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Bands and dates announced for Uproar

The lineup and dates have been revealed for this years inaugural run of the "UPROAR Festival". Bands set to participate in the trek run as follows:

Main Stage:

Disturbed
Avenged Sevenfold
Stone Sour
Halestorm

Jägermeister Second Stage:

HELLYEAH
Airbourne
Hail The Villain
New Medicine

In addition to the bands, the tour will also feature a full concourse midway filled with "vendors, carnival games, activities, and a daily wrestling tournament featuring the Detroit-based Blue Collar Wrestling Alliance." Meanwhile, dates for the trek run as follows:

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

More details can be found at www.rockstaruproar.com, while the official press release for the trek can be found below:

"Platinum headliners Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold, along with Stone Sour and Halestorm will be shredding on the UPROAR main stage. The potent rock lineup for the touring music and lifestyle jaunt also features performances from Jägermeister Second Stage headliners Hellyeah, as well as Airbourne, Hail The Villain, New Medicine and the Jägermeister Battle of The Bands Winner in each city. The 36-date tour launches August 17 in Minneapolis, MN and will visit arenas and amphitheatres across North America before wrapping October 4 in Madison, WI.

Disturbed have sold 11 million albums and six million digital tracks worldwide, and have scored eight No. 1 singles at Active Rock radio over the course of their career. Disturbed are currently in the studio recording their new CD entitled Asylum, which will be released by Reprise Records in late summer. The group's last studio album, the platinum self-produced Indestructible, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart in June 2008 and remained in the Top 10 for five weeks. Indestructible is the band's third consecutive #1 album, following their platinum-sellers Believe (2002) and Ten Thousand Fists (2005), making Disturbed one of only six rock bands in history to score three consecutive #1 debuts with studio albums. "We are truly looking forward to being part of a lineup this strong,” says Disturbed's David Draiman. "It's always good to tour with friends.”

Southern California's Avenged Sevenfold recently finished tracking their highly anticipated fifth studio album, slated for release later this year. The group, once an integral part of the independent underground rock scene, achieved worldwide success with their platinum 2005 breakthrough City Of Evil (Warner Bros. Records). The album featured the wildly popular single "Bat Country." The band quickly became known for their spectacular live shows and continues to sell out arenas worldwide. They are the only band to have headlined the Vans Warped Tour and Ozzfest while simultaneously hitting #1 on MTV's "TRL." This tour marks Avenged Sevenfold's first tour since the passing of beloved friend and drummer, Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan and frontman M. Shadows shares, "After recently finishing up our new record we were not sure if we were going to continue touring. We got a call from our friends at UPROAR and decided this would be the best way to introduce our fans to the new album. We are excited to share the new music with you and our friends on tour."

Stone Sour's passionately pulsing second album, Come What(ever) May found the band-featuring vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarist James Root, bassist Shawn Economaki, guitarist Josh Rand and drummer Roy Mayorga-firing on all cylinders and capturing the attention and the hearts of the rock ‘n roll masses. The album was a massive success, already gold and approaching platinum status while the band is currently holed up in Nashville, Tennessee working on their much anticipated, as-yet-untitled third effort, due out on Roadrunner Records in summer 2010. "Me and the boys are really looking forward to the UPROAR Festival this summer/fall,” comments the group's Corey Taylor. "Not only is it another chance to tour the great States, but it's also a chance for us to play the new material that we've been working on. It's going to be no holds barred every night, and we hope everyone is ready for it.”

"With UPROAR, our goal is to bring fans a late summer celebration featuring awesome rock bands, lifestyle attractions and activities. Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour along with the rest of the bill deliver one of the best rock touring packages in recent times,” says tour producer John Reese. "The album sales success of Disturbed has been unprecedented and they have the opportunity to be one of the only rock bands in history to have an album debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 four consecutive times. In my opinion, Avenged Sevenfold with this new album are set to take their career to a massive place and Stone Sour's career is on a path to hugeness.”

"The creative duo behind UPROAR, John Reese and CAA, are incredibly talented at pulling together a stellar line up of great bands, combined with great activities, in a fun-filled summer environment, at a great price. Our current partnership on Mayhem has been a huge success drawing more than 600,000 fans to our amphitheaters in 2008 and 2009, and given the great roster of bands on UPROAR, we anticipate another big hit with fans this summer,” said Jason Garner, CEO of Concerts for Live Nation.

"At Rockstar Energy Drink we are committed to the music fan and with UPROAR we are ready to unleash one of the best rock packages in recent memory on North America,” says Rockstar Energy Drink Marketing Director Mike Kelso. "A plethora of great music and fan friendly surprises will be unveiled at the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival.”

"Jägermeister is once again thrilled to be working with John Reese and his team on UPROAR,” comments Rick Zeiler, Director of Strategic Marketing for Jägermeister. "Our company takes great pride in working with the best in the business and UPROAR has all of the elements to be one of the best tours this year. We're also very excited to have Hellyeah headline the Jägermeister Mobile Stage.”

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will feature a full afternoon and night of activities, including a concourse midway filled with vendors and activities and a daily wrestling tournament featuring the Detroit-based Blue Collar Wrestling Alliance. The Blue Collar Wrestling Alliance UPROAR lineup will feature eight of the finest, fastest rising wrestlers in the world who will put their skills to the ultimate test during the BCWA UPROAR Invitational. The 36-event tournament will encompass 245 matches over seven weeks throughout North America. The athlete that perseveres over injuries and adversity will be named King of the Tournament.

UPROAR TV launches today and a new episode will air every Tuesday from May 11 through the end of the tour. UPROAR TV can be found at www.RockstarUproar.com. Fans can expect exclusive behind the scenes footage and surprises from bands on the tour. In addition, Guitar Player magazine will produce the official festival program which will be distributed free at each show.

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    May 03, 2010

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