Rockers Set To Spread Summer Madness

Hard rock mainstays and Atlantic Records cohorts ShinedownHalestormBlack Stone Cherry will hit the road together for the Carnival of Madness tour. The tour stretches from July 20 to August 18 and also features newcomer Whiskey Myers.

The Carnival of Madness tour has existed for five iterations in the U.S., but was canceled in 2014. The show also just finished its first tour of the United Kingdom with the same lineup, except Highly Suspect was included and Whiskey Myers was not.

Past acts on the tour have included EvanescencePapa Roach and Puddle of Mudd.

Photo: Brett Schauf
Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kans.

Before headlining 2016’s Carnival of Madness, Shinedown will be touring independently for a few months, playing some shows with genre heavyweights Five Finger Death Punch and P.O.D.

Last year’s headliner Halestorm is back, with siblings Lzzy and Arejay Hale leading the action on lead vocals/guitar and drums, respectively.

Photo: Larry Hulst
Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Colo.

Black Stone Cherry and Whiskey Myers join the tour this year, giving audiences some Southern flavor. BSC hasn’t been on the lineup since 2011 and this year is the first time Whiskey Myers has been featured.

Here are all of the dates for the tour:

July 20 — Southaven, Mo., Landers Center
July 22 — Kansas City, Mo., Starlight Theatre*
July 23 — Maryland Heights, Mo., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
July 24 — Fort Wayne, Ind., Parkview Field**
July 26 — Rogers, Ark., Walmart AMP
July 27 — Tulsa, Okla. BOK Center***
July 29 — New Orleans, La., Lakefront Arena
July 31 — Cedar Park, Texas, Cedar Park Center
August 2 — Bossier City, La., CenturyLink Center
August 4 — Nashville, Tenn., Ascend Amphitheater
August 7 — Brooklyn, N.Y., The Amphitheater At Coney Island Boardwalk***
August 10 — Columbia, Md., Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 12 — Gilford, N.H., Bank Of NH Pavilion
August 13 — Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
August 14 — Erie, Pa., Erie Insurance Arena
August 16 — Chicago, Ill., FirstMerit Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island
August 18 — Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre            

*Whiskey Myers will not appear July 22-23.  
**Black Stone Cherry will not appear on July 24 
***Halestorm will not appear July 27 and Aug. 7

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