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You ever have one of those moments when you know something awesome but can’t tell anyone? Well, for me – the SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL Tour 2012 is one of those things… but now I can tell you! This is a cool announcement for me, as FEAR FACTORY and DIRGE WITHIN are both on the tour, and if you’ve been following The Rock Father’s adventures, then you might already know that I recently worked with both bands, having cut the album trailer for the new Fear Factory, and the lyric video for the new Dirge Within. Needless to say, I’ll be checking out this tour. Check out the official announcement below for all the details. It’s also important to note that ADDITIONAL DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED, so don’t get too bummed if your hometown isn’t on here just yet. It might be added soon!

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
This summer, one of the most diversified metal tour packages will batter its way through North America! What will be a yearly event, the inaugural SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012 is coming for you! Established to give metal fans a lower cost festival option this season, the tour will commence on July 6 in Seattle, Washington, and feature an eclectic lineup of artists including futuristic metal conjurers FEAR FACTORY and sci-fi thrash legends VOIVOD as well as CATTLE DECAPITATION, MISERY INDEX, REVOCATION, HAVOK, DIRGE WITHIN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON, VILDHJARTA, THE BROWNING and FORGED IN FLAME. Presented by Full Metal Jackie with further sponsorships by EVH, DDrums, Ampeg, Intune Guitar Pics, Indie Merch, Earsplit PR, Skateboard Marketing, Burning Angel, Yetibite, The PRP, Rockin Wellness, Dirtycheese Design & Development and Blank TV, the caravan of chaos will run through August with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Artist Arena/fan club pre-sale tickets go ON SALE TODAY. Public tickets go on sale Saturday May 5 at 10:00am at THIS LOCATION.

SHOCK ADMAT4BANDS 

Full Metal Jackie Presents: SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012
with Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame

7/06/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
7/07/2012 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC

7/11/2012 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
7/12/2012 Station 4 – St Paul, MN
7/13/2012 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
7/14/2012 Kool House – Toronto, ON

7/17/2012 Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC
7/18/2012 Club Soda – Montreal, QC

7/20/2012 Northern Lights – Clifton, NY
7/21/2012 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
7/22/2012 Reverb – Reading, PA

7/25/2012 Palladium – Worcester, MA
7/26/2012 Empire – Springfield, VA
7/29/2012 Tebala Shrine – Rockford, IL

8/02/2012 Nakai Hall – Window Rock, AZ
8/03/2012 The Marqee Theater – Tempe, AZ
8/04/2012 House Of BluesHollywood, CA

All the linkage!
http://www.shockwavefest.com
http://www.facebook.com/shockwavefest
http://www.fearfactory.com
http://www.voivod.com
http://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation
http://www.facebook.com/MiseryIndex
http://www.facebook.com/Revocation
http://havokband.com
http://www.facebook.com/DirgeWithinOfficial
http://www.facebook.com/lastchancetoreason
http://www.facebook.com/vildhjartaofficial
http://www.facebook.com/TheBrowningOfficial
http://www.facebook.com/Forged.In.Flame