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Monster Energy Outbreak Tour hits Montage Mountain in Scranton with Subtronics on June 18-19

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour hits Montage Mountain in Scranton with Subtronics on June 18-19
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From a press release:

Today, it was announced that the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour is celebrating the return of live, in-person music performances with a COVID-safe electronic music tour headlined by dubstep’s newest superstar, Subtronics.

Beginning in April, the Philadelphia DJ/producer will hit the road for an ear-shattering run covering 11 markets over 19 dates where fans can watch from the comfort of their own cars or in socially distanced pods.

Seen locally at Camp Bisco at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Subtronics is best known for his cutting-edge sound design and high-energy live performances. His self-proclaimed “angry robot noises” have garnered him collaborations with the likes of Excision, Slander, NGHTMRE, Kayzo and more, along with his own deep catalog of fan favorites. “Griztronics,” named for co-creators Subtronics and GRiZ, was widely considered to be the bass music anthem of 2019 and peaked on the Billboard dance charts at No. 9.

Last year, Subtronics was set to return to Camp Bisco before the annual summer event was rescheduled for 2021 due to the pandemic. Instead, he kicked off Montage Mountain’s drive-in “Pavement Rave” series of live DJs and electronic artists with two sold-out shows in the parking lot on Aug. 7-8, presented by DamnMillennial Promotions and Stage West.

At the end of 2020, he launched his own label, Cyclops Recordings, and dropped the multi-artist “Boot Camp” compilation featuring the next generation of bass music producers, as well as several new tracks of his own.

The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour will bring Subtronics back to Montage Mountain on Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19 with HE$H, Level Up, and Guppi as part of the next season of Pavement Raves that was just announced last week.

“So stoked and honored to be headlining the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour this year!” Subtronics said.

“Being blessed with the opportunity to share all my music, new and old, with my fans in partnership with them is something I feel enormous gratitude towards.”

Gates at Montage (1000 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton) open at 4 p.m., and the 18+ concerts run from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. on both nights. Tickets, which range from $189-$329 per carload (four passengers), are on sale now via Prekindle for Night 1 and Night 2. Fifth passenger add-on tickets are also available. The shows will be held rain or shine.

Since its inception in 2011, the Outbreak Tour has showcased some of the biggest new names in music and hottest breakthrough artists on groundbreaking nationwide tours. It is the largest national touring brand in the club and theater space, recognized as the ultimate tastemaker in the live arena and currently consisting of five annual music tours (hip-hop, EDM, rock, country, and college) and one annual comedy tour. Notable alumni include Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, The Chainsmokers, Mike Shinoda, Cole Swindell, Garfunkel & Oates, Logic, Kane Brown, Asking Alexandria, and 21 Savage, to name a few.

The 2021 EDM tour starts with two nights in Yuba City, California on April 16-17 and stops in Chicago, Illinois; San Diego, California; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Columbus, Ohio; Atlanta, Georgia; Somerset, Wisconsin; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Anaheim, California; and Scranton, Pennsylvania before closing with two shows in Detroit, Michigan on June 25-26.

Fueled by his love for subwoofers and electronics, Subtronics has built a rabid following within the electronic music community, establishing himself as a beacon of powerful dance floor smashers. Jesse Kardon, a 28-year-old Philadelphia-born producer, has become a staple in the bass music world with his unique sound design and boundary-pushing “angry robot noise.” His 2019 collaboration with GRiZ became a viral sensation across social media and streaming services, garnering over one billion user-generated videos on TikTok and more than 35 million total streams (and still going strong).

On the live front, Subtronics is known for his elevated mixing techniques and one-of-a-kind curation. His sets veer from cutting-edge originals to old-school bangers, obscure halftime bass to hip-hop acapellas – all woven together seamlessly with ever-changing double drops and custom edits. On the heels of his national sold-out Cyclops Invasion Tour in early 2020, he segued to live streaming with notable extended virtual reality experiences for Electric Daisy Carnival, Digital Mirage, and Bonnaroo, as well as a partnership with Twitch for his popular CyclopsArmyTV channel. As the year went on, Subtronics pioneered safe, socially distanced pod and drive-in events, performing over 35 sold-out dates in the summer and fall.

In December of 2020, Subtronics announced the launch of his own label, Cyclops Recordings, with a cryptic marketing campaign culminating in a 20-artist compilation and live stream with Insomniac’s Park N’ Rave series. Since its launch, Cyclops Recordings has quickly become a hub for bass music’s most forward-thinking producers. In addition to his own imprint, Subtronics has releases across some of electronic music’s most renowned labels, including Deadbeats, Never Say Die, Ultra Music, and Disciple, and collaborations with the likes of Excision, Zeds Dead, Slander, Ganja White Night, NGHTMRE, Boogie T, Rusko, and more.

