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The Carnival Of Madness Tour Kicks Off This Weekend

The inaugural outing of the Carnival Of Madness tour is about to get underway.  The 26-date tour will open tomorrow afternoon in Jacksonville, FL.
“I am beyond excited for this tour, the production is incredible, the line up is amazing, and the energy of having all five bands on one stage is going to be like nothing else this summer,” exclaimed Shinedown lead singer Brent Smith.  “Get ready for the carnival of madness!”

All fans attending the Carnival Of Madness this summer are in for an experience like no other.

The Jacksonville, Florida-based rock outfit Shinedown have been touring worldwide in support of their career defining album The Sound Of Madness since its release in 2008.  The band’s run of hit singles from this album alone has made them one of the most successful rock bands of the decade. Shinedown’s latest album, The Sound Of Madness, was produced by multiple Grammy Award-winner Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock, Green Day, My Chemical Romance).  The band’s fifth single from The Sound Of Madness“The Crow & The Butterfly” is at radio now.

Formed in 1995 Chevelle have remained a staple in the rock scene with seven Top 5 Modern Rock hits under their belt, including the #1 songs “Send the Pain Below” and “Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)” as well as fan favorites, “Jars,” “The Red” and “The Clincher”. The band is made up of Pete Loeffler (vocals, guitars), brother Sam Loeffler (drums), and brother-in-law Dean Bernardini (bass).  Their latest album Sci-Fi Crimes was co-produced with Brian Virtue (Jane’s Addiction, 30 Seconds to Mars, Deftones) in Nashville, Tennessee.
Puddle of Mudd is singer/guitarist Wes Scantlin, guitarist Paul Phillips, bassist Doug Ardito and drummer Ryan Yerdon.  Since their 2001 debut album Come Clean, Puddle of Mudd have sold over seven million albums and boast a steady string of Number One smash hits including “Blurry, “She Hates Me,” “Control,” and “Psycho.”    The band has been touring nonstop in support of their current album Volume 4:  Songs in the Key of Love & Hate.
The Carnival Of Madness tour is THE rock event this summer.

July 16 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Arena
July 17 – Simpsonville, SC – Heritage Park
July 18 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Amphitheatre
July 20 – Orlando, FL – UCF Arena
July 21 – Estero, FL – Germain Arena
July 23 – Knoxville, TN – Civic Coliseum
July 24 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Amphitheater
July 25 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Amphitheater
July 26 – Virginia Beach, VA – Virgina Beach Amphitheatre
July 28 – Columbia, MD (D.C.) – Merriweather Pavilion
July 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s Landing
July 31 – Wiscasset, ME – Lincoln County Fairgrounds
August 1 – Boston, MA – Comcast Amphitheater
August 4 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
August 5 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Amphitheatre
August 6 – Canadaguiga, NY – CBMS Performing Arts Center
August 7 – Detroit, MI – DTE Amphitheatre
August 9 – Cleveland, OH – Time Warner Amphitheatre
August 10 – Pikeville, KY – Eastern Kentucky Expo
August 11 – Chicago, IL – Charter One Pavilion
August 17 – Memphis, TN – Desoto Civic Center
August 18 – Lafayette, LA – Cajon Dome
August 20 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheater
August 22 – Dallas, TX – Nokia Theater
August 24 – Casper, WY – Casper Event Center
August 25 – Billings, MT – Metropark Center
August 27 – Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center (w/o Chevelle)
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