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23 Jun

Mudvayne/Black Label Society to Co-Headline Pedal to the Metal Tour

This summer just got a whole lot hotter, harder, faster and louder.

THE PEDAL TO THE METAL TOUR 2009, featuring MUDVAYNE and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, will kick off July 24 in Portland, ME, and conclude September 9, in Oklahoma City, OK (see complete itinerary below). Joining the two metal juggernauts on the road will be STATIC-X, SUICIDE SILENCE, DOPE, BURY YOUR DEAD, and the extremely twisted HELLZAPOPPIN sideshow review, performing during set changes throughout the evening. Pre-sale tickets are available to all of the bands’ fan club members beginning Wednesday, June 10, at 12pm local time at (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.”

THE 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.


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

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

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