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Carnival of Madness Tour, Featuring Shinedown, Announces First Batch of Dates

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/CarnivalOfMadness (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/CarnivalOfMadness (via ABC News Radio)

The Carnival of Madness Tour returns this year, and the event’s producers have just unveiled the first set of tour dates.  The traveling festival, which will feature headlining sets by Shinedown , will kick off on August 13 at the Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in Cleveland, Ohio.  Other bands set to rock the main stage at the event include Papa Roach , Skillet , In This Moment and We as Human .

Shinedown frontman Brent Smith recently revealed that fans who attend the upcoming event can expect much more than just a concert. “It’s gonna be a real carnival this year for the first time,” he told ABC News Radio. “We’re actually gonna have circus performers and a whole different team of people that are gonna be involved in making this a massive spectacle. We want people to come in and see not just, you know, a rock show, but this is an experience, this is an event and...we wanna wow people.”

Tickets for the event will be available starting Friday. Visit CarnivalofMadness.com for more information.

Here are the dates:

8/13 -- Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
8/14 -- Philadelphia, PA, Mann Center for the Performing Arts
8/16 -- Canandaigua, NY, Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
8/17 -- Cincinnati, OH, PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
8/18 -- Bloomington, IL, US Cellular Coliseum
8/20 -- Burgettstown, PA, First Niagara Pavilion
8/21 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
8/23 -- Tinley Park, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/25 -- Cedar Rapids, IA, U.S. Cellular Center
8/27 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/28 -- Big Flats, NY, Tags
8/30 -- Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/31 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Farm Bureau Live
9/1 -- Raleigh, NC, The Red Hat Amphitheater
9/6 -- Allegan, MI, Allegan County Fair
9/10 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/14 -- Sacramento, CA, Discovery Park

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