February 15, 2017


Your 2017 APMAs Host Is Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides

Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Republic Records
Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Republic Records

The fourth annual APMAs are coming to Cleveland this July 17, and playing host to the many-genre’d rock awards ceremony will be Andy Biersack. In an official release from the Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy, the Black Veil Brides frontman, who has released solo music as Andy Black, says:

“I am so honored to be hosting this year’s fourth annual APMAs. I've attended every APMAs, and I've been fortunate to have a favorite moment every year. As host, I want to make people feel happy and create favorite moments for them, too. I want them to be stoked, whether they are attending the event or watching it from their homes.”

Watch Biersack’s announcement below, and check out the in-depth conversation he had with Billboard about hosting the APMAs.

In 2015 and ’16, All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat hosted.

Of Biersack, Alternative Press CEO Mike Shea says,

“Andy is one of the most dynamic and engaging musicians I think I've ever met. Besides being an amazing frontman on the rock stage, he's also one of the funniest off-stage. … Even before we got down into the [2017 APMAs] details he had already dissected other hosts' successes and failures on other award shows and came to us with an entire analysis of what he could bring to the APMAs.”

Watch an old school Fuse chat with Andy Biersack at the Revolver Golden God Awards in 2013: