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Taste of Chaos 2006

Story by Jack Foley

TASTE OF CHAOS is heading to the UK again this November boasting a line-up of alternative acts including Taking Back Sunday, Anti-Flag, Alexisonfire, Underoath, Senses Fail and Saosin.

Taste Of Chaos is a tour package that debuted in 2004 in the United States and Canada. Last year’s UK event sold out in all seven UK venues. Over 40, 000 fans rocked Doncaster, Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff and two nights at Brixton Academy.

This year’s Taste Of Chaos will include a Newcastle show for the very first time.

Taste of Chaos was developed to cater to a largely ignored region of young fans with real music tastes – this year is no different.

Taste of Chaos 2006 dates:

November 10 – Birmingham NIA
November 11 – Glasgow SECC
November 12 – Manchester Apollo
November 13 – Brighton Centre
November 17 – Newcastle Arena
November 18 – Brixton Academy, London
November 20 – Doncaster Dome
November 21 – Cardiff International Arena

Tickets cost £20 and went on sale on Saturday, June 24.

About the bands…

Taking Back Sunday
Adam Lazzara, Fred Mascherino, Mark O’ Connell, Eddie Reyes and Matt Rubano combine the best elements of punk, rock, emo and pop. From the high-octane drumming and blazing syncopated riffs that rain down on What’s It Feel Like to Be a Ghost, the opening track on Taking Back Sunday’s latest CD Louder Now, it’s clear that the album’s title couldn’t be more fitting. Faster, darker and harder than its 2004 predecessor, the best-selling Where You Want To Be, Louder Now is the album that bottles the lightning that this powerful, melodic hardcore band generates whenever they hit the stage.

Tom Morello of RATM and Audioslave had these words of praise for the band: “Anti-Flag are the most important emerging band in America. Uncompromising, ferocious, and absolutely right. In desperate times like these, the world needs a band like Anti-Flag to set shit straight.”
One of the most politically active bands in America at present, Anti-Flag joined the ‘Rock Against Bush Tour’ and helped to register more than 10,000 US voters on the 2004 Vans Warped Tour.

When a band names themselves after the world’s only lactating contortionist, you know you are in for something different, and as with the original act, you know that some people are going to be fascinated, some will be in awe, and some will consider the whole lot to be a complete and utter waste of time. This is a band of extremes: screaming and pleading, ugly and beautiful, poetic and obscene, obvious and sublime. You can think of them however you want. That is after all, the point.

Underoath’s breakthrough album sold an impressive 500,000 albums upon release. 2006’s much anticipated release of Define The Great Line promises even greater success.
“We went into the studio wanting to make this record count,” says guitarist Tim McTague. “We wanted to make it life-changing for the people who heard it. We knew it had the potential to do well, but we weren’t basing our future on that. We feel we’ve written the best album that any of us will probably ever be a part of and above all else, we’re super proud of it.”

Senses Fail
Senses Fail released their debut EP in 2002 to critical acclaim. Quickly courted by the major labels, they signed a deal and released their first major album in 2005. The in between years were filled with countless tour dates that earned the band a devoted following. The band have just recently finished recording their next offering.

California lads Saosin may currently be in the thick of this year’s Vans Warped Tour but 2006 promises to be even bigger for the band. With the upcoming release of their major label debut album and a visit to UK on the Taste Of Chaos tour, Saosin are likely to become one of the most mispronounced bands of the year.