With the big night right around the corner, the 2017 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy are pleased to announce that fans will once again be able to watch the show live from anywhere in the world! The APMAs will broadcast live fromCleveland's legendary Quicken Loans Arena starting at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT on Monday, July 17.
This year the APMAs will once again team up with Amazon Music for the exclusive live stream of the show, allowing fans to watch in real time. The APMAs will be available at www.music.amazon/apmas on mobile phones, Macs and PCs, as well as globally onAmazon Music's official Twitch channel at www.twitch.tv/amazonmusic via all devices where the Twitch app is available including the Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Chromecast, Fire TV and Nvidia Shield. To watch the APMAs on your TV, download the Twitch app from your TV's app store. Open the Twitch app and search for "amazonmusic." You can also watch the APMAs via the Twitch platforms on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Chromecast, Fire TV and Nvidia Shield. For a complete list of platforms go to https://www.twitch.tv/p/platforms.
Before the main event, the red carpet - brought to you by Monster Energy, Journeys and PRS Guitars - will stream live on Alternative Press' Facebook from outside Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena in the gateway plaza starting at 3:30 p.m. ET. Radio personality and host of Idobi Radio's The Gunz Show, Mike "Gunz" Gunzelman, and New Years Day's commanding frontwoman, Ash Costello, will be your hosts.
In addition, Alternative Press is excited to announce APMAs Fan Day, brought to you by Monster Energy and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 16. This free event is open to the public and will take place on the Rock Hall Live stage powered by PNC and Klipsch Audio mainstage at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1100 Rock & Roll Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44114). It includes a special free concert featuring 2017 APMAs nominees and 2016 Best Breakthrough Band award winners State Champs (Best Music Video, Derek DiScanio for Best Vocalist, Ryan Scott Graham for Best Bassist), Broadside (Best Underground Band) along with nu metal heavies Islander and up-and-coming pop-punk delegations Carousel Kings and Sleep On It. APMAs Fan Day will also include an "LGBTQ In Music" panel with APMAs Icon Award recipient/Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace and pioneering transgendered metal vocalist Mina Caputo of Life Of Agony, with more panelists to be announced. Laura Jane Grace will also be signing copies of her book, Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout, which was named as one of Billboard's "100 Greatest Music Books of All Time." For more information on the Rock Hall and its exhibits, visit rockhall.com.
"The APMAs bring some of the most passionate rock fans together in Cleveland," says the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Vice President of Marketing and Communications Todd Mesek. "It's the same kind of energy we see around the Inductions and we're adding another full day of live music and programs on July 16. We always define rock and roll as an attitude and the bands - and the fans - at the APMAs are certainly continuing that tradition."
The party doesn't stop when the APMAs end: Following the main event, Mahall's in Lakewood (13200 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107) will host the EMO NITE X APMAS party for fans.
From 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., fans can rock out with special guests and perfect-party throwers EMO NITE LA. This event is open to all ages, and anyone who is familiar with Emo Nite knows to expect some star-studded appearances. Don't miss your chance to party with your favorite artists: Tickets are available now at altpress.com/emonite.
"We had a fantastic time at the APMAs last year and we can't wait to throw an Emo Nite in Cleveland with Alternative Press," says Emo Nite's T.J. Petracca. "We have some incredible surprises planned for this one. You're not gonna want to miss it!"