Hey everyone! I hope you guys are all well, and if you aren't, please accept a virtual hug from me. I hope you know that things will get a lot better, if you're not okay. I can't tell you when it'll happen, but keep holding on, it will!
Anyways, I actually wanted to give you guys an update about everything that's going on right now because of a few reasons. The main one is just because I am extremely excited about all of this, and really want to share it with you guys. The secondary reason is because I've talk about it some on the page, but its only been statuses here and there. I have a lot of things going on, most of which directly involved Immortal Music, but some of it also includes the band I manage, Remedy X. Its all very exciting, and as I said there is a lot, so I will quit rambling and just get into it.
Immortal Music will be going to Uproar 2014, and is working on several interviews! Only one has been confirmed so far, and that is with Within Reason. Surprisingly enough, their press person remembered me from when he contacted me in 2012 for an interview. I am very excited to do this because I have actually never gotten to do a second interview with someone! It sounds very strange to say, "This is my first second interview." But it is! Its the first time a band has agreed to work with me for a second time. I am still waiting on replies for several more interviews at Uproar, and away from Uproar!
For Uproar, I asked for a total of nine interviews. That's also a first! I have never asked for so many interviews at one event ever. Most of them probably will not be granted, but it did not hurt to ask. As I said, I will be interviewing Within Reason, and I am waiting to hear back from Godsmack, Skillet, Escape The Fate, Seether, Buckcherry, Redlight King, and New Medicine. I also asked for Pop Evil, but they passed upon this chance for now. However, I am not too disappointed because their press person was very nice and told me to keep in touch, so perhaps an interview would be possible in the future.
So, if you have questions for any of the bands listed above, please do not hesitate to send your questions to me on Facebook. Just message the page, and please make sure you tell me which band you are asking the question for, and tell me if you want your name included or not.
I also heard back from Redlight King's press lady this morning, and she said she is busy at the moment, but will get back to me as soon as possible. Through her though, I found the press contact for Demi Lovato. After some debating, I went ahead and requested an interview with her for September 15. I'm aware this isn't the normal kind of interview I normally ask for, but frankly, I am sincerely hoping to get this. I have been a fan of Demi Lovato since I was thirteen years old and I have a lot of respect for her. Not to mention, getting that interview would just be incredible for my career, because she has over thirty-five million fans, and to get my name connected to that, could prove to be amazing. I'm not exactly holding my breath for that one, but I decided it was worth trying to ask for. Not to mention, a very random and cool fact: Camp Rock (Demi Lovato's 'debut' as we all know her.) was released on Disney Channel exactly six years ago today. For some reason, I find that to be extremely cool.
I will be reviewing Adelitas Way's new album, Stuck a month before its release on Monday! I will be attending a show with them and The Pretty Reckless on September 21 in Fort Lauderdale, FL and requested my second interview with them. Their press person responded by asking if I'd be willing to do it over email, not in person, and I said yes, but stated I was greatly hoping to ask some questions about the new album, but since it is not out yet, I cannot ask much about it yet. She was nice enough to send me the album a month early, so I can come with with some questions. As of the moment I was typing this out, I had not heard any of it, but you guys will hear what I think closer to the release date. I was told I can definitely review it, but she'd prefer I wait to post it until closer to the release date. The album, Stuck, will be out on July 29, so I will try to post the review sometime around then, if not on that day.
Now onto Warped tour -there's a lot to do with this. I will not be doing interviews at Warped tour 2014, except for one, if he follows through with it. YouTuber DeeFizzy told me one day last week that he was "down" to do an interview with me at Warped tour in Saint Petersburg, FL. However, before I really accepted that I would not be getting the needed credentials, I decided to contact a few bands about potential interviews. This was because in 2012, I was told by Warped tour not to contact the bands before hand requesting interviews, just to get to the show and be told I should have. So, I decided to just cover my ass entirely and ask ahead of time. I'm realizing now that Warped tour is going to deny me this year, but I went ahead and messaged the two bands that had answered me saying if I got my credentials to let them know and they would set things up. Those two bands were ATTILA and Bayside. ATTILA has not answered me yet, but Bayside as soon as I get the questions sent to them, to feel free to email them to their press person. So, if you have questions for Bayside, please let me know! I am going to be trying to send them soon, so please be quick about it. I hope to do the same with ATTILA, but who knows if they will answer me.
