Enter for a chance to win a COM prize pack!

Comment below and tell us who you'd like to see on the 2014 lineup and you will automatically be entered to win a COM prize pack with a Tshirt and CD!  

Take Photos at the Carnival, Win Awesome Prizes!


All music lovers know that each concert is a unique experience. Share that experience with others with the Carnival of Madness Fan Photo Diary. Download the Vivogig app or upload your photos from Carnival of Madness at www.vivogig.com. Vote on your favorite photos, and the photos with the most votes will win some killer prizes.

  • Grand Prize:
  • Carnival of Madness PRS Guitar
  • Olloclip iPhone lens
  • Carnival of Madness 2013 T-shirt
  • Carnival of Madness Poster

  • Runner Up (2):
  • Olloclip iPhone lens
  • Carnival of Madness 2013 T-shirt
  • Carnival of Madness Poster

More Carnival of Madness Prizes!



Want a chance to win even more awesome prizes from Carnival of Madness, Shinedown, Skillet, and We As Human? Check out FanFueled Rewards. Complete social actions to be entered into exclusive raffles for all kinds of great swag.



Want to get an idea of what you are getting yourself into when you come to the Carnival? Check out this amazing sizzle reel that our resident photographer Rob Fenn put together!



2013 Carnival of Madness from Rob Fenn on Vimeo.


Carnival of Madness Episode on Rockline Radio

Tonight tune into Rockline Radio for a special Carnival of Madness episode! Members from Shinedown, Sevendust, Skillet, In This Moment, and We As Human will be on the show taking questions so call in to 1-800-344-ROCK with your questions. You can listen online here.



Carnival of Madness Starts This Weekend!

Carnival of Madness starts THIS WEEKEND but there is still time left to purchase your tickets! Click on the links below for more information on how to get tickets. 
17-Aug Cincinnati, OH: PNC at Riverbend: SOLD OUT
* Sevendust Will replace Papa Roach
+ Skillet will not perform
# Papa Roach will not perform 
COM poster



Only 12 Days Left of Six Strings of Madness

Only 12 days left of the SIX STRINGS OF MADNESS contest! Below is the limited edition guitar that the top promoters will win, along with tickets, and a meet & greet to a Carnival of Madness show!

Click the link below and then click on the link of the city you want to win tickets to. Promote the personalized link provided, and the person in each city with the most clicks wins! 

Check it out here: http://bit.ly/COMPRS




One Day Left of the Skillet Instagram Contest

There's only ONE DAY left of the Skillet Instagram contest! Upload a picture of anything Skillet related and you could win a signed Skillet poster or a Rise CD. Remember to tag the picture with #SkilletRise and #COM2013.





Skillet Instagram Contest

Panheads! Want to win a signed Skillet poster or a Rise CD? Upload a picture on Instagram of anything Skillet related: a picture of one of their shows, of you in your Skillet merch, or even of your favorite Skillet albums. The contest will end Friday, July 19 and we'll pick our favorite pictures. And make sure to tag the pictures with #SkilletRise and #COM2013. Upload away!



Six Strings of Madness Contest

It's that time of year again, the SIX STRINGS OF MADNESS contest! Want to win a limited edition PRS Guitar plus tickets and a meet + greet to Carnival of Madness show? 
Click the link below, and then click on the link of the city you want to win tickets to. Promote the personalized link provided, and the person in each city with the most clicks WINS! 
Check it out here

New Date Announcement: Kansas City

NEW DATE ANNOUNCEMENT! Rounding out the lineup will be an August 24th date in KANSAS CITY, MO in Richard Berkley Park! Presales will be held July 10th and 11th. Tickets on sale Friday, July 12th!



Carnival of Madness on Rockline!

The bands of Carnival of Madness (ShinedownSkilletSevendustIn This Moment, and We As Human) will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 8:30pm PDT / 11:30pm EDT.  To speak with members of the band, fans are encouraged to call Rockline toll free at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com The show will be streamed on the Rockline website for two weeks beginning the afternoon after the live broadcast.




Meet Rob Prior

The admat for Carnvial of Madness this year is sweet and it's all thanks its creator, Rob Prior. So, we wanted to tell you a little more about the multitalented artist.


As a graduate of both the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (where at age 20 he developed the “hourglass” color theory that pioneered the process of photo realistic airbrushing on canvas, garments, leather and other apparel) and Carnegie Mellon University, ROB PRIOR went on to earn his MFA from the University of Toledo and began his career as a storyteller through his artistic skills at a young age. Using his numerous skills as an illustrator, screenwriter, storyboard artist and more, Rob’s career spans over thirty years of gaming, comic, film, and television experience. He has also been recognized as one of the top intellectual property creators from his peers for creating incredibly detailed worlds, characters and stories.


As a comic book artist, Rob has worked with Marvel, D.C., Todd McFarlane, Kevin Eastman and Image Comics, to name a few, with his most notable credits on, “Spawn“, “Terminator“, “Deep Space 9“, “Evil Ernie“, “Melting Pot”, “Lady Death“, and “Heavy Metal“.


As a leading storyboard artist, Rob has provided storyboards for advertising campaigns such as Budweiser and Nikon, as well as for the gaming industry, for “Titlist“, “2K Games“, “Terminator 3” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer“. Rob also created all the storyboards and animatics for the video games “Ghost Rider” and “The Darkness”.


As an illustrator, Rob has supplied cover art and interior art material for Steve Jackson Games, TSR (Dungeons and Dragons), Wizards Of The Coast, Battle Of The Lords Of The 23rd Century, and many others. Rob has directed short films and music videos in which he has storyboarded, production designed/art directed and did all practical effects for each. Rob is also directing 2 movies in 2013, “Gnorml” and “No Turning Back”.

 COM poster


Carnival of Madness Tickets On Sale Now!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our pre-sales! If you weren't able to purchase your tickets at the pre-sale, there are still plenty of tickets available for the on-sale. Some of the dates have gone on sale today and some will go on sale next week. There are still a few more dates to be announced so stay tuned to the Carnival of Madness Facebook for the most up to date information on that.

Although the Carnival of Madness pre-sale is over, you can now purchase Shinedown VIP Bundle without buying a fan club membership, just select the option on the ticketing page.

11-Aug Asbury Park, NJ: Stone Pony Summer Stage

13-Aug Cleveland, OH: Jacobs Pavilion 

14-Aug Philadelphia, PA: Mann Center 

16-Aug Canandaigua, NY: CMAC

17-Aug Cincinnati, OH:PNC at Riverbend

18-Aug Bloomington, IL: US Cellular Coliseum

20-Aug Burgettstown, PA: First Niagara 

21-Aug Bristow, VA: Jiffy Lube Live  

23-Aug Tinley Park, IL: First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 

25-Aug Cedar Rapids, IA: US Cellular 

27-Aug Clarkston, MI: DTE Energy Music Center  

28-Aug Big Flats, NY: Tags 

30-Aug Charlotte, NC: Verizon Wireless 

31-Aug Virginia Beach, VA: Farm Bureau Live  

1-Sep Raleigh, NC: The Red Hat Amphitheater

6-Sep Allegan, MI: Allegan County Fair

7-Sep St. Louis, MO: Verizon Wireless

8-Sep Oklahoma City, OK: Zoo Amphitheater

10-Sep Denver, CO: Red Rocks Amphitheatre

12-Sep Spokane, WA: Spokane County Interstate Fair 

14-Sep Sacramento, CA: Aftershock Festival

15-Sep Las Vegas, NV: The Joint

18-Sep Seattle, WA: Washington State Fair

To stay up to date with all things Carnival make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter




Skillet and We As Human records out Today!

Skillet and We As Human BOTH had albums drop today! We can't wait to hear them and get pumped on all the new music that's going to be played on Carnival of Madness! Which new songs are you most excited about hearing?

Check out Skillet's new video for Sick of It HERE and buy the album HERE.

Download We As Human's new album HERE.


New Presales!

Get your presale tickets today for the following markets:

Aug 11 Asbury Park, NJ
Sep 8 Oklahoma City, OK
Sep 12 Spokane, WA
Sep 15 Las Vegas, NV
Sep 18 Seattle, WA:


New Date announcement! Carnival of Madness will be coming to the Zoo Amphitheatre in Oklahoma City September 8th! The presale will begin TOMORROW at THIS LINK, pw: COM 2013.

4 New Dates Added!


11 August - Asbury Park, NJ ON SALE JUNE 21
12 September - Spokane, Washington ON SALE JULY 8
15 September - Las Vegas, Nevada ON SALE JUNE 21
18 September - Seattle, Washington ON SALE June 22

There will be TWO more dates announced, one tomorrow, and one on July 2nd. Stay tuned to the Carnival of Madness Facebook for up to the minute news and presales.


NEW DATE ANNOUNCEMENT: September 7th, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO (St. Louis). Tickets on sale June 15, presale June 13. Carnival of Madness presale password will be given out on the Facebook on that day. Full details HERE


Carnival of Madness and Shinedown Presale

Because a lot of people have been asking. Here is the deal with pre-sales:

Both the Carnival of Madness AND Shinedown presale will be happening on June 5th. The Carnival of Madness presale will be tickets ONLY. To get the link for that presale sign up here

The Shinedown presale will include VIP packages. If you would like to get the first pick of those packages, you must sign up for for Shinedown Fanclub here.

Hope this clears up some confusion!

Carnival of Madness 2013 Dates


13-Aug Cleveland, OH: Jacobs Pavilion* (PRE-SALE JUNE 5/ON SALE JUNE 7)
14-Aug Philadelphia, PA: Mann Cener* (PRE-SALE JUNE 5/ON SALE  JUNE 14)
16-Aug Canandaigua, NY: Constellation Performing Arts (PRE-SALE JUNE 5/ON SALE  JUNE 7)
17-Aug Cincinnati, OH: PNC at Riverbend (PRE-SALE JUNE 5/ON SALE  JUNE 7)
18-Aug Bloomington, IL: US Cellular Coliseum (ONSALE TBD)
20-Aug Burgettstown, PA: First Niagara (ONSALE TBD)
21-Aug Bristow, VA: Jiffy Lube Live (PRE-SALE JUNE 5/ON SALE  JUNE 14)
23-Aug Tinley Park, IL; First MidwestBank Amphitheatre (PRE-SALE JUNE 5/ONSALE JUNE 21)
25-Aug Cedar Rapids, IA: US Cellular (PRE-SALE JUNE 5/ON SALE  JUNE 14)
27-Aug Clarkston, MI : DTE Energy Music Center (PRE-SALE JUNE 5/ON SALE  JUNE 15)
28-Aug Big Flats, NY : Tags (PRE-SALE JUNE 5/ON SALE  JUNE 13)
30-Aug Charlotte, NC: Verizon Wireless (PRE-SALE JUNE 5/ON SALE  JUNE 7)
31-Aug Virginia Beach, VA: Farm Bureau Live (PRE-SALE JUNE 5/ON SALE  JUNE 7)
1-Sep Raleigh, NC: The Red Hat Amphitheater (PRE-SALE JUNE 5/ON SALE  JUNE 7)
6-Sep Allegan, MI: Allegan County Fair (PRE-SALE JUNE 5/ON SALE  JUNE 7)
10-Sep Denver, CO: Red Rocks Amphitheatre (PRE-SALE JUNE 5/ON SALE  JUNE 7)
14-Sep Sacramento, CA: Aftershock Festival (PRE-SALE JUNE 5/ON SALE  JUNE 7)
*Sevendust will be performing as special guest. Papa Roach will not appear.

There will be more dates announced soon. The Carnival of Madness fan presale will take place on June 5th. To stay up to date with all things Carnival make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Click here for full press release. To get in on the Carnival of Madness fan presale, be sure to sign up for the mailing list.

Chat with Brent Smith on Youtube

Didn't catch Brent Smith of Shinedown last night on UStream? Don't worry, we recorded it for you. Watch the whole thing here.

Rescheduled Chat with Brent Smith

Due to an OVERWHELMING response from our amazing fans, we crashed the severs of the platform we were using to host the chat. The chat is resceduled for today, May 29th, at 6pm ET/ 3pm PT on UStream. Check it out HERE


Brent Smith from Shinedown will be hosting a virtual meet+greet today at 6pm ET/ 3pm PT to chat about Carnival of Madness and answer fan questions. Click here to get in on the action!

Announcing Carnival of Madness 2013!

Listen closely to what’s lingering in the distance...it’s the sound of some of Rock’s biggest bands converging together to bring pandemonium to eager and willing participants at the 2013 CARNIVAL OF MADNESS tour, powered by Monster Energy.

Sure to be known as the premier rock tour of 2013, the highly anticipated CARNIVAL OF MADNESS--sponsored by Monster Energy--returns this summer with multi-Platinum rock band SHINEDOWN, along with PAPA ROACH, SKILLET, IN THIS MOMENT, and WE AS HUMAN.  The tour will begin on the east coast Sunday, August 11.  Tour dates will be announced on Monday, June 3 with the general on-sale beginning Friday, June 7.

Click here to read the full press release.