The Journey’s Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy, Announce 2017 Award Show Categories & NomineesNominees Include Blink-182, Green Day, Paramore, Panic! At The Disco & More!All Tickets & VIP On Sale: www.altpress.com/apmasJuly 17, 2017 | Cleveland, Ohio | Quicken Loans ArenaCLEVELAND, OH – The Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy, are coming to Rock n’ Roll City on July 17 and the nominations are in! This year brings two new categories-Best New Artist Video and Best Hard Rock Artist-and features a multitude of rock stars and fan favorites, as well as plenty of buzzing newcomers. It’s now up to you – the fans – to decide which artists will win a Skully! Voting is open now through June 30 at www.altpress.com/vote.“This year’s nominations are from a very diverse pool of artists, probably the most diverse we’ve ever had,” says Alternative Press Founder and CEO Mike Shea. “We are representing genres from alternative to indie pop to hard rock to metal-all of whose nominations showcase the best in their fields as chosen by a pool of input from fans, music industry VIPs and the staff at Alternative Press. Now it’ll be up to music fans worldwide to decide who takes home this year’s Skullys!”Alternative music heavyweights A Day To Remember, Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte, Green Day, Machine Gun Kelly, Panic! At The Disco, Pierce The Veil, Sum 41 and The Pretty Reckless will battle it out for title of Artist Of The Year, which Twenty One Pilots claimed in 2016.The fourth annual APMAs will broadcast live on July 17, 2017 from the Quicken Loans Arena in AP‘s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, hosted by Black Veil Brides frontman, Andy Black mastermind and star of the upcoming film American Satan, Andy Biersack (who is also nominated for Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year). Before the big event, fans can watch as their favorite bands and artists walk the red carpet in their best APMAs attire.Performances by All Time Low, Against Me!, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Bone Thugs, Korn, Machine Gun Kelly, New Years Day, ONE OK ROCK, Pierce The Veil, The Pretty Reckless and Sleeping With Sirens have already been announced, with even more amazing performers to come! As fans have come to expect, rock’s biggest night will be filled with special once-in-a-lifetime collaborations from their favorite musicians.Tickets are officially on sale now at www.altpress.com/apmas along with VIP packages-including Monster VIP Table, Ultimate VIP and Premium Seating-that offer the best seat in the house.Keep an eye on www.altpress.com/apmas for more details to be announced soon regarding 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards honorees, presenters, red carpet appearances, surrounding events and more.See below for the official list of newly announced award categories and nominees, and visit www.altpress.com/vote to cast your vote.Best Vocalist:Ben Barlow, NECK DEEPCody Carson, SET IT OFFDerek DiScanio, STATE CHAMPSJohn O’Callaghan, THE MAINEKeith Buckley, EVERY TIME I DIELynn Gunn, PVRISBest Drummer:Arejay Hale, HALESTORMAric Improta, NIGHT VERSESDean Butterworth, GOOD CHARLOTTEFrank Zummo, SUM 41Matt Mingus, DANCE GAVIN DANCEJP “Rook” Cappelletty, MACHINE GUN KELLYBest Bassist:Alex Dean, ARCHITECTS U.K.Chris Hinkley, I THE MIGHTYFat Mike, NOFX“Fieldy” Arvizu, KORNRyan Scott Graham, STATE CHAMPSSergio Vega, DEFTONESBest Guitarist Presented By PRS:Ben Weinman, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLANClaudio Sanchez, COHEED AND CAMBRIAJordan Buckley, EVERY TIME I DIEReba Meyers, CODE ORANGESteve Menoian, I PREVAILTeppei Teranishi, THRICEMost Dedicated Fanbase Presented By Fearless Records:MELANIE MARTINEZMOTIONLESS IN WHITEPARAMOREPVRISSLEEPING WITH SIRENSTWENTY ONE PILOTSSong Of The Year Presented By Epitaph Records:A DAY TO REMEMBER, “Paranoia”ANDY BLACK, “We Don’t Have To Dance”PIERCE THE VEIL, “Circles”MACHINE GUN KELLY, “Alpha Omega”REAL FRIENDS, “Mess”WATERPARKS, “Stupid For You”Best Underground Band:BROADSIDEKNOCKED LOOSEMOVEMENTSPALAYE ROYALESILENT PLANETWITH CONFIDENCEBreakthrough Band:AVATARCREEPER
