Pledge of Allegiance tour organizers have announced the full itinerary for the inaugural metal festival featuring Slipknot and System of a Down.
The seven-week trek kicks off September 14 in Rosemont, Illinois, and wraps up on Halloween in East Rutherford, New Jersey. A previously scheduled September 29 concert in Sacramento, California, has been moved to Los Angeles.
Rammstein and Mudvayne will share the stage on all of the dates. No One will open the show until October 10, when American Head Charge will replace them.
Publicists for the Pledge of Allegiance tour said in May that Slipknot and System of a Down plan to stage the tour annually (see "System Of A Down, Slipknot Join Up For Fall Tour").
Slipknot are promoting Iowa, which debuts at #3 next week on the Billboard 200 albums chart (see "Aaliyah Bests Blige, Slipknot For #1 Spot").
System of a Down are touring in support of Toxicity, their second album (see "System Of A Down's Schizophrenia Aggravated On Toxicity"), which was released Tuesday.
Pledge of Allegiance tour dates, according to the tour's publicist:
- 9/14 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
- 9/15 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
- 9/16 - Omaha, NE @ Omaha Civic Auditorium
- 9/18 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ U.S. Cellular Center
- 9/19 - Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
- 9/21 - Denver, CO @ Denver Coliseum
- 9/22 - Colorado Springs, CO @ World Arena
- 9/25 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Amphitheatre
- 9/26 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
- 9/28 - San Jose, CA @ Compaq Center
- 9/29 - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
- 9/30 - San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
- 10/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West Arena
- 10/5 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Myriad Convention Center
- 10/6 - Dallas, TX @ Reunion Arena
- 10/7 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
- 10/10 - St. Louis, MO @ Savvis Center
- 10/12 - Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace
- 10/13 - Orlando, FL @ Orlando Centroplex
- 10/14 - Miami, FL @ Miami Arena
- 10/16 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Arena
- 10/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Spectrum
- 10/19 - Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center
- 10/20 - Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
- 10/23 - Peoria, IL @ Civic Center Arena
- 10/24 - Cleveland, OH @ CSU Convocation Center
- 10/26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
- 10/27 - Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
- 10/28 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
- 10/30 - Worcester, MA @ The Centrum
- 10/31 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
For a full-length System of a Down interview, check out "System Of A Down: Toxic Avengers."