The Uproar Festival will make only one stop in Iowa, and that is on Saturday, September 6 at the Gateway Arena in Sioux City's Tyson Event Center. Godsmack, Seether, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Escape the Fate, Within Reason, Sons of Revelry, These Raven Skies, and Tattered will make the trip to Iowa for the event, which will start at 2 p.m. (gates open at 1 p.m.). The all ages event will feature two stages and a concourse midway with band autograph signings, vendors and other activities. Tickets for the festival are $28 to $75 (plus taxes and fees) through Ticketmaster. Here is a look at the bands that will perform.
The Massachusetts rock group Godsmack (featured slideshow) has racked up three #1 albums and seven #1 singles. The band has won a Billboard Music Award, and they have been nominated for four Grammy Awards. Their latest album, 1000hp, debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 back on August 3.
Formed in South Africa in 1999, Seether has gone on to earn worldwide attention. The band has seen albums certified gold or platinum in five different countries. Seether has racked up 16 Top 10 singles (including six chart-toppers), three Billboard Music Awards, and an MTV Africa Music Award. They released their latest album, Isolate and Medicate, back in July. You can check out the band's 2005 #1 smash "Remedy" in the nearby video box.
California's Buckcherry (pictured) has totaled four Top 10 albums and seven Top 10 singles, including the #1 smash "Lit Up". The band released a new EP entitled F**k on August 19.
Pop Evil has collected seven Top 10 Rock singles, including three consecutive #1 singles off of their latest album, 2013's Onyx. The first of those three #1 singles, "Trenches", won the Michigan natives a Radio Contraband Rock Radio Award for "Song of the Year".
The Las Vegas post-hardcore band Escape the Fate has seen each of their last three albums reach the Top 5 of the Indie chart. The band's latest album, 2013's Ungrateful, brought them their highest charting single, "One for the Money", which hit #11 on the Mainstream Rock chart.
Within Reason has been voted "Rock Band of the Year" and "Performer of the Year" in their home state of Alabama. The band released their latest EP After the Crawl in 2012.
Ontario-based rock band Sons of Revelry was founded by Scottish native Toby Black, who moved to North America to pursue his dream of being a pro hockey player. Instead, Black became an internet millionaire and, last year, formed S.O.R. The band released two new EPs in August, Fractal and Two Sides to Every Story.
Rounding out the Uproar Festival lineup are Canadian bands These Raven Skies and Tattered. Calgary's These Raven Skies created their own record label and released their self-titled debut album in late July. Alberta-based metal quintet Tattered released their self-titled debut EP in 2011, and they are now just a few weeks from the release of their first full-length album.
So, rock fans, if you are looking for weekend plans, head out to Western Iowa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival.