HELLYEAHâ€™s headline BALLS VOLUME STRENGTH tour will kick off Thursday, October 24 at the Sunrise Theater in Albuquerque before traveling on Saturday, October 27, 2007 to Tampa, Florida at that cityâ€™s annual â€œGuavaweenâ€ concert. The tour will forge on to Fayetville, NC on October 28, Detroit on â€œHell Night,â€ (October 30), Indianapolis on Halloween night, Grand Rapids on November 2, Minneapolis on November 3 and House of Blues, Chicago, on Sunday, November 4. The tour will continue through mid-December with new dates being added daily.
OTEP and bloodsimple — both albums released on October 30 — join BALLS VOLUME STRENGTH that date in Detroit and continue with HELLYEAH through the end of the tour.
Based on the relationship forged during this summerâ€™s â€œFamily Valuesâ€ tour, HELLYEAH will be KoRnâ€™s Special Guests on KoRnâ€™s, â€œ”BI#%H! WE HAVE A PROBLEM” fall tour beginning Sunday, September 22 in Reno, NV through Tuesday, October 23 in Tuscon. (HY will not be performing with KoRn in Las Vegas, Portland or Seattle).
In addition, HELLYEAH will be headlining a few â€œone offâ€ dates during this touring cycle including Bayfest in Mobile, AL on October 6
For a complete list of dates and updates, please go to any of the websites listed below.
HELLYEAH also today announced the results of an ongoing partnership with Eventful, Inc., the leading global events website, in helping to identify tour markets for the bandâ€™s upcoming headline run. HELLYEAH gave the power to their fans to determine which cities to include in the tour by using Eventful, Inc’s Demand service. Eventful Demand is a viral online service that gives fans the ability to influence where their favorite artists perform by participating in grass-roots campaigns distributed across various social networking sites including Myspace, myyearbook and Facebook. Over 50,000 fans have “Demanded” for HELLYEAH, OTEP and bloodsimple to come to their cities. The bands and their agent used the Eventful data of where they are in Demand to route the BALLS VOLUME STRENGTH tour.
“HELLYEAH has an amazing following of loyal fans who crave to see them perform live.” said Jordan Glazier, Eventful’s CEO. “We’re excited to see HELLYEAH use Eventful Demand to give the power to their fans to create a user-generated tour.”
In addition, HELLYEAH fans at SodaHead.com voted BALLS VOLUME STRENGTH as their top choice for the tour name.
HELLYEAHâ€™s self-titled CD has been called â€œOne of the best metal discsâ€¦of 2007â€ and received rave reviews from around the world. Their latest single,â€Alcohaulinâ€™ Assâ€ is a top 10 rock track while â€œYou Wouldnâ€™t Know,â€ the bandâ€™s first top-5 single (and accompanying video) from HELLYEAHâ€™s self-titled CD is also included on MADDEN NFLâ„¢ 08.