As a globally recognized performer, he has headlined notable venues such as Red Rocks, Hollywood Palladium, Echostage, and Aragon Theatre and has become a fan favorite at festivals like Camp Bisco, Electric Forest, Lost Lands, Bass Canyon, Shambhala, and more. 2021 looks to be a breakout year for Subtronics, with live shows on the horizon and an arsenal of new music stockpiled.

Off stage, you’ll find Subtronics working on music all night, playing kendama, smoking dabs and collecting glass art, walking his dog Ellie, and connecting with his ever-growing Cyclops Army through his massive 45,000+ Facebook group.

Based in Corona, California, Monster Energy is the leading marketer of energy drinks and alternative beverages that supports the scene and sports. Whether motocross, off-road, NASCAR, MMA, BMX, surf, snowboard, ski, skateboard, or the rock and roll lifestyle, Monster Energy says it’s “a brand that believes in authenticity and the core of what its sports, athletes, and musicians represent. More than a drink, it’s the way of life lived by athletes, sports, bands, believers, and fans.”

Pavement Rave rules:

  • You must be 18+ to enter. A government-issued photo ID is required. International IDs must have an accompanying passport to be considered valid.
  • All vehicles will be searched.
  • Early arrival is strongly recommended. All cars must be turned off by the scheduled showtime.
  • You’re required to arrive with your entire party in one vehicle. Arrival by Uber/Lyft will not be permitted, and no overflow parking is available.
  • Do not leave your car space to visit other groups at all. This is essential to the continuing safety of guests and these events.
  • Masks are strongly recommended when guests are outside of the vehicle. Masks are required when guests move away from their vehicle space for any reason.
  • Car passes include four people. If you arrive with more people in your car, companion passes must be purchased upon arrival for each additional person in your vehicle, up to two additional people. Oversized vehicles such as large vans, buses, campers, RVs, and limousines will not be permitted entry. Raised or elevated vehicles are also not permitted.
  • You’re highly advised to bring your own water. Although water will be available for sale, providing your own will limit the amount of contact you have with others onsite. Free water stations will not be available.
  • Present your printed digital ticket against your driver side window. If your windows are tinted, you may need to roll down your window for the scanner to work. If you’re using a digital ticket, your phone screen must be at full brightness.
  • The speed limit is 5 mph.
  • All drivers are required to follow all traffic laws at all times. Additionally, please follow directions from all traffic attendants.
  • Do not sit on the top of your vehicle.
  • Please turn off your headlights and refrain from honking your horn during the show.
  • Leave your space as you found it. No trash should be left behind. A trash bag will be provided to each vehicle upon parking.
  • Pay attention to all exit announcements as well as instructions from parking attendants at the end of the show. This will allow everyone to get out efficiently and in a timely manner.
  • Underage drinking will not be tolerated. If a guest is caught consuming alcohol, the entire car and its passengers will be ejected immediately, no exceptions. The venue takes this rule very seriously, so please do not chance it.
  • Don’t drink and drive. Always assign a designated driver. You are not permitted to leave your vehicle overnight. Vehicles left overnight will be towed at the owner’s expense.
  • If you see something, say something. Pay attention to your surroundings. If you see or hear someone doing something suspicious or that makes you feel uncomfortable, reach out to an event staff member immediately.


What time should we arrive?

Gates open at 4 p.m. on the day of the show, and music starts at 6 p.m. First-come, first-parked within each section, so arrive early.

Will there be restrooms?

Yes. Port-O-Jons will be on hand and cleaned every 15 minutes. Cones will be used to ensure social distancing.

Are we allowed to be outside our vehicle?

Yes, but you must stay with in the width of your vehicle. You can not dance or group with anyone outside of your vehicle. We will have staff monitoring for social distancing, so please follow their instructions. You will be asked to leave if you do not comply. We are all in this together – be safe and be smart.

Will you have concessions?

Yes, concessions will be open, and there are no outside food of beverages allowed except for water. Please maintain social distancing when standing in line for concessions.

Can I bring alcohol?

No outside food or beverages are allowed. Cars will be searched on arrival, and prohibited items will be confiscated.

Can we reserve spots next to friends?

No reserving spots. If groups want to park near each other, they must arrive together. We recommend meeting up prior to arriving to ensure we can accommodate you.

Will I be able to leave anytime during the event or are we stuck in our spot until the end?

Generally no. We will do our best to handle this on a case-by-case basis for emergencies. However, we cannot guarantee an early exit due to parking logistics.

Can I sit in the back of my truck?

Yes, you can sit in the back of your truck, but you must be level with the roof-line of your vehicle.

Can I put my convertible top down?

Yes, you can have your top down.

Can I bring my pets?

No, unfortunately not. Service animals only.

Can I leave my car and lights on?

All cars must be turned off once you are parked. You are allowed to run the engine for 20-30 minutes to prevent your battery from dying, but please be mindful of the people around you. Jumper boxes are available should you need a jump.

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