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Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2012 by Randy

The third annual CARNIVAL OF MADNESS TOUR fueled by Monster Energy has announced the addition of CAVO to the all-star lineup including EVANESCENCE, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and NEW MEDICINE. Tickets for the annual touring rock extravaganza–with affordable prices ranging from $25-$45–are currently on sale via

Kicking off Tuesday, July 31 in Springfield, IL, the 2012 trek will hit major cities across the U.S. including Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Detroit, Milwaukee, Chicago and Pittsburgh. See below for updated routing. Note: dates and line ups are subject to change.

“We’re really looking forward to the Carnival of Madness tour this summer,” says EVANESCENCE front woman AMY LEE about the upcoming tour. “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.”

For new CARNIVAL OF MADNESS addition CAVO, their sophomore album Thick As Thieves is a testament to their bond that was once broken and has now been rebuilt and even strengthened. Released April 2012 via Eleven Seven Music, the album, featuring the Top 20 Active Rock title track, was dubbed “melodic rock gold” by AOL Noisecreep and received a 4-out-of-5 stars review by the website Loudwire. CAVOCASEY WALKER (Vocals), BRIAN SMITH (bass), CHAD LAROY (drums) and CHRIS HOBBS (guitar)–will officially be impacting rock radio this summer with their next single “Circles,” though it is already spinning at Sirius, KQRC in Kansas City and hometown favorite, KPNT in St. Louis, MO. The band has previously achieved a #1 single, “Champagne,” and Top 5 rock track, “Crash,” on their major label debut, Bright Nights Dark Days (Reprise Records).

On Monday, July 23, Amy Lee of EVANESCENCE, Pete and Sam Loeffler of CHEVELLE and Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM will appear on Rockline Radio in anticipation of the tour launch. Hosted by Bob Coburn, the nationally syndicated radio show airs live at 8:30pm Pacific/11:30pm Eastern on rock stations across the country and can also be heard online at Check their website for local affiliated stations. During the show, fans can call in to ask the artists questions as well at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).

The five CARNIVAL OF MADNESS bands have also set weekly Google Hangouts to video chat with their fans prior to kicking off the tour. Starting today (6/18), fans can check out the contests page at to enter for a chance to take part in the Hangout and chat with their favorite bands. Those who don’t win will still be able to join in and watch the Hangout live at The Hangouts will take place: Thursday, June 21 with NEW MEDICINE, Thursday, June 28 with CAVOThursday, July 12 with HALESTORM, Thursday, July 19 with CHEVELLE and a date TBA with EVANESCENCE. Exact times and further details will be posted at

MONSTER ENERGY, BEACON AUDIO, PRS GUITARS and JVC MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT are teaming up to offer CARNIVAL OF MADNESS fans the ultimate summer concert tour experience with incredible opportunities for fans to win one-of-a-kind prizes:

The Monster Energy “ChevHELLe On Wheels”
Listen to your local rock radio station, leading up to the show in your area, and win the chance to go for a cruise with members of Chevelle in the “supped up” up Monster Energy CheveHELLe on Wheels (featuring JVC Mobile Audio). Winners will also receive the JVC KR-R530 in-dash CD Receiver. If that were not enough, winners also snag a pair of Beacon Audio headphones and sit on the side of the stage while Chevelle performs rocking to the same monitor mix the band themselves will be hearing. For more information, visit

“Beacon Audio”
Carnival of Madness is excited to be a part of Beacon Audio’s launch in 2012!  Fans will be able to register to win either Beacon Audio’s new Orion headphones or the new Phoenix Bluetooth portable speaker. Winners will also get to meet Halestorm each evening after their performance. Beginning Monday, July 9, go to and register.

“Six Strings of Madness”
Calling ALL guitar players, or NOT! Whether you’re a shredder, beginner or just rock the air, beginning Monday, July 9, go to to find out details on how you can register for your chance to win a limited edition “Six Strings of Madness” guitar from Carnival of Madness and PRS Guitars.

Grammy Award winning band EVANESCENCEAMY LEE (vocals, piano), TERRY BALSAMO (guitar), TROY MCLAWHORN (guitar), TIM MCCORD (bass) and WILL HUNT (drums)–has sold more than 25 million records worldwide with more than 10 million in the U.S. alone with the help of such Top 10 hit singles as “Bring Me To Life,” “My Immortal” and “Call Me When You’re Sober.” In October of 2011, the group released their highly anticipated third studio album, and first album in five years, Evanescence (Wind-Up Records), which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and features the hit tracks “What You Want,” “Made Of Stone,” and “My Heart Is Broken.”

