Music News — October 12, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Monsters of Rock Cruise – February 2012


Metal Blade Recording Artists DC4 have been invited to participate in the first annual Monsters Of Rock cruise from February 25 – 28, 2012. Named after the legendary hard rock festival held at Donington Raceway near Birmingham, England, this time the Monsters Of Rock will wreak havoc on the high seas from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and (hopefully!) back again.

Along with DC4, the legendary Hollywood hellraisers, Odin, (featuring Jeff and Shawn Duncan from DC4) have been added to the bill, capping off a stellar year of return performances for the band, which formed in 1983. On both bands being asked to take part in the festivities, drummer Shawn Duncan says, “It’s an honour for DC4 to be recognized and included on this bill as we support our new album, ‘Electric Ministry.’ And, as for Odin, does this mean we’ve finally ‘made it?,'” he asks. “I mean, it’s not that million dollar cheque I was counting on but this sure ain’t bad, either!”

Both bands join Cinderella, Tesla, Kix, Keel, Stryper, Lynch Mob, UFO, Y&T, Firehouse, Black N’ Blue, Faster Pussycat, Bang Tango, XYZ, Mr. Big’s Eric Martin, John Corabi of The Scream and Motley Crue, Helix, Rhino Bucket and Night Ranger on the three day trip.

It all began one special day in August 1980 at Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England…Seven Metal Bands and thousands of rabid fans converged on the soggy turf of Donington Park and became part of rock history as a legendary event was born…the Monsters of Rock!

Fast forward to February 2012…Now you can become part of music history, as the tradition of the Monsters of Rock is reborn, this time in the Bahamas aboard a luxury cruise ship. We proudly announce the Monsters of Rock Cruise, the greatest floating 80’s heritage rock festival to ever sail the seven seas!

It all begins in Fort Lauderdale, FL, sailing from February 25 – 28, 2012 aboard the MSC Poesia, destination Nassau, Bahamas and Key West.  This is much more than a “Concert Cruise” event…it is fantasy camp for metal fans that will be talked about for many years to come!

The fun will begin the moment you come aboard the beautiful MSC Poesia, meeting new friends poolside during the kickoff Sailaway Concert. This will set the tone for the next 3 days, enjoying a myriad of over the top Special Events, including the Monsters Rock & Roll Prom 1989, “So You Think You Can Shred” Competition, Shotgun Wedding Vow Renewal, Artist Meet & Greets and much, much more.

In addition, you’ll appreciate the inviting Music Venues & Events, featuring our incredible artists on the Main Stage plus the Monster’s Coffee Shop, Back-Alley Stage and the Pool Deck Showcase for partying under the stars! You wont want to miss Eddie Trunk from VH1’sThat Metal Show, as he moderates up close and personal Q & As with our artists calledRock ‘N Roll War Stories. Finally, our other celebrity guest, Rock of Love’s “Big John” will always be there to keep the party going…like you needed any more encouragement!!

We are about to rekindle the Spirit of Donington and set the bar at a new level with theMonsters Of Rock Cruise. You simply must be there…see you aboard!



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