Jonathan Sutton – Guitar/Vocals
Kyle Glidden – Bass/Vocals
Jonathan Sutton – Guitar/Vocals
Kyle Glidden – Bass/Vocals
Tickets Available Now!
*A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Boot Campaign*
On April 24th, an all-star cast of musicians will perform at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA as part of a benefit concert for the Boot Campaign and their support of our military veterans. In a rare appearance, these alternative rock stars will appear together, performing songs off the “Battlefield of the Mind” documentary soundtrack, releasing on the same day on Chill (www.chill.com/botm). April 24th is also the official release date of the documentary.
“Battlefield of the Mind”, a film ArtistDirect calls, “the most powerful documentary of the decade,” is a full-length documentary that tells the raw and tragic details of what life is like as an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran today. Many veterans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and among them are those whose lives have fallen apart and have become homeless as a result. Severe PTSD leaves these returning heroes on a downward spiral into their own personal hell. The documentary is available to stream and download at: http://chill.com/fran_strine/battlefield-of-the-mind
The musicians performing together for ONE NIGHT ONLY in support of the film and the cause include:
– David Ellefson of MEGADETH
– Troy McLawhorn of EVANESCENCE
– Sal G of STAIND
– Pete Murray of LO-PRO
– Neil Godfrey of LO-PRO
– Headliners EYE EMPIRE, featuring Corey Lowery (STUCK MOJO /STEREOMUD /DARK NEW DAY) and B.C. Kochmit (SWITCHED) and Ryan Bennett (TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION) and military veteran Donald ‘DC’ Carpenter (SUBMERSED)
The event will open at 7:00pm with filmmaker and participant interaction, exclusive look at the documentary, and Q&A. At 8:30pm the doors will re-open for the all-star jam and performance from Eye Empire.
*A taste of the music from the soundtrack can be found here. (The track is “No Words” Featuring Mike Mushok, Pete Murray, David Ellefson and Sal G.)
Tickets are $20 for full access, $15 for performance only.
To purchase tickets and RSVP visit: http://battlefieldofthemindlive.eventbrite.com/
VIP tickets (which include early access to soundcheck) are made available atwww.chill.com/botm.
Narrated by David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Co-produced by Aaron Lewis (STAIND), this documentary by Fran Strine takes on a tragic truth – that those men that put their lives on the line to defend our freedom have come home to a world plagued by PTSD and homelessness. 1 in 7 homeless adults are veterans and over ¼ of homeless veterans suffer from mental illness, physical illness and substance abuse at the same time.
These sad truths moved a concerned public to donate en masse to get the film made leading to a rousing KICKSTARTER success. The film raised 190% of its funding goal with the soundtrack raising 120% of its funding goal. The film is currently available on CHILL (chill.com/botm) and will see its official physical release along with its soundtrack on April 24th.
“After engaging in conversations with these veterans living on the streets and hearing their stories, I knew this was the documentary I had to make and show that we, as citizens can make a difference,” says director and co-producer Fran Strine. The VA was approved $1.35 billion for the homeless in 2013 – a mere 0.035% of the $8.3 trillion US budget, says The White House Office of Management & Budget. Forbes adds that providing permanent housing for the chronic homeless would save taxpayers $3 billion.
The soundtrack for the film features members of many prominent rock bands. DC of EYE EMPIRE, a former soldier himself, said of his band’s involvement, “I have always been sensitive to issues that face our troops Stateside & abroad. When our good friend Fran mentioned that he and Aaron were going to be making this film and that he would like for us to be involved with the music, we were very humbled.” Vocalist, Pete Murray (previously of ULTRASPANK) called working with the likes of Ellefson and Mike Mushok of STAIND “…an amazing experience. Working with other musicians with different backgrounds and influences has been an incredible opportunity.”
In addition to his narration duties, MEGADETH’s David Ellefson contributed to the soundtrack. He explains the synergy between the music and the film, “Lyrically these songs were inspired directly by the film and the people portrayed in it. In many ways, the Soundtrack continues the narrative of the film in music form. I am proud that the songs and people involved in making them took the subject matter to heart and used it as the springboard for our songwriting.” Composing score and soundtrack music was a labor of love for STAIND’s Mike Mushok. “In writing music to the film, I got to watch a scene and express how I feel about it by writing music to it,” explains Mushok. “It was something that I really enjoyed doing and am happy with the way it ultimately turned out.”
Spread the information about the plight of these veterans by purchasing the film and soundtrack and sharing it with your friends and family. Information is power and “Battlefield Of The Mind” is the ultimate ammunition in battling veteran homelessness and PTSD.
