The Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, fueled by Monster Energy Drink has announced this year’s headliners, award categories and nominees, as well as voting information, ticketing, broadcast details, sponsor partnerships and more.
The APMAs take place on July 22 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, hosted by hilarious heartthrobs Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat of Billboard-chart topping, five-time AP cover stars All Time Low.
Fifteen awards will be presented, including the brand new Journeys “Best Music Video” category, as well as the honorary “Vanguard” and “Icon” awards. Last year’s recipients included Smashing Pumpkinsfounder Billy Corgan and Joan Jett.
Rock legends and four-time AP cover stars Weezer — whose 2014 album Everything Will Be Alright In The End is nominated for the prestigious “Album Of The Year” award — will serve as the evening’s headlining performance. "We're incredibly excited to play for all of our fans at the APMAs this year!" said Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo.
Additional live performances include Panic! At The Disco, Taking Back Sunday, Motionless In White, All Time Low, a special performance from New Found Glory featuring Hayley Williams, Echosmith, Halestorm, Simple Plan, Sum 41, the Madden Brothers and last year'syear’s “Most Dedicated Fans” award recipients, Black Veil Brides. The world-renowned Contemporary Youth Orchestra will also be returning to the APMAs to accompany many of the evening’s performances and event proceedings.
Voting on all awards begins today 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 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 limited APMAs merch, premium seating, early entry and more. Head to www.altpress.com/apmas for all the ticket offerings and details.