Taste Of Chaos ’06 Tour Dates Revealed

'Winter Warped' kicks off February 16 in San Diego.

It’s no secret that Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman is a bit of a workaholic. When we last spoke to him, he was in a London hotel room overseeing promotion on the U.K. leg of his Taste of Chaos tour while at the same time announcing acts for the 2006 edition of Warped and maintaining two separate conversations with tour organizers back in California.

And while our conversation was primarily about Warped ’06, Lyman also made sure to promote the 2006 edition of Taste, saying that the tour itinerary was close to being finished (see “Motion City Soundtrack, Thursday, NOFX Already On Board For Warped ’06″ ). And he wasn’t joking.

Late Wednesday night (November 30), Lyman gave MTV News an exclusive first look at the dates for the 2006 Taste of Chaos tour, a near two-month jaunt featuring Thrice, Deftones, Atreyu, As I Lay Dying and a whole host of likeminded hard-rock acts. The tour — nicknamed “Winter Warped” during its inaugural run last year — kicks off in the relatively un-wintry climes of San Diego on February 16 and snakes its way throughout the U.S. and Canada before coming to an end April 15 in Montreal.

A special ticket pre-sale begins Friday; fans can visit TasteOfChaos.com for more information.

Last year’s version of Taste featured headliners the Used and My Chemical Romance (see “Taste Of Chaos — A.K.A. ‘Winter Warped’ — Tour Dates, Lineup Confirmed” ) and was so popular that it spawned a European sequel of sorts, also headlined by the Used, plus a tour-spanning DVD and a charity holiday comp, Taste of Christmas.

Taste of Chaos tour dates, according to event organizers:

  • 2/16 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Sports Arena
  • 2/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
  • 2/18 – El Paso, TX @ County Coliseum
  • 2/20 – Dallas, TX @ Nokia Theatre
  • 2/21 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
  • 2/22 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 2/24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Metro Park
  • 2/25 – Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
  • 2/26 – Miami, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
  • 2/28 – Duluth, GA @ Gwinnett Center
  • 3/1 – Norfolk, VA @ Convocation Center
  • 3/3 – East Rutherford, NJ @ The Meadowlands
  • 3/4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tweeter Center
  • 3/6 – Portland, ME @ Cumberland County Civic Center
  • 3/7 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
  • 3/8 – Hartford, CT @ Expo Center
  • 3/9 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid Hudson Civic Center
  • 3/10 – Orchard Park, NY @ Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse

  • 3/11 – Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
  • 3/13 – St. Louis, MO @ Family Arena
  • 3/14 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
  • 3/15 – Cleveland, OH @ CSU Convocation Center
  • 3/16 – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Sports Arena
  • 3/17 – Dayton, OH @ Hara Arena
  • 3/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
  • 3/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
  • 3/21 – Fargo, ND @ Fargo Memorial Auditorium
  • 3/22 – Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Auditorium
  • 3/23 – Kansas City, KS @ Hale Arena
  • 3/25 – Denver, CO @ Filmore Auditorium
  • 3/27 – Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena
  • 3/28 – San Jose, CA @ SJSU Events Center
  • 3/29 – Sacramento, CA @ Arco Arena
  • 3/30 – Long Beach, CA @ Long Beach Sports Arena
  • 4/1 – Portland, OR @ The Pavilion-Oregon State Fairgrounds
  • 4/2 – Seattle, WA @ Everett Events Center
  • 4/3 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific National Exhibition
  • 4/5 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Events Center
  • 4/6 – Calgary, AB @ Saddledome
  • 4/8 – Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatchewan Place
  • 4/9 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Center
  • 4/12 – London, ON @ John Labatte Centre
  • 4/13 – Toronto, ON @ Arrow Hall
  • 4/14 – Ottawa, ON @ Corel Center
  • 4/15 – Montreal, QC @ Stade Uniprix