Alternative Press Announces AP Music Awards
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:05:17
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For almost 30 years, Alternative Press has been the go-to destination as the definitive magazine source for news for the underground music scene. And for one very special night, the past, present and future will collide at the inaugural AP Music Awards, fueled by Monster Energy Drink. The event takes place on July 21.
The AP Music Awards will be held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland.
Fifteen awards in total will be handed out. Fans can cast their votes in 12 different categories at altpress.com. Voting ends July 15.
There will also be exclusive live performances from Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, The Misfits, A Day to Remember, All Time Low, Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco, Asking Alexandria, Twenty One Pilots and many more to be announced, including a few surprise guests.
Publisher Mike Shea commented on the launch of this year's award show, saying, "For nearly 30 years, Alternative Press has been the leading voice in cutting-edge music and lifestyle. Now we can finally have a night of our own. I look forward to celebrating several generations' worth of artists from the ever-growing AP community, from Joan Jett & the Blackhearts to Fall Out Boy to the current Warped Tour headliners. This is not only going to be an amazing night for Alternative Press, but for the true fans, the musicians, the labels and the industry at large. Be prepared for many surprise, once-in-a-lifetime moments sure to be trending worldwide!"
Mark Hoppus of blink-182 will serve as host for the AP Music Awards. "I'm very pleased with AP's poor decision to choose me as host of the 2014 AP Awards," Hoppus remarks. "I will do my best to make them regret their selection."
Such a kidder, that Hoppus.
Other confirmed artists making appearances include Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Korn, Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), Machine Gun Kelly and Frankie Palmeri (Emmure), with more to be announced.
Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan will receive the Alternative Press Vanguard Award. He said, "I'm honored and thrilled to be AP's first Vanguard Award recipient, as the magazine continues to be a standard bearer for all independent music artists."
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will be presented with the AP Icon Award.
AXS TV will broadcast the show live.
A limited amount of discounted early bird general admission tickets as well as VIP and Monster ticket packages went on sale today, Friday, April 25 at 10AM ET.
Both VIP and Monster packages will include a ticket to the pre-show boat party on the Goodtimes II, located right behind the Rock Hall. It sets sail at 1:30PM and will include performances by Issues, Ghost Town and Marmozets.
Amazing! Sounds like this will be a killer event.
Who reads AP and plans to attend?