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SYRACUSE -- Three Doors Down and Papa Roach are among what KROCK is calling the "strongest lineup the radio station has presented in its 14 years of putting on" the KROCKATHON. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, for the August 8th event, which will be hosted at the New York State Fairgrounds in the Syracuse suburb of Geddes.
KROCK says a limited number of tickets will be available for $25 each on Saturday only, at select NAPA stores around Syracuse, Big Apple Music in New Hartford and Herkimer Wholesale Music in Herkimer. Customers will be limited to two tickets each at that price. Once the discount tickets are gone, the regular price of $37 kicks in. A complete list of ticket sales locations is available at www.krockathon.com.
KROCK program director Nixon offered the following descriptions of the performers in a press release today:
- Three Doors Down – Pegged by Billboard as the “thoroughly modern American band,” all four of their CDs certified platinum, their first 6 times, later albums three and four times. Their latest self-titled release, only released a year ago, has reached platinum status. Singles from the band like “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone,” “It’s Not My Time” and “Train” have heavily graced CNY airwaves at time of release.
- Papa Roach – Releasing six albums in total, Papa Roach has experienced huge alternative rock radio success with many hits such as “Scars,” “Getting Away With Murder,” “Last Resort,” “Broken Home,” and “Lifeline.”
- Chevelle – Chevelle has sold nearly two million albums in the U.S. alone. They are currently recording a new album, following their successful 2007 release Vena Sera featuring tracks such as “I Get It.” The new disc is tentatively titled Sci-Fi Crimes and is due to be released early fall.
- Street Sweeper Social Club featuring Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine – and Boots Riley. This super duo will appeal to any Rage Against the Machine or Audioslave fan while also drawing Hip Hop and rap influences from Boots Riley. The first single for the band is “100 Little Curses,” currently playing on stations like KROCK across the country.
- Atreyu-Since forming in 1998, Atreyu has sold over one million albums. A new CD is due in the fall.
- 10 Years – Universal Records recording artist 10 Years hit the mainstream rock charts with Singles: “Beautiful” and “Wasteland” off their latest album New Division. The band social and political awareness earned them a video production nomination on the MTV movie awards.
- Sick Puppies –have been a hit at previous KROCKATHONs. Their “FREE HUGS” video for their first single “All the Same” propelled the band to success with appearances on Oprah, Jay Leno, 60 Minutes and CNN. Their latest album boasts a hard rock feel and bassist Emma Anzai traces their influences to Rage Against the Machine to Green Day. Their new album Tri-Polar hits July 14th.
- Framing Hanley – Their hit cover of Lil Wayne’s Lollipop has propelled this Nashville born hard rock group into stardom. Playing KROCK’s Inaugural Ball the band filled the Westcott Theater and had local fans thirsting for more.
- Since October – This new band signed on Tooth and Nail Records boasts a tour line up with bands like Saliva, Halestorm and Red. Their song “Guilty” continues to receive national radio airplay.
According to the Krockathon entry on Wikipedia (which includes a year-by-year breakdown of all the venues and performers), this will be the first time the event has been held at the State Fairgrounds since 2000. The event had been staged at the Cayuga County Fairgrounds/Speedway in Weedsport for the past five years in a row.
No explanation for the move, but we presume it has to do with the State Fairgrounds' ability to accommodate larger crowds, plus it'll be a shorter drive for most attendees.