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
Black Veil Brides
Crown The Empire
Motionless In White
New Found Glory
Of Mice & Men
Taking Back Sunday
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
Panic! At The Disco
twenty one pilots
The Wonder Years
Breakthrough Band presented by Splat!
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)
New Politics (Denmark)
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)
twenty one pilots (Skeleton Clique)
Best Underground Band presented by Sumerian Records
Being As An Ocean
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)
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.