MOTLEY CRUE AND ALICE IN CHAINS AT ‘ROCK ON THE RANGE’:
February 15, 2009
ROCK ON THE RANGE 2009 FESTIVAL RETURNS SATURDAY, MAY 16 AND SUNDAY, MAY 17 TO COLUMBUS, OHIO’S CREW STADIUM
America’s premiere destination rock festival will return to Columbus, Ohio’s Crew Stadium Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17.The 2009 line-up for the nationally renowned festivalcentrally located in the heart of the country will be highlighted byperformances from some of rock’s biggest artists including MotleyCrue, Slipknot, Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold and Korn.
“We try to listen to our fans and they’ve been saying for years that weshould play at Rock On The Range,” said Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue.”We’re really excited to play one of America’s great rock festivals.”
SLIPKNOT’s Corey Taylor says, “Being asked to headline Rock on theRange is an absolute pleasure! Columbus, Ohio has always been verygood to us. The line-up looks great; the shows look fantastic.And Ipersonally think it will be an absolute blast for everyone.See you inMay!”
Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium,the two-day, multi-stage music and lifestyle event will feature a potentline-up of more than 35 bands.This year’s well-rounded mix of rock’stop artists also includes Shinedown, Buckcherry, The Used, Atreyu,Chevelle, Flyleaf, Saving Abel, Saliva, Blue October, Hoobastank, BlackStone Cherry, and many more.
This marks the third outing for the annual event, which drew 30,000people in its inaugural year in 2007 and more than 55,000 people in2008.Event features this year include the addition of a third stage,the Jagermeister Music Stage, on-stage fan platforms–for contestwinners–and an expanded vendor village.
In 2009, ROCK ON THE RANGE will also increase their “Go Green”initiative via ROTR “Go Green,” an online portal that allows fans torecycle old cell phones and mp3 players for free tickets and ROTRmemorabilia and official festival merchandise.ROTR is the first festivalto have an on-line recycling trade-in rewards component.Moreinformation can be found at www.rotrgogreen.com.
Tickets for ROCK ON THE RANGE, as well as VIP Packages that includefestival tickets, hotel accommodations and festival merchandise, go onsale Saturday, February 21 at 10:00 AM (ET) viawww.rockontherange.com and www.ticketmaster.com, all localTicketmaster outlets and at the Crew Stadium box office.Two-dayticket packages will start as low as $99.50.
For up-to-the-minute information on ROCK ON THE RANGE 2009, visitwww.rockontherange.com or www.myspace.com/rockontherange.
2009 LINEUP (subject to change):
ALICE IN CHAINS
BLACK STONE CHERRY
ALL THAT REMAINS
STATE OF SHOCK
THE LEO PROJECT
X FACTOR 1
CHARM CITY DEVILS
Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com and www.myspace.com/motleycrue