1. War Isn’t Over Yet – Eye Empire
2. Give Me Life – LoPro
3. Tear It Down – Feat. Mike Mushok, Pete Murray, David Ellefson & Sal G.
4. Wake of War – Feat. Troy McLawhorn, D.C., Mike Mushok, Corey Lowery & Mike Froedge
5. No Words – Feat. Mike Mushok, Pete Murray, David Ellefson & Sal G.
6. Not Like You – Feat. Troy McLawhorn, Pete Murray & Mike Froedge
7. When – Life on planet 0
8. Witness – Viasava
9. Drop us in hell – Feat. Sal G & Joseph Dougherty
10. Awakening – When earth awakes
11. Wake up – Feat. Michael Benedetto & Keith Caro
12. Save me – Feat. Michael Benedetto & Keith Caro
13. Ask McFly – The Dreaded Marco
14. Hollow Destination – Otan Vargas
About Boot Campaign:
The Boot Campaign is a grassroots initiative started by five women from Texas known as The Boot Girls. The campaign encourages everyone to ‘get their boots on’ providing an easy and tangible way for Americans to show appreciation for troops, cultivate awareness of the challenges they face upon return and raise funds for military programs meeting the physical and emotional needs of our heroes. What better way to say “Thank You” to our troops than wearing a pair of boots just like theirs? Proceeds from boot sales combined with donations and corporate sponsorships help us to assist wounded military and their families with job placement, mortgage free homes, PTSD counseling, adaptive clothing and so much more.
Chill is the premier video platform and marketplace to find entertainment content distributed for a global audience direct from artists, comedians and filmmakers. Consumers can stream or download-to-own top films, docs, series and comedy specials in HD quality to any device and transact worldwide. Chill recently released the critically acclaimed Maria Bamford: Special, Special, Special. Based in Los Angeles, CA, the company is backed by venture funding from Kleiner Perkins, William Morris Endeavor (WME), 500 Startups, Redpoint Ventures, Crunchfund, Science Media, Troy Carter and Atlas Venture. Chill is founded by Brian Norgard and Daniel Gould.
The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will kick off August 17 in Kansas City, MO, criss-crossing the U.S. before wrapping September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. Please see below for the current tour dates, cities and venues.
Tickets for most shows go on sale Friday, June 15 and are affordably priced between $15 and $75 (plus fees). Go to http://www.RockstarUPROAR.com for full details and to purchase tickets. In addition, exclusive Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival meet & greet and VIP packages will be available.
Also, visit http://www.RockstarUPROAR.com/UPROARTV to see a new video clip of some of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival bands announcing this year’s tour dates and talking about what to expect at the shows.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival main stage will feature performances from multiplatinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach, along with breaking band Adelitas Way. In addition, the Ernie Ball Stage and Jägermeister Stage in the festival area will include performances from multiplatinum headliner P.O.D., as well as up-and-coming artists Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution (winner of the 2011 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands), In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red and a local Battle Of The Bands winner.
Look for details about the 2012 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records to be announced next week, and go to http://www.RockstarUPROAR.com/battleofthebands for more info.
The current Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival tour dates are as follows:
*Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
**Fozzy and Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
◊In This Moment will not be performing at this show
†In This Moment and Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
‡Fozzy, Redlight King and In This Moment will not be performing at this show
Date Market Venue
Fri. 8/17 Kansas City, MO Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone *
Sat. 8/18 Little Rock, AR Arkansas State Fairgrounds (KDJE Radio Show) *
Sun. 8/19 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre **
Tue. 8/21 Grand Rapids, MI Rock The Rapids (downtown)
main stage bands only
Wed. 8/22 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre *
Fri. 8/24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center *
Sat. 8/25 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair *
Sun. 8/26 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center *
Tue. 8/28 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain *
Wed. 8/29 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center **
Fri. 8/31 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion *
Sat. 9/1 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center *
Sun. 9/2 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live *
Wed. 9/5 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park *
Fri. 9/7 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre ◊
Sat. 9/8 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center †
Sun. 9/9 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center ◊
Tue. 9/11 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek ◊
Wed. 9/12 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood ◊
Thu. 9/13 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre ◊
Sat. 9/15 Houston, TX Woodlands Pavilion †
Sun. 9/16 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion ◊
Tue. 9/18 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater ‡
Wed. 9/19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre ◊
Fri. 9/21 Spokane, WA Greyhound Park and Events Center ◊
Sat. 9/22 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre ◊
Sun. 9/23 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheater ◊
Tue. 9/25 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater ◊
Sat. 9/29 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion †
Sun. 9/30 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion †
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will entertain fans for a full afternoon and evening, with performances from the hottest rock bands, along with a concourse midway featuring band autograph signings, vendors and other activities.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is proud to continue its alliance with Child Find of America, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and resolution of child abduction. In addition, the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival has joined forces with MusiCares®, a nonprofit health and human service organization established in 1989 by The Recording Academy® that helps members of the music industry in times of financial, medical and personal hardship. Various fundraising and awareness campaigns will be implemented to support these two charities. More information can be found at http://www.RockstarUPROAR.com/causes.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is made possible through the support of sponsors including Rockstar Energy Drink, Ernie Ball, Jägermeister, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army, Imagen Records, Truth, Lunarpages, Matador Beef Jerky, Schecter Guitars, South Surf, Slurpee, and Zippo Lighters.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is produced by John Reese and John Oakes of Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), CAA’s Darryl Eaton and Ryan Harlacher and Live Nation’s Perry Lavoisne. Since its inception in 2010, the touring festival’s attendance continues to grow, with nearly 325,000 in attendance in 2011. SGE is one of the world’s premier music festival production companies. With hundreds of live events worldwide each year, SGE works with agencies, brands and musical talent to produce or co-produce concerts across various genres and interests.