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16 Jul

Evanescence and Chevelle Team Up for Carnival of Madness Tour!

Two of rock’s biggest bands, Evanescence and Chevelle, are teaming up for a massive US takeover, as they announce their co-headlining trek on the 2012 Carnival of Madness Tour! Both bands will be campaigning off their latest chart-topping albums, Evanescence with their 2011 self-titled release, which debuted at #1 on the Rock Charts, and Chevelle supporting their December 2011 album, Hats Off to the Bull, which launched to the #3 position of the Hard Rock Charts shortly after its release. The 2012 Carnival of Madness Tour kicks off on July 31st, and will make 23 stops throughout its 6 week tenure, ending on September 3rd. More information on the Carnival of Madness Tour can be found at their official website,

Pearl artists, Will Hunt (Evanescence) and Sam Loeffler (Chevelle) have become 2 of the most recognized and idolized rock drummers of today, in part to their tasteful-yet-explosive drumming, and powerful technique that drives their respective bands into rock greatness. Throughout the last couple of years, Will Hunt became the on-call rock drummer, having his number called to rock with Black Label Society, Eye Empire, and Staind, before returning to write, record, and tour with Evanescence. Will is currently out playing his completely custom Masterworks Series drums, finished in a custom Matte Black finish and completely with a monstrous 26” kick drum. Sam Loeffler has been slamming away with Chevelle since 1995 and, in part to his incredibly solid and commanding drumming, has owned the throne throughout the band’s massive mainstream success. Sam was one of the first Pearl artists to give the Reference Pure Series the true test of the road, opting for a more open sounding and resonant tone.

For more information on both artists and bands, please be sure to visit their respective websites- and Also be sure to check out the full list of date for the 2012 Carnival of Madness Tour, which can be found below.

2012 Carnival of Madness Tour

07.31. Prairie Capital Center- Springfield, IL
08.01. Lifestyle Pavilion - Columbus, OH
08.03. House Of Blues- Atlantic City, NJ
08.04. Harrah's Chester- Chester, PA
08.06. Bank Of America Pavilion- Boston, MA
08.07. Pier Six Pavilion- Baltimore, MD
08.08. Verizon Wireless Amp. - Charlotte, NC
08.10. Aaron's Amphitheatre- Atlanta, GA
08.11. Jones Park - Gulfport, MS
08.13. Bell County Expo Center- Belton, TX
08.14. Laredo Energy Arena- Laredo, TX
08.15. Midland County Arena- Midland, TX
08.17. Lone Star Event Ctr.- Lubbock, TX
08.18. UTEP Don Haskins Center- El Paso, TX
08.20. Gateway Arena- Sioux City, IA
08.21. Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
08.23. Downtown Grand Rapids- Grand Rapids, MI
08.24. DTE Energy Music Theatre- Clarkston, MI
08.26. Toyota Park- Bridgeview, IL
08.28. Stage AE- Pittsburgh, PA
08.29. PNC Bank Arts Center- Holmdel, NJ
08.30. Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT
09.02. Outer Harbor- Buffalo, NY