Are you ready for the "madness" to begin? Hope so, as Shinedown have revealed their first batch of shows for their 2013 Carnival of Madness summer trek.

The band recently announced that Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment and We as Human would be joining them on the summer run. Now we know that the tour will commence in Cleveland, Ohio on Aug. 13. The five bands will be taking the stage at the Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.

At present, the trek is set to conclude at Discovery Park in Sacramento, Calif. Sept. 14, but the reveal that this is only the first batch of shows could extend the tour at some point.

Shinedown are currently promoting the highly successful 'Amaryllis' album, and their cohorts are doing quite well as well. Papa Roach's 'The Connection' has spawned five singles and In This Moment have reached new highs with their fourth album 'Blood.' Meanwhile, Skillet and We As Human both have new albums -- 'Rise' and 'We As Human' -- both arriving on June 25.

For details concerning tickets, visit the CarnivalofMadness.com website and stay tuned for additional shows on this summer's Carnival of Madness tour.

Carnival of Madness 2013 Tour Dates

8/13 -- Cleveland, Ohio -- Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

8/14 -- Philadelphia, Pa. -- Mann Center for the Performing Arts

8/16 -- Canandaigua, N.Y. -- Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center

8/17 -- Cincinnati, Ohio. -- PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center

8/18 -- Bloomington, Ill. -- US Cellular Coliseum

8/20 -- Burgettstown, Pa. -- First Niagara Pavilion

8/21 -- Bristow, Va. -- Jiffy Lube Live

8/23 -- Tinley Park, Ill. -- First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

8/25 -- Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- U.S. Cellular Center

8/27 -- Clarkston, Mich. -- DTE Energy Music Theatre

8/28 -- Big Flats, N.Y -- Tags

8/30 -- Charlotte, N.C. -- Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

8/31 -- Virginia Beach, Va. -- Farm Bureau Live

9/1 -- Raleigh, N.C. -- The Red Hat Amphitheater

9/6 -- Allegan, Mich. -- Allegan County Fair

9/7 -- St. Louis, Mo. -- Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/8 -- Oklahoma City, Okla. -- Zoo Amphitheatre
9/10 -- Morrison, Colo. -- Red Rocks Amphitheatre

9/12 -- Spokane, Wash. -- Spokane County Interstate Fair
9/14 -- Sacramento, Calif. -- Discovery Park
9/15 -- Las Vegas, Nev. -- The Joint
9/18 -- Seattle, Wash. -- Washington State Fair