Stone Sour, Korn and More React To Sold-Out Rock On The Range 2013
In just seven years, Rock on the Range — America’s premier destination rock festival — has grown to a sold-out, three-night music celebration with more than 50 bands performing this past weekend (Friday, May 17, through Sunday, May 19, at Columbus Crew Stadium in Ohio. More than 105,000 ticket buyers travelled from 49 states (and three countries) for this year’s ROTR, which generated an economic impact of $17 million to the Columbus metro area.
Here’s what some of the 2013 Rock on the Range performers had to say about their participation:
Jonathan Davis of Korn: “The fans at ROTR have always been great to us, but this year…when we stepped out there…with their biggest crowd yet…that s#*? was just sick!! What a rush!”
Corey Taylor of Stone Sour: “Rock On The Range was THE best show we’ve had in years. The energy was insane, the crowd was Bedlam unleashed and the moment was gone all too quickly–we could have played another HOUR haha! It was a long time coming–we were supposed to play there the year Roy had his stroke–but it was so worth the wait, and we can’t wait to do it again!”
Gavin Rossdale of Bush: “We had a brilliant time at Rock On The Range. The crowd was spectacular and I want them at every show we do.”
Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach: “As far as rock festivals in America go, Rock On The Range is #1 in my book. Straight f****n epic! The line ups are always great and the fans are insane. Thank God for Rock On The Range! In my opinion, it’s exactly what rock needs right now, a festival that is fun for both the fans and the bands. Can’t wait to do it again and again and again!!!!!”
A Day To Remember: “The whole show was just really impressive. There aren’t a lot of well-done U.S. festival shows, and this one was handled like one that competes with the best on the planet.”
Check out the Revolver & Rob Fenn Rock on the Range photo gallery here!