Official press release:
Of Mice & Men, Issues, The Maine and Mayday Parade will perform at the 2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy. The 2016 APMAs also will feature a special appearance from Spencer Chamberlain and Aaron Gillespie of post-hardcore favorites Underøath, who just finished their 2016 Rebirth Tour. Gillespie is nominated in the Best Drummer category, presented by DW Drums. They join the ranks of Good Charlotte, Yellowcard, Papa Roach, BABYMETAL and Beartooth who were announced as performers earlier this month. More performances, guest appearances and the first round of presenters for the 2016 APMAs will be announced soon.
Of Mice & Men are nominated in the Song Of The Year category, presented by Epitaph Records, for their single “Would You Still Be There”. Of Mice & Men drummer Valentino Arteaga states:
“We’re absolutely thrilled that our song ‘Would You Still Be There’ is nominated for Song Of The Year at this year’s APMAs and we can’t wait to ROCK this award show!”
This year, Issues is nominated for Most Dedicated Fanbase, presented by Fearless Records, Best Live Band. Skyler Acord is nominated for Best Bassist, presented by Razor & Tie Records. Issues vocalist Tyler Carter says:
“We put a lot of work into our music on and off stage, inside and out, and even to be nominated and recognized for that work is already a huge accomplishment. Thanks for the appreciation, that’s all we-any of us-can really ask for.”
“The APMAs are special. It’s a night that truly belongs to the rock scene. It’s an honor to be nominated for best live band, and more importantly, most dedicated fanbase because we wouldn’t even be nominated were it not for all the support we get from the hooligans young and old, and showgoers everywhere who believe in our band.”
At this year’s APMAs, The Maine is nominated in the Most Dedicated Fanbase category,presented by Fearless Records, and Album Of The Year, presented by Journeys.
The Maine frontman John O’Callaghan states:
“It’s cool to be invited to parties. To be asked to play at said parties is even cooler, which is why we are so elated to be performing at this year’s APMAs-the biggest party of them all! Though we can’t just yet divulge who and what we’ll be wearing-or even if we’ll be wearing anything at all-you can be certain it will be a sight to see.”
At this year’s APMAs, Mayday is nominated in the Most Dedicated Fanbase category,presented by Fearless Records.
Mayday Parade frontman Derek Sanders states:
“It’s an honor to be performing at the APMAs this year, we will do our best to make it a special performance for everyone.”
This year’s APMAs, hosted by Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat of eight-time AP cover stars All Time Low, will broadcast live the evening of July 18 from the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. This year, the APMAs are offering a “punk-rock convention” as an alternative to the Republican National Convention taking place in the magazine’s hometown of Cleveland that night.
Alternative Press Music Awards tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster here, and VIP experience packages are available via SoundRink-An Experience Company! SoundRink VIP packages will include limited merchandise, elite access to the red carpet and prime indoor seating and VIP meet-and-greets. The APMAs is also partnering with PromoWest Fest (Columbus, July 15 to 17), so tickets will be available via their box office through Ticketmaster as well.
Don’t miss the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and your chance to cast your vote for your favorite bands! Check AltPress.com/APMAS over the coming weeks for new announcements and information.