Shiprocked 2019 Presale begins

After blasting off from Port Canaveral, Florida onboard Carnival Liberty on January 21, ShipRocked 2018“A ShipRocked Odyssey”—completed its sold out mission on January 25, led by Stone SourSeetherIn This Moment, and Black Label Society, and joined by over 3,000 guests. Check out the ShipRocked Aftermovie Teaser Trailer here:  

Long before returning, ShipRockers were already buzzing about the onboard announcement of ShipRocked 2019. The 10th edition of the greatest vacation ever expands to 5 days & nightsJanuary 26-31, 2019 onboard Carnival Valor. Departing from Galveston, TXShipRocked 2019—celebrating 10 years of mayhem on the high seas–will include stops in Cozumel and the Yucatán in Mexico. The ShipRocked 2019 online presalebegins today–Tuesday, February 6–at Noon ET at The ShipRocked 2019 lineup and additional details will be announced in the coming months.

Seether got ShipRocked 2018 started with a rousing Sunday sail away set on the Carnival Liberty deck stage. Donning a captain’s uniform and an armful of silicone bracelets collected from his new ShipRocked family, Corey Taylor and Stone Sour closed the festivities (officially, at least) on Wednesday night under a moonlit sky. In between, ShipRocked 2018 made stops in Nassau and at the private island of Half Moon Cay in The Bahamas; fans—including R2-D2—enjoyed meet and greets with ShipRocked artists; and nearly two dozen bands performed, mingled with fans, and participated in a variety of artist-hosted activities and events.

In addition to Stone SourSeetherIn This Moment, and Black Label Society, the otherworldly lineup for ShipRocked 2018 included P.O.D., 2018 Grammy nominees Nothing MoreStarsetBeartoothRed Sun RisingOtherwiseShaman\’s HarvestLike A StormAdelitas WayAranda, the live debut of Stereo Satellite (featuring members of Disturbed, Adrenaline Mob and Rockstar Supernova), DEDHe Is LegendJoyous Wolf,PalisadesDoll Skin, and Kaleido, plus comedians Big Jay OakersonRob Mailloux, and Zac Amico.

ShipRocked’s own all-star band The Stowaways featured regulars Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Art Of Anarchy), Chris Adler (Lamb Of God), Corey Glover (Living Colour), Lajon Witherspoon Morgan Rose (Sevendust), Norwegian YouTube sensation Leo MoracchioliCJ Pierce & Stevie Benton (Drowning Pool), Chad Nicefield (Wilson), and more, plus a steady supply of special guests from various ShipRocked bands. ShipRockedwas hosted by Ralph Sutton of The S.D.R. Show.

At Half Moon CayP.O.D. and Otherwise boarded the pirate ship-themed beach stage for a pair of energetic performances while fans lounged in the white sands and splashed in the tropical Atlantic waters, and Red Sun Rising led a spirited Beach Wars competition.

Onboard the Carnival Liberty, the ShipRocked Cancer Sucks! charity auction featuring rare rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia—including exclusive customShipRocked guitars hand-painted by Ronz World—raised $81,000 for cancer research, adding to the more than $500,000 raised to date by the annual auction. After an ‘80s-themed Monday night performance, The Stowaways honored fallen musical legends with a moving in memoriam set on the cruise’s final night, paying homage to Tom PettyChris CornellDolores O’RiordanChester BenningtonLemmy KilmisterMalcolm Young,Prince and others.

Other highlights of ShipRocked 2018 included:

  • Artist Q&A featuring Shaun Morgan (Seether), Chris Howorth (In This Moment), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.), Dustin Bates (Starset)Corey Glover (Living Colour)
  • Beartooth leading a joyfully chaotic Deck Wars
  • An epic Beer Pong tournament hosted by DED and Big Jay Oakerson
  • Members of Nothing MoreKaleido and Like A Storm squaring off in the live game show The NewlyBand Game
  • Live band karaoke with Karaokings
  • Nightly live tapings of The S.D.R. Show podcast with Ralph SuttonBig Jay Oakerson, and a rotating cast of guests
  • Pre-party at Milliken’s Reef in Port Canaveral with acoustic performances from P.O.D.Adelitas Way and Joyous Wolf

ShipRocked creator and producer Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment says, “ShipRocked is simply the best vacation and the most incredible live music experience in the universe. Each sailing gets bigger and better, and SR18 was no exception. With our 10th year anniversary on the horizon, we’ve decided our amazing community of guests deserves even more. So we’re taking the cruise to the biggest state in the Union, and adding an extra day to the fun! We can’t wait to rock hard and vacation harder in 2019, y’all!”

Produced by ASK4 EntertainmentShipRocked 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 calls ShipRocked \”…a staple of the hard rock and metal event calendar [March 1, 2017].\”

Check out the ShipRocked 2019 teaser video here: