GODSMACK, STAIND, HALESTORM: 'Mass Chaos Tour' Dates Announced

January 23, 2012

GODSMACK, STAIND and HALESTORM will hit the road together this spring. The trek, dubbed the "Mass Chaos Tour", kicks off April 13 in Augusta, Georgia and wraps on May 18 in Bangor, Maine.

"We're very excited to get back out with our Massachusetts brothers again," says GODSMACK singer Sully Erna about hitting the road with STAIND. "It's been a pinch too long, and all hell is about to break loose!"

Adds STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis, "Going on tour with GODSMACK was a no-brainer. Our fans are in for one hell of a rock show."

Meanwhile, HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale declares, "I am stoked to be supporting GODSMACK and STAIND on this tour! To be touring with the two bands of my generation that paved the way for modern rock is an honor! This lineup will crush your skulls!"

The name of the tour was selected by a fan vote, and a contest has been set up for fans to design the tour poster.

"Mass Chaos Tour" featuring GODSMACK, STAIND and HALESTORM:

Apr. 13 - Augusta, GA @ James Brown Arena
Apr. 15 - Estero, FL @ Germain Arena
Apr. 17 - New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena
Apr. 18 - Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome
Apr. 19 - Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center 99 X Fest
Apr. 21 - Lubbock, TX @ Lone Star Amphitheater
Apr. 22 - Belton, TX @ Bell County Expo Center
Apr. 24 - Beaumont, TX @ Ford Pavilion
Apr. 25 - Laredo, TX @ Laredo Energy Center
Apr. 28 - Phoenix, AZ @ Quail Run Park 98 KUPD UFEST
May 01 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
May 02 - San Antonio, TX @ Illusions Theater
May 04 - Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
May 06 - Evansville, IN @ Ford Center
May 09 - Battle Creek, MI @ Kellogg Arena
May 11 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
May 12 - Huntington, WV @ The Big Sandy Superstore Arena
May 15 - Syracuse, NY @ Oncenter
May 16 - Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
May 18 - Bangor, ME @ [to be announced]

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna told BostonHerald.com last month that the band was heading back to the studio in January to mix a live disc and record a handful of cover songs that Erna says "inspired us along the way."

STAIND's latest, self-titled album sold 47,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No, 5 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "The Illusion Of Progress", opened with 92,000 units to debut at No. 3.

HALESTORM is gearing up to issue its sophomore album sometime in early 2012.

Released last year, HALESTORM's "ReAnimate" EP featured covers of songs by SKID ROW, GUNS N' ROSES, LADY GAGA and THE BEATLES.

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