Due to safety concerns based on the possible effects of Hurricane Irene, the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festivalhas rescheduled the Sunday, August 28 show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts to Tuesday, August 30. The U.S. National Hurricane Center has warned that hurricane-level storms may occur in the area on Sunday.
All tickets for the previously scheduled performance date will be honored at the rescheduled date on Tuesday, August 30. For those unable to attend the rescheduled date, refunds are available at point of purchase.
“Safety first…We don’t want any of our fans to get hurt,” says M. Shadows of AVENGED SEVENFOLD. “We decided to move the show from Sunday to Tuesday so all of you crazy fucks can make it and stay safe.”
“We apologize for any inconvenience to the fans, but safety is our first concern. We want everyone to be able to enjoy a full afternoon and evening of rock at Uproar,” says Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival co-producer John Oakes. “After the Category 3 storm blows through New England on Sunday, Uproar promises to bring a Category 5 rock storm on Tuesday.”
As previously reported, the main stage of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival tour will be moved inside of the Gulf Coast Coliseum for the September 4 show in Biloxi, Mississippi. According to a statement from the local radio station 97.9 WCPR, which is co-promoting the event, the decision to move the show was made because of the recent collapse of a large outdoor stage in Indiana.
Four people were killed when stage equipment, towers, a tent and a tree collapsed on August 18 after a wind and hail storm hit the Pukkelpop festival in Hasselt, Belgium.
Earlier this month, a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair and sent steel scaffolding into the crowd below, killing five people and injuring dozens more.
On July 17, CHEAP TRICK barely avoided being crushed when the stage at the Ottawa Bluesfest collapsed during a storm. A few were injured, but no one was killed.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival will rock Camden, New Jersey this Friday, August 26 and Scranton, Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 27.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival features multi-platinum headliner AVENGED SEVENFOLD, along with main stage artists THREE DAYS GRACE, SEETHER, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and ESCAPE THE FATE. The North American touring music and lifestyle festival also includes Best Buy Music Gear Stage headliners SEVENDUST, as well as BLACK TIDE, ART OF DYING and HELL OR HIGHWATER.