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Jeris Johnson: “Some Of These Rock And Metal Festival Headliners Boutta Have A Heart Attack On Stage”


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The heavy metal & hard rock scenes have had a long history of honoring their pioneers. Prime examples of that include new wave of British heavy metal legends Judas Priest out touring on their 50th anniversary and Metallica recently ringing in their 40th year as a band. It would seem that a touch of grey and the expected limitations in stage presence earned from a lifetime spent on the road hasn’t stopped fans from regularly packing venues to see their old favorites.

Former Audiophobia drummer/vocalist turned TikTok rocker Jeris Johnson has had no problem indulging in some rock & metal nostalgia himself, having properly launched onto the radar of rock and metal fans with his take on Papa Roach‘s hit 2000 single “Last Resort“. The interest and success of his updated version on TikTok led to him working with the band themselves on an official remix.

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However, while Johnson‘s respect certainly extends to 2000 era rock and metal, it would appear that 26-year-old isn’t exactly big on the old masters. A tweet shared by Johnson yesterday, April 28th, reads as follows:

“bruh some of these rock and metal festival headliners boutta have a heart attack on stage arthritis actin up can’t headbang gotta check on that high blood pressure before playin need sum help up the stairs to the stage”

Johnson himself will be appearing a several notable festivals and tours this year, including a leg opening for Korn & Evanescence (see those dates below.) He’s also been booked for the October 07th date of this year’s ‘Aftershock Festival‘, which will be headlined by Judas Priest, Kiss and Lamb Of God.

Judas Priest themselves narrowly avoided tragedy last September, when their guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered an aortic aneurysm during a live set with the band at the annual ‘Louder Than Life‘ festival.

With Korn, Evanescence & Helmet:

08/16 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
08/18 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amp
08/20 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amp
08/21 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
08/23 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/24 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

With Korn, Evanescence & Palaye Royale:

08/26 Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
08/27 Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
08/28 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach

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