EVANESCENCE, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM Confirmed For 'Carnival Of Madness' Tour

Carnival Of Madness, the annual touring rock extravaganza, will make its roaring return with rock titans EVANESCENCE, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and NEW MEDICINE. Kicking off Tuesday, July 31 in Springfield, Illinois, the 2012 trek will hit major cities across the U.S. including Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh (see full itinerary below). Select radio pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, May 22; Carnival Of Madness fan club members can begin purchasing tickets Wednesday, May 23; artist fan club pre-sales start Thursday, May 24; and general public on-sale begins Friday, June 1. Please note that HALESTORM will be performing on the majority of the tour.

"We're really looking forward to the Carnival Of Madness tour this summer," says EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee. "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."

Carnival Of Madness tour dates:

Jul. 31 - Springfield, IL - Prairie Capital Convention Center
Aug. 01 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
Aug. 03 - Atlantic City, NJ - House Of Blues
Aug. 04 - Chester, PA - Harrah’s Chester Downs
Aug. 06 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
Aug. 07 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six
Aug. 08 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre **
Aug. 10 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron’s Amphitheatre atLakewood
Aug. 11 - Gulfport, MS - Jones Park
Aug. 13 - Belton, TX - Bell County Expo
Aug. 14 - Laredo, TX - Laredo Energy Center
Aug. 15 - Midland, TX - Midland Horseshoe Arena
Aug. 17 - Lubbock, TX – [to be announced]
Aug. 18 - El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center
Aug. 20 - Sioux City, IA - [to be announced]
Aug. 21 - Milwaukee, WI. - Eagles Ballroom *
Aug. 23 - Grand Rapids, MI - Rock The Rapids – Downtown **
Aug. 24 - Detroit, MI - DTE Music Theatre
Aug. 26 - Chicago, IL - Toyota Park
Aug. 28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE **
Aug. 29 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Amphiteatre
Aug. 30 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun **
Sep. 02 - Buffalo, NY - [to be announced] **
Sep. 05 - Evansville, IN - [to be announced]

* Show features EVANESCENCE and NEW MEDICINE with very special guests
** Show features EVANESCENCE and CHEVELLE with very special guests

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