Hurricane Irene Threat Forces Uproar Festival Date Change
Sunday’s scheduled Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival tour stop in Mansfield, Mass., has been pushed back to Tuesday due to the severe weather that could result if Hurricane Irene makes its way through the area. Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, Three Days Grace, Bullet for My Valentine, Sevendust and Black Tide are among the bands on the bill of the Uproar Festival, which kicks off tomorrow in Camden, N.J.
“There’s a hurricane that’s going to go through Boston, and with all the tragedies that have happened around the world with Belgium and Indiana, we decided to move the show to Tuesday,” says Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows in a video update. “Hopefully all of you can make it out . . . Safety first, we don't want any of our fans to get hurt [and] we don't want any fans of Uproar to get hurt. There’s already not enough rock ‘n’ roll fans out there so we can’t lose any of you guys.”
Storms intersecting outdoor concerts have been met with tragic results lately. On Aug. 13, a concert at the Indiana State Fair ended in tragedy when high winds collapsed the stage right before country act Sugarland were set to perform, killing seven people. And on Aug. 18, a stage collapse at the Pukkelpop music festival in Belgium resulted in four deaths. Bands such as Rise Against, Foo Fighters, 30 Seconds to Mars and As I Lay Dying were set to play that event.
Watch a Video of M. Shadows Talking About the Uproar Postponement