Roy Mayorga, Joey Dandeneau, Jen Ledger and Jeff Brown headline new rock tour
As the first annual Avalanche Tour featuring Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Skillet, Halestorm and Art of Dying gears up to launch March 24 in Chicago, additional shows have been added in Richmond, VA (5/3), Pittsburgh, PA (5/6), Charlotte, NC (5/7) and Jacksonville, FL (5/8). Tickets are on sale now at:www.avalanchetour.com/tour-dates (see full itinerary below).
In connection with the Avalanche Tour, F.Y.E. (For Your Entertainment)–in partnership with Warner Bros. Records, Roadrunner Records, and Atlantic Records–is giving fans of Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Skillet, Halestorm and Art of Dying a chance to be the Avalanche Tour official Pit Reporter Paparazzi. At each Avalanche Tour show, one winner and a guest will gain entrance to the show, as well as a photo pass allowing access to the photo pit to photograph the first three songs of all five Avalanche Tour bands. These special fan-perspective photos will be displayed in an exclusive gallery on www.AvalancheTour.com. For official rules and to enter the contest, go to www.AvalancheTour.com.
SABIAN will also be giving away 5 cymbals signed by Stone Sour's Roy Mayorga, Theory of a Deadman's Joey Dandeneau, Skillet's Jen Ledger and Art of Dying's Jeff Brown. For contest rules, please visit: http://avalanchetour.com/sabian-autographed-cymbal-giveaway/.
In addition, fans can win a chance to interview their favorite Avalanche Tour band through the “Interview An Avalanche Band Contest.” Five lucky winners will be able to interview Corey Taylor (Stone Sour), Tyler Connolly (Theory of a Deadman), John Cooper (Skillet), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) or Jonny Hetherington (Art of Dying). To enter, first purchase a ticket to an Avalanche show, and then go to: http://avalanchetour.com/2011/new-contest-interview-an-avalanche-band/.
The current Avalanche tour dates are as follows, with more shows to be announced soon.
|Thur 3/24||Chicago, IL||Aragon Ballroom|
|Fri 3/25||Milwaukee, WI||Eagles Ballroom|
|Sat 3/26||St. Paul, MN||Roy Wilkins Auditorium|
|Mon 3/28||Bloomington, IL||US Cellular Coliseum|
|Tue 3/29||Fort Wayne, IN||Allen County War Memorial Coliseum|
|Wed 3/30||Nashville, TN||Nashville Municipal Auditorium|
|Fri 4/1||Atlanta, GA||Masquerade Music Park|
|Sat 4/2||Tampa, FL||St. Pete Times Forum|
|Sun 4/3||Ladson, SC||Ladson Fairground|
|Tue 4/5||Huntsville, AL||Von Braun Center (WRTT Radio Show)|
|Wed 4/6||Tupelo, MS||BancorpSouth Arena|
|Fri 4/8||San Antonio, TX||Illusion Theater at Alamodome|
|Sat 4/9||Corpus Christi, TX||Concrete Street Amphitheater|
|Sun 4/10||Grand Prairie, TX||Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie|
|Tue 4/12||Houston, TX||Reliant Arena|
|Wed 4/13||Wichita Falls, TX||Kay Yeager Coliseum|
|Fri 4/15||Belton, TX||Bell County Expo Center|
|Sat 4/16||Lubbock, TX||LoneStar Amphitheater|
|Sun 4/17||El Paso, TX||El Paso County Coliseum|
|Tue 4/19||Tulsa, OK||Tulsa Convention Center Arena|
|Thur 4/21||Park City, KS||Hartman Arena|
|Fri 4/22||Springfield, MO||Shrine Mosque|
|Sat 4/23||Little Rock, AR||Arkansas State Fairground (KDGE Edgefest)|
|Tue 4/26||Waterloo, IA||McElroy Auditorium|
|Wed 4/27||Grand Rapids, MI||DeltaPlex|
|Fri 4/29||New York, NY||Hammerstein Ballroom|
|Sat 4/30||Bangor, ME||Bangor Waterfront|
|Sun 5/1||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|Tue 5/3||Richmond, VA||Richmond Coliseum *|
|Fri 5/6||Pittsburgh, PA||First Niagara Pavilion (X Fest) *|
|Sat 5/7||Charlotte, NC||Metrolina Expo Center (Carolina Rebellion) *|
|Sun 5/8||Jacksonville, FL||Metropolitan Park (Welcome To Rockville Festival)*|
*New shows are marked with an asterisk.
