Marketing itself as an economy friendly ticket in winter 2009, the fifth annual Taste of Chaos tour has announced its scope and lineup for...

Marketing itself as an economy friendly ticket in winter 2009, the fifth annual Taste of Chaos tour has announced its scope and lineup for the New Year. Downsizing from its usual arena scale, the outing will hit more than 40 mid-sized clubs and theaters across North America.

Rock band Thursday headlines with support from Bring Me the Horizon, Four Year Strong, Pierce the Veil, and Cancer Bats. Additionally, a local “Battle of the Bands” winner will be selected to open for the main lineup on each night of the tour.

The Taste of Chaos tour kicks off February 14 at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA, and ends its coast-to-coast U.S. circuit on March 29 at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA. A block of shows in Canada follows from March 30 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC, through an April 8 gig at Kool Haus in Toronto, ON.

Sometimes dubbed the “Winter Warped Tour,” the extensive outing is styled after the popular summer series and even borrows some of the Warped Tour’s previous acts.

“After listening to what fans had to say during Warped Tour and watching many of these bands with thousands of fans watching them perform, these are the bands rock fans want to see,” tour co-founder Kevin Lyman explained in a statement, adding, “And I believe they’re all on the brink of breakout success.”

Tickets for the tour, sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drinks, are priced at approximately $20 to $25 each. Presales for the outing begin December 12 at 10 a.m. (local time) for each venue featured on the itinerary.

Additional sponsorships come from Peta2, a youth-oriented version of the animal rights group PETA, and Shirts For a Cure, which donates proceeds from all its sales to women who need financial assistance in their fight against breast cancer.

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Taste of Chaos itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

February 14Hollywood, CAHollywood Palladium
February 15San Jose, CASan Jose Civic Auditorium
February 16Chico, CASenator Theatre
February 18San Diego, CAHouse Of Blues
February 19Tucson, AZRialto Theatre
February 20Las Vegas, NVHouse Of Blues
February 21Salt Lake City, UTIn The Venue
February 22Denver, COFillmore Auditorium
February 24Milwaukee, WIEagles Ballroom
February 25Cincinnati, OHBogart’s
February 26Rochester, NYThe Armory
February 27Worcester, MAThe Palladium
February 28Hartford, CTWebster Theatre
March 2Providence, RILupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
March 3Clifton Park, NYNorthern Lights
March 4New York, NYNokia Theatre Times Square
March 5Sayreville, NJStarland Ballroom
March 6Philadelphia, PAElectric Factory
March 7Baltimore, MDRams Head Live!
March 8Columbus, OHNewport Music Hall
March 9Cleveland, OHAgora Theatre
March 10Detroit, MIThe Fillmore Detroit
March 11Saint Louis, MOThe Pageant
March 12Chicago, ILAragon Ballroom
March 13Saint Paul, MNMyth
March 14Kansas City, MOBeaumont Club
March 17Fort Lauderdale, FLRevolution
March 18Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
March 19Atlanta, GAThe Tabernacle
March 21Houston, TXVerizon Wireless Theater
March 22San Antonio, TXSunset Station Lonestar Pavilion
March 23Dallas, TXPalladium Ballroom
March 26Boise, IDKnitting Factory
March 27Portland, ORRoseland Theater
March 28Seattle, WAShowbox at The Market
March 29Spokane, WAKnitting Factory
March 30Vancouver, BCCommodore Ballroom
April 1Calgary, ABMacEwan Conference & Event Centre
April 3Edmonton, ABEdmonton Event Centre
April 4Saskatoon, SKThe Odeon
April 5Winnipeg, MBBurton Cummings Theatre
April 8Toronto, ONKool Haus
April 9Montreal, QCMetropolis