Updated: Guest List Grows for Inaugural AP Music Awards


Originally Posted 6/11/2014)

Slated to take place at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on July 21, the inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards will feature a who’s who of emo/punk acts. Acts already scheduled to perform include Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the Misfits, A Day To Remember, All Time Low, Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco, Asking Alexandria, twenty one pilots and Sleeping With Sirens. Cleveland’s 115-piece Contemporary Youth Orchestra will also perform, and the magazine recently announced that guests to appear include Smashing Pumpkins’ frontman Billy Corgan, Korn, Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack, rapper Ice-T and his wife Coco, Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace, Memphis May Fire, Motionless In White, Machine Gun Kelly, Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri and I See Stars. Sleeping With Sirens will perform — their performance will be their only North American live performance all summer. Along with a yet-unnamed co-host, Automatic Loveletter frontwoman and The Voice season two runner-up Juliet Simms will co-host the red carpet pre-show. Mark Hoppus of Blink—182 will host the awards, and a total of 15 awards will be distributed. Fans can cast their votes in 12 different categories at altpress.com/apmas. Voting ends July 15, and AXS TV will broadcast the show live. The concert is open to the public; tickets can be purchased through the AP website.


Yellowcard and Paramore will also make appearances and Machine Gun Kelly, Chiodos and We Came as Romans are also scheduled to perform.

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
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