Weezer, Halestorm + Sum 41 to Perform at 2nd Annual Alternative Press Music Awards
After a successful inaugural event last year, details have been announced for the second annual Alternative Press Music Awards. The extravaganza will be held July 22 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. This year's hosts will be All Time Low members Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on AXS TV, with Weezer being the headlining band. "We're incredibly excited to play for all of our fans at the APMAs this year!" says frontman Rivers Cuomo.
Other bands playing the ceremony include Taking Back Sunday, Halestorm, Motionless in White, Black Veil Brides, Sum 41 and New Found Glory with Hayley Williams. Panic! At the Disco, All Time Low, Echosmith, Simple Plan, the Madden Brothers and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra will also be performing, with more artists to be announced.
Sum 41 will be making a comeback performance after Deryck Whibley's health issues due to years of struggling with alcoholism. “Playing live is the heart and soul for us," Whibley says. "It's our chance to connect face to face with our fans, and I'm glad that we get to share our first experience back onstage again at the APMAs. It’s also exciting to be a part of the event to support the first magazine to put our ugly mugs on the cover in America!"
Black Veil Brides, who won last year's "Most Dedicated Fans" award, return again this year. "We are so excited to be a part of the 2015 APMAS!" vocalist Andy Biersack exclaims. "Last year, AP granted me not only the opportunity to perform with my heroes, but also to give back to the fans who have given us everything with the Most Dedicated Fan award! We are stoked to perform and would be honored to win. But most importantly, we can't wait to see everyone there!”
The nominees for the awards have also been announced. Check them all out and vote at this location. Tickets will be available for the APMA's beginning April 3.
Meanwhile, Weezer and Halestorm will also be playing the inaugural Loudwire Music Festival, taking place June 26-28 at the Jam Ranch outside of Grand Junction, Colo. For tickets and more information, click here.