The Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards are thrilled to reveal this year’s diverse first wave of performing artists! 

Read more: Andy Biersack to host 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards

Our first wave of performers include favorites spanning all genres—featuring performances by everyone from scene favorites All Time Low, Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens to critically-acclaimed punk band Against Me!,  Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (solo project of the Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin frontman spawning top rock charting singles “Cecilia and the Satellite” and “Fire Escape”), rap icons Bone Thugs, GRAMMY® Award winning hard rock/metal legends Korn, Cleveland native and award-winning actor/rapper Machine Gun Kelly, horror-rock favorites New Years Day, massive Japanese rock group ONE OK ROCK and Billboard chart-topping rock radio darlings The Pretty Reckless. More artists are set to be announced soon! 

Regular tickets are officially on sale now at and start at just $40 to experience all the action the APMAs have to offer! In addition, VIP tickets are available—including Monster VIP Table, Ultimate VIP and Premium Seating packages—offering the best seat in the house. Visit for more information on these packages, and be sure to keep an eye out for more show details to be announced soon regarding nominees, honorees, red carpet appearances, surrounding events and more.


“We’re really excited to perform at this year’s awards and are looking forward to seeing all our fans in Cleveland,” says Korn frontman Jonathan Davis. “I performed at the first ever APMAs back in 2014 with Asking Alexandria, and it’s been awesome to watch how this show has grown over the years.”

On July 17, 2017, the fourth annual Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards will return to AP’s hometown and the birthplace of rock 'n' roll, Cleveland, OH. The main event will once again take place at Quicken Loans Arena, home of 2016 NBA Champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 2017 APMAs will be hosted by alternative culture superstar Andy Biersack (of Andy Black, Black Veil Brides and star of the upcoming film American Satan) and showcase a refreshed, produced-for-television atmosphere to fully immerse fans in the action.

See below for the full list of our first 10 performers announced: 

Against Me!

[Photo by Casey Curry]

All Time Low

[Photo by Pamela Littky

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

Bone Thugs


[Photo by Jimmy Fontaine]

Machine Gun Kelly

[Photo by Grizzlee Martin] 

New Years Day


[Photo by Kazuro Aoki]

Pierce The Veil

The Pretty Reckless

Sleeping With Sirens


Who are you stoked to see perform at the 2017 APMAs? Let us know in the comments below. 

Watch more—APMAs 2015: All Time Low open with a medley of classics!