Pedal To The Metal Tour 2009 happening this summer

Music News | Jun 5th, 2009

Pedal To The Metal Tour featuring Mudvayne and Black Label Society kicks off July 24 in Portland, ME, and conclude September 9, in Oklahoma City, OK. Joining the two metal bands on the road will be Static X, Suicide Silence, Dope, Bury The Dead, and Hellzapoppin.

Pre-sale tickets are available to all of the bands’ fan club members beginning Wednesday, June 10, at 12pm local time at www.pedaltothemetaltour.com (website will go live June 10), with general public on sale beginning Friday, June 12, at 10am local time.

“The tour started as a summer tour with us and Black Label Society, but as we started fleshing out ideas, it transformed into this really cool concept,” says Mudvayne frontman Chad Gray. The final result is the inaugural run of THE PEDAL TO THE METAL TOUR, a road-ready and battle-proven assemblage of hard rock and heavy metal bands guaranteed to raise temperatures and melt asphalt over the summer months. “We’re really excited, because this package is a merging of great bands, good people and fucking amazing fans. It’ll be great to bring them all together.”

“I was looking forward to a full throttle assault with just Mudvayne this summer, but when Chad said ‘Let’s do more,’ I was all-in,” declares Zakk Wylde, the iconic and self-professed General Patton of Black Label Society. Adding, “On behalf of JD, Craig, Nick, the Doom Crew Inc. and myself, we can’t wait to see our Black Label family and the entire Black Label nation once again, rollin’ through hell and destroying everything in our path! Fire up the barbecues, fire up the tunes, and get ready for the rest of your Pedal To The Metal family to fire it up and let the engines roll… Game m-f-’n on!”

Says Static-X frontman Wayne Static of the tour: “I’m very picky about who we tour with. I think Static-X slaughter most bands live, and I pride myself in our show – I refuse to open for a band that I don’t think is worthy, so that says a lot about Mudvayne, Zakk Wylde, and this entire package.”

Pedal To The Metal Tour is being booked exclusively by TKO [The Kirby Organization], the agents for Mudvayne, and is being promoted nationally by Frank Productions and Knitting Factory Presents. The package will travel more than 12,000 miles of highway across America this summer, stopping in nearly three dozen cities over seven weeks.

The dates are:

JULY
24 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center June 12 on sale
25 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena June 12 on sale
28 Reading, PA Sovereign Center June 12 on sale
29 Youngstown, OH Chevrolet Center June 12 on sale
31 Big Flatts, NY Tags Summer Stage June 12 on sale

AUGUST
1 Albany, NY Altamont Fairgrounds TBA *Radio Show*
4 Fort Wayne, IN War Memorial Coliseum June 13 on sale
5 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena June 12 on sale
7 Moline, IL I Wireless Center June 13 on sale
8 Rockford, IL Rockford Metro Center June 12 on sale
9 Madison, WI Willow Island on sale now *Radio Show*
11 Topeka, KS Landon Arena June 13 on sale
12 Mankato, MN Alltel Arena June 13 on sale
14 Omaha, NE Westfair Amphitheater June 12 on sale *Radio Show*
15 Little Rock, AR NS River Water Park June 19 on sale *Radio Show*
16 Wichita, KS KS Coliseum Lot June 19 on sale *Radio Show*
18 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater June 12 on sale
19 Missoula, MT Ryan Creek Amphitheater June 12 on sale
21 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena June 6 on sale *Radio Show*
22 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater TBA *Radio Show*
23 Portland, OR Washington County Fairgrounds June 19 on sale *Radio Show*
25 Eugene, OR Cubhert Amphitheater June 19 on sale
26 Reno, NV Events Center June 13 on sale
28 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic Auditorium June 13 on sale
29 Bakersfield, CA Rabo Bank Arena June 13 on sale

SEPTEMBER
1 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena TBA
2 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheater June 13 on sale
4 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater June 12 on sale
5 San Antonio, TX Sunken Gardens June 12 on sale
6 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheater June 12 on sale
8 Dallas, TX TBA TBA
9 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheater June 13 on sale

*Radio shows may not include entire Pedal To The Metal lineup*

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