Platinum-selling alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLEPETE LOEFFLER (Guitars, Vocals), SAM LOEFFLER (Drums) and DEAN BERNARDINI (Bass, Vocals)–released their latest and sixth full-length album Hats Off To The Bull (Epic Records) late 2011. The album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #19 and features two, #1 hit Active Rock singles “Face To The Floor” and “Hats Off To The Bull.”

Pennsylvania quartet HALESTORM–frontwoman LZZY HALE, drummer AREJAY HALE, guitarist JOE HOTTINGER and bassist JOSH SMITH–returned in April 2012 with their second full-length, The Strange Case of…. (Atlantic Records) after scoring two top 10 singles (“I Get Off” and “It’s Not You”) from their self-titled debut album. The first single “Love Bites (So Do I)” is a storming rocker that has already reached the Top Spot at Active Rock radio.

NEW MEDICINEJAKE SCHERER (Vocals), DAN GARLAND (Guitar), MATTHEW BRADY (Bass) and RYAN GUANZON (Drums)–injects a little hope into hard rock on their debut album, Race You To The Bottom (Photo Finish Records). The album features the first single, “Laid,” co-written by Scherer and producers S*A*M & Sluggo, and their latest track at radio, “Race You To The Bottom,” which has gone on to sell over 11,000 copies.
For up-to-the-minute news on CARNIVAL OF MADNESS, visit, and

Check out the CARNIVAL OF MADNESS Tour on the following dates:

DATE                          CITY                           VENUE

Tue      7/31                 Springfield, IL              Prairie Capital Convention Center

Wed    8/1                   Columbus, OH            LC Pavilion

Fri        8/3                   Atlantic City, NJ           House of Blues

Sat       8/4                   Chester, PA                Harrah’s Chester Downs

Mon     8/6                   Boston, MA                  Bank of America Pavilion

Tue      8/7                   Baltimore, MD             Pier Six

Wed    8/8                   Charlotte, NC              Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Fri        8/10                 Atlanta, GA                  Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Mon     8/13                 Belton, TX                   Bell County Expo

Tue      8/14                 Laredo, TX                  Laredo Energy Center

Wed    8/15                 Midland, TX                 Midland Horseshoe Arena

Fri        8/17                 Lubbock, TX                Lone Star Events Center

Sat       8/18                 El Paso, TX                 Don Haskins Center

Mon     8/20                 Sioux City, IA               Tyson Center

*Tue    8/21                 Milwaukee, WI             Eagles Ballroom

**Thu   8/23                 Grand Rapids, MI        Rock the Rapids

**Fri     8/24                 Detroit, MI                    DTE Music Theatre

Sun      8/26                 Chicago, IL                  Toyota Park

**Tue   8/28                 Pittsburgh, PA             Stage AE

Wed    8/29                 Holmdel, NJ                 PNC Bank Arts Center

**Thu   8/30                 Uncasville, CT             Mohegan Sun

**Sun   9/2                   Buffalo, NY                  Buffalo Outer Harbor


(*) show features Evanescence, Cavo and New Medicine with very special guests

(**) show features Evanescence, Chevelle, Cavo and New Medicine with very special guests

About Monster Energy:
Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots, and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality.

About Beacon Audio:
Beacon Audio was created to blend the music that drives you with the elements of style that define you.  At Beacon, we believe that music has a higher purpose–discover it at

About PRS Guitars:
Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople produces over 1,000 electric guitars each month, as well as acoustic guitars and amplifiers, for worldwide distribution. In the fall of 2011 PRS introduced import acoustic and amplifier lines to complement their import SE line of electric guitars. Carlos Santana, Linkin Park, Opeth, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, Pete Loeffler of Chevelle, Ricky Skaggs, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, and Warren Haynes are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments.

About JVC Mobile Entertainment:
JVC Mobile Entertainment products are marketed by JVC Car Entertainment, a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC Americas markets a full line of mobile, video and audio equipment for the consumer and professional markets.


Posted in Artist Watch, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , on August 9, 2011 by Randy

Theory Of A Deadman’s Debut Single From The Truth Is… Reaches #1 on Active Rock Chart This Week

Band Kicks Off Carnival Of Madness Tour August 13th

Opening For 3 Doors Down This Fall

(August 9, 2011 – New York, NY) – Theory of a Deadman keep finding more things to celebrate.  Hot on the heels of a Top 10 album debut on the Billboard Top 200 with their latest Roadrunner Records release The Truth Is… last month, the band now find themselves on top of the Active Rock Chart hitting the #1 spot this week with the first single, “Lowlife.”  The single is the third #1 single of their career alongside former chart toppers “Bad Girlfriend” and “So Happy” from their platinum selling previous release Scars & Souvenirs. “Lowlife” has also sold more than 60,000 singles since its release on iTunes. The “Lowlife” video stars Donal Logue (known for his work on hit television shows such as ER and Grounded For Life) as the title character and antihero and is directed by Paul Boyd who is known for his work with Sting, Shania Twain and Seal to name a few.

