Games Meet Metal: Rockstar Uproar: Another fest I'd pay money to see

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Rockstar Uproar: Another fest I'd pay money to see

Of course, that all depends if the damn thing even bothers to come around to my neck of the woods, that is.

So, another fest pops up wanting all your money, but this one has a twist. Uproar is going for a more totally main stream appeal, as there's not a single underground metal on the bill. No death, no speed, no grind, no thrash. Of course, this also means no Hot Topic support, but sometimes, you just gotta make sacrifices ya know?

So, let's take a look at this line-up first, and then rip it apart after the jump.

Main Stage:

Avenged Sevenfold
Stone Sour

J├Ągermeister Second Stage:

Hail The Villain
New Medicine

The big deal here is A7X, who will be doing their first tour since their original drummer, Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, was found dead last year. Have they found a new guy? Will they have a drum machine? Did they just totally screw themselves? We'll just have to wait a bit longer to see. I've seen Disturbed enough times to stop caring, and I'll never stop caring about Stone Sour. Halestorm has a good looking lead chick singer with a decent set of knockers, so that'll distract me from their bland radio rock.

The second stage has a good start with Hellyeah. Yes, I like the band and their songs about alcohol and drinking said alcohol. I'm one fourth redneck redneck, okay? Give me a break! Airbourne is always a treat, and their drummer is one hell of a gamer nerd, so that's a big plus. Never heard of Hail the Villain or New Medicine, so I'll hold judgment until showtime.

Once again, I'd totally see this, but I'd leave early and miss Disturbed so I can beat the traffic.

And now, your official tour dates. Note there's a few TBA dates in there, so there's still some hope for a few of us out there. Like, oh, say, Detroit, if one was so inclined.
Tue 17-Aug Minneapolis MN Target Center
Wed 18-Aug Kansas City KS Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
Fri 20-Aug Omaha NE WestFair Amphitheater
Sat 21-Aug Chicago IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sun 22-Aug Buffalo NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Tue 24-Aug Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Wed 25-Aug Cleveland OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheate
Fri 27-Aug Scranton PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mt
Sat 28-Aug Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Sun 29-Aug Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Tue 31-Aug Washington DC Jiffy Lube Live
Wed 1-Sep Charlotte NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Fri 3-Sep Birmingham AL Verizon Wireless Music Center
Sat 4-Sep Tampa FL Ford Amphitheatre
Sun 5-Sep TBA
Tue 7-Sep TBA
Wed 8-Sep TBA
Fri 10-Sep Dallas TX Center
Sat 11-Sep Corpus Christi TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
Sun 12-Sep Houston TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilio
Tue 14-Sep Denver CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Wed 15-Sep Salt Lake City UT USANA Amphitheatre
Fri 17-Sep Sacramento CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sat 18-Sep San Diego CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Sun 19-Sep Tempe AZ Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre
Tue 21-Sep TBA
Wed 22-Sep Irvine CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Fri 24-Sep Portland OR Clark County Government Center
Sat 25-Sep Seattle WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
Sun 26-Sep Vancouver BC Pacific Coliseum
Tue 28-Sep Edmonton AB Rexall Place
Wed 29-Sep Calgary AB Saddledome
Thur 30-Sep Saskatoon SK Credit Union Centre
Sat 2-Oct Winnipeg MB MTS Centre
Sun 3-Oct Fargo ND Fargodome
Mon 4-Oct Madison WI Alliant Energy Center


  1. Doesn't look like Dream Theater has any dates during this run, so maybe Mike Portnoy will be touring with A7X..... since he's drumming on their new record.

    Also, check out Hail the Villan if you haven't already. They're writing a huge story that's to be told in their music, comic books and whatever else they can get published. They're from somewhere in Ontario and sound a lot like Metallica, but in a good way.

  2. Also; son of a bitch! Another concert I have to go to. This coming in on the coat tails of the Tool announcement.

    Guess I better sell more maple syrup!!