Last week, Carnival of Madness revealed the arsenal of rock bands that will head up their 2013 trek including Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment and We as Human. Now, the first leg of dates and locations have been unveiled. Shinedown kicked off the inaugural run of Carnival of Madness back in 2010 and according to frontman Brent Smith are returning this year to reinvent the brand.

As of now, the trek kicks off in Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 13 and runs through a Sept. 14 show in Sacramento, Calif. Carnival of Madness promises to be one of the most intriguing tours of the summer including carnival performers and possible all-star live collaborations.

With more dates to be announced soon, the ticket on sale dates for all the shows below can be found on the official Carnival of Madness site. Members of Shinedown’s fan club will have access to VIP pre-sales; for more info, visit their official site.

2013 Carnival of Madness Tour Dates (more to come):

8/13 - Cleveland, Ohio - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
8/14 - Philadelphia, Pa. - Mann Center for the Performing Arts
8/16 - Canandaigua, N.Y. - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
8/17 - Cincinnati, Ohio - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
8/18 - Bloomington, Ill. - US Cellular Coliseum
8/20 - Burgettstown, Pa. - First Niagara Pavilion
8/21 - Bristow, Va. - Jiffy Lube Live
8/23 - Tinley Park, Ill. - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/25 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa - U.S. Cellular Center
8/27 - Clarkston, Mich. - DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/28 - Big Flats, N.Y. - Tags
8/30 - Charlotte, N.C. - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/31 - Virginia Beach, Va. - Farm Bureau Live
9/1 - Raleigh, N.C. - The Red Hat Amphitheater
9/6 - Allegan, Mich. - Allegan County Fair
9/10 - Morrison, Colo. - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/14 - Sacramento, Calif. - Discovery Park (Aftershock Festival)

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