About STONE SOUR
Three-time Grammy nominees Stone Sour entered the Billboard 200 chart at #6 with 2010’s Audio Secrecy (Roadrunner Records), featuring the Active Rock singles “Say You’ll Haunt Me,” which was #1 at Active Rock for 8 weeks, and “Hesitate.” Audio Secrecy marks the group’s third studio release and follows their gold-certified Come What(ever) May album, which debuted at #4. The quintet–vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarists James Root and Josh Rand, bassist Shawn Economaki and drummer Roy Mayorga–have returned with a broadened range, a deepened perspective and the determination to make new album Audio Secrecy a multi-layered record free of stylistic limitations. Stone Sour recorded Audio Secrecy with Come What(ever) May producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Deftones) at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios.
About THEORY OF A DEADMAN
Vancouvertrio Theory of a Deadmanis touring in support of Scars & Souvenirs, which has sold over 900,000 copies and is rapidly approaching platinum status. The album features the #1 Mainstream Rock track “Bad Girlfriend.” Scars & Souvenirs (604/Roadrunner Records) is a broad-reaching endeavor that puts lead vocalist/guitarist Tyler Connolly, guitarist Dave Brenner and bassist Dean Back high in the rock pantheon, achieving creative growth without sacrificing the hard-hitting power that got them here in the first place. The disc was produced by Grammy-nominated Howard Benson and is the polished and passionate testament to seven years of hard work, heavy touring and diligent attention to craft. Theory of a Deadman will release a new album this summer as well.
Atlantic rockers Skillet are currently enjoyingthe success of their latest studio effort Awake. Certified Gold by the RIAA, Awake hit the ground running with a blockbuster debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and also entered at No. 1 on iTunes’ “Top Albums” chart and “Top Rock” chart. The accolades have continued to pile up for the two-time Grammy-nominated rockers as Awake was recently named Billboard's #9 Top Alternative Album and #14 Top Rock Album of 2010, while the group landed at # 7 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Album Artist chart. Awake has already seen three Active Rock smashes including “Monster,” “Hero,” which was used by the NFL in their Sunday Night Football and NFL Weekend Kickoff promos, and their latest hit and crowd favorite “Awake & Alive.” Like true road warriors, Skillet’s relentless tour schedule has not slowed down. As the group’s cumulative sales approach two million, they continue to build upon their powerful live show, bringing down the house from coast to coast.
Atlantic Records band Halestorm scored a Top 5 debut on SoundScan’s “Hard Music” chart with Halestorm in 2009, simultaneously exploding into the Top 40 on the comprehensive Billboard 200. Produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Flyleaf), the album is a volatile collection of infectious hard rock anthems, sexy hooks, and rough and tumble grooves. Last fall, Halestorm released Live In Philly 2010, a live CD/DVD recorded and filmed last April at the Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA. “Bet U Wish U Had Me Back,” the band’s current single, hit rock radio at the end of last year and is currently Top 40 on the Active Rock chart. Formed by Lzzy Hale and her brother, drummer Arejay, when they were just 13 and 10 years old (respectively), Halestorm has made its bones as a major league hard rock outfit via countless North American gigs alongside such like-minded artists as Shinedown, Seether, Flyleaf, and Trapt.
About ART OF DYING
Art Of Dying is a five-piece rock band fronted by Jonny Hetherington. The Vancouver, Canada based group is the newest signing to Reprise Records/Intoxication Records, the label started by David Draiman and Dan Donegan of the multi-platinum selling band Disturbed. Art of Dying has completed recording in Los Angeles with producer Howard Benson for their 2011 worldwide debut, and they are thrilled to now be part of the Warner family. The band has built a dedicated international following since 2006 touring with Disturbed and Seether, as well as performing at international festivals Download and The Virgin Festival alongside artists such as Tool, Metallica and 3 Doors Down. Fans around the world have connected with the song "Get Through This," a true story of struggle and hope, which has led to a heavy following online, where Art Of Dying has topped the independent charts and developed a loyal fan base.
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