After 37 packed dates across the United States and Canada last winter, followed by an equally successful international run which hit England, Scotland, Germany, Australia and Japan, the Taste of Chaos tour is back with another onslaught of winter shows in the United States and Canada, featuring a who's-who of young, loud, aggressive bands.

Kevin Lyman, the brainchild behind the Vans Warped Tour, has once again created a model for more-bang-for-your-buck. Lyman says, "Our goal is to give fans a six-hour arena show with a multimedia experience of live music and activities for under $30 bucks." The tour is scheduled to hit 46 cities in the U.S. and Canada between mid-February and mid-April. The multi-artist package in the U.S. will feature headliners DEFTONES alongside THRICE, ATREYU, STORY OF THE YEAR, AS I LAY DYING, DREDG, SILVERSTEIN, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, THE RECEIVING END OF SIRENS, PELICAN, THE CONFESSION, ADAIR, STREET DRUM CORPS, GREELEY ESTATES, MILLIONAIRE, THE SMASHUP and other special musical surprises to be announced. THURSDAY will replace STORY OF THE YEAR for the Canadian portion of the tour.

Rockstar energy drink has signed on to be the title sponsor of the 2006 tour and will be sampling their products, as well as coming up with some great surprises for attendees. Nintendo has returned as a second year sponsor so that fans can play the coolest new Nintendo products and games in special gaming kiosks that will be set up at each venue. Other sponsors include Best Buy, Hot Topic and Ernie Ball (who will provide musical instruments for fans to test out). Fuse Television, MySpace.com, Alternative Press and Revolver have signed on as official Taste of Chaos media partners. Internet pre-sale for the 2006 edition of Taste of Chaos will begin December 2 at tasteofchaos.ducatking.com. Fans can check in at www.tasteofchaos.com to get continuous updates regarding the tour.

Taste of Chaos tour dates:

Feb. 16 - San Diego, CA @ San Diego Sports Arena
Feb. 17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
Feb. 18 - El Paso, TX @ County Coliseum
Feb. 20 - Dallas, TX @ Nokia
Feb. 21 - San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
Feb. 22 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless
Feb. 24 - Jacksonville, FL @ Metro Park
Feb. 25 - Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
Feb. 26 - Miami, FL @ Pompano Beach Amp.
Feb. 28 - Atlanta, GA @ Gwinnett Center
Mar. 01 - Norfolk, VA @ Convocation Center
Mar. 03 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Meadowlands
Mar. 04 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tweeter Center
Mar. 06 - Portland, ME @ Cumberland County Civic Center
Mar. 07 - Boston, MA @ Tsongas
Mar. 08 - Hartford, CT @ Expo Center
Mar. 09 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid Hudson Civic Center
Mar. 10 - Niagara Falls, NY
Mar. 11 - Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Mar. 13 - St. Louis, MO @ Family Arena
Mar. 14 - Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
Mar. 15 - Cleveland, OH @ CSU Convocation Center
Mar. 16 - Toledo, OH @ Toledo Sports Arena
Mar. 17 - Dayton, OH @ Hara Arena
Mar. 18 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom (Rave)
Mar. 19 - St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins
Mar. 21 - Fargo, ND @ Fargo Memorial Auditorium
Mar. 22 - Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Auditorium
Mar. 23 - Kansas City, KS @ Hale Arena
Mar. 25 - Denver, CO @ Filmore
Mar. 27 - Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena
Mar. 28 - San Jose, CA @ SJSU Events Center
Mar. 29 - Sacramento, CA @ Arco
Mar. 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ Long Beach Sports Arena
Apr. 01 - Portland, OR @ The Pavilion-Oregon State Fairgrounds
Apr. 02 - Seattle, WA @ Everett Events Center
Apr. 03 - Vancouver, B.C. @ PNE
Apr. 05 - Edmonton @ Shaw Events Center
Apr. 06 - Calgary @ Saddledome
Apr. 08 - Saskatoon @ Saskatchewan Place
Apr. 09 - Winnipeg @ MTS Center
Apr. 12 - London, ONT @ John Labette Center
Apr. 13 - Toronto, ONT @ Arrow Hall
Apr. 14 - Ottawa, ONT @ Corel Center
Apr. 15 - Montreal, QUE @ Stade Uniprix


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