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As ticket sales continue to climb, organizers of the Gibson AP Music Awards fueled by Monster Energy Drink have unveiled the latest batch of additions to its already stacked bill. Two-time AP cover stars Sleeping With Sirens will perform at the APMAs, making it their only North American live performance all summer. Attendees can also look forward to special appearances from Ice-T & CocoLaura Jane Grace of Against Me!Memphis May FireMotionless In White and I See Stars. On top of all that, Automatic Loveletter frontwoman and The Voiceseason two runner-up Juliet Simms will co-host the red carpet pre-show alongside a very special surprise guest to be announced soon.
This special one-night event on July 21, 2014, held at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum at North Coast Harbor in AP’s hometown of Cleveland, will be broadcast live on AXS TV, and will feature performances from Fall Out BoyJoan Jett & The Blackheartsthe MisfitsA Day To RememberAll Time LowBrendon Urie of Panic! At The DiscoAsking Alexandriatwenty one pilotsSleeping With Sirens and more to be announced, including some surprises.
Tickets are on sale now for $69.99 and can be purchased online at 
Hosted by six-time cover star Mark Hoppus of Blink–182, the show will bring together the most talented musicians for one epic night to honor outstanding acts and celebrate the power of music. Fifteen awards in total will be handed out, including Album Of The Year presented by Journeys, Artist Of The Year presented by Monster Energy Drink, Song of the Year presented by Epitaph Records, Best Guitarist presented by Gibson and Most Dedicated Fans presented by Fearless Records, along with a special Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Victory Records, an Icon Award presented by Blackstar Amps honoring Joan Jett and a Vanguard Award honoring Billy Corgan. Fans can cast their votes in 12 different categories at Voting ends July 15.
Cleveland’s 115-piece Contemporary Youth Orchestra will be performing throughout the APMAs, both independently and through unique artist collaborations. Other confirmed artists making appearances include Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), KornAndy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), Ice-T & CocoLaura Jane Grace (Against Me!), Memphis May FireMotionless In WhiteMachine Gun KellyFrankie Palmeri (Emmure) and I See Stars with more to be announced.
AXS TV will broadcast the show live to its more than 42 million U.S. household audience. “Alternative Press is one of the most important and influential publications in the music industry,” says AXS TV founder Mark Cuban. “Their unique and uncompromising vision is a perfect fit with the brand of programming AXS TV is known for, and this is reflected in the all-star lineup that will be performing in the show. This is truly an historic event, and we’re proud to be the official broadcaster of this innovative awards show.”
Fans that purchased VIP and Monster ticket packages will be invited to a pre-show boat party on the Goodtimes III, located right behind the Rock Hall. The boat sets sail at 1:30 p.m. and will include performances by Issues, Ghost Town and Marmozets, three bands recently featured in AP’s 100 Bands You Need To Know In 2014 special.
In addition to Gibson and Monster Energy Drink, sponsors of the AP Music Awards include Blackstar Amps, Epitaph Records, Fearless Records, Fueled By Ramen, Hopeless Records, Journeys, Onkyo, Roadrunner Records, Sumerian Records, Tascam and Victory Records.
The AP Music Awards are produced by Kevin Lyman (founder & CEO of 4FINI) and Josh Bernstein (Golden Gods creator and producer).  Executive producers are Mike Shea, Dawn Marshman and Joe Scarpelli.
Artist Of The Year Presented by Monster Energy Drink   
A Day To Remember
Avenged Sevenfold
Black Veil Brides
Bring Me The Horizon
Fall Out Boy
Of Mice & Men
Panic! At The Disco
Pierce The Veil
Sleeping With Sirens
Album Of The Year presented by Journeys
A Day To Remember • Common Courtesy
Avenged Sevenfold • Hail To The King
Black Veil Brides • Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones
Bring Me The Horizon • Sempiternal
Fall Out Boy • Save Rock And Roll 
Paramore • Paramore 
Sleeping With Sirens • Feel
Touché Amoré • Is Survived By 
twenty one pilots • Vessel
The Wonder Years • The Greatest Generation
Artist Philanthropic Award Presented by Sub City / Take Action
All Time Low — Skate4Cancer
Memphis May Fire— peta2
Modern Baseball — 1BlueString
Pierce The Veil — The Keep A Breast foundation
Rise Against — Shirts For A Cure
The Used — Living The Dream Foundation
Best Live Band 
A Day To Remember
All Time Low
Asking Alexandria
Fall Out Boy
Pierce The Veil
twenty one pilots
Breakthrough Band      
The Color Morale
Crown The Empire
The Story So Far
twenty one pilots
Song of the Year Presented by Epitaph Records
All Time Low feat. Vic Fuentes • “A Love Like War”
Bring Me The Horizon • “Shadow Moses”
Fall Out Boy • “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)”
Falling In Reverse • “Alone”
Paramore • “Still Into You”
Sleeping With Sirens feat. Machine Gun Kelly • “Alone”
Best International Band
Asking Alexandria (U.K.)
