The initial tour dates have been announced for the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival featuring headliner AVENGED SEVENFOLD alongside main-stage artists THREE DAYS GRACE, SEETHER, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and ESCAPE THE FATE. The touring music and lifestyle festival also includes Best Buy Music Gear Stage headliners SEVENDUST, as well as BLACK TIDE, ART OF DYING and THE BLACK CLOUD COLLECTIVE.

The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival launches August 26 in Camden, New Jersey and will criss-cross North America before wrapping October 15 (see below for current tour dates). Additional tour dates will be announced on June 29. The all-day festival will run from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. in most cities and tickets are affordably priced between $20 and $69.99. Tickets for several of the shows go on sale June 17. Early-bird pre-sale ticket packages will be available.

The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival is produced by John Reese, John Oakes and CAA in conjunction with Live Nation and will entertain fans with a full afternoon and evening of great rock bands. The festival will also include a concourse midway featuring band autograph signings, vendors and other activities.

A portion of the proceeds of each Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival ticket sold will benefit Child Find of America and the Road 2 Recovery Foundation.

So far the following dates have been announced:

Aug. 26 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 27 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
Aug. 28 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
Aug. 31 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
Sep. 03 – Tampa, FL – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
Sep. 04 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Sep. 05 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep. 10 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sep. 11 – Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
Sep. 14 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sep. 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
Sep. 17 – Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sep. 21 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Sep. 23 – Omaha, NE – WestFair Amphitheater
Sep. 24 – Kansas City, MO – Sandstone Amphitheater
Oct. 09 – San Diego, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre