Return to “The Land”, CLEVELAND, OHIO, for 4th Annual
Celebration of Alternative Music
Mark Your Calendars – July 17, 2017 – Tickets on Sale Soon
“The GRAMMYs of Alternative Music” –
TIME Magazine
Watch a 2017 Teaser Video Here
CLEVELAND, OH – Last summer, after another successful year of extraordinary
performances, exciting surprises, interactive onsite activities and an
action-packed, star-studded red carpet, the Journeys Alternative Press Music
Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy Drink
further solidified itself as the
biggest, most popular celebration of alternative music on the planet.
After hosting 2016’s event in the great city of Columbus, Ohio
at Ohio
State University’s Schottenstein Center,
Cleveland-based music magazine Alternative Press is pleased to announce
they are bringing the APMAs back to their home city on the evening of
July 17, 2017.
The APMAs promise even more of what fans have come to
expect from the show in 2017 – huge stars and incredible performances –
presented on a scale worthy of the most exciting genres in music!
Alternative Press founder and CEO Mike Shea states, “We’ve got some big
things planned for the APMAs in 2017 and we’re so happy that we get to
return to our hometown to make it all happen. The city of Cleveland is one of
the hottest revitalized cities in the nation and we are proud of our ongoing
contribution to the city’s growth.”
Details regarding the 2017 APMAs venue, tickets and VIP
packages, hosts, nominees, honorees, attending/performing artists, red carpet
appearances, surrounding events and more will be announced in the new year via
Last year’s APMAs trended worldwide on Twitter and
Facebook for over 72 hours – before, during and after live streaming on Amazon
‘s official Twitch channel – which reached a staggering
500,000-plus viewers. The Alternative Press Music Awards were the most
viewed stream on Twitch day of show, in addition to being the No. 3 most viewed
music stream in the platform’s history. Social media reaction and fan response
spread fast and furious across the internet following the opening red carpet
and awards ceremony, garnering millions of impressions.
In addition, over 6,000 die-hard alternative music fans attended
the live show in person. Fans enjoyed hours of snapping pics and rubbing elbows
with celebrities and artists outside the red carpet (streamed live via tumblr.),
had merch and other items personally signed by their favorite bands at the Monster
Artist Signing Truck, enjoyed a front row view of the electrifying
live show action in the Fearless Records Fan Pit, and capped off the
night celebrating at the official fan afterparty at Skully’s Music Diner. If
you missed out on the fun last year, check out a 2016 ultimate highlight reel here.
Each Alternative Press Music Awards show has featured
some of the greatest artists in modern music, ranging from today’s biggest rock
stars such as Fall Out Boy, Hayley Williams of Paramore, Panic! At
The Disco, Twenty One Pilots, Machine Gun Kelly, Papa Roach, Pierce The Veil,
PVRIS, Black Veil Brides, Tyler Posey
of MTV’s Teen Wolf and
, to musical legends such as Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry, Slash,
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Billy Corgan of The Smashing
and Ice-T. Countless renowned artists such as Rob Zombie,
Mark Hoppus of Blink-182, Taking Back Sunday, All Time Low,
Motionless In White, Marilyn Manson, Run of RUN DMC, Coolio,
Ollie Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon, and beyond have appeared at
the APMAs, with spectacular performances from artists including (but not
limited to) New Found Glory, Yellowcard, A Day To Remember, Laura
Jane Grace
of Against Me!, Third Eye Blind and more.
Additionally, the APMAs are recognized for presenting collaborative
cover performances unlike music fans have ever seen before, including Joan
and Slash teaming up to perform “Star Star” by the Rolling
, Asking Alexandria performing Duran Duran‘s
“Hungry Like The Wolf” with Jonathan Davis of Korn, Halestorm
and Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor covering Temple Of The
‘s “Hunger Strike”, Rob Halford and BABYMETAL
performing Judas Priest classics “Breaking The Law” and
“Painkiller” and many more.
Keep your eyes on over the coming weeks
for new announcements and information on the 2017 Alternative Press Music
About Alternative Press:

For over 30 years, Alternative Press continues
to be on the forefront of discovering new artists, breaking news and reporting
on the latest trends in music and youth culture. Since its early days as a
pasted-up fanzine in the mid-’80s, Alternative Press is one of the largest
music magazines in the world. AP provides in-depth interviews and exclusive
photos, making it an essential collectors piece for a passionate fan base, as
well as digitally through various mobile and tablet formats. AP has expanded
its digital reach via an enhanced mobile app, one of the world’s fastest-growing websites.
The site has become a necessary destination
for up-to-the-minute breaking news, coverage from our national APtv
correspondents, exclusive multimedia premieres and much more. Additionally, the
brand has been successfully extended through live events, beginning with the
launch of the AP Tour and the company’s inaugural AP Music Award Show, which
trended No. 1 worldwide on Twitter and Facebook. Independently owned and
operated, AP continues to reach millions of fans, offering them insight to the
hottest artists and cultural trends first.