The 2nd Annual ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARDS Adds New Performers/Appearances + AP 30th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibit


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THE SECOND ANNUAL

JOURNEYS ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARDS,

FUELED BY MONSTER ENERGY DRINK

ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS, APPEARING ARTISTS, PARTNERSHIPS, PRESENTERS & MORE

+ ALTERNATIVE PRESS ANNOUNCES 30th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT

AT THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM

WITNESS LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM NEW ADDITIONS

COREY TAYLOR of SLIPKNOT & STONE SOUR

PVRIS • Tyler Carter of ISSUES

PLUS

WEEZER • PANIC! AT THE DISCO • ALL TIME LOW • SUM 41

NEW FOUND GLORY with HAYLEY WILLIAMS • SIMPLE PLAN

TAKING BACK SUNDAY • HALESTORM • BLACK VEIL BRIDES

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and many more to be announced!

JULY 22, 2015 @ QUICKEN LOANS ARENA – CLEVELAND, OH

 TICKETS ON SALE NOW VIA ALTPRESS.COM/APMAS

APMAS TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON AXS TV

 

The Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, fueled by Monster Energy Drink, is pleased to announce additional show performers, participants, sponsorship partners and presenters! In addition, Alternative Press Magazine is announcing the launch of their special Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum exhibit, opening Tuesday, July 21st. Read below for more information on all newly announced details.

 

In addition to a newly confirmed performance from Corey Taylor of Artist Of The Year nominee Slipknot and Stone Sour, the APMAs are revealing plans for a special performance featuring four-time nominees PVRIS—fronted by Best Vocalist nominee Lynn Gunn—teaming up with special guest and fellow nominee Tyler Carter of the buzz band Issues.

 

“We’re so excited to be performing at this year’s APMAs,” says Gunn. “We even have some tricks up our sleeves with our good friend Tyler Carter.”

 

Carter adds, “I’m so excited. We [Issues] were so upset that we all wouldn’t be able to make the APMAs this year due to recording our second studio full length, but I’m just stoked that I get to rock the stage with my girl Lynn and her band. It’s definitely going to be above and beyond! I hope the APMAs are ready!”

 

Additional live performances include Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, All Time Low, Sum 41, a special performance from New Found Glory featuring Hayley Williams, Taking Back Sunday, Halestorm, Black Veil Brides, Simple Plan and Motionless In White. The world-renowned Contemporary Youth Orchestra will also be returning to the APMAs to accompany many of the evening’s performances.

 

In addition to these performances, appearances will be made by members of ‘68, As It Is, August Burns Red, Bullet For My Valentine, Mayday Parade, Motion City Soundtrack, Parkway Drive, Real Friends, Senses Fail, Set It Off, This Wild Life and While She Sleeps with more to be announced soon.

 

On the eve of this year’s APMAs, Alternative Press Magazine will be honored by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum with the unveiling of a special new exhibit, Never Give Up: Alternative Press Magazine at 30, presented by Roadrunner Records, Fueled By Ramen and Jakprints. To commemorate the milestone and Alternative Press’ unparalleled 30 years of championing underground music and breaking some of the biggest names into the mainstream, the exhibit will feature a history of the magazine, its best stories and photos, and how the publication contributed a much-needed voice to the underground scene over the years. Special artifacts that will be on display include contact sheets from various photo shoots, cover art from hundreds of issues, letters to Alternative Press Magazine from fans and celebrities, early art work, video interviews with musicians featured over the years, footage from prior award shows and Vans Warped Tours, and more! The exhibit opening will kick-off with a special Sonic Session featuring Danish alt-rock group New Politics and one of AP’s “100 Bands You Need to Know In 2015,” Vinyl Theatre. For more information visit rockhall.com. More details on the exhibit and performances are forthcoming.

 

Voting on all awards is open now via www.altpress.com/apmas, in addition to the “Best Music Video” award, which can be voted upon exclusively at any Journeys retail location via voter mobile device and store-provided QR codes or via journeys.com/bestmusicvideo. Voting ends on July 6, 2015.

 

APMAs Early Bird discount tickets and Ultimate Monster Travel Packages are already sold out, but you can still purchase several other ticketing options now. Available options include reserved seats at $59.99, premium seats at $79.99, Vans Warped Tour bundles for $89.99, GA Pit passes for $199.99 which now include early entry, and special VIP packages are $249.99. Head to www.altpress.com/apmas for all ticket offerings and details on each option listed above.

 

The 2015 APMAs CATEGORIES, NOMINEES, and PRESENTERS are:

 

Artist Of The Year presented by Monster Energy Drink

Against Me!

Black Veil Brides

Crown The Empire

Issues

Motionless In White

New Found Glory

Of Mice & Men

Slipknot

Taking Back Sunday

Weezer

 

Album Of The Year presented by Journeys

Beartooth •  Disgusting

Black Veil Brides •  Black Veil Brides

Circa Survive •  Descensus

Every Time I Die • From Parts Unknown

frnkiero andthe cellabration • Stomachaches

Gerard Way • Hesitant Alien

Issues • Issues

La Dispute • Rooms Of The House

Linkin Park • The Hunting Party

Real Friends • Maybe This Place Is The Same And We’re Just Changing

 

Artist Philanthropic presented by Sub City / Take Action

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness  • Dear Jack Foundation

Bayside  • The Human Rights Campaign

Koji  • Doctors Without Borders

Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red •  HeartSupport

Simple Plan  The Simple Plan Foundation

Taking Back Sunday  American Cancer Society

 

Best Live Band presented by Macbeth

A Day To Remember

letlive.

Panic! At The Disco

Paramore

twenty one pilots

The Wonder Years

 

Breakthrough Band presented by Splat!

Beartooth

Echosmith

Modern Baseball

Neck Deep

PVRIS

This Wild Life

 

Song Of The Year presented by Epitaph Records

Beartooth • “Beaten In Lips”

Motionless In White • “Reincarnate”

Real Friends • “I Don’t Love You Anymore”

Set It Off  • “Why Worry”

Sleeping With Sirens • “Kick Me”

PVRIS • “My House”

 

Best International Band

The 1975 (UK)

The Amity Affliction (Australia)

Marmozets (UK)

New Politics (Denmark)

Northlane (Australia)

Crossfaith (Japan)

 

Best Music Video presented by Journeys

Bring Me The Horizon • “Drown”

A Day To Remember • “End Of Me”

Fall Out Boy • “Centuries”

Modern Baseball • “Your Graduation”

PVRIS • “St. Patrick”

Set It Off • “Why Worry”

 

Most Dedicated Fans presented by Fearless Records

All Time Low (Hustlers)

Crown The Empire (The Runaways)

Fall Out Boy (Overcast Kids)

Motionless In White (Creatures)

Paramore (Parafamily)

twenty one pilots (Skeleton Clique)

 

Best Underground Band presented by Sumerian Records

Being As An Ocean

The Hotelier

Knuckle Puck

Major League

State Champs

Tigers Jaw

 

Best Vocalist

Tyler Carter (Issues)

Vic Fuentes (Pierce The Veil)

Lynn Gunn (PVRIS)

Adam Lazzara (Taking Back Sunday)

Jeremy McKinnon (A Day To Remember)

Hayley Williams (Paramore)

 

Best Guitarist

Arun Bali (Saves The Day)

Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die)

Tony Perry (Pierce The Veil)

Kevin Skaff (A Day To Remember)

Will Swan (Dance Gavin Dance)

Jacky Vincent (Falling In Reverse)

 

Best Bassist presented by Razor & Tie Records

Kyle Fasel (Real Friends)

Jeph Howard (The Used)

Ryan Jay Johnson (letlive.)

Zack Merrick (All Time Low)

Devin “Ghost” Sola (Motionless In White)

Dallon Weekes (Panic! At The Disco)

 

Best Drummer presented by DW Drums

Cyrus Bolooki (New Found Glory)

Rian Dawson (All Time Low)

Jake Garland (Memphis May Fire)

Adam Gray (Texas In July)

Matt Greiner (August Burns Red)

Luke Holland (The Word Alive)

 

The APMAs are very pleased to team with 2015 title sponsor and official retail partner Journeys, in addition to lead presenting sponsor Monster Energy Drink. Additionally, the APMAs are proud to once again team with official broadcast partner AXS TV. Last year’s award show marked the highest social engagement in the channel’s history.

 

The APMAs are made possible by many other great sponsors and partnerships including Affliction Clothing, Another Century Records, Artery Recordings, CreativeLive, Disc Makers, DW Drums, Eagle Rock Entertainment, EarthQuaker Devices, Epitaph Records, Equal Vision Records, Fueled By Ramen, Full Sail University, Fearless Records, Hopeless Records, idobi radio, Lace Pickups, Macbeth, MerchNow, Razor & Tie Records, Rise Records, Roadrunner Records, Splat! Hair Care, Sumerian Records, Tumblr, Victory Records and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum.

 

Congratulations go out to five-time AP cover stars All Time Low and this year’s award show hosts Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat, who recently secured their highest Billboard Top 200 chart debut to date, landing at No. 2 with their new album Future Hearts in the USA and UK. Order your copy via iTunes here.

 

The 2015 AP Music Awards are just around the corner! Check back to www.altpress.com/apmas over the coming weeks for more announcements and information.

 

The APMAs are produced by Josh Bernstein, Mike Shea, Kevin Lyman, Dawn Marshman, Joe Scarpelli and Marc Grant.

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