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Crooked X Added To Second Stage of Music As A Weapon Tour

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Oklahoma's hard rock quartet, Crooked X will play on the second stage at Disturbed's Music As A Weapon IV Tour-a music, tattoo, and lifestyle festival-presented by Samsung Mobile and powered by Sprint. Crooked X will rock The Ernie Ball Second Stage, which will be officially sponsored by multi-city battle of the bands organization Headbang For the Highway, a 38-city, nine-week trek, which kicks off March 20th in Madison, WI. "I would go to this show even if we weren't playing. These are some of our favorite bands. What a great opportunity," says Jesse Cooper, lead guitarist. "I'm so stoked to go on the Music As A Weapon Tour. I'm excited to see Killswitch Engage and Suicide Silence. It's gonna be an experience for sure," adds Forrest French, lead vocals.

Recently, the 15-year-old shredders appeared on their own mini MTV rockumentary, "Rock N Roll Dream," which documented their real-life Cinderella story about four young boys catapulting from a Coweta, OK (population 7,000) garage band to opening for KISS in front of 35,000 screaming fans in Stockholm, Sweden. These events led to CX signing with EMI via McGhee Proffer Media (MPM) in August of 2008, all this within the span of nine months.

Their self-titled 10-song debut for EMI (in stores now), was helmed by hit producers Spencer Proffer (Tina Turner, Quiet Riot, WASP) and Michael Wagener (Metallica, Ozzy, Poison). Standout tracks on the new album include "Gone," "Time Is Now," "You Gotta Bleed," and "Adrenaline." The track "Nightmare," was featured in the successful Rock Band video game while "Gone" and "Rock N Roll Dream" are available as downloadable content for the game. The success of their debut landed them their first national late night TV appearance on ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, where they showcased new single "Gone" in addition to fan favorite "Rock N Roll Dream."

Music As A Weapon IV Festival will begin at 2 P.M. daily in every city. Confirned bands on the tour so far include Disturbed, Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil, Chimaira, Suicide Silence, Bury Your Dead and Spineshank. Visit musicasaweapon4.com for more information about venues, traveling tattoo artists, and sponsors. Below are all confirmed tour dates. Tickets are on-sale now, except for where date is noted in parentheses, through Ticketmaster and participating vendors.

March 20th Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
March 21st Waterloo, IA McCelroy Arena
March 23rd Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
March 25th Denver, CO The Fillmore
March 28th Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
March 29th Albuquerque, NM Tingley Auditorium
March 31st Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre
April 1st Wichita, KS Hartman Arena
April 3rd Bossier City, LA Centurytel Center (Feb 28t
April 4th Little Rock, AR Riverfest Amphitheatre
April 5th New Orleans, LA Uno Lakefront Arena (Feb 28)
April 7th Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
April 8th Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Arena (Feb 21 @ 10 AM)
April 11th Orlando, FL Amway Arena
April 13th Charlotte, NC Bojangles Coliseum
April 14th Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena (Feb 20 @ 3 PM)
April 15th Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena (Feb 13 @ 3 PM)
April 17th State College, PA Bryce Jordan Arena
April 18th Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
April 20th Erie, PA Erie Civic Center (Feb 14 @ 10 AM)
April 21st Bridgeport, CT Arena at Harbor Yard
April 22nd East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center (Feb 13)
April 24th Fayetteville, NC Crown Coliseum
April 25th Reading, PA Sovereign Center
April 27th Glens Falls, NY Glens Falls Civic Center
April 28th Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Center (March 6 @ 3 PM)
April 30th Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena (Feb 27 @ 3PM)
May 2nd Detroit, MI Cobo Arena (Feb 13)
May 3rd Cleveland, OH The Wolstein Center (Feb 27 @ 3PM)
May 5th Columbus, OH Value City Arena (March 6 @ 3 PM)
May 6th Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
May 8th Minneapolis, MN Target Center
May 9th Des Moines, IA Balloon Classic Field (Feb 21)
May 10th Green Bay, WI Resch Center
May 12th Lacrosse, WI Lacrosse Center
May 13th Evansville, IL Roberts Stadium
May 15th Council Bluffs, IA Mid America Center (Feb 21 @ 10 AM)
May 16th Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion

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1. theycallmemommy writes:

Crooked X will be having an in-store signing in Hot Topic on March 28th at 7pm in Phoenix, AZ (Arrowhead Mall).....see or call store for details!

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2. Mind~Slavor writes:

I live 90 miles from Coweta and never heard of these f***s. Furthermore, it makes them look bad with their street team spamming websites promo-ing In Store Signings.

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3. theycallmemommy writes:

Crooked X is rocking the Arrowhead Town Center Hot Topic on March 28.

In order to check them out head down to the Arrowhead Town Center in Glendale, AZ beginning Saturday, March 14, and pick up the self-titled CD or any Crooked X t-shirt for a sticker that guarantees the opporutnity to meet the band Saturday, March 28 at 7:30PM. Plus, be one fo the first 30 people to get the sticker and catch a special acoustic performance right before the signing. Check out hottopic.com or call the store for more details on this limited

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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

uhoh, i see a ban hammer coming down!!!

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