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Rock On The Range 2015 Dates and Line-up Announced!

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Linkin Park, Slipknot and Judas Priest Lead Lineup of Over 60 Bands May 15, 16 & 17 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Ohio


Judas Priest, photo by Seth M for FW

Judas Priest, photo by Seth M for FW


Rock On The Range, America’s premier hard rock festival, returns to central Ohio’s Columbus Crew Stadium May 15, 16 and 17, 2015 for its ninth year with a stellar lineup (as always!) of top rock bands, this year led by multiplatinum band Linkin Park, global rock juggernauts Slipknot, and heavy metal legends Judas Priest (who are currently celebrating their 40th anniversary).

Halestorm, photo by devildresseddown for FW

Halestorm, photo by devildresseddown for FW

The full weekend of non-stop rock will also feature performances from Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Volbeat, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax, Ministry, and many more of the world’s most exciting bands on three stages over three days, plus the most outrageous Rock n’ Roll comedians in the ROTR Comedy Tent.


Pre-Sale Tickets and Layaway Tickets Available Now!


Rock On The Range ~ part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series ~ has sold out in advance for two years in a row, with 120,000 concertgoers on hand in 2014. For 2015, ROTR has invited live music’s top cable channel, AXS TV, to film the weekend as part of their live festival coverage, allowing fans around the world to experience Rock On The Range.


To kick off the ROTR weekend with a laugh, Guitar World & Revolver’s Roast On The Range returns to Columbus, Ohio Thursday, May 14. Look for more details to be announced in early 2015 at and The 2014 Roast featured nearly a dozen musicians and comedians who honored and lampooned Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor in front of a live audience.


Slipnot, photo by FW staff, courtesy of FW

Slipknot, photo by FW staff, courtesy of FW


The current band lineup for Rock On The Range ~ fueled by Monster Energy Drink ~ is (are you sitting down?):


Linkin Park, photo by Seth M for FW

Linkin Park, photo by Seth M for FW

Linkin Park, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Volbeat, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Of Mice & Men, Ministry, Anthrax, Tech N9ne, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Live, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Yelawolf, In Flames, Motionless In White, Saxon, Rival Sons, Falling In Reverse, Apocalyptica, Hatebreed, Periphery, Nonpoint, Baby Metal, The Devil Wears Prada, Dillinger Escape Plan, We Are Harlot, Starset, New Medicine, Beartooth, You Me At Six, Young Guns, Dorothy, Crobot, Shaman’s Harvest, Like A Storm, Unlocking The Truth, Islander, Marmozets, Sabaton, Upon A Burning Body, From Ashes To New, Red Sun Rising, and Santa Cruz, with more bands and entertainers to be announced soon.


Apocalyptica, photo by Lara Dean for FW

Apocalyptica, photo by Lara Dean for FW


Corey Taylor of Slipknot says, “It’s been way too long since Slipknot has played ROTR…five years is too long. We’re coming back with a new album and a new show. It’ll feel good to headline again. Everyone, prepare for hell…”


Judas Priest proclaims, Rock On The Range brings the Priest back to the USA! We can’t wait to unleash our metal maniacs #priestfamily once more with our ongoing 40th anniversary ‘Redeemer of Souls’ World Tour.”


“We’re very excited to be back and playing Rock On The Range. It was an honor to be a part of the very first ROTR back in ‘07 and we’re grateful to return to be a part of this amazing rock n roll event,” says Ben Burnley of Breaking Benjamin.


Sabaton, photo by Francois Poulin for FW

Sabaton, photo by Francois Poulin for FW

A specially priced pre-sale for Rock On The Range is available now through Friday, December 5 at 9:59 am ET. Visit to receive a code to purchase pre-sale tickets now. The ROTR ticket pre-sale offers a limited number of weekend tickets at discounted prices as follows (plus fees):


~ Weekend Field: $169.50

~ Weekend Stadium GA: $99.50

~ Weekend Stadium 4-Pack (save $100, while supplies last): $299


Regularly priced general admission tickets go on sale Friday, December 5 at 10:00 AM ET and will be priced as follows:


~ Weekend Field: $184.50

~ Weekend Stadium GA: $124.50

~ Weekend Stadium 4-Pack (while supplies last): $349


These prices will stay in place through late February.


