The Insanity Known as CARNIVAL OF MADNESS Begins Mid-August

Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! The Carnival of Madness is to start its fourth annual national tour August 11th with one hell of a lineup: Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment, and We As Human.

Carnival of Madness was founded by In de Goot Entertainment’s Bill McGathy in 2010 and has been sponsored by Monster Energy over the years. Previously the dates ran from mid-July till late August or till mid-September. Shinedown headlined the first tour in 2010 along with Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust, and 10 Years, starting from mid-July till the end of August. The second tour in 2011 was headlined by Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Adelitas Way, and Empathic, however this started from the end of July till mid-September. Last year’s lineup was just as great as the rest; Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestorm, Cavo, and New Medicine, starting from the end of July till the end of August.


In celebration of announcing this year’s lineup, Shinedown’s Brent Smith had a live chat with the ecstatic fans. He said that this will be different from the other years that this will feel more like an actual carnival. “No one should think this is going to be the Carnival of Madness they have seen the three years prior. Everything is brand new.”

Carnival of Madness hits Canandaigua, NY August 16th. Be sure to check out the tour’s Facebook and website for more updates. This will be an event you will not want to miss out on!

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