As many people know, I have been working extremely hard on pushing Remedy X to get on Warped tour. We're still not quite there yet, but its so close, I feel its not a jinx to say that its going to happen. They need to be in the top 200 to get on Warped tour, and they are as of today at 204. They need a minimum of 89.4% buzz rating and 200 on the list to get on, and they have 89.3% and are at 204, as I just said. I am still pushing it extremely hard, and will keep at it until the time is up. We have to get up to the top 200 and stay up there until around July 11, I believe. The website says that the cut off date for each band to get promotion is two weeks prior to the show they are trying to play at and we are trying to play at the July 25 show. That show is in Saint Petersburg, FL, and while I wish we were playing more dates, that is not the case.
The entire time I have been promoting, I have told certain people when they asked that fact, and have said that I am hoping Warped tour will open many doors for them. This hope, is proving to be totally logical as today they got an offer that was simply incredible. Someone came to me today, asking if they'd be interested in playing some shows in Hollywood. I thought they meant Hollywood, Florida, which is close-ish to Tampa, FL, but some research showed that this man went Hollywood California. He was asking if they'd be interested in several dates, spanning from June 21, all the way through August 31 at the LA House Of Blues, The Viper Room, and a couple others. Alas, we cannot accept this offer for the time being due to funds, but the offer is incredible! This was their first out of state offer, and then to have it at one of the biggest venues in the country? Simply incredible. No other word is there to describe it. I emailed the man back and told him we appreciated the offer but could not afford to do it right now.
Another incredible thing is that a man I contacted via Twitter works with several radio stations in the UK, and will be playing their music all week! They're getting air time in the UK! I posted all the details on their Facebook page, so please go check that out. That same man also will be doing a review of them on a magazine he works with sometime soon. All sorts of updates on what happens with them will be on their page, so please be sure to go check that out.
So....I think that's everything! Did I forget something? Let's recap, mostly for my own brain. I have requested interviews with Redlight King, Godsmack, Seether, Escape The Fate, Within Reason, Pop Evil, Skillet, Buckcherry, New Medicine, Demi Lovato, Adelitas Way, 5 Seconds Of Summer, The Pretty Reckless, Bayside and ATTILA recently. I've heard back from Pop Evil, who declined, Redlight King and The Pretty Reckless have both acknowledged me but not said yes or no yet. Adelitas Way and Bayside said yes to email interviews, and the rest are ones I am waiting to hear back from. I will definitely be at Uproar 2014 on August 30 in Saint Petersburg, FL, and Adelitas Way and The Pretty Reckless in Fort Lauderdale, FL on September 21. I will more than likely be at the 2014 Vans Warped tour on July 25, but as I've stated before all depends on Remedy getting on Warped tour. They're basically there, but the real key is getting up there and staying up there until the cut off date.
Other concert dates that are in question for Immortal Music are Demi Lovato on September 15 in Orlando, FL, 5 Seconds of Summer (Really, its One Direction's tour but I want to go for 5SOS) on October 3, and Five Finger Death Punch on October 14. I'd also really like to attend The Dead Rabbits show in Orlando, FL on July 20, and A Day To Remember on either October 10 or 11 which is also in Orlando, but I do not see that happening at all. I just cannot swing the money.
I think that's it....and I am thrilled for it all to be happening! Thank you so much, all of you, for supporting me, and the band, and just being there! I appreciate it a lot, and this is just amazing to me. Its so nice to see things starting to fall into place, and its amazing. Oh! One more thing, I am so excited to see that my website has gotten about 13,000 views in the past month! So, thank you for that.
I am going to stop rambling now. I am sorry you had to read for so long, I told you I had a lot to say! By the way, before I go, yes, I will be vlogging Warped tour, Uproar, and probably some of Adelitas Way as well. And Demi's show if I get to go. Basically, expecting some exciting vlogs in the next few months! Thank you for reading all this, and all your support. I'm going to go now. Have a good day/afternoon/night! I love you, goodbye.
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