While Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast another major tour decides to sidestep the storm as Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar pushes back its weekend Massachusetts date 48 hours.
Featuring headliner Avenged Sevenfold along with mainstage bands Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine and Escape The Fate, Uproar was scheduled to play Mansfield, Mass., at the Comcast Center Sunday, Aug. 28. Now with the threat of Irene possibly traveling as far north as Maine, the tour has rescheduled the gig for Tuesday, Aug. 30. All tickets will be honored on the new date.
“We apologize for any inconvenience to the fans, but safety is our first concern,” Uproar co-producer John Oakes said in a statement. “After the Category Three storm blows through New England on Sunday, Uproar promises to bring a Category Five rock storm on Tuesday.”
Uproar is the second major tour to tweak its routing in advance of Irene. Yesterday, Kenny Chesney announced that his “Goin’ Coastal” tour stop in Foxboro, Mass., at Gillette Stadium scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 28 was moving up 48 hours to play the venue on Friday, Aug. 26.
Currently approaching the East Coast, Irene could strike North Carolina’s Outer Banks by Saturday afternoon with winds reaching as high as 115 mph. Approximately 180,000 tourists and residents in the state’s coastal Dare County have been ordered to evacuate.
The storm is predicted to travel up the coast, eventually weakening as it rolls into Connecticut.