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April 21, 2005


"SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND TOUR, a hard hitting diy tour that brings high profile live platform to bands that might not fit onto Ozzfest or Warped Tour this year" - Billboard Magazine 4/05

"The Sounds of the Underground Tour gives a whole new meaning to scorched earth." REVOLVER MAGAZINE

"I can't imagine a tour that is so efficient in finding the pulse of American music. This has it all, and we are proud to be a part of it. Come get your fix kids, this is great music for all of us bad people." Keith Buckley / Every Time I Die

The Sounds of the Underground line-up will feature a wide array of metal and hardcore's heaviest hitters, while still maintaining a "fan friendly" ticket price. Veterans Clutch and GWAR both have legions of die-hard fans that were fortified through years of relentless touring. The bill also features hardcore and metal notables such as Poison the Well, Chimaira, Strapping Young Lad, Opeth, Every Time I Die, Unearth, Norma Jean, Throwdown >From Autumn To Ashes, High On Fire, Devildriver, A Life Once Lost, All That Remains; with regional appearances made by Madball and Terror (West coast), Fear Before The March OF Flames (Midwest and Southeast, Full Blown Chaos and The Red Chord (East Coast).

The initial funding for this colossal summer touring event was provided by independent labels Ferret Music, Prosthetic, Metal Blade, and Trustkill. The recent partnership between House of Blues and Sounds of the Underground has both sides believing this tour will become a viable/credible franchise for many years to come. Fellow Sounds of the Underground team members: The Syndicate, Jagermeister, Hot Topic, Music Choice, Revolver Magazine, Pure Volume.com have all played a vital role in launching this tour.

Check out our recently launched website (www.soundsoftheundergroundtour.com) for tour news and updates!

Sounds of the Underground:
6/25 - Lowell, MA - Paul E Tsongas Arena
6/26 - Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier @ Penn's Landing
6/28 - Pontiac, MI - Phoenix Plaza Amphitheatre
6/30 - Winston-Salem, NC - Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
7/01 - Portsmouth, VA - Harbor Center Pavilion
7/02 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Parking Lot
7/03 - Montreal, QC - Stade Uniprix
7/04 - Mississauga, ON - Arrow Hall
7/05 - Cleveland, OH - The Scene Pavilion
7/07 - Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Theatre @ Target Center
7/08 - Chicago, IL - Tweeter Center Parking Lot
7/09 - Sauget, IL - Pop's Lot
7/10 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Village
7/12 - Atlanta, GA - Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre Lot
7/13 - Orlando, FL - Tinker Field
7/15 - Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Center Lot
7/16 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Ampitheatre
7/19 - El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
7/20 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
7/22 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Sports Arena Lot
7/23 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre Lot
7/25 - Seattle, WA - Qwest Field Event Center
7/26 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
7/28 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
7/29 - Saskatoon, SK - Saskatchewan Credit Union Centre

7/31 – Denver, CO- Universal Lending Pavilion

Upcoming releases from the bands of SOU:
A Life Once Lost - HUNTER in stores June 28th.
Chimaira- new album will be released on July 26th
Clutch -Robot Hive / Exodus out in June,
Gwar - Live From Mt Fuji, first ever live release May 31.
Opeth - new album in August
Red chord The Red Chord - Clients - May 17th
THROWDOWN - Vendetta June 17

What some people are saying about The Sounds Of the Underground tour:

"Sounds of the Underground Tour that sounds like the metal/hardcore version of The Warped Tour. Multiple stages and interactive booths are to be expected, but check out the lineup·this is some good shizzle. " ~ El Paso times

"From the Underground to the Center Stage get ready for the inaugural Sounds Of The Underground Tour could be one of this summers break out treks, thanks to a killer lineup and an inexpensive ticket price. " ~ Westwood One

"There is a new tour coming around soon called "Sounds Of The Underground Tour" and the line up is PERFECT!" ~ NJ Loud notes

"This summer, fans of metal and hardcore will be totally stoked about the Sounds of the Underground tour." ~ Pollster

"I must say I am very excited to hear about the sounds of the underground tour. I will definitely be attending...I wonder when they are coming around here..." Sinfully Sweet Shera of the famed fetish website www.suicidegirls.com

"This tour will be like nothing you've ever witnessed before. Make sure you get your tickets early for this." ~ metalexiles.com

"Sounds of the Underground is surely the heaviest (musically) and darkest (thematically) touring band lineup ever." ~ Florida Herald Tribune

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