Rally on the River 2014 music lineup announced

Published 10:32 am Thursday, June 26, 2014

Rally on the River 2014 organizers say several bands have confirmed and a few more could be added to the lineup for the 11th annual event Aug. 14-17.

Jackyl, Fuel, Helmet, Filter, Local H, The Earthquakers, Get the Led Out, and Dilana will perform and additional bands could be announced at a later date.

Jackyl and its front man, Jesse James Dupree, are no strangers to many bikers. The band is the in-house entertainment at the Full-Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, S.D., site of the country’s largest rally, and Dupree is featured heavily on the saloon’s namesake reality television show on TruTV.

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Fuel is well-known for hit songs such as “Shimmer,” “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” and “Bad Day.” Their newest album, “Puppet Strings,” was released on March 4.

Filter formed in 1993 in Cleveland and has released six studio albums, the most recent being on June 4, 2013. The group is known mostly for its hit songs “Take a Picture” and “Hey, Man, Nice Shot.”

Helmet released its first major label album, Meantime, in 1992. The album scored the group two hits with “Unsung” and “In the Meantime.” After going on hiatus in 1998 Helmet re-formed in 2004 and are set to release their seventh studio album.

Get the Led Out is a group of professional musicians deemed “The American Led Zeppelin.” The group’s mission is to bring Led Zeppelin’s studio recordings alive on stage.

Local H is known for their frequent and energetic live shows. The members of the band can usually be found at their own merchandise table after shows, signing autographs and selling band T-shirts.

The Earthquakers, according to their website, was formed by brothers Seth and Jacob Byler and Isaiah Work in 1994 to “re-invent how much fun people can have if they left their cares at the door and decided to have the time of their lives.” Ohio native Micah Shetler later joined the group.

Johannesburg, South Africa, native Dilana Smith just completed a tour where she opened for Saliva and 2013 Rally on the River performers Puddle of Mudd.

Real Encounter Action Sports Ministry was originally scheduled but a post on the Rally on the River official Facebook page on June 23 told of some bad news.

“It was brought to our attention that one of their riders was in a bad crash while performing,” according to the post. “The rider will require numerous surgeries and be in a wheelchair for months to come. Real Encounter was recently on Americas Got Talent. Please keep this man in your thoughts and we hope he has a complete recovery. If all goes well, they may be at next year’s show.”

Up-to-the-minute updates can be seen on the aforementioned Facebook page or at www.rallyontheriver.com. A complete schedule will also be available in a future edition of The Tribune.

The three-day event is sponsored, organized and operated by the Friends of Ironton and more than 100 other volunteers.