Robert Trujillo & His Metallica Band Mates to Headline Next Year’s ‘Aftershock’ Rock Festival

Robert Trujillo is feeling an aftershock

The 56-year-old half-Mexican American bassist and songwriter and his Metallica band mates will headline next year’s Northern California rock festival Aftershock.

Metallica

In addition to Metallica, the festival – which plans to return in 2021 with an expanded four-nights – the other headlining set will come from My Chemical Romance at Discovery Park in Sacramento from October 7-10.

The new Thursday night concert on October 7 will be a celebratory evening to kick off the anticipated return of the festival that has sold out for the last five years, but was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Aftershock 2021 will be headlined by Metallica (performing two different sets, one on Friday and one on Sunday) and My Chemical Romance (Saturday), who were both confirmed for the sold-out 2020 event.

The 2021 lineup will also include Limp BizkitRancidThe OffspringSocial DistortionRise AgainstVolbeatMachine Gun KellyMastodon, GojiraSEETHER, Parkway Drive and many more.

“We can’t wait to play at Aftershock 2021 with our Bay Area brothers Metallica,” Rancid said in a statement. “We first played with them on the Lollapalooza tour in 1996 along with the Ramones and later down the road we toured across South America together. It’s gonna be wild, see ya in the pit!”

In 2019, Aftershock celebrated its biggest-ever year with 97,500 in attendance during the sold-out three-day event. As Aftershock 2021 draws near, producer Danny Wimmer Presents will be working with local officials to make sure the festival conforms to the then-current social distancing protocols.

Passes are on sale now and can be purchased for only $20 down. Payments will then be spread out over the next nine months, beginning in December. Single day admission starts at $119.50 + fees, while four day passes start at $379.50 + fees.

Rosalia Announces North American Dates for Her El Mal Querer Tour

Rosalía is bringing her flamenco flair to North America…

The 25-year-old Spanish singer has announced the North American dates for her El Mal Querer Tour

Rosalía

With only four dates confirmed, the intimate tour – her first-ever solo headlining jaunt –

 kicks off on April 17 in Los Angeles at The Mayan, and will hit San Francisco, Toronto and New York City.

The singer’s 2019 world tour dates include performances at Lollapalooza in Argentina and Chile, CoachellaPrimavera Soundin Barcelona, Spain and Gurtenfestival in Switzerland.

Tickets for the El Mal Querer Tour will go on sale on Friday, March 22. 

Here are all of the dates and venues, with the North American dates bolded:

Rosalía — 2019 Tour Dates
3/29 Buenos Aries, Argentina Lollapalooza
3/31 Santiago, Chile Lollapalooza
4/06 Toluca, Mexico Ceremonia
4/12 Indio, CA Coachella
4/17 Los Angeles, CA The Mayan
4/19 Indio, CA Coachella
4/22 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
4/26-28 Virginia Beach, VA Something In The Water
4/30 New York, NY Webster Hall (Red Bull Music Festival New York)
5/02 Toronto, ON Rebel
6/01 Barcelona, Spain Primavera Sound
6/02 Paris, France We Love Green
6/08 Porto, Portugal NOS Primavera Sound
6/13-15 Santiago De Compostela, Spain O Son do Camiño
6/15 Córdoba, Spain Noche Blanca
6/30 Werchter, Belgium Rock Werchter
7/03 Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde
7/05 Gdynia, Poland Open’er Festival
7/05-07 Ewjik, Netherlands Down The Rabbit Hole
7/11-13 Bilbao, Spain Bilbao BBK LIVE
7/13 Lleida, Spain Doctor Music Festival
7/17-20 Ostrava, Czech Republic Colours Of Ostrava
7/18 Berne, Switzerland Gurtenfestival

Navarro & His Jane’s Addiction Band Mates Earn First Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nomination

Dave Navarro is celebrating a special first…

The 49-year-old Mexican American guitarist and his Jane’s Addiction band mates have earned their first-ever Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination.

Dave Navarro & Jane's Addiction

“We’re super excited, but it’s hard to talk about because it’s a nomination. The jury’s still out,” Navarro tells Billboard. “Of course it’s very much an honor and we’d love to be in the Hall, but we don’t want to jinx it. We’re a three-time Grammy-nominated band that has never won the Grammy, and here we are now with another nomination. It’s hard to pull the trigger of excitement just yet, but we’re secretly psyched to be nominated.”

The quartet recently wrapped its Sterling Spoon Anniversary Tour, celebrating its sophomore album, Ritual de lo habitualand the 25th anniversary of Lollapalooza.

They’re one of 19 acts nominated for the Rock Hall’s Class of 2017. And if anyone can feel like a winner just being nominated, Navarro sounds like he means it.

“The company we’re in, it’s pretty spectacular,” he says. “They’re all bands that I either grew up with or grew up listening to. So it’s a pretty big deal for me to see the MC5, the Cars, Journey, Pearl Jam and Jane’s Addiction all being mentioned. It’s pretty surreal. And ELO, I think that’s a slam-dunk. I don’t think they should even bother nominating ELO, they should just be in and let everyone figure out who else gets in. So it’s all pretty hard to digest, to be honest with you. To be considered one of those bands just makes me want to cry.”

While Jane’s Addiction waits for the early December announcement of the Rock Hall’s five inductees, the group is releasing a Sterling Spoon vinyl box set on October 21, whose six LPs include a set of rarities as well as a live show from 1990. The group also filmed its Sterling Spoon Tour finale on September 23 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre for a concert film whose release date has not yet been determined.

The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were announced on Tuesday (Oct. 18) and saw first-time nominations for artists such as Electric Light OrchestraTupac Shakur and Pearl Jam, while artists like ChicChaka Khan and J. Geils Band returned to the list of finalists with hopes of finally entering the elite Hall in 2017.

Dev to Perform at Lollapalooza 2012

She has skyrocketed to fame following the international success of her single “In The Dark”… And, now Dev is set to perform at one of music’s biggest festivals.

Dev

The 22-year-old Portuguese & Mexican American electropop singer and songwriter—who recently hosted mtvU’s Woodie Awards—has signed on to perform at Lollapalooza this summer.

This year’s headliners are three of rock’s biggest names. Recently reunited Black Sabbath will end one of the nights while Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Black Keys will close out the others. Other acts include J. Cole, Florence + The Machine and The Shins.

Los Jaivas

Meanwhile, Los Jaivaswill perform at Lollapalooza as well. Hailing from Chile, the progressive-rock-andino group mixes rock with South American ancestral music.

And At The Drive-In, which was formed in El Paso, TX and plays post-hardcore alternative  music, will also be one of 120 acts taking the stage at the festival this you. Members of the band include lead singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala and guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López who when the band broke up formed the critically acclaimed  and successful Mars Volta group.

Lollapalooza, which takes place in Chicago, will run August 3-5, 2012.

For the complete lineup and more information on the festival, visit the Lollapalooza website.