ShipRocked 2023 Cruise Band Lineup Announced

Courtesy: Ashton-Magnuson Media

The lineup for the 2023 ShipRocked cruise was announced this week.

Falling in Reverse will headline next year’s hard rock cruise, which is scheduled to leave port Jan. 22 from Port Canaveral, FL and return Jan. 28. The cruise, which will take place aboard the Carnival Magic, will make stops along its route at Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas, Grand Turk in Turks & Caicos Islands, and Dominican Republic’s Amber Cove. A limited number of staterooms is still available here.

Along with Falling in Reverse, the lineup for the 2023 Ship Rocked cruise also features the likes of Nonpoint, Nothing More, Ayron Jones, and Motionless in Air. Also included in the lineup are the likes of Wage War, Skillet, and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.

Nonpoint also took part in the 2022 ShipRocked cruise alongside the likes of Ayron Jones, P.O.D., Lamb of God, Corey Taylor, Drowning Pool, and Avatar among others.

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BRKN LOVE Debuts New Single, ‘Dead Weight,’ Companion Video

Courtesy: Atom Splitter PR

Independent rock band BRKN LOVE premiered its latest single and video this month.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Dead Weight‘ and the song’s video Nov. 11.  It comes more than five months after the band premiered its take on Post Malone’s single, ‘Allergic.’

The musical arrangement featured in BRKN LOVE’s new single presents a decidedly garage/stoner rock style approach and sound.  It is comparable to songs from the likes of Jet, Royal Blood, and Queens of the Stone Age.

Songwriter Justin Benlolo said of the song’s lyrical theme that it centers on the matter of people’s mental health.

“In a sense, the song is really about the dangers of your own mind and the places that it goes when you least expect it,” he said.  “Sometimes it feels good to lean into the darkness and know that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.  That being said, we’vebeen dying to get this out and show the world what the next step of BRKN LOVE sounds like!”

The video for ‘Dead Weight’ finds the band performing its new single in an abandoned house.  The contrast of the bright light coming into the house against the darkness inside the house is meant to help illustrate and translate the message that Benlolo discussed.

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Pop Evil Announces Summer Tour Schedule

Courtesy: eOne

Pop Evil will head back out on the road this summer.

The band made the announcement Tuesday through a news release. The announcement comes fresh on the heels of the release of the band’s latest album, Versatile, which was released Friday through eOne. The tour features performances in cities nationwide, such as Jacksonville, NC; Billings, MT, and Louisville, KY.

Zero 9:36, BRKN Love, and Like Machines will serve as support throughout the tour. Additionally, Shinedown will join the band for select dates, too.

The band expressed its anticipation for the tour’s launch in a prepared statement.

“This really is just as exciting as releasing our new album,” the statement reads. “Like many other musicians, we haven’t played a live show in over a year. We can’t wait to get back out there and play in front of our fans. We are thrilled to have hot and upcoming artists like ZERO 9:36, BRKN LOVE and Like Machines out with us. See you this summer!!!”

The tour’s schedule is noted below. Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase. Public ticket sales begin at 10 a.m. local time Thursday.


July 14 – Lake County, IL @ Blarney Island – WIIL Summer Series

July 16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Upheaval Festival

July 17 – Caddott, WI @ Cadott Festival

July 18 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s #

July 20 – Minot, ND @ The Original #

July 21 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station #

July 23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot #

July 24 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater #

July 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee #

July 27 – Lubbock, TX @ Jakes Sport Café #

July 29 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live #

July 30 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live #

July 31 – Kansas City, MO @ Truman Theater #

August 1 – Sauget, IL @ Pops #

August 3 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater #

August 4 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle #

August 5 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Pierres #

August 6 – Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino &

August 7 – Louisville, KY @ Waterfront Park &

August 8 – Evansville, IN @ Marina Point ^

August 10 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion &

August 11 – Camdenton, MO @ Ozark Amp &

August 13 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee

August 14 – Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock Battery Park &

August 15 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater #

August 18 – Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary Events Center #

August 20 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge #

August 21 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl #

August 23 – Savannah, GA @ Victory North #

August 24 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel #

August 25 – Jasonville, NC @ Hooligans #

August 27 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27 #

August 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls #

September 1 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater *

September 4 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma

September 8 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall #

September 9 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop #

September 10 – Harrisburg, PA @ XL Live #

September 11 – Mansfield, OH @ Inkcarceration Fest

September 12 – Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Rockfest

September 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live #

September 16 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom #

September 17 – Portland, ME @ Aura *

September 18 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s *

September 21 – Huntsville, Al @ Mars Music Hall – Von Braun Center*

September 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater *

September 23 – Destin, FL @ Club LA *

September 24 – Orlando, FL @ Central FL Fairgrounds – Rebel Rock Fest

October 8 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival

# with ZERO 9:36 & BRKN LOVE


^ with ZERO 9:36


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