In the metal world, Monster Energy Drink has become much more of an icon in the concert festival circuit rather than simply a energy drink company. When one hears about a concert series sponsored by Monster, you know it's going to be a killer combination of bands and an all-round great time.
This year's Rock Allegiance Tour is no different. Kicking off this Friday in Minnesota, Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains, and Airbourne have been brought together to steamroll North America, and end the summer of 2013 with a bang. The show will snake through the U.S. and Canada and then wrap up in New York on September 28.
On Thursday, August 29, this heavy metal demolition crew will be rolling into Illinois for a show at the US Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. It's a bit of a drive from Chicago to Bloomington, but this tour is so worth the mini-road trip.
Also, ESP guitars has just signed on as a sponsor of the Rock Allegiance Tour and will be giving away a guitar in each market the tour is hitting. Keep an ear open to your local radio stations for more information.
The full list of the Rock Allegiance Tour dates is below:
August 23 - The Myth | St. Paul, Minn.
August 24 - WIIL ROCK FEST | Twin Lakes, Wis.
August 25 – US Bank Arena | Cincinnati, Ohio
August 28 – Freedom Hill | Sterling Heights, Mich.
**August 29 – US Cellular Coliseum | Bloomington, Ill.
August 31 – Convention Center Arena | Tulsa, Okla.
September 3 – Maverick Centre | West Lake City, Utah
September 4 – The Joint @ The Hard Rock Hotel + Casino | Las Vegas, Nev.
September 8 – Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Center | Abbotsford, BC
September 9 – Big 4 Building | Calgary, AB
September 10 – Rexall Place | Edmonton, AB
September 15 – Aftershock Music Festival | Sacramento, Calif.
September 18 – Verizon Theatre @ Grand Prairie | Grand Prairie, Texas
September 19 – Bayou Music Center | Houston, Texas
September 22 – Tabernacle | Atlanta, Ga.
September 26 – Skyline Stagge @ The Mann | Philadelphia, Pa.
September 27 – Tsongas Arena | Lowell, Mass.
September 28 – Brooklyn Waterfront | Brooklyn, N.Y.