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First Tour Dates Announced for the Fourth Annual Carnival of Madness


The Madness Unleashes August 13 in Cleveland, OH with Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment and We As Human

Shinedown, photo by Seth M

Shinedown, photo by Seth M

 The first batch of dates for the highly anticipated Carnival of Madness tour, sponsored by Monster Energy, have been announced.

Papa Roach, May 14 ~ photo by Scott Uchida of Carolina Rebellion

Papa Roach, May 14 ~ photo by Scott Uchida of Carolina Rebellion

Sure to be known once again as one of this summer’s best tours, the Carnival of Madness returns with multi-platinum rock band Shinedown, along with Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment, and We As Human.  The tour kicks off in Cleveland, OH on Tuesday, August 13.  Go to for specific on-sale date and ticket information, and see below for the first part of the tour’s itinerary.  More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

VIP ticket pre-sales for these shows are now available to the “Shinedown Nation,” Shinedown’s exclusive fan club.  For more information about VIP pre-sale packages and “Shinedown Nation” membership, please visit the band’s official website.

Shinedown makes their triumphant return to the Carnival of Madness after headlining the 2010 inaugural launch, with a lineup that also included Sevendust, Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd, and 10 Years.  The first Carnival of Madness proved to be one of the biggest tours of the summer, heralded as a Top 50 tour by Pollstar.  Last year’s trek featured Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestorm, and New Medicine.


              CITY                                 VENUE

Tue 8/13            Cleveland, OH               Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Wed 8/14          Philadelphia, PA            Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Fri 8/16             Canandaigua, NY          Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center

Sat 8/17             Cincinnati, OH               PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center

Sun 8/18            Bloomington, IL           US Cellular Coliseum

Tue 8/20            Burgettstown, PA        First Niagara Pavilion

Wed 8/21           Bristow, VA                    Jiffy Lube Live

Fri 8/23             Tinley Park, IL               First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Sun 8/25           Cedar Rapids, IA           U.S. Cellular Center

Tue 8/27           Clarkston, MI                 DTE Energy Music Theatre

Wed 8/28          Big Flats, NY                   Tags

Fri 8/30             Charlotte, NC                 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Sat 8/31            Virginia Beach, VA        Farm Bureau Live

Sun 9/1              Raleigh, NC                       The Red Hat Amphitheater

Fri 9/6               Allegan, MI                       Allegan County Fair

Tue 9/10           Morrison, CO                   Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Sat 9/14            Sacramento, CA               Discovery Park


About Monster Energy

Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots, and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality.

About In De Goot Entertainment

In De Goot Entertainment powers Carnival of Madness and boasts an artist roster that defines rock music today!  The management company opened its doors in 1993 and has grown into one of the premier rock management companies in the U.S.  We represent a wide range of platinum-selling rock acts and underground fan favorites.  The company takes great pride in helping artists succeed in all areas of their career.  With decades of music business experience shared amongst the staff, we strive to provide expert guidance and insight for the acts we represent.