Tickets went on sale today for Disturb’s Music as a Weapon IV Festival, coming March 23 at Ford Center.
Presented by Samsung Mobile and powered by Sprint, the tour will feature Disturbed, Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil and Chimaira, according to a news release.
The festival opens at 2 p.m. March 23; the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.75.
Tickets are available at the U.S. Army Box Office at Ford Center; all Ticketmaster outlets including participating Macy’s, Suncoast Movie and FYE stores; by phone at (800) 745.3000; or online at www.okfordcenter.com.
Fresh off their headlining North American tour in support of their platinum album “Indestructible,” Grammy-nominated hard-rock band Disturbed will launch the Music As A Weapon IV Tour-a music, tattoo, and lifestyle festival-presented by Samsung Mobile and powered by Sprint.
Although the Chicago quartet conceived Music As A Weapon in 2001 and have headlined the previous three tours, this is the first time that it has been expanded into a complete lifestyle festival. In addition to presenting the best in rock music, Music As A Weapon IV also features a collection of the greatest tattoo artists from around the country offering their talents to attendees in each city, including the world-famous Oliver Peck (seen on “Miami Ink” and “Bam’s Unholy Union” on MTV), Las Vegas’ Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company (founded by freestyle motocross legend Carey Hart). Attendees will also be able to check out an extreme sports complex where freestyle motocross, BMX, and skate teams will perform, a technology and gaming zone, and a vendor village, all for a fan-friendly ticket price.
”We really wanted to make sure fans attending Music As a Weapon this year got the most bang for their buck,” says Disturbed frontman David Draiman, in the release. “So we decided to bring in the tattoo artists, the extreme sports complex, the gaming, and the vendor village to go beyond the usual live music experience and give the concerts the feel of a true event. Our feeling in expanding the festival was to give people maximum entertainment value. If they are going to part with their hard-earned money, we need to honor that and give them our all in return.”
Disturbed will be joined on the 38-city, nine-week trek, which kicks off March 20 in Madison, Wis., by Killswitch Engage on the main-stage, as well as Lacuna Coil, Chimaira, and other acts to be announced on the second stage.
Go to www.musicasaweapon4.com for more information.