Skillet - June 3
Skillet made headlines when their album, Awake, became one of just three rock albums to be certified platinum in 2012. The news that Skillet had sold more than a million albums in the U.S. came as a shock to everyone, but the fans, male and female, young and old – known as Panheads – whose still-swelling ranks now officially number in the seven- digit range. The band – lead vocalist/bassist John Cooper, guitarist/keyboardist Korey Cooper (Johns wife), drummer/duet partner Jen Ledger and lead guitarist Seth Morrison – continue to explore new terrain on Rise, their newest album.
Los Huracanes del Norte - June 18
With more than 30 years at the top of the regional Mexican music market and a discography boasting better than 50 titles, Los Huracanes del Norte are commonly known as one of música norteña's most influential groups. Though the group's musicians originated from the state of Michoacán, it was in San Jose, CA, that they cultivated their artistic careers.
R5 - June 24
R5 has rapidly emerged as an exciting new voice in the world of pop rock. Originally from Littleton, Colo., the L.A.-based band was formed in 2008 and is comprised of siblings Riker (bass/vocals), Ross (guitar/vocals), Rocky (guitar/vocals) and Rydel Lynch (keyboard/vocals); along with friend Ellington "Ratliff" (drums/vocals).
for KING & COUNTRY - July 1
Soaring melodies, driving rhythms, theatrical instrumentation and personal themes are the heartbeat of two-time Grammy Award winners for KING & COUNTRY. The Australian duo raised expectations with the release of 2012’s Crave, winning Billboard’s New Artists to Watch for 2012, and has since sold over 700,000 albums and over 100 million streams. Their sophomore effort Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. garnered unanimous critical praise with a #1 debut on iTunes, #13 debut on the Billboard 200, enabled them to play over 300 shows for 2 million fans, and have produced three multi-chart, multi-week #1 singles including the smash hit “Fix My Eyes” that reached the Top 40 mainstream Hot AC chart.
Jacob Sartorius - July 22
The multi-talented entertainer quickly realized his passion for making people laugh and smile and brought his positive energy online, turning social platforms into stages and amassing a highly engaged and super active audience of online supporters. After the successful release of his first-ever, original song, “Sweatshirt,” which catapulted to Top 5 on iTunes Overall Top Songs chart and received an RIAA Gold plaque, Jacob released “Hit Or Miss.” It entered the Hot 100 at #72, went Top 10 on the iTunes. Continuing to explore music is the next natural step for Jacob as he continues to progress as a pop culture presence, while speaking to a phenomenal demand for content of all kinds.
Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe - July 29
Vince Neil, the legendary front man of Mötley Crüe, is an international superstar, accomplished businessman and heartfelt philanthropist. His unmistakable voice leads some of the greatest rock songs of a generation including “Wild Side”, “Shout at the Devil,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Kickstart My Heart,” “Same Ol’ Situation,” and many others. Neil will perform all the classic Mötley Crüe hits as well as select cuts from his three solo albums.
Citizen Cope - August 5
He was born Clarence Greenwood, a child of the seventies, and his life journey is as singular as his art. The sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic. In the past nine years, he has produced four albums of depth and distinction, each a critical chapter in his search for a sound that paints an auditory American landscape in which despair wars with hope and hope, tied to love, is elusive.
La Maquinaria Nortena - August 6
Originating in the state of Chihuahua, La Maquinaria Norteña offers us a musical concept with modern and contemporary arrangements within the Mexican regional genre, particularly within northern Chihuahua style. Always thinking about their audience, the group gives us a musically varied album, which has the traditional northern, cumbia, valseadas and corrido without leaving aside the freshness necessary to satisfy the thirst of all generations.
Forever In Your Mind - August 12
Liam Attridge, Ricky Garcia and Emery Kelly, the wildly talented teens who make up the “forever” part of Forever in Your Mind, will never forget it. With the release of their self-titled debut Hollywood Records EP, FIYM is about to light up the pop music universe, thanks to their sophisticated artistry, high-kilowatt on-stage energy and positive message.