Taste of Chaos 05 - Taste of Chaos 05


Date Venue Status
Sat 22 Oct, 2005 Robinson Pavilion, Perth
Sun 23 Oct, 2005 Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Wed 26 Oct, 2005 Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Fri 28 Oct, 2005 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Sat 29 Oct, 2005 Sydney SuperDome, Sydney


In March this year, The Used sold all 5,500 tickets for their only Australian headline concert in just one hour. On the eve of this Sydney concert, the band has made the announcement that fans across the country have so desperately awaited.

The international touring sensation, TASTE OF CHAOS is heading to Australia this October. Appearing in arena venues in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, the Taste Of Chaos Australian shows will be anchored by THE USED along with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, STORY OF THE YEAR, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND and RISE AGAINST.

Taste Of Chaos is a tour package that debuted earlier this year in the United States and Canada. The tour was the brainchild of Kevin Lyman (who founded and produced the highly successful Vans Warped Tour over the past decade), John Reese of Freeze Management (a Southern California based management powerhouse) and Darryl Eaton of Creative Artist Agency. The multi-artist package featured The Used, My Chemical Romance, Killswitch Engage and others performing 37 total dates in the United States. The tour was without question, the concert event of the 2005 American touring season with all dates selling out, prompting Brad Kava of the San Jose Mercury news to say "... at Monday night's sold-out Taste of Chaos show at San Jose State's Event Center, it appeared that rock is not only healthy, but probably will be around as long as Beethoven." Hurley International has signed on as the International Version's Title Sponsor.

Fresh from the phenomenal success of the American tour, Taste Of Chaos’ key players have decided to not only continue the tour in the future, but most importantly for Australian fans they’ve decided to take it global!

"It's with great enthusiasm that we are announcing the International Version of Taste of Chaos," says co founder Kevin Lyman.

"The U.S. and Canadian tour was so well received that we decided to take the concept Worldwide. People from all corners of the globe have been emailing us with their desire to have this tour come to their home countries. We could not help but heed the call.”

John Reese of Freeze Management echo's Lyman's philosophy about what made Taste Of Chaos in the United States so successful.

"We will continue to enhance our mission of providing the best bands and lifestyle activities at a very reasonable ticket price so that people can enjoy a great night of entertainment without draining their wallet, it is really a principle that works anywhere in the World and we will prove it."

Aside from Australia, the International Taste of Chaos will be hitting Mexico, Japan, the UK, and Germany, starting October 16 and running through to November 20, 2005.

Some additional carry-over from the U.S. and Canadian edition of the tour will be the MySpace Acoustic Stage. This stage will feature local bands showcasing their music in front of hometown crowds in each country.

Darryl Eaton of CAA adds; "it's important that fans who attend these shows experience everything that made the U.S. and Canadian Tour so successful. This is not a watered down mini-version of the tour, we consider this the same version that will include additional interactive surprises that were seen and enjoyed by fans in the U.S. and Canada." Some early tour partner commitments include the aforementioned myspace.com, Hurley International, Ernie Ball, and PETA. In addition to promoter The Frontier Touring Company, Australian tour presenters will include triple j's short fast loud, Channel [V], and Bombshellzine.

When asked about the International Tour Bert McCracken of THE USED said, "we had so much fucking fun on the first go round in the U.S. and Canada that we just had to sign up for the international run.

"Kevin Lyman is still a really smart motherfucker who understands how to pick the best bands and give kids value for their money whether it is in Euros, Pounds or Yen… Hey, is Grey Goose available abroad?"

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