Third Annual Carnival of Madness Tour Set To Rock with Evanescence, Halestorm, Chevelle and New Medicine

CARNIVAL OF MADNESS, the annual touring rock extravaganza, will make its roaring return with rock titans EVANESCENCE, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and NEW MEDICINE. Kicking off Tuesday, July 31 in Springfield, IL, the 2012 trek will hit major cities across the U.S. including Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh (see full itinerary below). Select radio pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, May 22; Carnival of Madness fan club members can begin purchasing tickets Wednesday, May 23; artist fan club pre-sales start Thursday, May 24; and general public on-sale begins Friday, June 1. Please note that Halestorm will be performing on the majority of the tour. For more information on purchasing tickets, visit

EVANESCENCE has sold more than 25 million records worldwide with more than 10 million in the U.S. alone. The band’s global, Top 10 hit singles “Bring Me To Life” and “My Immortal”–off their 2003 major-label debut Fallen (Wind-up Records)–led the group to two Grammy Awards (Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance for “Bring Me To Life”). Propelling the band to sales of more than 15 million albums worldwide, Fallen spent over 100 weeks on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and was certified gold or platinum in over 35 countries. The band’s follow up was 2006’s The Open Door, which sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and spawned the hit “Call Me When You’re Sober.” In October of 2011, they released their highly anticipated third studio album Evanescence, which marked the band’s first album in five years and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 album charts. The newly released album has spawned hit tracks “What You Want,” “Made Of Stone,” and “My Heart Is Broken.” Check out the video for “My Heart Is Broken” which has been viewed over 5 million times online:

“We’re really looking forward to the Carnival of Madness tour this summer. We love Chevelle and haven’t hit the road together in years, and I’m really stoked to finally be playing some shows with Halestorm. Naturally I’m a fan of strong women in music and Lzzy’s voice is spectacular,” said front woman AMY LEE about the upcoming tour. / /

DATE                          CITY                                       VENUE
w/ Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestorm and New Medicine:

TUE 7/31 Springfield, IL Prairie Capital Convention Center
WED 8/1 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
FRI 8/3 Atlantic City, NJ House Of Blues
SAT 8/4 Chester, PA Harrah’s Chester Downs
MON 8/6 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
TUE 8/7 Baltimore, MD Pier Six
WED 8/8 Charlotte, NC (**) Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
FRI 8/10 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
SAT 8/11 Gulfport, MS Jones Park
MON 8/13 Belton, TX Bell County Expo
TUE 8/14 Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Center
WED 8/15 Midland, TX Midland Horseshoe Arena
FRI 8/17 Lubbock, TX Venue TBA
SAT 8/18 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
MON 8/20 Sioux City, IA Venue TBA
TUE 8/21 Milwaukee, WI (*) Eagles Ballroom
THU 8/23 Grand Rapids, MI (**) Rock The Rapids – Downtown
FRI 8/24 Detroit, MI DTE Music Theatre
SUN 8/26 Chicago, IL Toyota Park
TUE 8/28 Pittsburgh, PA (**) Stage AE
WED 8/29 Holmdel, NJ PNC Amphiteatre
THU 8/30 Uncasville, CT (**) Mohegan Sun
SUN 9/2 Buffalo, NY (**) Venue TBA
WED 9/5 Evansville, IN Venue TBA

(*) Show features Evanescence and New Medicine with very special guests
(**) Show features Evanescence and Chevelle with very special guests

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