Illinois’ largest street festival, On the Waterfront, announced today that the entire Rock Allegiance Tour presented by The X will kick-off the festival on Thursday, September 1, 2011. The seven band rock ensemble will include; Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D. Crossfade, RED and Drive A.
The seven rock bands will include:
Buckcherry, the Los Angeles band, has released 5 albums since the band’s formation in 1995. The band’s most successful album, 15, was released in April of 2006. The platinum album contained its biggest rock hit "Crazy Bitch," as well as Buckcherry's first ever Top 10 hit "Sorry." 15 went on to spend an impressive 98 weeks on the Billboard's Top 200. The band's 2008 follow-up Black Butterfly debuted at #8 on Billboard and became a #1 rock album. Buckcherry’s newest album, All Night Long, was released in 2010 and debuted at #10 on the Top Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and was the #1 rock debut.
Papa Roach, a California based hard-rock band, has released seven albums, with three making it into the Top 10 on the Billboard 200. They have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide and boasts gold, platinum, and triple-platinum albums. With singles such as "To Be Loved", "Last Resort", "She Loves Me Not", "Scars", "Forever", and "Lifeline", the band has made a name for themselves in the world of rock in their 18 years of existence.
Puddle of Mudd, the alternative rock band from Kansas City, Missouri, has sold over 7 million albums worldwide. They have released four albums, with one making it Top 10 on the Billboard 200. With singles such as “Blurry”, “Psycho”, “Famous” and “She Hates Me” the four-man band returns to OTW this year to once again rock the Great Lawn Stage.
P.O.D., or Payable on Death, is a Christian metal band from San Diego, California. Their sounds include the infectious grooves of reggae and Latin music, as well as the emergence of hip-hop and rock. The band has released 7 albums since their 1993 formation, which have sold over 10 million copies worldwide. They have four Top 10 albums and with the help of their triple-platinum album Satellite’s top singles “Alive”, “Portrait”, and “Youth of a Nation,” P.O.D. boasts three Grammy nominees.
Crossfade is a 12-year-old rock band from South Carolina. Originally known as “The Nothing”, the band has become one of the most powerful and inventive new hard rock bands to emerge thus far in the new century with their top single “Cold.” They have released two albums, and will be releasing a third this upcoming June.
RED is an alternative metal/ Christian rock band who’s debut album “End of Silence” was nominated for the “Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album” at the Grammy Awards. Their song “Fight Inside” made Christian rock history when the debut hit #1 on Records and Radio’s charts, earning them another spot at the top. They have also won 2 GMA Dove awards for the best rock recorded song of the year, giving the band even more recognition for their edgy and inspirational songs.
Drive A, based out of Los Angeles, California, plays aggressive rock ‘n’ roll that’s as high energy as it is unforgettable. Drive A's hungry guitar snarl lives among power chords that'll take up residence in your head for weeks at a time. Drive A decided to steer clear of the tired, beaten path treaded by many of their peers in order to exist in a genre that embraces creativity and destroys any rules that go with that, the way music was intended to be written. The band's new album, The World in Shambles, is the follow up to their debut album Loss of Desire. The critically acclaimed album which featured singles "Are You Blind" and "Can't Sleep It Off" set the precedence of Drive A's back to basics form of high energy rock n' roll and provided the soundtrack for their energetic live show.
Reserved seats for the event will go on sale Friday, June 17th at noon. Reserved seats to the show will be $28.50 and Gold Seats (first three rows) will be $89.50 and can be purchased at www.onthewaterfront.com, by calling 815-968-0595, or at the Coronado Box office. Lawn tickets will go on sale at a later date.