MUDVAYNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, STATIC-X: 'The Pedal To The Metal Tour' Dates Announced

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*

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).