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Dates Unveiled for 2012 Uproar Festival Tour Led by Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind + Papa Roach

Uproar Festival
Shinedown: Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach: Mary Ouellette,

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting the tour dates and locations of the third annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, today’s the day! Loudwire has the exclusive early look at the dates for the 30-show run in August and September, so check them out below to find out when the massive rock extravaganza will be hitting your ‘hood.

This year’s main stage lineup boasts a massive collection of rock’s biggest chart-toppers, including GodsmackShinedown, StaindPapa Roach and Adelitas Way.

The festival will feature two additional stages with nonstop rock. The Ernie Ball Stage and the Jägermeister Stage will feature performances from P.O.D., In This Moment, Fozzy, Redlight King, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red, Deuce and the winner of the 2011 Uproar Battle of the Bands – Mindset Evolution.

Godsmack bassist Robbie Merrill checked in with Loudwire to discuss the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, and described it as a combination of fun and pure rock. The fun part comes with sharing the stage with his old friends in Staind and Shinedown. “We’re all friends, so to me it was going to be fun and it was going to be a nice easy summer,” explained Merrill. “Uproar is pure rock ‘n’ roll, so fun and rock ‘n’ roll — hey, I don’t think you can beat that, it should be a good day.”

A good day indeed, and Merrill said fans can expect to see him hanging out at the other stages throughout the day, taking in the new talent. “I’ll definitely be hanging out at the second stage and checking out the bands,” admitted Merrill. “There shouldn’t be any monotony going on.”

As Uproar rolls into it’s third year, it’s really building on something great for the rock genre. “There’s a scene there and we know there’s a scene because people come out to the shows,” Merrill said.  “It’s one of those things where there’s so many types of music out touring in the summer time and for us to fill the building is pretty happening.” It’s that kind of turn out that proves that Uproar is not just a concert, it’s an entire rock experience.

Merrill’s bandmate Shannon Larkin summed up the show as “the baddest-ass line up of the year” and Merrill couldn’t agree more, saying, “I can’t take the words out of his mouth, but yes, I agree.”

Tickets for most shows go on sale Friday, June 15, so head over to to for full details and to purchase tickets. Check out the itinerary below:

Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival Tour Dates:

8/17 – Kansas City, Mo. – Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone *
8/18 – Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas State Fairgrounds (KDJE Radio Show) *
8/19 – St. Louis, Mo. – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre **
8/21 – Grand Rapids, Mich. – Rock The Rapids (downtown) main stage bands only
8/22 – Chicago, Ill. – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre *
8/24 – Holmdel, N.J. – PNC Bank Arts Center *
8/25 – Syracuse, N.Y. – TBA
8/26 – Mansfield, Mass. – Comcast Center *
8/28 – Scranton, Pa. – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain *
8/29 – Buffalo, N.Y. – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center **
8/31 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – First Niagara Pavilion *
9/1 – Saratoga, N.Y. – Saratoga Performing Arts Center *
9/2 – Bristow, Va. – Jiffy Lube Live *
9/5 – Simpsonville, S.C. – Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park *
9/7 – Detroit, Mich. – DTE Energy Music Theatre ***
9/8 – Noblesville, Ind. – Klipsch Music Center ****
9/9 – Cleveland, Ohio – Blossom Music Center ***
9/11 – Raleigh, N.C. – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek ***
9/12 – Atlanta, Ga. – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood ***
9/13 – Tampa, Fla. – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre ***
9/15 – Houston, Texas – Woodlands Pavilion ****
9/16 – Dallas, Texas – Gexa Energy Pavilion ***
9/18 – Denver, Colo. – Comfort Dental Amphitheater *****
9/19 – Salt Lake City, Utah – USANA Amphitheatre ***
9/21 – Spokane, Wash. – Greyhound Park and Events Center ***
9/22 – Auburn, Wash. – White River Amphitheatre ***
9/23 – Portland, Ore. – Sleep Country Amphitheater ***
9/25 – Boise, Idaho – Idaho Center Amphitheater ***
9/29 – Phoenix, Ariz. – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion ****
9/30 – Albuquerque, N.M. – Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion ****

*Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
**Fozzy and Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
***In This Moment will not be performing at this show
****In This Moment and Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
*****Fozzy, Redlight King and In This Moment will not be performing at this show

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