When it was introduced to concert-going audiences in 2003, the Bamboozle Festival was just a two-day event based out of the Stone Pony concert club in Asbury, NJ.
Now entering its eighth season, the Bamboozle umbrella covers a trio of destination events, as well as a couple of single-day offshoot festivals and a full touring “Roadshow.” Different lineups are booked for each of the two-day Bamboozles, while acts booked for the one-day Hoodwink events choose a band or artist to cover for an entire set.
The Bamboozle California, which debuted in 2006 as “Bamboozle Left,” kicks off this year’s festivities with a Hoodwink show on March 26 at the Grove of Anaheim before moving on to the city’s Angel Stadium for its primary events on March 26-27. Headliners AFI and Something Corporate lead the billing for the two main days of the regional festival.
The brand’s originating Hoodwink and Bamboozle events come next, hitting the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, NJ, on April 30 and May 1-2. The East Coast festival is the largest of the lot and boasts headline shows from Paramore and Drake on the first day, followed by Weezer and MGMT on the second. Up-and-comer Kesha will be a sort of resident headliner at the Meadowlands, staging special sets on both Bamboozle days.
The newest addition to the Bamboozle family rounds out the year’s destination events on May 15 at the Charter One Pavilion in Chicago, IL. Claiming just a single day for its inaugural year in the Windy City, the festival will feature headline sets from Something Corporate, Cobra Starship and 3OH!3.
If those regionally based bookings aren’t enough, the Bamboozle Roadshow will hit 24 markets across the United States. The touring festival kicks off May 21 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, and concludes June 27 at Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA.
Concert highlights on the national itinerary include May 28 at Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX; June 5 at Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord, CA; June 12 at Soldier Field’s East Parking Lot in Chicago, IL; and June 25 at the Star Pavilion at Hersheypark in Hershey, PA.
Tickets are already on sale for the various Bamboozle and Hoodwink Festival dates for 2010. Prices and availability vary depending on the host city. Detailed ticketing information for Bamboozle California, New Jersey and Chicago is available on the primary Bamboozle Web site.
The tour will feature an alternating lineup of headliners ranging some relative newcomers like All Time Low, Boys Like Girls and LMFAO to long-standing acts like Third Eye Blind, Good Charlotte and Hanson. More information on each tour stop’s billing is available on the official Roadshow Web page.
Presale tickets to the Roadshow will be available beginning tomorrow, March 3. Sales will then open to the general public over the weekend on March 6.
|March 26||Anaheim, CA||Grove of Anaheim|
|April 30||East Rutherford, NJ||Meadowlands Sports Complex|
|March 27-28||Anaheim, CA||Angel Stadium of Anaheim|
|May 1-2||East Rutherford, NJ||Meadowlands Sports Complex|
|May 15||Chicago, IL||Charter One Pavilion|
The Bamboozle Roadshow:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|May 21||Columbia, MD||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|May 22||Charlotte, NC||Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory|
|May 23||Austell, GA||Six Flags Over Georgia|
|May 25||West Palm Beach, FL||Cruzan Amphitheatre|
|May 26||Tampa, FL||Ford Amphitheatre|
|May 28||Houston, TX||Verizon Wireless Theater|
|May 29||San Antonio, TX||Six Flags Fiesta Texas|
|May 30||Arlington, TX||Six Flags Over Texas|
|June 2||Phoenix, AZ||Cricket Wireless Pavilion|
|June 5||Concord, CA||Sleep Train Pavilion At Concord|
|June 6||Chula Vista, CA||Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre|
|June 10||Minneapolis, MN||The Cabooze|
|June 11||Milwaukee, WI||Eagles Ballroom|
|June 12||Chicago, IL||Soldier Field East Parking Lot|
|June 13||Eureka, MO||Six Flags St. Louis|
|June 15||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|June 18||Cleveland, OH||Time Warner Cable Amphitheater|
|June 19||Cincinnati, OH||PNC Pavilion at Riverbend|
|June 20||Philadelphia, PA||Festival Pier|
|June 23||Pittsboro, NC||Rock Rest Amphitheater|
|June 24||Jackson, NJ||Six Flags Great Adventure|
|June 25||Hershey, PA||The Star Pavilion at Hersheypark Stadium|
|June 26||Uniondale, NY||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|June 27||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center|