.

The Used Enter the Chaos

Utah rockers to headline winter's answer to Warped

November 18, 2004 12:00 AM ET
The Used, My Chemical Romance, Killswitch Engage, Senses Fail and A Static Lullaby lead the list of headliners for the first annual Taste of Chaos tour. Developed by Warped Tour creator Kevin Lyman, Chaos -- which debuts February 18th in Orlando -- is the cold-weather answer to the long-running summer touring festival.

Having drummed his way through a pair of Warped Tours, the Used's Branden Steineckert is ready for the frost-fraught version. "There's never any good festival tours in the winter, and the summer is packed full," he says. "I think one thing Warped does -- and this will as well -- is give bands a chance to be seen. A band you've never seen might become your favorite band."

While final details and venues are still getting hammered out, activities for fans will include the opportunity to see acoustic performances, get autographs and play video games. "We're going to have street performers hanging out around the buildings, and we might get some burlesque shows," Steineckert says. "No matter where you are, something rad will be going on."

Fans may also be in for more substantial and atmospheric sets. "We're going to try to have bands have longer shows, and have cool lighting," Steineckert says. "On the Warped Tour you have twenty-five-minute sets, and there's not any production. We want to make it more of a visual experience."

Taste of Chaos tour dates:

2/18: Orlando, FL
2/19: Miami
2/20: Jacksonville, FL
2/22: Norfolk, VA
2/23: Poughkeepsie, NY
2/24: New York
2/25: Philadelphia
2/26: Asbury Park, NJ
2/27: Washington, DC
2/28: Boston
3/2: Portland, ME
3/3: Montreal
3/4: Toronto
3/5: London, ONT
3/6: Dayton, OH
3/8: Toledo, OH
3/9: Chicago
3/10: Cleveland
3/11: Detroit
3/12: Milwaukee
3/13: Lincoln, NE
3/14: Minneapolis
3/15: Champaign, IL
3/17: Topeka, KS
3/18: Dallas
3/19: Houston
3/20: Corpus Christi, TX
3/22: Denver
3/24: Calgary
3/25: Vancouver
3/26: Seattle
3/28: San Francisco
3/29: Fresno, CA
3/30: San Bernardino, CA
4/1: Los Angeles
4/2: Phoenix

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com