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First-Ever Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival Welcomes Foo Fighters, System Of A Down, Disturbed, Bring Me The Horizon, Ghost, The Prodigy & Many More One-Of-A-Kind Destination Event To Feature Top Music Artists, Art Installations, Comedy Performances & More Incredible Onsite Experiences.

May 17, 18 & 19, 2019 At MAPFRE Stadium In Columbus, Ohio – Tickets On Sale Friday, November 30 At Noon ET

Premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the highly anticipated music and comedy lineup for their new destination event, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which debuts at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Multiplatinum artists Foo Fighters, System Of A Down and Disturbed lead the spectacular and diverse music lineup for Sonic Temple, which will also feature performances from Bring Me The Horizon, The Prodigy, Ghost, Halestorm, Lamb of God, Chevelle, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, The Cult, and many other chart-topping and up-and-coming music artists. SiriusXM’s Comedy & Spoken Word Tent will include comedy from Andrew Dice Clay, Pauly Shore, and others, as well as a spoken word set from Henry Rollins. The festival will feature three music stages, premium food and beverage selections, art installations, and enhanced onsite experiences.

General Admission, VIP and Premium VIP tickets, and hotel and camping packages for Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival go on sale Friday, November 30 at Noon ET.

System Of A Down’s Shavo Odadjian says, “Although in its inaugural year, Sonic Temple’s pedigree is proven, and its roots are strong; it made total sense for us to be involved. One could argue that it was a long time coming. We’ll see you all in Columbus this May.”

David Draiman of Disturbed says, “We are honored to share the stage with all of our amazingly talented friends and colleagues at the upcoming Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, Ohio. Are You Ready?!?!”

The current music lineup for Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival is as follows (subject to change): Foo Fighters, System Of A Down, Disturbed, Bring Me The Horizon, The Prodigy, Ghost, Halestorm, Lamb of God, Chevelle, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, The Cult, In This Moment, The Hives, Gojira, The Distillers, Meshuggah, Action Bronson, The Struts, Refused, Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, Black Label Society, Beartooth, Scars On Broadway, Architects, Tom Morello, Avatar, Pussy Riot, Bad Wolves, Fever 333, Mark Lanegan Band, Badflower, The Glorious Sons, Issues, Yungblud, H09909, Black Pistol Fire, Scarlxrd, Zeal & Ardor, Basement, The Black Dahlia Murder, Don Broco, Wage War, Hands Like Houses, While She Sleeps, Palaye Royale, Movements, Amigo The Devil, The Plot In You, Boston Manor, COUNTERFEIT., Demob Happy, Teenage Wrist, The Pretty Vicious, Black Coffee, Shvpes, Dirty Honey, No1Cares and The Jacks.

The inaugural Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival replaces the long-standing Rock On The Range, America’s largest and most acclaimed rock festival, which routinely sold out over its 12-year span.

Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents said, “I am so proud of what we accomplished with Rock On The Range, and with the debut of Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, we’re excited to bring our devoted rock fans and the city of Columbus a one-of-a-kind, world-class event that expands on the festival experience. The idea behind Sonic Temple is walking into something bigger than yourself, where YOU belong, or where you were always meant to be. The crowd is unparalleled, and the energy is electrifying, like going to a place of worship. We want this festival to be a temple of rock n’ roll. We want this to be the ultimate rock experience for the true fans who love the genre as much as we do.”

In addition to performances from top music artists, and various onsite attractions, attendees will enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage options celebrating local Columbus flavors. Food and beverage options offered on the exterior of the stadium will be provided by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, DWP’s affiliate concessionaire. Selections from the following local and regional restaurants will be available: Bonifacio, Buckeye Donuts, BruBrothers Coffee, Chicago’s Dog House, Cousins Maine Lobster, Ena’s Caribbean Kitchen, Hangry City, Mikey’s Late Night Slice, MoMo Ghar, Pie Baby Wood Fired Pizza, Schmidt’s Sausage Haus, Sophie’s Pierogi, Smoked on High BBQ, The Midway Café, and fan favorite Island Noodles.

The Who Hits 50! Re-scheduled Dates + Second Leg Of the US Tour!

who50hitsTHE WHO wrapped the first leg of their THE WHO HITS 50! North American tour this past weekend with sold-out New York shows: May 26 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and May 30 at Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills, NY. Now comes word that the legendary band will extend their tour into December to honor a series of postponements from the tour’s initial run and rescheduling a few dates on the fall leg of the tour. Between the North American dates, THE WHO will return to Europe for a series of shows including closing out the legendary Glastonbury Festival and a headlining performance at the famed Hyde Park in London.

