Tool have confirmed that they will play in North America in 2019 by announcing the first show of the tour, a headlining performance at Welcome to Rockville. The band will release their long awaited new album in 2019, and tour Europe in the summer, with a North American tour expected as well.
After a record-breaking year in 2018 that welcomed a sold-out crowd of 90,000 over an expanded three-day weekend, Welcome To Rockville returns even bigger in 2019.
The ninth annual edition of Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience will take place Friday, May 3, Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida and will feature must-see headlining sets from some of the biggest names in rock including Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Incubus, The Prodigy, Shinedown and Judas Priest––making their Rockville debut.
General Admission and VIP tickets, as well as hotel and camping packages, for Welcome To Rockville go on sale Friday, December 7 at Noon ET at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com.
Rob Halford says, “Judas Priest are primed and ready to unleash new Firepower with full metal fury on the USA again as we are one of the headliners at Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, Florida! The Priest is back!”
Chris Kilmore of Incubus adds, “We’re excited to return to Jacksonville and play at Welcome To Rockville in 2019! There are some great bands on the bill and we can’t wait to see our friends in Tool, The Prodigy, as well as many others. See you there!”
The daily music lineup for Welcome To Rockville is as follows (subject to change):
Friday, May 3: Korn, The Prodigy, Evanescence, Chevelle, Flogging Molly, Killswitch Engage, Circa Survive, Tom Morello, Mark Lanegan Band, Beartooth, Starset, Issues, Black Pistol Fire, Hands Like Houses, Wilson, Amigo The Devil, Demob Happy, Cleopatrick, Dirty Honey
Saturday, May 4: Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Judas Priest, The Cult, Skillet, In This Moment, Black Label Society, Yelawolf, Tremonti, Badflower, The Damned Things, High on Fire, Zeal & Ardor, Wage War, Movements, Crobot, Boston Manor, Pretty Vicious
Sunday, May 5: Tool, Incubus, Bring Me The Horizon, Papa Roach, The Struts, Meshuggah, Architects, Fever 333, Reignwolf, The Glorious Sons, Dorothy, While She Sleeps, Yungblud, Grandson, Shvpes, The Dirty Nil, Hyde
In addition to performances from top music artists, and various onsite attractions, attendees will also enjoy food and beverage options celebrating local Jacksonville flavors, provided by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC (DWP’s affiliate concessionaire). Selections from the following local and regional restaurants will be available: Brucci’s Pizza, Cely’s Filipino Cuisine, Chinchilla’s Eatz on the Streetz, Dos Vatos Tacos, Grumpy’s Homemade Ice Cream, Guanabana Ice Pops, Indochine, Island Noodles, Mama’s Food Truck, Mojo’s BBQ, Pie Baby Wood Fired Pizza, Safe Harbor Seafood, Sweet Pete’s, The Bread and Board, and What’s the Catch Fish Tacos, with more to come.
Fans 21+ can wash down Welcome To Rockville’s over-the-top food offerings with a variety of beverages, including Bud Light, selections from the Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards Wine Garden (owned by Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer), Heavy Tiki Bar (an oasis filled with killer cocktails and shade), and local craft beer.
Initial ticket prices for Welcome To Rockville will be as follows:
Weekend General Admission: starting at $129.50 plus fees
Weekend VIP: starting at $369.50 plus fees
Single Day General Admission: starting at $79.50 plus fees
Single Day VIP: starting at $169.50 plus fees
VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stages; seated area with shade for dining; private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate.
Welcome To Rockville will bring back car and RV camping spots for attendees. Camping spots at Tailgaters Parking lots include four nights of camping in a secured lot featuring indoor restrooms, shower trailers and access to a full restaurant and general store.
Welcome To Rockville sponsors include:
Monster Energy: Monster Energy will be keeping all fans fueled up and ready to rock by offering free sampling on their Monster Energy viewing deck. Enjoy Monster Energy drinks from one of the best seats in the house. Make sure to check back throughout the festival for a schedule of Monster Energy’s interactive artist experiences.
Fxck Cancer x Dyin 2 Live Dreams Program: Fxck Cancer’s mission is to fight cancer by raising awareness and education about early cancer detection and prevention, ultimately putting an end to late-stage cancer diagnosis. Through the Dyin 2 Live Dreams program, they look to enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them a VIP experience that they hope will bring joy, inspiration, and courage. In doing this, they hope to help give the cancer fighter a chance to forget, even if it’s only for a day, what they are going through. For more information please visit, www.fxckcancer.org. Fxck Cancer and Dyin 2 Live Dreams are programs of the F C Cancer Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. #TogetherWeFight #FxckCancer
f.y.e.: FYE will be hosting the ultimate fan & artist interactive experiences throughout the festival! FYE is the only place at the festival to get all your favorite band’s music — and maybe even get to meet your favorite Welcome To Rockville performer! Check back for updates on artist meet & greet and autograph signing sessions!
Welcome To Rockville is produced by Los Angeles-based Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination rock music festivals in the America. DWP events include Louder Than Life, Aftershock, Bourbon & Beyond, Chicago Open Air, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, Epicenter Festival and more. They’re also the co-creators of Rock On The Range, America’s largest and most acclaimed rock festival, which celebrated its 12th and final year in 2018 with 140,000 in attendance.
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