The ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARDS Add Next-Gen Pop-Punkers, Superstar Drummer Performance to 2017 Lineup




Add Next-Gen Pop-Punkers, Superstar Drummer Performance to 2017 Lineup


Epic Drum Performance to Feature Members of No Doubt & Sum 41!


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July 17, 2017 | Cleveland, Ohio | Quicken Loans Arena

Two more exciting acts have been announced for the 2017 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy, adding to an already diverse lineup.
Next-gen pop-punkers Waterparks will fill Cleveland, Ohio’s Quicken Loans Arena on July 17 with their upbeat and irresistible singalongs, while an epic group drum performance featuring Adrian Young (DREAMCAR, No Doubt) vs. Frank Zummo (Sum 41, Street Drum Corps) will transpire with a surprise special guest that you won’t want to miss!
Waterparks‘ energetic frontman Awsten Knight made his debut on the APMAs stage in 2016 performing “Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous” with pop-punk legends Good Charlotte.
“I’m really stoked to do songs at the APMAs for all the pretty people,” Knight says of this year’s performance. “I’m gonna dress nice and everything, thank you.”
On performing at this year’s APMAs, Zummo shares, “I played my first ever show with Sum 41 on the APMAs stage two years ago. To be returning for this special drum moment with my all-time drum bro Adrian Young is going to be amazing! Adrian and I have been collaborating together for over 10 years, and we’re going all out for this performance. We also have a huge surprise special guest joining us that we couldn’t be more excited about!” Young adds, “Looking forward to playing drums with my friend Frank Zummo! It will be a privilege to do what we do best at the APMAs!”
The all-star night also will feature one time only performances by All Time Low, Against Me!, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Bone Thugs, Korn, Machine Gun Kelly, New Years Day, ONE OK ROCK, Pierce The Veil, The Pretty Reckless and Sleeping With Sirens. Don’t miss your chance to witness your favorite artists on the grand main event stage! Many more artist appearances will be announced in the coming weeks, so be sure to keep an eye on
In addition to the new performers, the first wave of presenters has been announced featuring GWAR, Starset, Sylar‘s Jayden Panesso, Too Close To Touch and Trophy Eyes vocalist John Floreani.
Hosting this year’s event will be none other than Black Veil Brides frontman, Andy Black mastermind and star of the upcoming film American Satan, Andy Biersack (who is nominated for Album Of The Year for his debut solo effort The Shadow Side and Song Of The Year for his dance floor anthem “We Don’t Have To Dance”).
Tickets are available now at, but act fast because VIP packages and the low priced $40 tickets are close to selling out.
Waterparks are nominated for three APMAs this year: Song Of The Year for “Stupid For You,” Breakthrough Band and Album Of The Year for Double Dare, which is out now via Equal Vision Records. Zummo is nominated for Best Drummer while Sum 41 are up for Artist Of The Year and Music Video Of The Year for their comeback track “Fake My Own Death.” See the full list of nominees here.
There are less than 50 days left to cast your vote for your favorite artists, so be sure to make your voice heard at
Watch for more details to be announced soon regarding 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards honorees, presenters, red carpet appearances, surrounding events and more.

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About Alternative Press:
For over 32 years, Alternative Press continues to be on the forefront of discovering new artists, breaking news and reporting on the latest trends in music and youth culture. Since its early days as a pasted-up fanzine in the mid-’80s, Alternative Press is one of the largest music magazines in the world. AP provides in-depth interviews and exclusive photos, making it an essential collectors piece for a passionate fan base, as well as digitally through various mobile and tablet formats. AP has expanded its digital reach via an enhanced mobile app, one of the world’s fastest-growing websites. The site has become a necessary destination for up-to-the-minute breaking news, coverage from our national APtv correspondents, exclusive multimedia premieres and much more. Additionally, the brand has been successfully extended through live events, beginning with the launch of the AP Tour and the company’s inaugural AP Music Award Show, which trended No. 1 worldwide on Twitter and Facebook. Independently owned and operated, AP continues to reach millions of fans, offering them insight to the hottest artists and cultural trends first.
About the APMAs:
Each year, the APMAs command a worldwide trending presence- reaching millions of viewers and spurring unprecedented social media frenzy. Former main events have featured performances and appearances by today’s biggest rock stars- including Twenty One Pilots (watch “Car Radio” with Issues’ Michael Bohnhere), Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy and Hayley Williams of Paramore- as well as musical legends such as Marilyn Manson, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Slash, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins. Additionally, the APMAs have presented extraordinary collaborative cover performances, combining the legendary talents of Joan Jett and Slash, Halestorm and Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor, Rob Halford of Judas Priest and BABYMETAL and many more (watch performancehere). If you missed out on the fun last year, check out the 2016 ultimate highlight reel here.
About Journeys:
Journeys is a leader in the teen specialty retail scene, with more than 840 stores in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Journeys uses fashion savvy and merchandising science to keep in step with the fast-paced footwear and accessories market for 13- to 22-year-old guys and girls. Journeys offers a wide variety of trendy, relevant brands that cater to teens who seek the hottest, new styles. The Journeys store is more than a retail environment; it’s an extension of the teen lifestyle. From the plasma TVs playing exclusive content and the latest music videos, to the visual merchandising strategy and promotions, to the employees whose image and style reflect the customers’ lifestyle and attitude. In addition, Journeys reaches its customers through &, catalog, national advertising, strategic cross-promotions, social media and grass-roots events like national concert tours and the Vans Warped Tour. Journeys is, in every way, an attitude you can wear!