Rockstar Disrupt Festival

The Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival is just around the corner and knocking at the door to Summer. As far as we can tell, the majority of cross-country music festivals have been phased out, and Disrupt is more than ready to turn up the heat. With some of the largest names in rock today, as well as, emerging artists who have already carved the path for themselves. Daily varying line-ups will feature: The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, The Story So Far, Atreyu, Sleeping With Sirens, Andy Black, Four Year Strong, Memphis May Fire, Trophy Eyes, Meg & Dia, Juliet Simms, and Hyro The Hero.

Covering 25-Cities across North America, Disrupt is said to be unlike most festivals with such a large roster. One band will be playing at a time to avoid scheduling conflicts and overlap. This will allow concert-goers the ability to fully enjoy the festival without feeling the need to rush. No more picking and choosing which band to catch, or sprinting across festival grounds to a stage and managing only the last song of your favorite artist’s set. Like most festivals, there will definitely be installments for some of your favorite lifestyle brands and other awesome pop-ups, if you’re coming be sure to check them out as well.

Scene Stories NW is more than excited to be in attendance during the Austin, TX date on June 22nd. Come on out and say hello!

How will the day of plan out?

We’re excited that there will only be two stages. Firstly, each set will run about 30 minutes on the Festival Stage starting around 1:00pm. Before moving from the festival grounds to the Main Stage at about 6:00pm for the larger acts and longer set times.

Check out the set time for your venue below:

What can we expect from this lineup?

Andy Black dropped a new album earlier this year ‘The Ghost of Ohio’ which is the counterpart to his graphic novel of the same name. Sleeping With Sirens announced that they’re writing new music, and Kellin Quinn revealed the color palette for the upcoming album art through his mics on Instagram. Thrice is still holding true their late 90s sound. Memphis May Fire dropped a new single back in April, featuring Andy Mineo. This festival is filled to the brim with Pop-Punk, Punk, Rock, Emo and Hardcore sounds. Disrupt will definitely have a little bit of something for everyone who has been following the rock scene.

We’ve seen most of the bands in this lineup perform in local venues around the sound, so we are really excited to see what they’re going to do on the larger scale.

Check out the dates below and be sure to get your tickets.


21 JUNEDos Equis Pavilion. Dallas TX
22 JUNEAustin360 Amphitheater, Austin TX
23 JUNEThe Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands TX
25 JUNECoral Sky Amphitheater, West Palm Beach FL
26 JUNE MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater, Tampa FL
28 JUNECellairis Amphitheater, Atlanta GA
29 JUNEPNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte NC
2 JULYSt. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater, Syracuse NY
3 JULYBudweiser Stage, Toronto ON
5 JULYXfinity Center, Mansfield MA
6 JULYPNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
7 JULYXFINITY Theater, Hartford CT
9 JULYJiffy Lube Live, Bristow VA
10 JULYDTE Energy Music Theater, Clarkston MI
12 JULYHollywood Casino Amphitheater, Tinley Park IL
13 JULYLegend Valley, Thornville OH
14 JULYRuoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville IN
15 JULYHollywood Casino Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO
17 JULYFiddler’s Green Amphitheater, Denver CO*
20 JULYFive Point Amphitheater, Irvine CA
23 JULYWhite River Amphitheater, Auburn WA
24 JULYFord Idaho Center Amphitheater, Nampa ID
26 JULYNorth Island Credit Union Amphitheater, Chula Vista, CA
27 JULYAk-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix AZ
28 JULYIsleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque NM
* – Not a Live Nation Date

Last of all, bringing any empty 16-ounce Rockstar to recycle at the main gate will allow you to jump the line and also be entered to win a signed festival guitar as well as an exclusive meet & greet with festival headliners.

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The 10th Coming of blink

I’m not going to lie, this is painful to write. As someone who has been a longtime blink-182 fan, I’ve become emotionally invested in the music that this group releases. Though honestly, blink has been there and has been a staple of my teenage years and my early adult life, even if some of their music or choices where seen sith disagreement. But, in case you missed it, there is a brand new blink 182 tour with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep.

Don’t get me wrong, the idea of blink performing with Neck Deep is something memorable. Even stated by the band themselves; “Never thought we’d get to say this: WE ARE DOING AN ARENA TOUR IN THE US WITH @blink182 & @LilTunechi” (sic). Which in the grand scheme of things is great, you have a powerhouse band such as blink, and the kids who grew up listening to them get to open on the same stage as their idols.

But the idea of Lil Wayne on the tour with them? That one is a little strange to say the least, but who knows. Maybe it’ll be great and we have nothing to worry about. Though, personally the redo of “What’s My Age Again?” with most of the vocals being traded to Wayne and even him using an already made song (A Milli). Which ended up sounding like someone wanting to really make this mashup work.

Some have stated that maybe Lil Wayne is old school skater punk and he chose to perform with blink because of his friendship with blink drummer, Travis Barker. Others may find nostalgia in seeing such pop icons live again, and be more than welcoming to the change. All and all, the music industry is abuzz right now with so many different projects its shocking that we can keep track of it.

Looking around the internet, one can see a distinct touch back to a previous time in which a rapper has found themselves in the same situation as our current. That’s right, the Jay-Z and Linkin Park album. Many moons ago, we had the cross pollination of new metal and rap, which sold well enough. Though currently, it’s seeming to be that this new attempt at mixing the pop punk kids with the older rap kids.

Don’t forget that blink 182, Lil Wayne and Neck Deep will be playing the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater on August 30th at 7:30 pm. The next day, August 31st, they will play the White River Amphitheater at again, 7:30pm. Presale tickets are out now and general ticket sales will start May 10th. Save those paychecks.