Carnival of Madness 2013 lineup announced featuring Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment and We As Human

Carnival of Madness

The 2013 Carnival Of Madness tour, powered by Monster Energy, will feature SHINEDOWN, along with PAPA ROACH, SKILLET, IN THIS MOMENT, and WE AS HUMAN. The trek will begin on the East Coast Sunday, August 11. Tour dates will be announced on Monday, June 3, with the general on-sale beginning Friday, June 7.

SHINEDOWN makes their triumphant return to the Carnival Of Madness after headlining the 2010 inaugural launch, with a lineup that also included SEVENDUST, CHEVELLE, PUDDLE OF MUDD, and 10 YEARS. The first Carnival Of Madness proved to be one of the biggest tours of the summer, heralded as a Top 50 tour by Pollstar. Last year’s trek featured EVANESCENCE, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM, and NEW MEDICINE.

Carnival Of Madness is more than a show — it’s an experience,” proclaims SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith. “This year, it’s all about reinvention. The culmination of five powerful and dynamic bands joining together to prove to the world that rock and roll is alive and well. So, step right up. Come one, come all. The Carnival Of Madness has arrived!!!”

PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix says, “We’re so stoked to be on Carnival Of Madness this year. It’s an absolutely killer bill from top to bottom…fans better be ready to get crazy at these shows.”

“I can hardly wait for the Carnival Of Madness,” says SKILLET lead singer John Cooper. “SHINEDOWN is one of the best bands in the business and we’re excited to share the stage with them and great performers like PAPA ROACH, IN THIS MOMENT, and WE AS HUMAN. Also, it’ll be our first tour playing songs from our new album, ‘Rise’, so SKILLLET will be doing our best to bring the pain every night!”

As IN THIS MOMENT declares: “We are thrilled to be a part of Carnival Of Madness this year. SHINEDOWN is one of our favorite bands and it is truly an honor to share the stage with them again. All the bands involved this year bring something unique and exciting to the table, making this a ‘do not miss’ event! We are humbled and grateful that we get to be a part of Carnival Of Madness this year, and can’t wait to surprise you with our brand new show this summer!”

WE AS HUMAN lead singer Justin Cordle agrees: “I can’t begin to tell you how stoked we are to be on the Carnival Of Madness this year. To be able to meet new fans on a tour with so many bands that we’ve admired for so long is incredible. We are ready to do this!”