ICE NINE KILLSMOOSE BLOODONE OK ROCKWATERPARKSBest Hard Rock Artist:BULLET FOR MY VALENTINEHALESTORMHIGHLY SUSPECTIN THIS MOMENTKORNTHE PRETTY RECKLESSBest Live Band:BEARTOOTHDANCE GAVIN DANCEFALLING IN REVERSEIN THIS MOMENTISSUESNOFXBest Music Video Presented By Journeys:HIGHLY SUSPECT, “Bloodfeather”I SEE STARS, “Calm Snow”KORN, “Insane”MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, “This Light I Hold” (featuring Jacoby Shaddix)STATE CHAMPS, “Losing Myself”SUM 41, “Fake My Own Death”Best New Artist Music Video Presented By Journeys:K.FLAY, “Blood In The Cut”PUP, “Sleep In The Heat”SWMRS, “Palm Trees”TINY MOVING PARTS, “Common Cold”WATSKY, “Don’t Be Nice”WITH CONFIDENCE, “Voldemort”Artist Of The Year Presented By Monster Energy:A DAY TO REMEMBERBLINK-182FALL OUT BOYGOOD CHARLOTTEGREEN DAYMACHINE GUN KELLYPANIC! AT THE DISCOPIERCE THE VEILSUM 41THE PRETTY RECKLESSAlbum Of The Year Presented By Journeys:ANDY BLACK, The Shadow SideTONIGHT ALIVE, LimitlessARCHITECTS U.K., All Our Gods Have Abandoned UsATTILA, ChaosBEARTOOTH, AggressiveEVERY TIME I DIE, Low TeensI PREVAIL, LifelinesMOOSE BLOOD, BlushPIERCE THE VEIL, MisadventuresWATERPARKS, Double DareFor more information on all the nominees and photos, visit www.altpress.com/nominees.
Each year, the APMAs command a worldwide trending presence- reaching millions of viewers and spurring unprecedented social media frenzy. Former main events have featured performances and appearances by today’s biggest rock stars- including Twenty One Pilots (watch “Car Radio” with Issues‘ Michael Bohn here), Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy and Hayley Williams of Paramore– as well as musical legends such as Marilyn Manson, Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry, Slash, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins. Additionally, the APMAs have presented extraordinary collaborative cover performances, combining the legendary talents of Joan Jett and Slash, Halestorm and Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor, Rob Halford of Judas Priest and BABYMETAL and many more (watch performance here). If you missed out on the fun last year, check out the 2016 ultimate highlight reel here.***This Month in Alternative Press Magazine:Alternative Press has revealed the ultimate Panic! At The Disco fan issue, available now in stores such as Barnes & Noble, Hot Topic, Target and more (to find this issue in-store, visit www.altpress.com/wheretobuy). The issue includes an exclusive interview with Brendon Urie and details everything from his thoughts on his first AP cover 11 years ago to his nightly routine of selling out arenas, how he ended up doing Fall Out Boy‘s drunk history, his time as a Vine superstar and the future of P!ATD. In case all this isn’t enough, it’s also filled with extra posters!
About Alternative Press:For over 32 years, Alternative Press continues to be on the forefront of discovering new artists, breaking news and reporting on the latest trends in music and youth culture. Since its early days as a pasted-up fanzine in the mid-’80s, Alternative Press is one of the largest music magazines in the world. AP provides in-depth interviews and exclusive photos, making it an essential collectors piece for a passionate fan base, as well as digitally through various mobile and tablet formats. AP has expanded its digital reach via an enhanced mobile app andAltpress.com, one of the world’s fastest-growing websites. The site has become a necessary destination for up-to-the-minute breaking news, coverage from our national APtv correspondents, exclusive multimedia premieres and much more. Additionally, the brand has been successfully extended through live events, beginning with the launch of the AP Tour and the company’s inaugural AP Music Award Show, which trended No. 1 worldwide on Twitter and Facebook. Independently owned and operated, AP continues to reach millions of fans, offering them insight to the hottest artists and cultural trends first.About Journeys:Journeys is a leader in the teen specialty retail scene, with more than 840 stores in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Journeys uses fashion savvy and merchandising science to keep in step with the fast-paced footwear and accessories market for 13- to 22-year-old guys and girls. Journeys offers a wide variety of trendy, relevant brands that cater to teens who seek the hottest, new styles. The Journeys store is more than a retail environment; it’s an extension of the teen lifestyle. From the plasma TVs playing exclusive content and the latest music videos, to the visual merchandising strategy and promotions, to the employees whose image and style reflect the customers’ lifestyle and attitude. In addition, Journeys reaches its customers through www.journeys.com & www.journeys.ca, catalog, national advertising, strategic cross-promotions, social media and grass-roots events like national concert tours and the Vans Warped Tour. Journeys is, in every way, an attitude you can wear!