Evanescence, Chevelle head up Carnival of Madness 2012 tour
The lineup for the third edition of the rock-focused Carnival of Madness tour has been announced.
Heading out on the national trek will be Grammy winners Evanascence, alt metal outfit Chevelle, Pennsylvania hard-rockers Halestorm, and post-grungers New Medicine. St. Louis-based Cavo will also be playing on the tour.
The roadwork kicks off July 31 in Springfield, IL, and wraps Sept. 5 in Evansville, IN. Stops along the way include Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and Boston, as well as more remote markets around the country.
"We're really looking forward to the Carnival of Madness tour this summer. We love Chevelle and haven't hit the road together in years, and I'm really stoked to finally be playing some shows with Halestorm. Naturally, I'm a fan of strong women in music and Lzzy's voice is spectacular," says Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee, referring to Lzzy Hale, the lead singer of Halestorm.
Ticket pre-sales kick off May 22, with radio pre-sale tickets available first. Carnival of Madness fan club members can begin purchasing tickets May 23, with sales to the general public beginning June 1.
A note to fans: The Aug. 21 show in Milwaukee is billed as featuring Evanescence and New Medicine with very special guests. The shows on Aug. 8, 23, 28, 30, and Sept. 2 are listed as featuring Evanescence and Chevelle with very special guests. For up to date information and announcements, visit the tour's website.
31 - Springfield, IL - Prairie Capital Convention Center
1 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
3 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
4 - Chester, PA - Harrah's Chester Downs
6 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
7 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six
8 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
11 - Gulfport, MS - Jones Park
13 - Belton, TX - Bell County Expo
14 - Laredo, TX - Laredo Energy Center
15 - Midland, TX - Midland Horseshoe Arena
17 - Lubbock, TX - TBA
18 - El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center
20 - Sioux City, IA - TBA
21 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
23 - Grand Rapids, MI - Rock The Rapids - Downtown
24 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Music Theatre
26 - Chicago, IL - Toyota Park
28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
29 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Amphitheatre
30 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
2 - Buffalo, NY - TBA
5 - Evansville, IN - TBA