After 37 packed dates across the USA and Canada last Winter, followed by an equally successful international run which hit Europe, Australia and Japan, The Taste of Chaos tour is back with another onslaught of Winter shows in the USA and Canada, featuring a who's-who of young, loud, aggressive bands. Kevin Lyman, the brainchild behind the Vans Warped Tour, has once again created a model for more-bang-for-your-buck. Lyman says, "Our goal is to give fans a six hour arena show with a multimedia experience of live music and activities for under $30 bucks."

The tour is scheduled to hit 46 cities in the U.S. and Canada between mid-February and mid-April. The multi-artist package in the U.S. will feature Thrice, Deftones, Atreyu, Story of the Year, As I Lay Dying, Dredg, Silverstein, Funeral For A Friend, The Receiving End of Sirens, Pelican, The Confession, Adair, Street Drum Corps, Greeley Estates, Millionaire, The Smashup and other special musical surprises to be announced. Thursday will replace Story of the Year for the Canadian portion of the tour.

ROCKSTAR Energy Drink has signed on to be the title sponsor of the 2006 tour and will be sampling their products, as well as coming up with some great surprises for attendees. Nintendo has returned as a second year sponsor so that fans can play the coolest new Nintendo products and games in special gaming kiosks that will be set up at each venue. Other sponsors include Best Buy, Hot Topic and Ernie Ball (who will provide musical instruments for fans to test out.) FUSE Television,, Alternative Press and Revolver have signed on as official Taste of Chaos media partners.

Internet pre-sale for the 2006 edition of Taste Of Chaos will begin December 2nd at Fans can check in at to get continuous updates regarding the tour.

Having already spawned multiple soundtrack CD's and a Live DVD (which was recently featured as a 30 minute show on FUSE Television) Taste Of Chaos, like its summer sibling the Vans Warped Tour, is only getting bigger and better, offering fans the opportunity to see their favorite bands as well as take part in a number of activities including playing the newest video games, checking out acoustic performances, attending autograph signing sessions and a slew of interactive fan activities to be announced.


February 16 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
February 17 Phoenix, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre
February 18 El Paso, TX County Coliseum
February 20 Dallas, TX Nokia
February 21 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
February 22 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless
February 24 Jacksonville, FL Metro Park
February 25 Orlando, FL Tinker Field
February 26 Miami, FL Pompano Beach Amp.
February 28 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center
March 1 Norfolk, VA Convocation Center
March 3 East Rutherford, NJ Meadowlands
March 4 Philadelphia, PA Tweeter Center
March 6 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
March 7 Boston, MA Tsongas
March 8 Hartford, CT Expo Center
March 9 Poughkeepsie, NY Mid Hudson Civic Center
March 10 Niagara Falls, NY
March 11 Detroit, MI Cobo Arena
March 13 St. Louis, MO Family Arena
March 14 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion
March 15 Cleveland, OH CSU Convocation Center
March 16 Toledo, OH Toledo Sports Arena
March 17 Dayton, OH Hara Arena
March 18 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom (Rave)
March 19 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins
March 21 Fargo, ND Fargo Memorial Auditorium
March 22 Lincoln, NE Pershing Auditorium
March 23 Kansas City, KS Hale Arena
March 25 Denver, CO Filmore
March 27 Fresno, CA Selland Arena
March 28 San Jose, CA SJSU Events Center
March 29 Sacramento, CA Arco
March 30 Los Angeles, CA Long Beach Sports Arena
April 1 Portland, OR The Pavilion-Oregon State Fairgrounds
April 2 Seattle, WA Everett Events Center
April 3 Vancouver PNE
April 5 Edmonton Shaw Events Center
April 6 Calgary Saddledome
April 8 Saskatoon Saskatchewan Place
April 9 Winnipeg MTS Center
April 12 London John Labette Center
April 13 Toronto Arrow Hall
April 14 Ottawa Corel Center
April 15 Montreal Stade Uniprix