Encouraged by the response they've gotten from fans (read: high advance ticket sales), the organizers of the Bamboozle Festival have decided to take the show on the road.
The punk-rock extravaganza was already set to take over New Jersey's Meadowlands Sports Complex on May 6-7 (see "Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack Good To Go For Bamboozle '06"). But now it will stage 20 additional shows in the weeks leading up to (and perhaps after) the main event as the four-pronged Bamboozle Roadshow.
Scheduled to kick off in April, the Roadshow will consist of four separate tours hitting various cities throughout the Northeast. Organizers are taking advantage of the fact that many of the bands scheduled to appear at the Meadowlands shows are already going to be on tour.
The four Roadshow splinters will also meet up for a handful of all-day "mini festivals" along the way, according to a spokesperson for Max Cruise Entertainment, the company behind Bamboozle. More than 20 bands will appear at those festivals, which will be staged in Boston; Rochester, New York; and the Long Island area.
The first band confirmed to play the Roadshow is Saves the Day, although they have yet to be announced as Meadowlands participants. They'll headline at least two Roadshow dates — April 1 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and April 29 in Rochester — along with Circa Survive, Moneen and Pistola.
Max Cruise would not confirm additional acts or dates for the Bamboozle Roadshow, though it was strongly hinted that Pittsburgh and New York cities Syracuse, Buffalo and Albany would host shows. A spokesperson added that a major announcement will happen Friday through Bamboozle's official site, TheBamboozle.com.