The Truth Is… was released on July 12th via Roadrunner Records and exploded onto the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 at #8 scanning over 37,000 units its first week. The album also reached the #2spot on the iTunes Rock Album charts and the fan-discovered track “Hurricane” hit #9 on the iTunes Rock Songs Chart selling over 10,000 units. The album was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, 3 Doors Down). 

Theory of a Deadman has been together for over a decade and created a sound that fans worldwide have embraced through their previous releases: Scars & Souvenirs [2008], Gasoline [2005], and Theory of a Deadman [2002].   The band has become synonymous with building arena-ready hooks around hard rocking stories of good times, bad times and everything in between.  The band will be heading out on this summer’s Carnival of Madness tour alongside Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Adelitas Way and Emphatic. Sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, the Carnival of Madness Tour will tear through North America for 25+ dates beginning August 13 in Twin Lakes, WI. Upon wrapping the Carnival of Madness tour, the band will take a very shortbreak before heading out again to open for 3 Doors Down across America.

Theory of a Deadman is Tyler Connolly [Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar], David Brenner [Rhythm Guitar], Dean Back [Bass], and Joey Dandeneau [Drums].

Tour Dates

Aug 10th

Sturgis, SD

Full Throttle Saloon Amphotheatre

Aug 12th

Kansas City, MO

Midland Theatre by AMC

Aug 13th  *

Twin Lakes, WI

Shadow Hill Ranch

Aug 14th *

Chillicothe, IL

Three Sisters Park

Aug 16th *

Royal Oak, MI

Royal Oak Music Theatre

Aug 17th *

Indianapolis, IN

The Murat Theatre

Aug 19th *

Council Bluffs, IA

Harrah’s Casino

Aug 20th *

Sedalia, MO

Missouri State Fairgrounds

Aug 23rd *

Fargo, ND

The Hub (Outdoors)

Aug 24th *

Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls Arena

Aug 26th *

Louisville, KY

KY State Fair/Cardinal Stadium

Aug 27th *

Waterloo, IA

McElroy Auditorium (Outdoors)

Aug 28th *

St. Paul, MN

Minnesota State Fair

Aug 30th

Youngstown, OH

Wedgewood Entertainment Center

Aug 31st *

Albany, NY

Times Union Center

Sept 1st *

Allentown, PA

The Great Allentown Fair

Sept 3rd *

Hampton Beach, NH

Hampton Beach Casino

Sept 4th *

Bangor, ME

Bangor Waterfront

Sept 5th *

Fitchburg, MA

Central Mass Expo Center

Sept 7th *

Baltimore, MD

Pier Six Concert Pavilion

Sept 9th *

Big Flats, NY

Tag’s Summer Stage

Sept 10th *

Atlantic City, NJ

House of Blues

Sept 11th *

Huntington, WV

Harris Riverfront Park

Sept 13th *

Charlotte, NC

Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre

Sept 14th *

Fayetteville, NC

Crown Coliseum

Sept 16th *

Tulsa, OK

Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino

Sept 17th *

Poplar Bluffs, MS

Black River Coliseum

Sept 18th *

Dayton, OH

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Sept 29 #

Chattanooga, TN

Memorial Auditorium

Oct. 2 #

Nashville, TN

The Woods at Fontanel

Oct. 4 #

Orlando, FL

Hard Rock Live

Oct. 5 #

St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine Amphitheater

Oct. 7 #

Bossier City, LA

Century Link Center

Oct. 11 #

Knoxville, TN

Knoxville Civic Center

Oct. 12 #

Roanoke, VA

Roanoke Civic Center

Oct. 14 #

Tuscaloosa, AL

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Oct. 15 #

Jackson, MS

Mississippi Coliseum

Oct. 28 #

Beaumont, TX

Ford Center Arena

Oct. 29 #

Corpus Christi, TX

Concrete Street Amphitheater

Nov. 1 #

Rockford, IL

Rockford MetroCentre

Nov. 4 #

Grand Rapids, MI


Nov. 9 #

New York, NY

Hammerstein Ballroom

Nov. 12 #

Providence, RI

Providence Performing Arts Center

* Carnival of Madness 2011 Date with Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Adelita’s Way and Emphatic

# Opening for 3 Doors Down

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