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, lll., 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 this link.

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Carnival of Madness w/ Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestorm and New Medicine tour dates:

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

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