The Pedal To The Metal Tour 2009, featuring MUDVAYNE and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, will kick off July 24 in Portland, ME, and conclude September 9, in Oklahoma City, OK (see complete itinerary below). Joining the two metal juggernauts on the road will be STATIC-X, SUICIDE SILENCE, DOPE, BURY YOUR DEAD, and the extremely twisted HELLZAPOPPIN sideshow review, performing during set changes throughout the evening. Pre-sale tickets are available to all of the bands' fan club members beginning Wednesday, June 10, at 12:00 p.m. local time at www.pedaltothemetaltour.com (web site will go live June 10), with general public on sale beginning Friday, June 12, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
"The tour started as a summer tour with us and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, but as we started fleshing out ideas, it transformed into this really cool concept," says MUDVAYNE frontman Chad Gray. The final result is the inaugural run of The Pedal To The Metal Tour, a road-ready and battle-proven assemblage of hard rock and heavy metal bands guaranteed to raise temperatures and melt asphalt over the summer months. "We're really excited, because this package is a merging of great bands, good people and fucking amazing fans. It'll be great to bring them all together."
"I was looking forward to a full throttle assault with just MUDVAYNE this summer, but when Chad said, 'Let's do more,' I was all-in," declares Zakk Wylde, the iconic and self professed General Patton of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. Adding, "On behalf of JD, Craig, Nick, the Doom Crew Inc. and myself, we can't wait to see our BLACK LABEL family and the entire BLACK LABEL nation once again, rollin' through hell and destroying everything in our path! Fire up the barbecues, fire up the tunes, and get ready for the rest of your Pedal To The Metal family to fire it up and let the engines roll… Game m-f-'n on!"
Says STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static of the tour: "I'm very picky about who we tour with. I think STATIC-X slaughter most bands live, and I pride myself in our show — I refuse to open for a band that I don't think is worthy, so that says a lot about MUDVAYNE, Zakk Wylde, and this entire package."
The Pedal To The Metal Tour is being booked exclusively by TKO [The Kirby Organization], the agents for MUDVAYNE, and is being promoted nationally by Frank Productions and Knitting Factory Presents. The package will travel more than 12,000 miles of highway across America this summer, stopping in nearly three dozen cities over seven weeks.
The Pedal To The Metal Tour 2009 itinerary:
Jul. 24 - Portland, ME @ Cumberland County Civic Center
Jul. 25 - Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
Jul. 28 - Reading, PA @ Sovereign Center
Jul. 29 - Youngstown, OH @ Chevrolet Center
Jul. 31 - Big Flatts, NY @ Tags Summer Stage
Aug. 01 - Albany, NY @ Altamont Fairgrounds *Radio Show*
Aug. 04 - Fort Wayne, IN @ War Memorial Coliseum
Aug. 05 - Battle Creek, MI @ Kellogg Arena
Aug. 07 - Moline, IL @ I Wireless Center
Aug. 08 - Rockford, IL @ Rockford Metro Center
Aug. 09 - Madison, WI @ Willow Island *Radio Show*
Aug. 11 - Topeka, KS @ Landon Arena
Aug. 12 - Mankato, MN @ Alltel Arena
Aug. 14 - Omaha, NE @ Westfair Amphitheater *Radio Show*
Aug. 15 - Little Rock, AR @ NS River Water Park *Radio Show*
Aug. 16 - Wichita, KS @ KS Coliseum Lot *Radio Show*
Aug. 18 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
Aug. 19 - Missoula, MT @ Ryan Creek Amphitheater
Aug. 21 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
Aug. 22 - Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater *Radio Show*
Aug. 23 - Portland, OR @ Washington County Fairgrounds *Radio Show*
Aug. 25 - Eugene, OR @ Cubhert Amphitheater
Aug. 26 - Reno, NV @ Events Center
Aug. 28 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic Auditorium
Aug. 29 - Bakersfield, CA @ Rabo Bank Arena
Sep. 01 - San Diego, CA @ San Diego Sports Arena
Sep. 02 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheater
Sep. 04 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
Sep. 05 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Gardens
Sep. 06 - Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Amphitheater
Sep. 08 - Dallas, TX @ [to be announced]
Sep. 09 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
*Radio shows may not include entire Pedal To The Metal lineup*