May 15, 2016 by 1888media
The Pale Emperor himself – platinum-selling rock legend Marilyn Manson – will receive the Icon Award presented by Equal Vision Records/MerchNOW, at the 2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy!
Since the creation of Marilyn Manson in the early ’90s, the seer, scribe, painter, actor, criminal, panderer of chaos, live performer and rock and roll demagogue has sold over 50 million records worldwide, including his latest offering, The Pale Emperor.
Marilyn Manson has appeared on the cover of Alternative Press Magazine four times, with his first appearance in the magazine in 1996 (AP 93). The Pale Emperor is also nominated for the 2016 Album of the Year award, presented by Journeys, a full 20 years after the release of his legendary 1996 album Antichrist Superstar.
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. Confirmed APMAs performers include platinum-selling headliners A Day To Remember, Good Charlotte, Yellowcard, Of Mice & Men, Papa Roach, BABYMETAL, Issues, The Maine, Mayday Parade and Beartooth.
The 2016 APMAs also will feature a special appearance from Spencer Chamberlain and Aaron Gillespie of post-hardcore favorites Underøath, who just finished their “Rebirth” tour. Gillespie is nominated in the Best Drummer category, presented by DW Drums.
The APMAs have featured performances/appearances by some of today’s biggest rock artists and bona fide legends: Rob Zombie, Fall Out Boy, Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At The Disco, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, PVRIS, Pierce The Veil, Ash Costello, Chris Motionless, Halestorm and Slash from Guns N’ Roses.
Visit the APMAs Vans Voting Site to check out this year’s nominees and vote for your favorites.
Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster, with VIP packages available via SoundRink. VIP packages will include limited merchandise, elite access to the red carpet and prime indoor seating and VIP meet-and-greets.
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