Preparing for Disruption at Rockstar Disrupt Festival
A new festival making the rounds this year is the Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival. The festival is touring from June 21st to July 28th and features a host of bands including established names like The Used and Thrice as well as up and coming acts like Juliet Simms and Hyro the Hero. The festival promises to break the mold by having only one band playing at a time so that you can take in the entire lineup without having to sprint from stage-to-stage, missing parts of some acts in the process.
The festival has a number of VIP packages available for consideration if you’d like to get some closer seating to the action or you just want a sweet commemorative t-shirt or poster among other potential rewards. The first tier of packages offers the t-shirt and poster along with premium seating (in the first 1-15 rows) along with a laminate and commemorative ticket. From there you have individual band packages for The Used, Sleeping With Sirens, Atreyu and Memphis May Fire. These all include meet and greets with their respective bands while, for The Used, there is also a Unicorn upgrade package that also includes side stage viewing for part of the set, a backstage tour, its own laminate and an exclusive headband.
As far as the acts go, Hyro the Hero is one to keep an eye on. Hitting the festivals and touring hard this year, this artist is rapidly growing in popularity. Taking a fresh approach to heavy music, the group blends rap and metal genres seamlessly providing content that is similar in style to Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage. Similarly to Rage, the band also takes a political and current events approach to much of its music, giving it grounding in today’s society. The latest release from the band, Flagged Channel was released in 2018 and features the wildly popular single Bullet. ConcertHopper does have some experience with Hyro the Hero, having seen them at a previous festival- Welcome to Rockville. During a weather stoppage, we had the opportunity to casually chat with the band as they made their way across the festival grounds. Needless to say it was a difficult task as fans wanted to stop and take photos and chat with Hyro, singing his praises for his performance earlier in the day.
Juliet Simms is also another rising star in the rock and heavy music world. Simms has done a lot in her career already, having appeared on The Voice TV series and also fronting the band, Automatic Loveletter. Since then, she’s gone on to have a strong solo career which has seen her participate in the Van’s Warped Tour. Also, she has been featured on tracks for several other artists including All Time Low, Simple Plan and Black Veil Brides. Her latest release was the single Take Me in 2018.
The festival promises to have some awesome experiences for meet and greets as well as vendors that appeal to the attendees. The festival begins in Dallas, TX and closes in Albuquerque, NM. The complete list of tour dates is available on the website and below:
June 21 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
June 22 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
June 23 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
June 25 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre at S. Florida Fairground
June 26 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
June 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheare at Lakewood
June 29 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
July 2 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
July 3 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
July 5 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 6 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 7 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
July 9 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 10 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 12 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 13 – Thornville, OH @ Legend Valley
July 14 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 15 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 17 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre*
July 20 – Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheater presented by Mercury Insurance
July 23 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
July 24 – Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 26 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
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