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Something Wicked This Way Comes! Let The Madness Begin!
· Toddstar on June 30 2011 22:11:54
Tour News

Something Wicked This Way Comes!  Let The Madness Begin!

After its wildly successful inaugural run, the highly anticipated CARNIVAL OF MADNESS TOUR returns this summer with THEORY OF A DEADMAN, ALTER BRIDGE, BLACK STONE CHERRY, ADELITAS WAY and EMPHATIC.  Sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, the Carnival of Madness Tour ticket price acknowledges the current state of the economy offering an "affordable" ticket that will be in the $25 - $35 range.  The outing made its inaugural launch in 2010 with Shinedown, Sevendust, Chevelle, Puddle Of Mudd and 10 Years, which proved to be one of the biggest Rock shows of the summer as a Top 50 tour.

One of Vancouver's greatest exports, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, is returning to give rock music a much needed reality check with their fourth studio release, THE TRUTH IS…  The album is slated for release on July 12 via Roadrunner/604 Records and the first single, "Lowlife," is already storming its way up the rock charts.  THE TRUTH IS…, the follow up to the band's previous Platinum-selling SCARS AND SOUVENIRS, was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, 3 Doors Down).  The band recently wrapped playing the inaugural Avalanche tour alongside Stone Sour, Skillet, Halestorm and Art of Dying, and will be playing select festivals before heading out on the Carnival of Madness Tour.  Theory of a Deadman is Tyler Connolly (vocals, guitar), David Brenner (guitar), Dean Back (bass) and Joey Dandeneau (drums).

ALTER BRIDGE has been making their mark on the rock world for years through their three studio releases and non-stop touring.  The band is currently haunting the Top 20 of the Rock charts with their latest single, "Ghost of Days Gone By."  The single, the follow-up their #1 rock smash "Isolation," is from their Alter Bridge Recordings via EMI Label Services release ABIII, which debuted at #17 on Billboard's "Top 200 Albums" chart when it was released last November.  In preparation for the Carnival of Madness Tour, the band just wrapped up a successful headline run with Black Stone Cherry and Like a Storm.  Alter Bridge has also made successful national TV appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live in support of ABIII.  Alter Bridge is Myles Kennedy (vocals, guitar), Mark Tremonti (guitar, vocals), Brian Marshall (bass) and Scott Phillips (drums).

Kentucky's BLACK STONE CHERRY – vocalist Chris Robertson, guitarist Ben Wells, bassist Jon Lawhon and drummer John Fred Young – is a band adept at creating both timeless rock 'n roll and new, innovative sounds.  The band have recently released their third album for Roadrunner Records, BETWEEN THE DEVIL & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, which is the summation of a year in the life of the band-every emotion, triumph, loss, romance and everything in between-it's all here on this album.  The first single, "White Trash Millionaire," is currently approaching sitting at #15 on the Active Rock charts and climbing.

Las Vegas-based rockers ADELITAS WAY released their sophomore album, HOME SCHOOL VALEDICTORIAN, June 7 on Virgin Records.  The album, produced by Dave Bassett (Shinedown), showcases the band's lyrical and musical growth.  The band has spent the past couple of years on the road and is excited to be part of this year's Carnival.

Hard rock band EMPHATIC will release DAMAGE, their Atlantic Records debut, on July 12.  Led by vocalist Patrick Wilson and lead guitarist Justin McCain, Emphatic has spent years honing their edge on the road, headlining clubs and theaters along with supporting such like-minded artists as Stone Temple Pilots, Buckcherry, and Papa Roach.  DAMAGE, produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Flyleaf), features the song "Bounce," which is currently climbing the Active Rock charts.

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