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Artpark: The Rockstar Energy Drink 'Taste of Chaos' tour returns in 2016 featuring Dashboard Confessional with Taking Back Sunday

by jmaloni
Mon, Mar 14th 2016 01:25 pm

Acts head to Artpark June 8

For the first time since 2009, the Rockstar Energy Drink Presents "Taste of Chaos" tour is back. The tour will kick off June 3 in Chicago and wrap on July 16 in San Bernardino, California. It features Dashboard Confessional with Taking Back Sunday, plus special guests Saosin with Anthony Green and The Early November at select shows.

The show heads to Artpark's Mainstage Theater Wednesday, June 8.

Tickets will go on sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday, March 18. They are available online at Ticketmaster.com, dashboardconfessional.com and www.artpark.net; at the Artpark box office, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston; and VIP upgrades are available at tasteofchaos.com.

Taking Back Sunday is currently beginning work on a seventh studio album. Dashboard Confessional closes the evening with the unmistakable sounds and charismatic stage presence of Chris Carrabba.

Originally launched in 2005 by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and John Reese (co-founder of Mayhem Festival, Oddball Festival), Rockstar "Taste of Chaos" went on to hit 20 countries around the world over its five-year run, helping to launch the careers of bands including Thirty Seconds To Mars, Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Chiodos and Saosin, while highlighting such fan favorites as The Used, Deftones, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Thrice, Story of The Year and Taking Back Sunday.

About the 2016 tour re-launch, Lyman said, "It has been a while, but I had always hoped that the Rockstar 'Taste of Chaos' tour had a chance to come back. That time is now, and I am excited that the artists thought it was time, too."

Reese added, "After the very successful 'Taste of Chaos' destination festival in San Bernardino, California, in October 2015, we felt that we wanted to bring a number of those amazing bands around the country."

Propelled Carrabba's intimate and emotionally raw lyrics, sweeping acoustics, and his charismatic presence, Dashboard Confessional stands as one of the biggest alternative bands of the 2000s. Critically acclaimed and embraced by a legion of fans, Dashboard's brand of alternative rock swept through a generation that embraced their albums and sold out arenas (the band's last full band tour culminated in selling out NYC's Madison Square Garden).

Taking Back Sunday have also just embarked on the recording of their seventh studio album, the follow-up to their 2014 top 10 Billboard-charting, Hopeless Records release "Happiness Is." Working with experienced producer and frequent collaborator Mike Sapone and engineer Mike Pepe, the band feels right at home (literally for lead vocalist Adam Lazzara and guitarist/vocalist John Nolan) recording in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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