A limited number of discounted tickets are also available for active military through Rock On The Range partner GovX.


Monster Energy returns to Rock On The Range 2015 as the main stage sponsor and will be on site conducting giveaways, hosting Monster Energy artist signings, and giving out samples of Monster Energy Drink.


In This Moment, photo by Seth M for FW

In This Moment, photo by Seth M for FW


New to Rock On The Range in 2015 will be the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 VIP Lounge, which will feature amenities including dedicated Wi-Fi, charging stations, private restrooms, premium food options, and more. This upgrade will be available for all ticket purchases for only $125 while supplies last.


For full details about all tickets, including Military Ticket discounts, VIP Packages, Hotel and Ticket Bundles, Camping Packages and Layaway Tickets, visit


Of Mice and Men, photo by Seth M for FW

Of Mice and Men, photo by Seth M for FW

“Our mission each year is to widen the net as much as possible while staying true to the core that is Rock On The Range,” says Gary Spivack, Co-Executive Producer of ROTR for RockHouse Presents. “Take headliners Slipknot, Linkin Park, and Judas Priest as well as heavyweights Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, the welcomed return of Breaking Benjamin, combine that with bands such as Rise Against, Of Mice & Men, Tech N9ne, Yelawolf and a rare appearance from the likes of Ministry, you then get the world that is Rock On The Range. A music festival…where ROCK (of all kinds) lives.”


Rock On The Range is proud to once again be fueled by their partners at Monster Energy Drink. Additional sponsors include Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, Crazy Dave’s Music Experience and Zippo, with more to be announced.


Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live, Crew Stadium, and RockHouse Presents. The multi-stage music and lifestyle event features an incredible lineup of bands on three stages over three days. The nationally renowned festival that’s located in the heart of the country is proud to be part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series (see our coverage of the kick-off to 2014’s World’s Loudest Month here and find out what’s in store for 2015 here), and has annually drawn  huge weekend crowd  ~ including a sold-out crowd of over 120,000 fans in 2014 ~ since its inception in 2007.





Check out some of our live coverage of ROTR 2014  and 2013! And oh yeah, we were at Roast on the Range in 2014, too (careful, don’t look directly at Corey’s suit, you’ll go blind for a week)!


Corey Taylor @ Roast on the Range '14

Corey Taylor @ Roast on the Range ’14




Rotr sponsors

About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1995, DWP has created, developed and produced events from the club level to some of the largest North American festivals. Founded by industry veteran Danny Wimmer, DWP produces some of the largest festivals in the rock and alternative landscapes. Never satisfied with the status quo, Danny Wimmer Presents strives to create memorable and fulfilling concert experiences leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions.


About AEG Live: AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices, and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, American Idols, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Coloseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.


About RockHouse Presents: RockHouse Presents is a boutique concert company specializing in talent buying for the best hard rock and alternative rock music events across North America. RockHouse, while serving as a co-executive producer for destination festivals Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion and the first annual Northern Invasion, also books, markets and curates such branded events as EdgeFest/Dallas, Xfest/San Diego, MMRBQ/Philadelphia, BFD/San Francisco and several other nationally known radio hosted shows across the country.


About Monster Energy: Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality. and 


About Jack Daniel’s: Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866, the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the oldest registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails.  .


About Jägermeister: Jägermeister, which translates to “master hunter,” is the #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States and one of the top shot brands in the world. The full-bodied flavor of Jägermeister, which includes cinnamon, star anise, ginger, orange and cardamom, is a result of a lengthy maceration to extract aromatic compounds from a closely guarded recipe of 56 herbs, roots, blossoms and fruits, plus aging in oak casks for one year. The production process is exacting and includes sourcing the ingredients in their raw, unprocessed form, along with 383 quality checks to ensure its iconic taste profile. Jägermeister Liqueur is 35% Alc. /Vol. and imported exclusively by Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc., New Rochelle, NY. Visit or for additional information. 


FlashWounds and all the producers and sponsors of ROTR and the entire World’s Loudest Month family ask that you please drink responsibly!