SOURCE: Atlantic Records

January 23, 2012 09:45 ET

Godsmack and Staind Announce Mass Chaos Co-Headline Tour Beginning April 13th in Augusta, GA

Halestorm Opening

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 23, 2012) - Fellow New England platinum rock bands, Staind and Godsmack have announced they'll be doing a co-headline tour, which their fans voted to name, THE MASS CHAOS TOUR. It will kick off April 13th in Augusta, Georgia at James Brown Arena. Opening the show will be hard rock quartet, Halestorm.

"Going on tour with Godsmack was a no-brainer," says Staind singer/guitarist / songwriter Aaron Lewis. "Our fans are in for one hell of a rock show." Godsmack frontman and songwriter Sully Erna says, "We're very excited to get back out with our Massachusetts brothers again. It's been a pinch too long, and all hell is about to break loose!" Lzzy Hale of Halestorm said, "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 line up will crush your skulls!"

The bands are giving fans the chance to design a tour poster for The Mass Chaos Tour via Creative Allies. The winning designer will receive $500 and a prize pack. For contest details and entry, go to http://bit.ly/xzpcAx

Exclusive pre-sale tickets for Staind's Dysfunctional fan club members, www.dysfunctionalstaind.com starts on January 25th - 2 days before they go on sale to the public on January 27th.

Staind's latest release, the self-titled STAIND is a return to the band's heaviest roots, and their most powerful and intense collection of songs to date. Revolver magazine called the album "a shocking crushing tour de force," and Loudwire declared, "the band has returned to the grittier, bottom-heavy, down-tuned sound that defined its commercial breakthroughs, 1999's Dysfunction and 2001's Break the Cycle."

STAIND - the band's 7th studio album, debuted #5 on the Billboard Top 200. The debut single "Not Again" was the fastest rising single of the band's career, hitting #1 on the active rock chart and staying there for 8 consecutive weeks. The new single, "Eyes Wide Open" debuted top 30 -- while still having a track in the top 5. In the span of their career, Staind has sold worldwide over 15 million albums, had 9 top 10 singles across multiple radio formats -- with four of those songs hitting #1, including the most played rock song of the decade, "It's Been A While."

Godsmack is considered one of the definitive alternative hard rock bands in contemporary music. The band's 13 year legacy -- guided by fearless founder and frontman Sully Erna -- includes over 15 million albums sold -- highlighted by scores of sold-out international concerts, countless successful tours, a remarkable 18 hit singles, 4 platinum records, 1 gold EP and four Grammy nominations.

Godmack's THE ORACLE, the bands last album, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart marking the 3rd consecutive album in a row by the band to debut at #1. Certified gold in the US, the album generated such hits as "Cryin' Like A Bitch" and "Love-Hate-Sex-Pain." The band is currently working on a new release slated for mid 2012.

Acclaimed as one of hard rock's most explosive acts, Halestorm made a Top 5 debut on SoundScan's "Hard Music" chart upon its 2009 release, simultaneously bursting into the top 40 on the comprehensive Billboard 200. The band's follow-up album is set for release this spring. Formed by frontwoman Lzzy Hale and her brother, drummer Arejay Hale, Halestorm has made its bones as a major league hard rock outfit via countless North American gigs alongside such like-minded artists as Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed and Stone Sour.

GODSMACK / STAIND w/ HALESTORM TOUR DATES:
April 13 Augusta, GA @ James Brown Arena
April 15 Estero, FL @ Germain Arena
April 17 New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena
April 18 Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome
April 19 BOSSIER CITY, LA CenturyLink Center 99 X Fest
April 21 Lubbock, TX @ Lone Star Amphitheater
April 22 Belton, TX @ Bell County Expo Center
April 24 Beaumont, TX @ Ford Pavilion
April 25 Laredo, TX @ Laredo Energy Center
April 27 Phoenix, AZ @ Quail Run Park 98 KUPD UFEST
May 1 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
May 2 San Antonio, TX @ Illusions Theater
May 4 Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
May 6 Evansville, IN @ Ford Center
May 9 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

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