Rockstar Energy Drink is offering a more 'rock' alternative to their wildly successful Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, a metal-centric event which is embarking on its third year with Korn and Rob Zombie as this edition's headliners, and has supplanted Ozzfest at the top of the summer metal festival food chain! The company is launching the first annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, which kicks off in later summer (after Mayhem ) and boasts Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed as its headliners alongside Stone Stour and Halestorm.

Uproar will run for 36 dates and will also offer a second stage, sponsored by Jägermeister, with Hellyeah serving as headliners. That stage will also be populated by Airbourne, newcomers Hail the Villain and New Medicine. A Jägermeister Battle of the Bands winner will open the second stage in each city.

The tour launches August 17 in Minneapolis and will play primarily Live Nation amphitheaters. The tour will end on October 4 in Madison, Wisc.

Uproar producer John Reese views this newly launching fest as the replacement to Taste of Chaos, which he told has "run its course in America," despite being massive outside of the US. Reese also said, "We were just kind of running out of bands that fit within the profile of what Taste of Chaos was. So rather than trying to beat that horse, we decided to come up with a whole new concept, make it a later summer or fall festival, bring in some cool components." Uproar is not being designed to compete with Mayhem -because that just wouldn't make any sort of sense- but to launch another arm of the brand, with Uproar focusing on more radio friendly, more relatively mainstream bands.

In addition to seeing the bands, fans will also be able shop at various vendors peddling their wares on site. As if that weren't enough, there will also be a daily wrestling tournament boasting the Blue Collar Wrestling Alliance, which is headquartered in Detroit. 245 matches will be held over seven weeks of tournament. The winning wrestler will be crowned 'king' of the tournament, which is undoubtedly a distinction that so many clamor for!

Uproar will be a multi-activity festival tour, offering ancillary attractions like a concourse midway filled with vendors and a daily wrestling tournament featuring the Detroit-based Blue Collar Wrestling Alliance. The 36-event tournament will encompass 245 matches over seven weeks throughout North America. The athlete that perseveres will be named King of the Tournament.

Tickets go on sale on June 12, and can be purchased at, with prices ranging from ultra cheap at $10 to a bit heftier at $69. Dates are below.

Uproar Tour dates

Wed Aug 18, 2010 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Fri Aug 20, 2010 Omaha, NE WestFair Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 21, 2010 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sun Aug 22, 2010 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Tue Aug 24, 2010 Toronto, ON Molson Aphitheatre
Wed Aug 25, 2010 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre at Tower City
Fri Aug 27, 2010 Scranton, PA Montage Mountian Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 28, 2010 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach
Sun Aug 29, 2010 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Tue Aug 31, 2010 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
Wed Sept 1, 2010 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Fri Sept 3, 2010 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center
Sat Sept 4, 2010 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
Fri Sept 10, 2010 Dallas, TX Center
Sat Sept 11, 2010 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
Sun Sept 12, 2010 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Tue Sept 14, 2010 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Wed Sept 15, 2010 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Fri Sept 17, 2010 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sat Sept 18, 2010 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Sun Sept 19, 2010 Tempe, AZ Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre
Wed Sept 22, 2010 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Fri Sept 24, 2010 Portland, OR Clark County Government Center Amphitheatre
Sat Sept 25, 2010 Seattle, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
Sun Sept 26, 2010 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum
Tue Sept 28, 2010 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Wed Sept 29, 2010 Calgary, AB Saddledome
Thu Sept 30, 2010 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
Sat Oct 2, 2010 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Sun Oct 3, 2010 Sun Fargo, ND Fargodome
Mon Oct 4, 2010 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum

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