardent fans. Buckcherry makes its first Walker appearance with its brand of sleazy rock slotting perfectly with the classic rock stars from the 70’s and 80’s who usually appear here.
Tickets are now available in a variety of packages. Concert goers can purchase Rockstar All Access, three-day VIP, three-day general admission, weekend packages and single day admission, as well as camping sites and parking passes by contacting the Jam office in Walker.
An official announcement concerning the entire festival line-up is due sometime later this month. Expect 15 bands to pack the main stage over three days and many more side stage acts to be added in the coming months.
The Moondance Jam has been held at the same location in Walker since 1992. This year marks the 19th edition of the festival, which was started by resident Bill Bieloh. The Moondance Jam and its sister festival, Moondance Jamming Country Fest, help bring thousands of music fans to the Walker area every summer. Its bucolic location, situated near a huge lake on a site located three hours northwest of Minneapolis, houses thousands of camping sites during the festivals, and has been cited by many as to why they return year after year to Walker for the shows.
Swedish Rockers Badmouth will release their new single “Heartbreaker” on December 5th. The song is a cover from Pat Benatars’s 1979 -world hit and the band releases this song as a tribute to her career and Benatars upcoming 30th anniversary. The original version of “Heartbreaker” is featured in Guitar Hero : World Tour.
Badmouth’s “Heartbreaker” will be available for FREE download on www.badmouththeband.com between Dec 5th – Dec 31st. After that the song will be available on iTunes.
“Heartbreaker” is a brand-new track and not featured on Badmouth’s self-titled debut-album. The band released their album in October and has received overwhelming responses from the media and fans. The band’s label Romolus X Records just announced that the album will also be available through Best Buy very soon. 5 samples from the album can be listened to for streaming at the bands MySpace : www.myspace.com/badmouthswe.