Information courtesy of Kristine Ashton-Magnuson, Ashton-Magnuson Media:
ShipRocked sets sail for an 11th year February 1-February 6, 2020 onboard Carnival Valor with a sensational music lineup led by Halestorm and Alter Bridge. Departing from New Orleans, with stops in Key West and Cozumel, the ultimate rock music cruise vacation features performances from over two dozen music artists, including the ShipRocked debut of Asking Alexandria, plusBeartooth, Of Mice & Men, Black Stone Cherry, Badflower and more.
The Stowaways return for a fifth year as ShipRocked’s own all-star band, with a revolving cast of special guests to be announced. In addition, ShipRocked 2020 will feature special appearances from Clint Lowery, Andy Wood, late night DJ sets from Wilson’s Chad Nicefield and more.
Staterooms for ShipRocked 2020 are sold out, but a wait list is available at www.ShipRocked.com.
Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale says, “The last time we were castaways on ShipRocked it was a blast! I don’t know what was more fun, the epic non-stop rock shows or just being able to party one on one with all of our super fans! We out-ran a storm, Arejay gave interviews with a rubber chicken in an elevator, we handed out free drinks to anyone who wanted them, I even got lucky…playing roulette! I can’t wait to make new memories with all of you!”
Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti adds, “I always look forward to hanging with all of our friends on ShipRocked. It is definitely one of the highlights of our tour; see you all soon!”
Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop jokes, “As a man who has performed on ShipRocked before, and regularly blacks out on boats, I am looking forward to doing both again in February. If you see a guy who looks like me but is almost definitely an inflatable tube man from outside a car dealership… it’s me and I probably need more tequila (no cheap sh*t).”
“It’s the 11th voyage of ShipRocked, so naturally we are gonna crank it up one louder! SR20 promises to deliver one of the most incredible and diverse lineups we’ve ever hosted aboard, and we couldn’t be more excited for our guests to ‘Rock Hard and Vacation Harder’ with all of our performers next February!” says ShipRocked creator and producer Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment. “We’re also stoked to be sailing for the first time from the Big Easy – a city which is ready-made for our ShipRocker Krewe – and to throw a proper week long Carnivàle! We’ll have dat boat brimmin’ with plenty of booze, beads and beaucoup bands, ready to Laissez les bon temps Roche… Let the good times ROCK!”
The initial lineup for ShipRocked 2020 is as follows: Halestorm, Alter Bridge, Asking Alexandria, Badflower, Beartooth, Black Stone Cherry, Cane Hill, Dead Posey, Dead Sara, DED, Goodbye June, Hands Like Houses, Hyro The Hero, Ice Nine Kills, Living Colour, Of Mice & Men, Royal Tusk, SHVPES, Vein and We Are Band Nerds, plus special appearances by The Stowaways all-star band, Clint Lowery, Chad Nicefield (late night DJ sets), Andy Wood, and more.
Produced by ASK4 Entertainment, ShipRocked is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that provides guests with the opportunity to vacation with their favorite bands, meet new friends, and reunite with old ones year after year. In addition to unique performances and musical collaborations, ShipRocked onboard and beach activities include photo meet and greets with band members, artist hosted events and activities, crazy theme nights, after hours parties and more. Loudwire calledShipRocked “…a staple of the hard rock and metal event calendar [March 1, 2017].”
ShipRocked guests will enjoy luxury accommodations onboard the Carnival Valor throughout the vacation. Carnival Valor features multiple gourmet dining options, including Guy Fieri’s Guy’s Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, Mongolian Wok, Ol’ Fashioned BBQ, and more. With 22 bars and lounges, well-appointed sleeper accommodations, a tranquil spa, casino, fitness center, mini-golf, wet and wild waterslide, and multiple pools and hot-tubs, guests will have a frontier of options to choose from.
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Rock Hard. Vacation Harder.