AUDIOSLAVE To Embark On First Headlining Tour

August 19, 2005

According to MTV.com, AUDIOSLAVE will be launching their first headlining arena tour beginning in late September.

"We've done smaller tours at the beginning of records, we've done Lollapalooza, but this is our first real official AUDIOSLAVE tour," guitarist Tom Morello told MTV.com.

The trek kicks off September 25 in San Francisco and wraps up November 18 in Long Beach, California. Electronic-happy British rockers KASABIAN and South African metal band SEETHER are opening.

"We're very involved in picking the bands," Morello said. "KASABIAN is great. I know less about SEETHER, but I hear they rock."

AUDIOSLAVE's set will mix songs from both their albums, as well as new material and tunes from their past bands.

"We were playing some RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and SOUNDGARDEN songs in the past, but we'll probably be playing a wider variety of those this time out," Morello said. "Between RAGE, SOUNDGARDEN and TEMPLE OF THE DOG, there's 11 or 12 records of our own that we could draw from, so it's pretty exciting."

The band is donating a portion of the proceeds to various nonprofit organizations, including Morello and SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian's Axis of Justice.

AUDIOSLAVE tour dates (venues have not been announced):

Sep. 25 - San Francisco, CA @ TBA
Sep. 27 - Portland, OR @ TBA
Sep. 28 - Everett, WA @ TBA
Sep. 29 - Vancouver, BC @ TBA
Oct. 01 - Edmonton, AB @ TBA
Oct. 02 - Calgary, AB @ TBA
Oct. 05 - Winnipeg, MB @ TBA
Oct. 08 - Toronto, ON @ TBA
Oct. 09 - London, ON @ TBA
Oct. 10 - Montreal, QC @ TBA
Oct. 12 - Columbus, OH @ TBA
Oct. 14 - Oklahoma City, OK @ TBA
Oct. 15 - Shiner, TX @ TBA
Oct. 17 - Tampa, FL @ TBA
Oct. 18 - Miami, FL @ TBA
Oct. 19 - Orlando, FL @ TBA
Oct. 22 - Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park (Buzzfest)
Oct. 25 - Atlanta, GA @ TBA
Oct. 26 - Washington, DC @ TBA
Oct. 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
Oct. 31 - Boston, MA @ TBA
Nov. 01 - Hartford, CT @ TBA
Nov. 02 - Portland, ME @ TBA
Nov. 04 - Atlantic City, NJ @ TBA
Nov. 06 - Detroit, MI @ TBA
Nov. 07 - Chicago, IL @ TBA
Nov. 09 - Grand Rapids, MI @ TBA
Nov. 10 - Indianapolis, IN @ TBA
Nov. 11 - Milwaukee, WI @ TBA
Nov. 12 - Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
Nov. 18 - Long Beach, CA @ TBA

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