Dangerous Toys, Junkyard and Helix Added to Rock Gone Wild 2009
They might come from different parts of North America, but in August 2009, Dangerous Toys, Junkyard and Helix will join forces in Algona, Iowa for the inaugural Rock Gone Wild festival. The festival is slated for August 20-23, 2009. Rock Gone Wild will feature more than 50 bands on two stages over four days of hard rock and heavy metal. The festival promises four decades of rock n’ roll debauchery at its finest!
Dangerous Toys formed in Texas in 1987. They immediately impacted radio and MTV with hits like “Teas’n, Pleas’n” and “Scared.” The band has released four studio albums, a live disc and a greatest hits compilation. The current Dangerous Toys lineup features Jason McMaster (vocals), Paul Lidel and Scott Dalhover (guitars), Mike Watson (bass) and Mark Geary (drums).
Like many bands from the 1980s, blues-based rockers Junkyard saw their beginnings in Los Angeles. Forming in 1987, the band got their start with a little cash from Geffen Records. The band made some demos and later released a self-titled debut album. Junkyard has released seven albums, including early demos, live cuts and the recent Put It on Ten and Pull the Knobs Off! The current Junkyard lineup features David Roach (vocals), Chris Gates (guitar and vocals), Tim Mosher (guitar), Todd Muscat (bass) and Patrick Muzingo (drums).
Canadian rockers Helix formed in 1974 and hit their stride in the early 1980s, releasing songs like “Heavy Metal Love” and “Rock You.” To date, Helix has well over a dozen albums to their credit. That discography will grow as Helix prepares to release A Heavy Metal Christmas in the next few weeks. The current Helix line-up features Brian Vollmer (vocals), Paul Fonseca (bass), Jim Lawson (guitar), Rick VanDyk (guitar) and Brent Niemi (drums).
Dangerous Toys, Junkyard and Helix will join Saigon Kick on the Rock Gone Wild festival roster. Rock Gone Wild marks the only festival appearance for Saigon Kick – featuring Matt Kramer and Phil Varone – in 2009.
Rock Gone Wild artists will chat online exclusively with festival ticket-holders. This exciting interactive experience kicks off in the coming weeks and will continue until August 2009. Fans must purchase a ticket to chat with your favorite musician! Visit www.rockgonewild.com for more information.
Rock Gone Wild will take place at the Freedom Park festival grounds, located at 2507- 160th Avenue in Algona, Iowa. While Algona is a rural community, the area is close to many hotels and both the Des Moines and Minneapolis airports are easily accessible.
Both platinum and VIP seating is severely limited. Rock fans from more than 30 states and five countries have already purchased tickets. This means over half of the platinum seating area is already sold – so fans should act fast if they want to get wild in August 2009.
Rock now. Rock on. Rock wild.