ALGONA, IOWA (June 10, 2009) – Rock Gone Wild, America’s newest and most diverse rock festival, has teamed up with one of rock radio’s biggest names to host one of rock’s biggest days. Eddie Trunk, the popular host of VH1’s That Metal Show, will be in Algona for the entire day on August 22 (the entire schedule for the day is listed below) to bring on such classic rock acts as Twisted Sister, Skid Row and Lita Ford.
Rock Gone Wild is slated for August 20-23, 2009 at Freedom Park in Algona, Iowa.
Tickets are available now by visiting www.rockgonewild.com or by calling 1-888-677-8877.
Algona residents are encouraged to purchase their General Admission tickets from the Algona Chamber of Commerce, located at 123 E. State Street.
Trunk continues his crusade to keep radio fresh and exciting and play the music he loves. He currently hosts the syndicated Eddie Trunk Rocks and a Monday evening show on XM satellite radio station The Boneyard. He is seen on VH1 Classic and MSG Networks. He has worked as a freelance music journalist, boxing ring announcer, and MC for various concerts and rock events around the USA. Rock Gone Wild welcomes Eddie to the inaugural festival, which has announced the following line-up:
Thursday: Saxon, Jackyl, Warrant, April Wine, Honeymoon Suite, Black ‘N Blue, Tigertailz, Ernie and the Automatics (featuring former Boston members Barry Goudreau and Sib Hashian), Sick of Sarah, Savior and Mountain Ash.
Friday: Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Saigon Kick, Cherie Currie (of the Runaways), Powerman 5000, Tyketto, Marcy Playground, Rhino Bucket, Crazy Lixx, Signum A.D., Throw the Fight, Crazy Lixx, Attention, Archer and the Iowa Battle of the Bands winner.
Saturday: Twisted Sister, Skid Row, Lita Ford, Dokken, Great White, Kix, L.A. Guns (featuring Phil Lewis), Hardcore Superstar, Primal Fear, Dangerous Toys, Helix, Junkyard, Frankenstein 3000, Sex Department, Mighty Swine and Stallion 4.
Sunday: George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Candlebox, Sevendust, Saving Abel, Eve 6, Tantric, Armored Saint, Lizzy Borden, Tuff, Lillian Axe, The Texas Hippie Coalition, Downtread and Stuck on Stupid.
A very limited number of platinum tickets remain, which allow you access to the intimate Sinner’s Lounge. This lounge will place the avid fan in the midst of the rock and debauchery experience, in an all-inclusive night club setting. Glowing walls, leather couches, nightly champagne fountains, appetizers, and cocktail waitresses dressed to theme each night are just the beginning of what the Sinner’s Lounge has to offer. Want an open bar with liquor, cocktails, martinis, shooters and more booze than a tour bus in the 80’s? Check. Want to be entertained by dancers and acoustic performances by special guests? Check. Want to mingle with the bands that rocked your world just hours ago? Check. Want a view of the backstage mayhem while you do it all? Check. Go Platinum at Rock Gone Wild 2009 to enjoy this all-inclusive package along with seating in the first 10 rows, buffet style breakfast/lunch and dinner, beer, soft drinks and more.
VIP tickets remain as well, which are going very fast at the festival website. These ticket holders will sit in rows 11-30; enjoy buffet style breakfast/lunch, dinner and late night snacks, plus beer, soft drinks and water. VIP fans will also enjoy their food and drink in air-conditioned tents.
Note: Platinum and V.I.P. ticket prices will increase on June 15. Also, a special two-for-one General Admission ticket special will end on June 12, which is also available at www.rockgonewild.com .
I'm editing this because I'm now WAY WAY More amused than I was before. I went to the website:
I think I'm getting old. I went to the website for the Rock Gone Wild event. I am both amused and horrified and intregued...
The VIP package amuses me the most of all:http://tickets.rockgonewild.com/
$565.00 + Applicable taxes & Fees
Assigned Seating in first 10 rows for the entire 4-days
UNLIMITED ALKEEEHAWL!!! Liquor, cocktails, highballs, martinis, shooters, and more
UNLIMITED FOOD: Buffet style lunch, dinner, and late night snacks
UNLIMITED BEER: Beer, beer, beer and more beer
UNLIMITED Soft drinks and water
Champagne fountain at the end of each night
Limited edition illustrated festival poster (24"X36")
Limited edition festival t-shirt
And yes access to our soon to be infamous sinners lounge which will have a night club atmosphere.
The Sinners Lounge, where the drinks will be flowin',
girls will be pole dancin',
rock stars will be hangin',
walls will be glowin',
jaws will be droppin',
and you'll be smilin'!
$365.00 + Applicable taxes & Fees
Assigned Seating in rows 11 through 30 for the entire 4 days!!
UNLIMITED FOOD: Buffet style brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night snacks
UNLIMITED Soft drinks and water
All in an air conditioned tent
Limited quantity remaining. Reserve yours today
I've heard of some of these bands.(I've seen a lot of them) Thursday I know Saxon, Jackyl, Warrant, Black 'N Blue Tigertailz (LOVE Tigertailz and would go just to see them!)
Friday I know Saigon Kick and Tyketto would be worth it because back in "the day" they used to play L'Amour as the house band.
Saturday I know all the bands except for Primal Fear Hardcore Superstars and Stallion Four
I could completely do without Sunday. Only three bands I know. Tuff, Lillian Axe and Dirty Looks
BLACK 'N BLUE
SICK OF SARAH
ERNIE & THE AUTOMATICS
PUDDLE OF MUDD
THROW THE FIGHT
LA GUNS (featuring Phil Lewis)
GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION
STUCK ON STUPID
and of course the "official" resort for this event is the lovely classy Wild Rose Casino...
The girl that longs to be 2o again is absolutely GIDDY over this event. Her heart is pounding and she's squeaking. She's already planning out her outfits.
The 36 year old mother of two who has no time for nonsense anymore is disgusted by what she knows this will be.
A bunch of wanna be rock stars backstage getting pie eyed on free booze, yelling "WOOOHHOO" and "FUCKIN A" and "ALRIGHT" and "ROCK ON" a lot while high fiving and throwing devil horns all over the place.
She knows at least one but she bets more than one fight will break out she will be asked to "show me your tits" she will have beer spilled on her, she will be pushed and shoved and stepped on. Some bimbo will become her new best friend and her husband will be VERY cranky.
The hotel will be no better with the rooms all filled with idiots pretending it's 1986 and throwing things out the window, having loud sex, partying in the halls and no sleep will be had.
But that 20 year old little girl really REALLY wants to go...
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