Bring Me The Horizon (U.K.)
Crossfaith (Japan)
Parkway Drive (Australia)
Silverstein (Canada)
Frank Turner (U.K.)
Most Dedicated Fans Presented by Fearless Records         
All Time Low
Avenged Sevenfold
Black Veil Brides
Mayday Parade
My Chemical Romance
Pierce The Veil
Best Vocalist     
Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)
Vic Fuentes (Pierce The Veil)
Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens)
Oli Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon)
Brendon Urie (Panic! At The Disco)
Hayley Williams (Paramore)
Best Guitarist Presented by Gibson
JB Brubaker (August Burns Red)
Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold)
Phil Manansala (Of Mice & Men)
Jack O’Shea (Bayside)
Chris Rubey (The Devil Wears Prada)
Jacky Vincent (Falling In Reverse)
Best Bassist      
Jeremy Davis (Paramore)
Zack Merrick (All Time Low)
Ryan Neff (Miss May I)
Jaime Preciado (Pierce The Veil)
Devin “Ghost” Sola (Motionless In White)
Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy)
Best Drummer  
Jess Bowen (The Summer Set)
Josh Dun (Twenty One Pilots)
Mike Fuentes (Pierce The Veil)
Matt Greiner (August Burns Red)
Luke Holland (The Word Alive)
Ryan Seaman (Falling In Reverse)
About Alternative Press:
Now in its 29th year, Alternative Press continues to be the definitive and most trusted source for discovering new artists, breaking news and reporting on the latest trends in the underground music scene and youth culture. With last year’s redesign, the magazine has become an essential collectors’ piece, providing a passionate fan base with in-depth content on their favorite contemporary artists. In addition to a successful print edition, AP has expanded its reach to incorporate multiple platforms including iPad and mobile apps, as well as AP has promoted its brand through such avenues as the AP Tour and APTV (which offers exclusive nationwide reporting) and now the first AP Music Awards. No matter which platform, AP prides itself on offering fans insight to the hottest artists, interviews and trends first 
About Gibson Brands (
Gibson Brands, one the fastest-growing companies in the music and sound industries, was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN. Gibson Brands is a global leader in musical instruments, and consumer and professional audio, and is dedicated to bringing the finest experiences by offering exceptional products with world-recognized brands. Gibson has a portfolio of over 100 well-recognized brand names starting with the number one guitar brand, Gibson. Other brands include: Epiphone, Dobro, Valley Arts, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Slingerland, Maestro, Baldwin, Hamilton, Chickering and Wurlitzer. Audio brands include: KRK Systems, TASCAM, Cakewalk, Cerwin-Vega!, Stanton, Onkyo, Integra, TEAC, TASCAM Professional Software, and Esoteric. All Gibson Brands are dedicated to innovation, prestige and improving the quality of life of our customers.
About Monster Energy Drink:
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. |
About AXS TV:
As TV’s premier destination for live music festival broadcasts, AXS TV delivers relevant, unpredictable and irreverent programming by presenting unfiltered access to today’s top comedians, newsmakers, musical entertainers and their performances. Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing the best in music programming and festivals, comedy performances, current events and mixed martial arts promotions. Indicative of the network’s dedication to music programming, AXS TV Concerts is the official 2014 TV broadcaster of the prestigious Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (April 18-20), Stagecoach Country Music Festival (April 25-27) and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (May 1-4). AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also distributed in Canada and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the website,; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram; and YouTube.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational activities. For more information, please

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