First up, a few rescheduled performances – from the tour’s first leg – based on doctors’ advice that Roger Daltrey go on vocal rest, due to swollen vocal cords: Louisville, KY at KFC Yum! Center on December 4 (was May 9), St. Louis, MO at Scottrade Center on December 6 (was May 7), and Kansas City, MO at Sprint Center on December 8 (was May 5). Additionally, a few dates on the fall leg are being re-routed also based on a doctor’s recommendation that Roger have a few additional days between shows for vocal rest. The rescheduled fall dates are December 2 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ONT (originally scheduled for October 21) and December 13 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA (originally scheduled for September 23).

Tickets for the rescheduled shows will be honored at the new dates. All the performances will include special guests, 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.


Mon, Sep 14 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
Wed, Sep 16 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
*Sat, Sep 19 Las Vegas, NV Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Mon, Sep 21 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
Fri, Sep 25 Portland, OR Moda Center
Sun, Sep 27 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center
Tue, Sep 29 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Thu, Oct 1 Calgary, BC Scotiabank Saddledome
Sat, Oct 3 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Tue, Oct 6 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
Thu, Oct 8 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Sat, Oct 10 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Tue, Oct 13 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center
Thu, Oct 15 Chicago, IL United Center
Sat, Oct 17 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Mon, Oct 19 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Fri, Oct 23 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
Sun, Oct 25 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Tue, Oct 27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Thu, Oct 29 Boston, MA TD Garden
Sun, Nov 1 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Wed, Nov 4 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Wed, Dec 2 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Fri, Dec 4 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Sun, Dec 6 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Tue, Dec 8 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Sun, Dec 13 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena

*Without Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction week to feature fireworks show, live music, Andrae Crouch tribute and more

Ronnie Wood, Mike Balazary, Billy Joe Armstrong
Billie Joe Armstrong, right, shared the Cleveland Public Hall stage with the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Mike “Flea” Balazary in the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Armstrong and his Green Day bandmates, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool, will return to the city in April to be inducted themselves. But that ceremony is just the capper in a weeklong series of events planned by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Tony Dejak, Associated Press)

Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer By Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer
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on February 09, 2015 at 5:44 PM, updated February 10, 2015 at 8:31 AM

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction week here in Cleveland just got bigger, as if that were possible.

The ceremonies, which will see the Class of 2015 enshrined in the show at Cleveland’s Public Hall on Saturday, April 18, will be the capper. But there will be a week of events leading up to that, according to the Rock Hall.

Here is the Rock Hall’s schedule of events, according to a release supplied today:

Saturday, April 11

Free admission to the Rock Hall, capped by a 7 p.m. Rock ‘n Blast Fireworks Show that features music inspired by the inductees and presented by the Cleveland Indians, Downtown Cleveland Alliance and PNC.

Also, the day will feature live music and the opening of new exhibits, including the 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee exhibit. It will boast artifacts and video that share the stories of this year’s inductees: Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The “5” Royales , Green Day, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Ringo Starr, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, and Bill Withers.

Sunday, April 11

“Rock My Soul: A Gospel Music Celebration” honoring the late Andrae Crouch will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the State Theatre at Playhouse Square. Crouch, a seven-time Grammy winner, died in January at the age of 72. Performers at the show will include Marvin Winans, CeCe Winans and Donnie McClurkin.

The event is free but a general admission ticket is necessary. Rock Hall members can get them starting at 10 a.m. Monday, March 9, only online at General public tickets will become available at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Playhouse Square box office, online at or by phone at 216-241-6000.

Tuesday, April 14

The Sonic Sessions concert program at the Rock Hall will see Foxygen and opener Alex Cameron on the Klipsch Audio Main Stage, starting at 8 p.m.

Sonic Sessions, presented monthly throughout 2015, is the Rock Hall’s effort to showcase new acts from around the world.

Foxygen is an American indie rock duo of Jonathan Rado and Sam France, featuring dueling guitars, percussion, keys, bass and a trio of backup singers.

Tickets, $5.50, are available at the Rock Hall box office and online at

Saturday, April 18

Though tickets to Public Hall for the 30th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are sold out, you can still see it — live, uncut and uncensored. The Rock Hall will simulcast the festivities on a giant screen on the Klipsch Audio Main Stage, starting at 8 p.m. that night.

Tickets, $22, go on sale to Rock Hall members at $22 and go on sale to Rock Hall members on Mon., Feb. 23 and to the general public on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Rock Hall box office and online at