1 p.m., Arkansas State Fairgrounds. $35 adv., $40 d.o.s.
Last year, I found out that a lot of Edgeheads are more delicate than their music of choice could ever suggest. After poking fun at last year’s lineup, this here writer — and the paper at large — was targeted as Public Enemy No. 1 for Edge faithfuls. One listener — a misguided fella standing out of thousands of well-adjusted folks — even took to an affiliated Facebook page to imply knocking me off: “theres plenty of places to hide the body on roosevelt. im just sayin…” [Sic!] And Eek! (But if it does come to that, see I’m buried behind Homer’s. De-licious, y’all.) Now, thousands of people are going to show up to this, the 12th annual modern rock festival, so we’re obligated (and happy, believe it or not) to cover it. I’m not here to throw any beef back on the grill. Also, getting death threats from one or more wackos makes my family deadbolt their doors and lose sleep. So here’s the lineup, free of any commentary: Avenged Sevenfold, Stonesour, Three Days Grace, Seether, Theory of a Deadman, Skillet, Sevendust, Helmet, Halestorm, My Darkest Days, Art of Dying, Dark From Day One.