Soundwave 2013 is already done and dusted, ticket sales-wise, with a massive lineup of 73 acts ensuring that the hard and heavy rock festival enjoyed a sell out across the country, with tickets for Melbourne and Brisbane putting up sold out signs in record time by mid-September. Now, as previously reported, two more acts have been confirmed for the mammoth lineup.
Soundwave boss and serial tweeter, AJ Maddah already teased that he’d be locking in two more bands for the 2013 lineup, which already contains the likes three of metal’s ‘Big Four’, with the second round announcement seeing Slayer joining headliners Metallica, and Anthrax; as well Blink 182 – complete with fear-of-flying drummer Travis Barker – in their first Australian show in over a decade.
Now Soundwave’s ranks will swell with the addition of Canadian pop punk act Living With Lions, and Creed/Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti.
The former hail from Vancouver and have three albums to their credit, including their latest studio album, 2011’s Holy Shit. A record that stirred some controversy surrounding the fact that the band’s record label, Black Box Recordings, received a financial loan from the Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records (FACTOR), a government funded arts program; but when politicians caught wind of the agit-prop content of the album, they put pressure on the band to censor their album.
Instead, they gave back the funds for the record and asked fans for help, proving their punk credentials.
The other added act, Mark Tremonti, is best known as the lead guitarist for Creed before exiting to form his new rock outfit, Alter Bridge. He’s moonlighted as a solo artist outside of those bands since the early 00s, and will no doubt be bringing some of his musical mates to help him for his Soundwave 2013 appearance.
Living with Lions and Mark Tremonti join a huge list of names for the bill, which also contains Sidewaves from Blink 182 and Linkin Park, which you can view below.
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SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2013 // FULL LINEUP
A PERFECT CIRCLE / THE OFFSPRING / PARAMORE / SLAYER / GARBAGE / CYPRESS HILL / BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE / TOMAHAWK / STONE SOUR / BRING ME THE HORIZON / KYUSS LIVES / ANTHRAX / SUM 41 / DRAGONFORCE / ALL TIME LOW / FLOGGING MOLLY / GHOST / DUFF McKAGAN’S LOADED / KILLSWITCH ENGAGE/ THE VANDALS/ BILLY TALENT / MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK / MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE / THE AMITY AFFLICTION / SICK OF IT ALL / KINGDOM OF SORROW / FOZZY / THE LAWRENCE ARMS / SLEEPING WITH SIRENS / CANCER BATS / THE BLACKOUT / GALLOWS / MADBALL / FUCKED UP / VISION OF DISORDER / PIERCE THE VEIL / PERIPHERY / SHAI HALUD / OF MICE & MEN / ORANGE GOBLIN/ THE SWORD/ CHELSEA GRIN/ THE CHARIOT/ SHARKS / DR ACULA/ O’BROTHER/ NORTHLANE/ MILESTONESTHIS IS HELL / MISS MAY I / DANKO JONES / LUCERO / WOE, IS ME / THE WONDER YEARS / MARK TREMONTI/ LIVING WITH LIONS/ POLAR BEAR CLUB / WHILE SHE SLEEPS / CEREBRAL BALLZY / THE EARLY NOVEMBER / SUCH GOLD / SIX FEET UNDER / THE DEAR HUNTER / DEAF HAVANA / RED FANG / VERSUS THE WORLD / BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR / CONFESSION / CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK! / SYLOSIS / MEMPHIS MAY FIRE / CROSSFAITH
SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL VENUES AND DATES
SATURDAY 23- BRISBANE, RNA SHOWGROUNDS – SOLD OUT!
SUNDAY 24 – SYDNEY, OLYMPIC PARK – SOLD OUT!
FRIDAY 1 – MELBOURNE, FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE – SOLD OUT!
SATURDAY 2 – ADELAIDE, BONYTHON PARK – SOLD OUT!
MONDAY 4 – PERTH, CLAREMONT SHOWGROUNDS – SOLD OUT!
Blink 182 Sidewaves 2013
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER, 9AM
WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY
SYDNEY, ALLPHONES ARENA – Licensed All Ages
FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY
BRISBANE, THE MARQUEE RNA SHOWGROUNDS – Licensed All Ages
www.oztix.com.au and Oztix outlets
TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY
MELBOURNE, SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL – Licensed All Ages
LINKIN PARK & STONE SOUR SIDEWAVE 2013
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 9AM
TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY- SYDNEY, ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – Lic A/A
WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY – MELBOURNE, ROD LAVER ARENA – Lic A/A