Good Charlotte, Yellowcard, Papa Roach To Perform At Alternative Press Music Awards
April 5, 2016 at 12:38 PM (PT)
GOOD CHARLOTTE, YELLOWCARD, PAPA ROACH, BABYMETAL and BEARTOOTH are the first confirmed artists for the 2016 JOURNEYS ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARDS, fueled by MONSTER ENERGY. This year's APMAs, hosted by ALL TIME LOW's ALEX GASKARTH and JACK BARAKAT will broadcast live the evening of JULY 18th from SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER in COLUMBUS, OH.
At this year's show, GOOD CHARLOTTE will be honored with the very first "Classic Album Award," presented by ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC. The APMAs will salute "The Young and the Hopeless," which has sold more than five million copies to date.
GOOD CHARLOTTE's BENJI MADDEN stated, "AP has been such a part of our history, and has had an impact on so many other bands as well. We are excited to come and celebrate that history and be a part of the awards show. Especially, this year as we've decided to come back with GC, celebrating 20 years as a band, it means a lot to us, to be given such a special platform to reconnect with our fans, and share our new record, 'Youth Authority,' with everyone on the big night."
YELLOWCARD are being honored with the first-ever VANS "Off The Wall" Award, honoring one special band that exhibits and inspires creative expression.
YELLOWCARD vocalist RYAN KEY added: "We are truly humbled to be asked to be a part of the show and to be honored with this special award. ALTERNATIVE PRESS has been such a huge support not only for YELLOWCARD, but for all the bands in this scene."
"We are super excited to be part of the thirdrd annual APMAs," commented PAPA ROACH vocalist JACOBY SHADDIX. "The lineup this year is sick, plus, the magazine has been a huge part of keeping the AMERICAN punk, rock and metal scene alive all these years. Plus, we got some tricks up our sleeves for this one. It's gonna be dope."
JAPANESE phenoms BABYMETAL are among the bands nominated for "Best International Band." SU-METAL said: "I am above ecstatic seeing how we have been able to connect with our fans from across the globe through our music, surpassing language barriers and just making it to far places all over the world on our tours. I just hope that we, BABYMETAL, will be able to continue to bring our music to more people worldwide, here on out."
Local COLUMBUS, OH, band BEARTOOTH have been nominated for three awards -- "Best Vocalist," "Best Live Band" and "Artist Of The Year" presented by MONTERN ENERGY.
Frontman CALEB Shomo exulted: "Pretty crazy to be nominated for three awards this year and be able to play some music live. It's always a fun time at the APMAs. Tons of good friends, good hangs, and everybody is partying their ass off!"