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.
F.Y.E., which operates over 500 stores in 47 states, is a leader in music, DVD and related accessories. They will be promoting The Avalanche Tour Pit Reporter Paparazzi contest via FYE-TV throughout April and will also be using their social media outlets to promote this contest. Follow them on Twitter @FYEGUY and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fyeguy.
Fans can also 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 Avalanche Tour is made possible in part through the support of sponsors including SABIAN, Wicked Audio and Matador Beef Jerky.
The current Avalanche tour dates are as follows, with more shows to be announced soon.
Date City Venue
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)*
*Indicates new show
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
Vancouver trio Theory of a Deadman is 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 enjoying the 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.
About SYNERGY GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. (SGE) produces the Jägermeister Music Tours as well as the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, the AVALANCHE Tour and co-produces the worldwide Rockstar Taste of Chaos as well as the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. In 2011 alone, SGE will produce over 230 Large Music Events in over 100 cities in 12 countries throughout the world with attendance in excess of 1 million people. SGE senior staff have a combined 60 years of experience in artist management, large scale festival production and brand integration and have worked with artists as diverse as Guns N’ Roses and The Cure. SGE excels at integrating brands’ needs with large scale musical entertainment.