Posts Tagged ‘Avalanche Tour’

Check out a few backstage and live pics of Christian-rock band Skillet during a recent tour stop in Tampa, Florida.

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Before the 98Rockfest at the St. Pete Times Forum, I got to hang out with Lzzy, Arejay and Josh of Halestorm.

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This week’s announcement regarding the First Annual Avalanche Tour, featuring Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Skillet, Halestorm and Art of Dying made me think. With all of the big, multi-band festivals and tours, like Warped Tour, the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, Bamboozle Roadshow, Ozzfest, and the Carnival of Madness Tour making the rounds, do we really need another festival tour? While these types of shows do offer a lot of bang for your buck, do the shorter sets and shear volume of music make the event less exciting? I mean, sure its great to see lots of bands you like at one time, but is it worth it? Would it be better to see your favorite band pump out a 2 hour set with only one supporting act? Tell what you think.

No matter if you call it the Avalanche Tour or the 98Rockfest, this show will feather some of the biggest names in hard rock. This year’s event will take place at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida on April 2nd.

Headlined by 3 Doors Down, the show will also feature Seether in addition to the bands from the Avalanche Tour.

About the Avalanche Tour:
The first annual Avalanche Tour brings together some of the biggest names in rock for a massive North American winter trek.  This year’s tour runs from March 24-May 8 and features Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Skillet, Halestorm and Art Of Dying.  Tickets for most shows go on sale Saturday, February 5.  A special fan club pre-sale will begin Tuesday, February 1 through Artist Arena.  Visit for more details.