ART OF SHOCK Heads Out with the VANS WARPED TOUR as the Official BBQ BAND — New EP ‘Open The Cage’ Coming this Summer

By on June 16, 2013

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As previously announced, Hollywood, CA’s ART OF SHOCK were chosen for the prestigious honor of being this year’s official Vans Warped Tour BBQ band! Every year, it has been tradition for Vans Warped Tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman to personally handpick an up-and-coming, 100% independent act to be the official BBQ Band for the tour. The BBQ Band is given a slot on a stage each year in trade for serving up the delicious food consumed at each post-show BBQ. Many bands have made their start as a Vans Warped Tour BBQ Band, including Dropkick Murphys, Longway and others.

 

The Vans Warped Tour kicks off tomorrow in Seattle, WA and the band is ready to start guitar swinging and burger slinging! Drummer Adrian Geezar says the band can’t wait to get started! “We’ll be throwing Rock & Roll parties all over America, what could be better than that? The BEST DAY EVER is about to begin!”

 

The Sunset Strip favorites, known for their unique fusion of modern and classic rock influences, have been taking Los Angeles and Southern California by storm for the past few years with their over-the-top performances. The band will release a new EP entitled Open The Cage this summer. The EP is produced by none other than Roy Z, who is known for his work with Judas Priest, Bruce Dickinson, Sepultura, and others.

 

Roy Z is enthusiastic about the project. “I’m always looking forward to work with new talent— these guys are driven. We wanted to make it sound organic and on your face. It sounds exciting!”

ART OF SHOCK recently released their first album, Live Forever, which boasts production credits from Steve Kravac (Blink 182, NOFX, Less Than Jake). You can listen to Live Forever on Spotify or buy it on iTunes now. A music video for the single ‘There’s No Tomorrow’ is available for viewing on YouTube, as well.

 

 

2013 VANS WARPED TOUR dates:

Jun 15 Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater

Jun 16 Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center Parking Lot

Jun 19 San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Jun 20 Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex

Jun 21 Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex

Jun 22 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre

Jun 23 Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park

Jun 26 Las Cruces, NM @ N.M.S.U. Practice Field

Jun 27 Phoenix, AZ @ Quail Run Park

Jun 28 Las Vegas, NV @ Silverton Casino Parking Lot

Jun 29 Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark

Jun 30 Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Jul 3 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center

Jul 5 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Jul 6 Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Jul 7 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Concert Center

Jul 9 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach

Jul 10 Washington, D.C. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

Jul 11 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center

Jul 12 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center

Jul 13 New York, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Jul 14 Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre

Jul 16 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion

Jul 17 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion

Jul 18 Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center

Jul 19 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills

Jul 20 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Jul 21 Minneapolis, MN @ Canterbury Park

Jul 23 Kansas City, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

Jul 24 St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St. Louis

Jul 25 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Jul 26 Tampa, FL @ Vinoy Park

Jul 27 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre

Jul 28 Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds

Jul 29 Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Jul 30 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

Jul 31 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre

Aug 2 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

Aug 3 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center

Aug 4 Houston, TX @ Reliant Center Parking Lot

 

 

For more information about ART OF SHOCK, visit:

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www.instagram.com/artofshock

www.shock-online.com

DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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