Another Banner Year for Aftershock – Merced County Times
The The West Coast’s biggest rock festival, Aftershock, got even bigger for its 10e anniversary year outfit October 6-9 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. A total of 160,000 music fans gathered for the four-day event which featured non-stop music from over 90 bands, some of the best food and drink the world has ever seen. Sacramento has to offer, as well as various sponsor activations and experiences. The popular event brings $30 million in economic impact to the region each year, says Visit Sacramento.
Replicas memorable musical performances included landmark performances by the chart-topping metal act Noose(Thursday), who played their brand new album The end so far; rock icons EMBRACE (Friday) in one of their last shows in Northern California during the End Of The Road World Tour; My Chemical Romance (Saturday) as part of their planned reunion tour; and the British rock giants Muse (Sunday), heralded as one of the best live bands in the world.
Other large prints included Lamb of God performance on the same day the fan-favorite metal band released their new album omens. To celebrate, the band streamed their full set live on DW present on Twitch channel for fans to listen to at home, and also welcomed a rare third guitarist for the show with the guest star Phil Demmel (Machine Head, Violence).
Clean of Sacramento daddy cockroach also enjoyed one of the biggest shows in their hometown. To mark the occasion, they teamed up with the UC Davis Marching Band for a voluminous performance of the hit single “Born for Greatness,” and welcomed guest Jason Aalon Butler (Fever 333) for a collaboration on “Swerve”. Another memorable moment was when guitarist jerry horton brought in his bassist daughter Emilia for a special “Scars” instrumental intro. Singer Jacoby Shaddix took the opportunity to talk about supporting the future of music, a sentiment echoed earlier today when Replicas official host José “Metal Ambassador” Mangin presented his daughter Maya on stage before Halestorm together, sharing that Maya was inspired to start her own group by the hitmakers of “I Miss The Misery.”
Jacoby Shaddix also made a few appearances throughout the weekend, during Nothing more put on the song “Don’t Stop” and also with Ice Nine Kills for “Hip To Be Scared”.
There was also a moving tribute to Foo Fighters, who previously had to play replicaby LA ska-punk act The switches which covered the Foos’ hit “Times Like These.”
Another exclusive opportunity at replica was the first chance to buy goods from Jonathan Davis’ new pet line, “Freak on a Leash”before it officially debuts worldwide on October 28. The first 100 online fans who made a purchase were also treated to a special meet and greet with Davis at the festival, and proceeds from all sales were donated to the animal rescue association. Take me Home.
replica was also unique for having a strong international group presence this year. In addition to the British headliner MuseThere was also Bring me the horizon (England), Nemophilia and Band-Maid (Japan), bloody wood (India), Meshuggah (Sweden), apocalyptic (Finland), Airbourne (Australia) and The warning (Mexico).
Fans around the world were also able to tune in to “That Space Zebra Show” hosted on DW present on Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/dwpresents) throughout the replica weekend, and were treated to an immersive behind-the-scenes experience every day of the festival, featuring artist interviews and exclusive behind-the-scenes action, as well as streaming performances from DWPresents Stage.
DW present on Twitch shared archived videos of several of the festival’s interview highlights, hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin and Shannon Gunzsinger Vox Street and MTV’s Matt Pinfieldoriginally broadcast live on DW present on Twitch throughout the weekend.
Fall upside down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkhd58B5F-M
spirit box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GSiGpvr-9E
Motionless in white: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7RS2zbFSGQ
Nothing more: https://youtu.be/G8ZNC6UPK78
The pretty Reckless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoGNIM73gGg
The dead man’s theory: https://youtu.be/KiIfSbOKucA
LS Dunes: https://youtu.be/0AtWtiMGn-g
Jared James Nichols: https://youtu.be/Qp1LrrIHDBU
Bear Tooth: https://youtu.be/xj7SyeyxmUw
Since its launch in June 2021, DWpresents Twitch The channel aired over 900 hours, generated 17.5 million live views, 7.9 million unique views, and viewers consumed 82.9 million minutes of content. New programming streams six days a week at www.twitch.tv/dwpresents.com.
Here’s what the media had to say about replica This year:
“The economic boom of replica is impressive. The festival started as a one-day event in 2012 and has since grown into four full days of music with an overall economic impact of more than $26 million in 2021, according to Visit Sacramento. This included more than $1.5 million in hotel and sales taxes collected by the city and county, as well as supporting 7,000 jobs. — Sacramento bee
“Three of hard rock’s hottest female artists are set to perform at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento. We’re talking about Evanescence, Pretty Reckless and Halestorm — fronted by Amy Lee, Taylor Momsen and Lzzy Hale, respectively. Yet , these three acts only hint at the sheer number of talented female artists who will be performing during the four-day festival taking place October 6-9 at Discovery Park. heavy music – from emo, alternative rock and industrial to pop-metal and more…” – San Jose Mercury News
“The largest rock and heavy metal festival in the western United States attracts fans from near and far.” – KXTV ABC 10 News
Details will be announced soon on replica 2023 dates and sales information. Stay tuned to www.AftershockFestival.com and official social media accounts.
replica would like to thank its main 2022 partners: Jack Daniel’s, Coors Light, TickPick, KOLAS, Deep Eddy Vodka, Topo Chico Hard Seltzer, Hop Valley, Monaco Cocktail, US Army, Spencer’s Gifts, Elite Healthcare Resources, ESP, Mortus Viventi, Royalty Cosmétiques , The Pretty Cult, Fearless Records, Nowhere Fast, US Marines, Hellflower Soap Company, Parlor Root Beer, Ronz World, Thunder Valley Casino, JJ Pfister Distilling Co., Blackcraft, Zen Garden and Heavy Grass.
In addition, replica is delighted to welcome its non-profit partners Animal Place, Artists for Trauma, Fxck Cancer, Take Me Home and To Write Love On Her Arms.
replica is produced by Danny Wimmer presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America. Additional DWP events in 2022 include Bourbon & Beyond, GoldenSky Country Music Festival, Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival, Louder Than Life and Welcome To Rockville.
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