Earlier today, the APMAs announced their headliners for their upcoming ceremony in Cleveland, OH on July 22!
This year’s edition will feature performances from Weezer, Panic! at the Disco, All Time Low, New Found Glory (with Hayley Williams), Taking Back Sunday, Simple Plan, Halestorm, Black Veil Brides, Echosmith, Sum 41, Motionless in White, and Madden Brothers, with more acts surely to be announced.
Remember, Vans Warped Tour’s tour stop will take place just down the road in Cuyahoga Falls, OH the day after the APMA’s, which is no coincidence! Perhaps we shall see some of the Warped Tour artists perform at the event as well? We shall see!
The world-renowned Contemporary Youth Orchestra will also be returning to the APMAs to accompany many of the evening’s performances and event proceedings.
After a much publicized battle with health issues, Deryck Whibley and Sum 41 will be making their triumphant return to the stage with a much-anticipated comeback performance. Sum 41 frontman Whibley commented, “Playing live is the heart and soul for us. It’s our chance to connect face to face with our fans, and I’m glad that we get to share our first experience back onstage again at the APMAs. It’s also exciting to be a part of the event to support the first magazine to put our ugly mugs on the cover in America!”
Fellow pop-punk superstars Simple Plan will also be making their much anticipated return to the stage after a three-year hiatus from the American stage.
The Second annual APMAs will be hosted by 5-time Alternative Press cover artists All Time Low’s hilarious members, Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat.
Voting on all awards begins TODAY (Tuesday, March 31) via www.altpress.com/apmas, in addition to the “Best Music Video” award, which can be voted upon exclusively at any Journeys retail location via voter mobile device and store-provided QR codes or via journeys.com/bestmusicvideo. Voting ends on July 6, 2015.
A full list of this year’s nominees and voting ballots can be found RIGHT HERE!
Puzzling categories include Best Music Video (which have been irrelevant since 1999) and Best Bassist (who have been irrelevant since…ALWAYS!)
IMPORTANT REMINDER: TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 3RD VIA ALTPRESS.COM/APMAS!!
A limited amount of discounted early bird tickets as well as VIP packages, Monster travel packages and pit tickets will go on sale Friday, April 3 at 10:00 am EDT. Both the VIP and Ultimate Monster packages will include exclusive merch, premium seating, early entry and more.