Disturbed Drafts Killswitch, Lacuna Coil For Tour

The 2009 installment of Disturbed's Music As A Weapon trek has been expanded into a full-fledged festival tour. The 38-city Music As A Weapon IV Festival will feature two stages of hard rock and metal acts, traveling tattoo artists, extreme sports demos and a gaming/tech zone.

Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil, Chimaira and a number of other as-yet-unnamed artists will join Disturbed on the road beginning March 20 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. The stint will crisscross the U.S. before finishing May 16 in Chicago. Tickets for several shows go on sale on Jan. 30 and 31 via Ticketmaster as well as via Musicasaweapon4.com/

Tattoo artists joining the festival include Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company and Oliver Peck ("Miami Ink," "Bam's Unholy Union") and freestyle motocross, BMX and skate teams will be performing. Festivities begin at 2 p.m. daily.

Disturbed's first Music as a Weapon tour, which took place in 2001, featured bands including Adema and Drowning Pool. The second was documented in a live CD and DVD collection released in 2004. Disturbed and P.O.D. took the show overseas to Australia and New Zealand last year.

The Music As A Weapon IV Festival follows the success of Disturbed's 2008 studio album, "Indestructible," which became the Chicago group's third straight No. 1 on The Billboard 200.

Here are the Music as a Weapon IV Festival dates:

March 20: Madison, Wis. (Alliant Energy Center)
March 21: Waterloo, Iowa (McCelroy Arena)
March 23: Oklahoma City (Ford Center)
March 25: Denver (The Fillmore)
March 28: Glendale, Ariz. (Jobing.com Arena)
March 29: Albuquerque, N.M. (Tingley Auditorium)
March 31: Dallas (Nokia Theatre)
April 1: Wichita, Kan. (Hartman Arena)
April 3: Bossier City, La. (Centurytel Center)
April 4: Little Rock, Ark. (Riverfest Amphitheatre)
April 5: New Orleans (Uno Lakefront Arena)
April 7: Pensacola, Fla. (Pensacola Civic Center)
April 8: Duluth, Ga. (Gwinnett Arena)
April 11: Orlando, Fla. (Amway Arena)
April 13: Charlotte, N.C. (Bojangles Coliseum)
April 14: Baltimore (1st Mariner Arena))
April 15: Lowell, Mass. (Tsongas Arena)
April 17: State College, Pa. (Bryce Jordan Arena)
April 18: Portland, Maine (Cumberland Cty Civic Center)
April 20: Erie, Pa. (Erie Civic Center)
April 21: Bridgeport, Conn. (Arena at Harbor Yard)
April 22: East Rutherford, N.J. (Izod Center)
April 24: Fayetteville, N.C. (Crown Coliseum)
April 25: Reading, Pa. (Sovereign Center)
April 27: Glens Falls, N.Y. (Glens Falls Civic Center)
April 28: Pittsburgh, Pa. (Petersen Center)
April 30: Battle Creek, Mich. (Kellogg Arena)
May 2: Detroit (Cobo Arena)
May 3: Cleveland, Ohio (The Wolstein Center)
May 5: Columbus, Ohio (Value City Arena)
May 6: Peoria, Ill. (Peoria Civic Center)
May 8: Minneapolis (Target Center)
May 9: Des Moines, Iowa (Balloon Classic Field)
May 10: Green Bay, Wis. (Resch Center)
May 12: Lacrosse, Wis. (Lacrosse Center)
May 13: Evansville, Ill. (Roberts Stadium)
May 15: Council Bluffs, Iowa (Mid America Center)
May 16: Chicago (Charter One Pavilion)