Aftershock 2021 to feature Metallica, My Chemical Romance, more

*****EDIT MAY 2021: The original Misfits have replaced My Chemical Romance as the headliner on Saturday, Oct. 9.***** The Aftershock will return to Discovery Park in Sacramento, California, on Oct. 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2021. The expanded event will include a new Thursday night concert. As previously announced, Aftershock 2021 will be headlined by Metallica (performing two unique sets, one on Friday and one... Continue Reading →

Metallica pulls out of Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life festivals

With vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield citing scheduling issues due to "critical recovery events," Metallica will no longer perform at this year's Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life festivals. The band is keeping its commitment to perform two sets each at the Epicenter, Welcome to Rockville and Aftershock festivals, as well as all other previously announced 2020... Continue Reading →

Metallica to headline all five DWP hard rock festivals in 2020

Metallica will exclusively headline all five of the premier independent producer’s hard rock festivals in 2020 in a unique collaboration unprecedented for any American festival promoter or band. Recently named the world’s biggest all-time touring act by Pollstar, Metallica will—for the first time ever—perform two separate headlining sets the following events in 2020: Epicenter (May 1-3) at its new location at the Charlotte... Continue Reading →

Aftershock expands to three days with lineup featuring Tool, Slipknot, Blink-182

After welcoming a sold-out crowd of 60,000 people in 2018, Aftershock will expand in 2019 to three full days of performances from a mix of chart-topping headliners and up-and-coming bands across the rock spectrum. The eighth annual festival will take place Friday, Oct. 11, Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, at Discovery Park near... Continue Reading →

Vinnie Paul all-star tributes planned for Louder Than Life, Aftershock

Earlier this summer, the music world was dealt a huge loss with the passing of drummer Vinnie Paul. In addition to his renowned work as a founding member of Pantera and Damageplan, Paul most recently was a part of the group Hellyeah, which was set to perform at Louder Than Life and Monster Energy Aftershock this fall. To celebrate the life and work of Vinnie Paul, Danny Wimmer Presents has... Continue Reading →

System of a Down, Deftones to headline Aftershock festival

The lineup for the seventh annual Monster Energy Aftershock has been announced, as California’s biggest rock festival returns to Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento, California, Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14. System of a Down, Deftones, Alice in Chains, Incubus, Godsmack, Shinedown, 311, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, At the Drive-In, Seether and Jonathan Davis lead the lineup for the festival. Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents hinted at the lineup... Continue Reading →

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