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Jägermeister tour (Shadows Fall, etc.) announced

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 2:13 PM PT
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Official press release:

Jägermeister is ready to rock once again with the latest installment of the Jägermeister Music Tour. Stone Sour will lead the charge with their first headlining tour in support of their new album with special guests Lacuna Coil and Shadows Fall. The Tour kicks off on March 23rd in St.Paul, Minnesota.

Fresh from their sold-out European/UK tour, Grammy-nominated Stone Sour is primed to capture the attention and the hearts of the rock ‘n roll masses. The band is a multi-faceted hard rock force of nature whose twisting melodies run the gamut of emotions. Stone Sour were the band to see at last summer's Family Values Tour where they performed with Korn and The Deftones, and, more recently, the band toured with Disturbed to rave reviews. Their latest album, Come What(ever) May (Roadrunner), is certified gold and on its way to platinum.

"This has been something we have been looking forward to for a very long time." says Stone Sour vocalist, Corey Taylor. "Having done this tour before, I can honestly say it's like nothing I've ever experienced. It's our time, and we're coming for you."

Fronted by Cristina Scabbia, one of hard rock's most admired vocalists, Lacuna Coil has firmly established itself as a force not only in their native Italy, but around the world. After first making waves with Comalies (Century Media Records), powered by the hit singles "Swamped" and "Heaven's A Lie," and backed by aggressive touring that included a breakthrough second-stage slot on Ozzfest, the band returned in 2006 with the acclaimed Karmacode, which reached the Billboard Top 30. Following a sold-out spring tour alongside Rob Zombie and a performance of Karmacode's debut single "Our Truth" on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Lacuna Coil returned to Ozzfest – this time, on the main stage, where Scabbia became the first female to perform in a decade.

"It's about time!" says Scabbia about being part of the Jager Tour. "It'll be a blast, and you guys can't miss it cause it's gonna be the tour of the year! See you all there… spread the word...and horns up, my friends!"

Following an amazing year that brought forth a Grammy nomination, a spot on the main stage at Ozzfest, 250,000 sales of their latest album, and much more, Shadows Fall refuse to rest on their laurels. The band is making their Atlantic Records debut with the release of Threads of Life. The hotly-anticipated release, produced by Nick Raskulinecz, will coincide with the Tour. The album showcases the band's roots, which were built both on thrash metal and undeniable, crushing melodies.

Brian Fair of Shadows Fall says "After spending most of the past year trapped in the practice space and the studio, everyone in Shadows Fall is extremely excited to finally be getting back on the road! We plan on releasing a year of pent up energy on stage and unleashing a few new songs from our upcoming album "Threads Of Life." We are really looking forward to teaming up with our good friends in Stone Sour and Lacuna Coil for an amazing tour. Time to put the Jagermeister on ice and line up the shots because its time to party with Shadows Fall!"

"We as a company have a lot of respect for hard rock and metal music and also a lot of respect for Stone Sour and what they have accomplished," says Rick Zeiler, Director of Marketing and Brand Development for Jägermeister. "We have worked with both Lacuna Coil and Shadows Fall for many years through our band sponsorship program, and both of these bands know how to represent Jägermeister. It's nice to have family as part of one of our music tours! With this lineup and Jägermeister's signature support, this tour will be one of the biggest of the season!"

The Tour will rock through May and each show will be rounded out with a local Jägermeister band. Going on six years, the Jägermeister Music Tour is bigger and bolder than ever, becoming THE hard rock show to see. Produced by Live Nation, past Tours have brought Disturbed, Slayer, Slipknot, Staind and Hatebreed, to the masses, and now the Tour continues its hard rock charge.

For about 30 bucks, fans will get the chance to see some of the biggest acts in rock and receive some of the sweetest swag around, including great Jägermeister prizes and giveaways like the Jägermeister Compilation CDs with live and unreleased tracks from Jägermeister bands as well as plenty of Jägermeister shirts, hats, and more. Other prizes and giveaways from sponsors include custom tour prizes from Schecter Guitars, Peavey Electronics, and Coffin Case.

Jägermeister Music Tour Spring 2007 Tour cities:

St. Paul, MN / Myth
Milwaukee, WI / The Rave
Cincinnati, OH / Bogart's
Chicago, IL / Congress
Indianapolis, IN / Egyptian
Detroit, MI / State Theatre
Niagara Falls, NY / The Dome
Cleveland, OH / House of Blues
New York, NY / Roseland Ballroom
Boston, MA / Avalon
Wallingford, CT / Chevrolet Theatre
Philadelphia, PA / Electric Factory
Atlantic City, NJ / House of Blues
Baltimore, MD / Ram's Head
Atlanta, GA / Tabernacle
Myrtle Beach, SC / House of Blues
Orlando, FL / House of Blues
Houston, TX / Verizon Wireless Theater
Dallas, TX / Palladium
San Antonio, TX / Sunset Station
Las Vegas, NV / House of Blues
Phoenix, AZ / Celebrity Theatre
San Diego, CA / House of Blues
Anaheim, CA / House of Blues
Los Angeles, CA / Wiltern LG
Denver, CO / Fillmore
Kansas City, MO / Beaumont
St. Louis, MO / Pageant
Omaha, NE / Sokol
Des Moines, IA / Val Air Ballroom


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