Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards Fueled by Monster Energy has revealed the first round of performers set to play the fourth-annual APMA concert in Cleveland this July.
This year's APMAs include something for everyone--from performances by critically-acclaimed rockers Against Me! and All Time Low, to rappers Bone Thugs, to nu-metal legends Korn and Cleveland-bred actor/rapper Machine Gun Kelly. Other confirmed acts include Pierce The Veil, The Pretty Reckless, and Sleeping With Sirens.
More artists will be announced soon, says a recent APMA press release.
Korn's Jonathan Davis states, "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."
Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena hosted the 2016 Republican Convention, which forced APMA insiders to relocate the event to Columbus.
But now the popular awards ceremony is back on the Erie Shore, where AP Magazine makes its home.
Regular tickets (starting at $40.00) are on sale now at www.altpress.com/apmas. VIP tickets are also available; see the website for details. Visit www.altpress.com/apmas for more info about this year's nominees, honorees, red carpet appearances, and more.
On July 17, 2017, the fourth annual Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards will return to the birthplace of rock 'n' roll in Cleveland, Ohio. The main event is once again set for "The Q," arena home of 2016 NBA Champions the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Alt-rock superstar Andy Biersack (of Andy Black, Black Veil Brides) has been confirmed to host the 2017 bash. Last year's hosts were All Time Low.
the 2016 APMAs trended globally on Twitter and Facebook for three days and reached over half a million viewers. The APMAs was the most viewed stream on Twitch, in addition to being the No. 3 most-viewed music stream in Twitch history. Social media reaction and fan response spread to over 25 million people across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, where nearly a quarter-million users tweeted the #APMAs hashtag in their posts.
The APMAs have featured performances and appearances by today's biggest acts--including Rob Zombie, Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At The Disco, Echosmith, 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.
The 2016 APMAs ultimate highlight reel can be seen here.
Visit www.altpress.com/apmas throughout May and June for new announcements and information on the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards.