A Day To Remember to Headline the 2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards

It’s official — platinum-selling rockers A Day To Remember will lead the 2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy as headliners! ADTR join additional supporters Good CharlotteYellowcardOf Mice & MenPapa RoachBABYMETALIssuesthe MaineMayday Parade and Beartooth, with more performers still to be announced.

This year’s APMAs, hosted by Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat of eight-time AP cover stars All Time Low, will broadcast live the evening of July 18 from the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio (schottensteincenter.com). This year, the APMAs are offering a “punk-rock convention” as an alternative to the Republican National Convention taking place in the magazine’s hometown of Cleveland that night.

A Day To Remember guitarist and Best Guitarist award nominee Kevin Skaff states, “We’re really excited to be playing at this year’s APMAs. Also, do I get an award for perfect attendance or nah? And thank you for nominating me for “Best Guitarist”. It’s an honor!”

In addition to performing at this year’s APMAs, A Day To Remember — featuring vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, guitarists Kevin Skaff and Neil Westfall, bassist Joshua Woodard and drummer Alex Shelnutt — is hitting the road with Blink-182 for a summer arena tour set to kick off July 22 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA. News of the tour follows the recent Zane Lowe/Beats 1 Radio Show premiere of A Day To Remember’s new single and video, “Paranoia,” which has already amassed more than 3 million Spotify streams and 2.5 million YouTube views. Watch the video above.

The 2016 APMAs also will feature a special appearance from Spencer Chamberlain and Aaron Gillespie of post-hardcore favorites Underøath, who just finished their 2016 “Rebirth” tour. Gillespie is nominated in the Best Drummer category, presented by DW Drums.

In addition to the award nominees mentioned above, visit the APMAs Vans Voting Site at altpress.com/apmasvote2016 to check out all of this year’s nominees and vote for your favorites now! Voting has become an international phenomenon, with ballots coming in from over 130 countries. Also, visit this location for information regarding future performing artists, honorees and presenter announcements, tickets and VIP packages, pre-show parties, red carpet appearances and beyond.

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