AVALANCHE TOUR NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FEATURING STONE SOUR, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, SKILLET, HALESTORM, AND ART OF DYING

Additional shows have been announced for the first annual Avalanche Tour featuring Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Skillet, Halestorm and Art Of Dying. The U.S. trek launches March 24 in Chicago and will visit Nashville (3/30), Huntsville, AL (4/5), Tupelo, MS (4/6), Little Rock, AR (4/23), Waterloo, IA (4/26) and Grand Rapids, MI (4/27) along with the previously announced cities (see full itinerary below). Tickets are on sale now at: www.avalanchetour.com/tour-dates.

In addition, the tour is looking for input from fans for two contests: Name The Avalanche Mascot and Design The Official Avalanche Merch Contest. Winners will receive Avalanche Tour tickets and cash prizes.

Full details for the Name The Avalanche Mascot contest are found here: http://avalanchetour.com/name-the-mascot. Entries must include a suggested name for the furry Avalanche Tour mascot along with a brief video about the reasons for choosing that name. The winner will receive recognition on www.AvalancheTour.com, a pair of tickets to one Avalanche Tour date and $250.

Fans are also invited to submit ideas for the official Avalanche Tour t-shirt.  Details for Design The Official Avalanche Merch Contest are found here: http://avalanchetour.com/merch-design-contest. The winner will receive a pair of tickets to one Avalanche Tour date, free t-shirts with their design on them, recognition on www.AvalancheTour.com and $250.  The winning design will appear on t-shirts sold on the tour.  Both contests end February 12, 2011.

The Avalanche Tour is made possible in part through the support of sponsors including SABIAN and Wicked Audio.

SABIAN continues to dominate the metal and hard rock tour schedule. Hot on the heels of UPROAR and Taste Of Chaos comes Avalanche, featuring SABIAN drummers playing in four of the five bands on the tour. Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Joey Dandeneau (Theory of a Deadman), Jeff Brown (Art Of Dying), and Jen Ledger (Skillet) all demonstrate why SABIAN continues to be the “metal” of choice for heavy drummers.

Wicked Audio is proud to sponsor the Avalanche Tour as it shreds speakers around the USA this spring. Music this intense demands audio equipment that won’t back down from the challenge, and Wicked Audio headphones can take the heat. Check out their complete lineup of headphones at wickedheadphones.com and watch for contests and giveaways at facebook.com/wickedaudio and at Avalanche Tour stops around the country.

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)*

*New shows are marked with an asterisk.

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