Dashboard Confessional Tops ‘Taste Of Chaos’ Lineup

The “Taste of Chaos” tour returns this summer with Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday and a handful of special guests. The schedule includes gigs in Chicago, Miami, Kansas City, Houston and Fresno.

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Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif.

Presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, this year’s outing is the first edition of Taste Of Chaos since 2009. Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman launched the festival in 2005 with John Reese, whose resume includes co-founding Mayhem Festival and Oddball Festival.

“It has been awhile, but I had hoped that the Rockstar Tate Of Chaos tour had a chance to come back,” Lyman said. “That time is now, and I am excited that the artists thought it was time too.”

Reese added, “After the very successful Taste Of Chaos destination festival in San Bernardino, Calif., in October 2015, we felt that we wanted to bring a number of these amazing bands around the country.”

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The Fillmore, Detroit, Mich.

Dashboard Confessional and Taking Back Sunday are joined on the road by Saosin with Anthony Green as well as The Early November. Saves The Day, Motion City Soundtrack, and The Starting Line have each signed on for one-night only appearances, with Saves The Day playing Holmdel, N.J.; Motion City Soundtrack in Wantagh, N.Y.; and The Starting Line in Philadelphia.

Here’s the routing:

June 3 – Chicago, Ill., FirstMerit Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island           
June 4 – Sterling Heights, Mich., Freedom Hill Amphitheatre         
June 5 – Indianapolis, Ind., Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn At White River State Park
June 7 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Petersen Events Center      
June 8 – Lewiston, N.Y., Artpark     
June 9 – Pocono, Pa., Pocono Mountain Carnival Grounds  
June 10 – Columbus, Ohio, Bi-Centennial Pavilion  
June 11 – Cincinnati, Ohio, PNC Pavilion At Riverbend     
June 12 – Cleveland, Ohio, Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica       
June 14 – Boston, Mass., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion   
June 15 – Portland, Maine, Maine State Pier
June 16 – Wallingford, Conn., Toyota Oakdale Theatre       
June 17 – Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center
June 18 – Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon At Jones Beach Theater   
June 19 – Philadelphia, Pa., Festival Pier      
June 21 – Charlotte, N.C., Uptown Amphitheatre At The NC Music Factory         
June 22 – Alpharetta, Ga., Verizon Wireless Amph. At Encore Park
June 24 – Miami, Fla., Bayfront Park            
June 25 – Tampa, Fla., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre  
June 26 – Tallahassee, Fla., TBA   
June 27 – Bossier City, La., CenturyLink Center      
June 29 – Kansas City, Mo., Crossroads-KC            
June 30 – Oklahoma City, Okla., The Criterion        
July 1 – Dallas, Texas, South Side Ballroom
July 2 – Houston, Texas, Revention Music Center    
July 3 – Austin, Texas, Cedar Park Farmers Market
July 5 – Papillion, Neb., Sumtur Amphitheater
July 6 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre  
July 7 – Magna, Utah, The Great Saltair       
July 8 – Garden City, Idaho, Revolution Concert House & Event Center
July 9 – Everett, Wash., Xfinity Arena At Everett
July 10 – Eugene, Ore., Cuthbert Amphitheater
July 12 – Concord, Calif., Concord Pavilion
July 13 – Fresno, Calif., Rotary Amphitheater          
July 14 – Phoenix, Ariz., Comerica Theatre  
July 15 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Chelsea At The Cosmopolitan
July 16 – San Bernardino, Calif., San Manuel Amphitheater

An announcement from Taste Of Chaos notes that the lineup varies by date. Saosin with Anthony Green appears on all shows except June 24-26, July 1 or July 15.

Tickets go on sale to the public March 18 at 10 a.m. local time. VIP packages are available.

Visit TasteOfChaos.com and check with your local venue for more details.