Live Nation Announces 2018 ‘Ticket to Rock’ Package

Package includes such heavy hitters as Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, Godsmack and Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin and Avenged Sevenfold and Prophets of Rage

With all the concert announcements coming to light over the past few weeks, the summer concert season is shaping up to what look likes a great year for live music at your favorite outdoor venue.

Just one thing seemed to be missing from all the concert announcements. Where are all the hard rock and metal tours?

Live Nation answered that question in a big way with their “Ticket to Rock.” The package will include four mega hard rock and metal shows that will have some fans drooling, and some fuming due to the limited 16-29 dates each tour will run, leaving many without a chance of seeing any of these shows at all, including many in New York.

Tours that have been announced as part of the package will include a Shinedown and Godsmack co-headlining tour, Avenged Sevenfold’s “End of the World” tour with The Prophets of Rage, Three Days Grace and Ho99o9, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson’s co-headlining “Twins of Evil – The Second Coming 2018” tour, and a co-headlining tour between Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin with special guest Nothing More and Bad Wolves.

Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, will be the only venue in NY state to offer the Live Nation “Ticket to Rock” option. Avenged Sevenfold will appear on July 25, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson on August 7, Shinedown and Godsmack on Sept. 2, and Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin on Sept. 6. Rob Zombie will also perform at the Darien Lake Amphitheater on Aug. 12.

Depending on your geographical location in NY, rock fans can take a small road trip to shows in Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

Shinedown/Godsmack Tour Dates:

July 22 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
July 27 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
July 28 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Indianapolis, In
Aug. 2 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
Aug. 4 – FivePoint Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
Aug. 6 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
Aug. 11 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman – Houston, TX
Aug. 12 – Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX
Aug. 19 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
Aug. 24 – XFINITY Theatre – Hartford, CT
Aug. 25 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
Aug. 26 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
Aug. 28 – KeyBank Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
Aug. 31 – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
Sept. 1 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Sept. 2 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY

Avenged Sevenfold/Prophets of Rage Tour Dates:

July 22 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA* °
July 25 – Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY* °
July 26 – The Xfinity Theater – Hartford, CT* °
July 31 – P.N.C. Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ* °
Aug. 1 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA* °
Aug. 3 – KeyBank Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA* °
Aug. 4  – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH**
Aug. 6 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH* °
Aug. 7 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkson, MI* °
Aug. 9 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON* °
Aug. 11 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL* °
Aug. 12 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN* °
Aug. 16 – Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ* °
Aug. 17 – T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV*
Aug. 19 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM* °
Aug. 21 – Mattress Firm Amphiteatre – Chula Vista, CA* °
Aug. 22 – The Forum – Inglewood, CA*
Aug. 28 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT* °
Aug. 30 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO*
Sept. 1 – Starplex, Pavilion – Dallas, TX* °
Sept. 2 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX* °

* With Prophets of Rage plus Three Days Grace and very special guests
** With Prophets of Rage plus very special guests
° Included in Ticket to Rock 2018 bundle program.

Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson Tour Dates:

July 11 – DTE Energy Music Center – Detroit, MI
July 14 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St, Louis, MO
July 15 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Chicago, IL
July 17 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
July 18 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Center – Noblesville, IN
July 20 – Veteran’s United – Virginia Beach, VA
July 21 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
July 24 – PNC Bank Arts Pavilion – Holmdel, NJ
July 25 – Keybank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
July 26 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
July 29 – Waterfront Darling’s Pavilion – Bangor, ME
Aug. 7 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
Aug. 8 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
Aug. 9 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
Aug. 11 – The Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT
Aug. 12 – Darien Lake Amphitheater – Darien Lake, NY
Aug. 14 – Cellairis Amp at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
Aug. 16 – Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX
Aug. 17 – Austin 360 – Austin, TX
Aug. 18 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX
Aug. 20 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
Aug. 22 – USANA Amphitheater – Salt Lake City, UT
Aug. 24 – Mattress Firm Amphitheater – Chula Vista, CA
Aug. 25 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
Aug. 26 – AK Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 28 – Concord Pavilion – Concord, MA
Aug. 29 – Fivepoint Amphitheater – Irvine, CA

Five Finger Death Punch/Breaking Benjamin Tour Dates:

July 21 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
July 25 – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
July 27 – FivePoint Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
July 29 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
Aug. 3 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman – Houston, TX
Aug. 4 – Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX
Aug. 14 – KeyBank Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
Aug. 15 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
Aug. 17 – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton. PA
Aug. 18 – Xfinity Center – Boston, MA
Aug. 24 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
Aug. 25 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Aug. 29 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
Aug. 31 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
Sept. 1 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
Sept. 7 – XFINITY Theatre – Hartford, CT
Sept. 6 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
Sept. 9 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH