Tour de Force

ROCKSTAR ENERGY UPROAR: YET ANOTHER SUMMER PACKAGE TOUR/FEST THINGY

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UPDATE: The actual line-up and dates for this tour after the jump. Still pretty awful. Original story below.

At some point, aren’t all these big package tours just gonna cannibalize one another? It seems like they’re all either competing for the same audience, or at least for a portion of the same audience. And now Metal Insider tells me that there’s gonna be another one, which, like Mayhem, will be sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink: Uproar.

Gotta love the dudes whose job it is to sit around and think of new names for these things.

The rumored bands for this particular trek includes Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Hellyeah, Stone Sour, Lacuna Coil and Halestorm. Which is a pretty miserable line-up. All those people in the comments section of my Ozzfest story who are asking how Ozzfest isn’t as bad as I thought it would be? Well, they should consider this tour. ‘Cause this is pretty much what I thought Ozzfest would be. If you somehow think that this is better than Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore, Kataklysm and Halford, then, I dunno. I hope we can still be friends, but we definitely don’t have the same taste in music.

ANYWAY, this tour is allegedly gonna be more a late summer/early fall-type deal, so I guess if you really wanna go to this and some of the other similar tours happening in the months prior, you’ll have a little extra time to save up some cash for the ticket. Me, I’d do pretty much anything else.

ACTUAL LINE-UP

Main Stage

Disturbed
Avenged Sevenfold
Stone Sour
Halestorm

Second Stage

HELLYEAH
Airbourne
Hail The Villain
New Medicine

Dates:

August 18th Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
August 20th Omaha, NE – WestFair Amphitheatre
August 21st Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 22nd Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 24th Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheatre
August 25th Cleveland, OH -Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre at Tower City
August 27th Scranton, PA – Montage Mountain Amphitheatre
August 28th Wantagh, NY – Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach
August 29th Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 31st Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
September 01st Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
September 03rd Birmingham, AL – Verizon Wireless Music Center
September 04th Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre
September 10th Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Center
September 11th Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
September 12th Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 14th Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
September 15th Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
September 17th Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
September 18th San Diego, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
September 19th Tempe, AZ – Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre
September 22nd Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
September 24th Portland, OR – Clark County Government Center Amphitheatre
September 25th Seattle, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre
September 26th Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
September 28th Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
September 29th Calgary, AB – Saddledome
September 30th Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
October 02nd Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
October 03rd Sun Fargo, ND – Fargodome
October 04th Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum

-AR

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