The third annual Sounds of the Underground Tour will kick off July 6 in Dallas, with goo-splattering metallers Gwar topping the traveling metal-and-hardcore circus' bill, along with Chimaira, Every Time I Die, Necro and Job for a Cowboy.
The tour, which wraps August 8 in Denver, will visit mostly 2,000- to 5,000-seat venues — a minor downgrade from the previous two installments. It will be Gwar's third stint on Sounds. The run will make stops in 25 North American cities.
Rounding out this year's bill will be Darkest Hour, Amon Amarth, the Acacia Strain, Heavy Heavy Low Low, the Number 12 Looks Like You, the Devil Wears Prada, Goatwhore, This Is Hell, and 2 Cents. Additional special-guest headliners will be taking the Sounds stage on select dates. Although heavily rumored to be the tour's headliners, Massachusetts metal act Shadows Fall was nowhere to be found in the festival's lineup, which was released late Wednesday afternoon (April 11).
"We are happy to announce that we will be taking part in this year's Sounds of the Underground," said Chimaira frontman Mark Hunter, in a statement. "We played the first year and we had a f---ing blast. This year, we are going to up the production level and bring something special to our fans. Then we will get wasted every night with Every Time I Die and Gwar. See you this summer."
Unlike this summer's Ozzfest (see "Lamb Of God, Hatebreed, Lordi Onboard For This Summer's Free Ozzfest"), Sounds of the Underground tickets will cost you. They'll be available for presale starting April 25 and will be available to the general public May 11.
Sounds of the Underground 2007 tour dates, according to the festival's publicist:
· 7/6 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
· 7/7 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre
· 7/8 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
· 7/10 - Orlando, FL @ UCF Arena
· 7/11 - North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
· 7/13 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
· 7/14 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom Outside
· 7/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
· 7/16 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Millennium Center
· 7/18 - Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
· 7/19 - Detroit, MI @ State Theatre
· 7/20 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Eagles Club
· 7/21 - Cleveland, OH @ Time Warner Cable Amphitheater At Tower City
· 7/22 - Columbus, OH @ Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
· 7/23 - Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater
· 7/24 - Maplewood, MN @ Myth
· 7/27 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Conference and Event Centre
· 7/28 - Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
· 7/30 - Portland, OR @ Expo Hall
· 8/1 - Salt Lake City, UT @ SaltAir Pavilion
· 8/3 - San Jose, CA @ Events Center at San Jose State University
· 8/4 - Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Side Stage
· 8/5 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
· 8/6 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
· 8/8 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium