Family Values tour advances to second stage

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Our Editor in Chief, Chuck Husemann, can't get enough of it.  Our Hardware Editor, John Yan, won't set his axe down either.  And Jonathan Davis of some metal group called Korn seems to share their opinion.  (I'm apparently missing the game of the decade with Guitar Hero and its ilk.)  RedOctane -- developers of Guitar Hero -- are now sponsoring an entire second stage for the Family Values tour.  They'll be putting up hot newcomers like Five Finger Death Punch, Invitro, Twin Method, and other to-be-announced bands.  They're also going to stand eight finalists, from nation-wide competitions, face to face for a little Guitar Hero 2 competition.  Tour dates inside.








RedOctane's "Guitar Hero™" Gets In The 'Family' Way Sponsoring Second Stage

This summer's biggest tour, Family Values, have teamed up with RedOctane's "Guitar Hero" to sponsor a second stage this year with an additional five bands making a total of 13 acts on the tour, announced today. A likely pairing, rock's biggest outing including co-headliners Korn and Evanescence, Atreyu, Flyleaf, Hellyeah, and Trivium partnered with the ultimate rock star experience, "Guitar Hero," will foster hot new comers Five Finger Death Punch, Invitro, Twin Method and others to be announced shortly, on the second stage all for an added value and the best-priced lawn tickets of the summer at $9.99 (itinerary below).


The second stage will also include the largest national competition for the nation's hottest electronic game, "Guitar Hero" to date.  A "face-off" competition between eight "Guitar Hero II" finalists in each market, winners from earlier Radio Station sponsored events will play "Guitar Hero II" on stage between sets and compete for an autographed Korn guitar, band access passes and a chance to play Jonathan Davis backstage after the show.

Korn have been longstanding fans of the game with Jonathan Davis going public on his obsession with "Guitar Hero" in the Wall Street Journal in November 2006.  Davis admitted to spending as much time on the tour bus playing the game as he did on stage performing!  Said Davis, "This is the hottest game in the country and we are stoked to have them on the tour."

About Family Values: Korn, along with management company The Firm, created The Family Values Tour in 1998 with a bill headlined by Korn and performances from Rammstein, Ice Cube, Limp Bizkit and Orgy.  1999's line-up featured headliners Limp Bizkit, along with Filter, The Crystal Method, Primus, Staind, Mobb Deep, Ja Rule, and Method Man & Redman.  Korn also made surprise appearances at a few dates. Beyond the live touring aspect, the debut outing of Korn Family Values Tour spawned a gold-certified live album and platinum-certified companion home video.  This was followed in spring 2000 with the second live disc and long-form home video.  The 2001 trek featured Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, Staind, Static-X and Deadsy.  Family Values continued in the summer of 2006 with Korn, Deftones, Stone Sour, Flyleaf and Dir en grey on the main stage resulting in another live cd and dvd making it one of the most consistently successful tour franchises in music history.

About Guitar Hero II: Guitar Hero II explodes onto the Xbox360™ with over 70 songs and the revolutionary X-Plorer® Controller!  Selecting from a wild group of rockers and jamming at concert venues that grow in size leading your Rock Star all the way to Stonehenge.  Play with a friend and shred riffs cooperatively playing the lead, bass or rhythm, or go head-to-head in one of two Face-Off Modes.


Family Values Tour Routing:
Date               City                          Venue
Fri, July 20      St. Louis, MO            Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sat, July 21     Minneapolis, MN         Float-Rite Amphitheatre
Sun, July 22     Chicago, IL                First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Tue, July 24    Toronto, ON               Molson Amphitheatre
Wed, July 25    Detroit, MI                DTE Energy Music Theatre
Tue, July 27     Boston, MA               Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
Wed, July 28    Washington, DC         Nissan Pavilion
Sun, July 29      Hartford, CT             New England Dodge Music Center
Fri, Aug 3         Buffalo, NY               Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sat, Aug 4        Pittsburgh, PA            Post-Gazette Pavilion
Sun, Aug 5       Camden, NJ               Tweeter Waterfront
Tue, Aug 7      Saratoga Springs, NY    Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Wed, Aug 8      Holmdel, NJ               PNC Bank Arts Center
Fri, Aug 10      Indianapolis, IN           Verizon Wireless Music Center
Sat, Aug 11      Atlanta, GA                HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
Sun, Aug 12     Orlando, FL                Amway Arena
Tue, Aug 14     Miami, FL                   Sound Advice Amphitheater
Wed, Aug 15    Tampa, FL                  Ford Amphitheatre
Fri, Aug 17      Dallas, TX                   Smirnoff Music Centre
Sat, Aug 18      Houston, TX               Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun, Aug 19      San Antonio, TX         Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Tue, Aug 21     Oklahoma City, OK      Zoo Amphitheatre
Wed, Aug 22    Kansas City, KS            Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Fri, Aug 24      Denver, CO                 Coors Amphitheatre
Sat, Aug 25      Albuquerque, NM        Journal Pavilion
Sun, Aug 26     Phoenix, AZ                Cricket Pavilion
Tue, Aug 29     Bakersfield, CA           Rabobank Arena
Fri, Aug 31      Sacramento, CA           Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sat, Sep 1        San Francisco, CA        Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sun, Sep 2        Irvine, CA                   Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

* Venue does not have Lawn Seating

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