The local openers have been announced for the upcoming 2006 edition of the Taste of Chaos. The bands were chosen based on votes cast by visitors to the Taste of Chaos website.

They will be opening for a diverse lineup this year, with participants including headliners Thrice, Deftones, Story of the Year, Atreyu, Thursday, As I Lay Dying, Dredg, Silverstein and Funeral For A Friend. Supporting acts include Pelican, The Receiving End of Sirens, The Confession, Millionaire, Adair, Street Drum Corps, Greeley Estates and The Smashup.

February 16, 2006Lower DefinitionSan DiegoSan Diego Sports Arena
February 17, 2006For the RecordPhoenix, AZMesa Amphitheatre
February 18, 2006Finish the FightEl Paso, TXCounty Coliseum
February 20, 2006The FlipsideDallas, TXNokia
February 21, 2006Autumn Leaves FallSan AntonioFreeman Coliseum
February 22, 2006OtenkiHouston, TXVerizon Wireless
February 24, 2006Shadow AgencyJacksonville, FLMetro Park
February 25, 2006Archer's New RivalOrlando, FLTinker Field
February 26, 2006MadelynMiami, FLPompano Beach Amphitheatre
February 28, 2006Chasing VictoryAtlanta, GAGwinnett Center
March 1, 2006Stars Fell OnNorfolk, VAConvocation Center
March 3, 2006For FelixEast Rutherford, NJMeadowlands
March 4, 2006Veda SkyesPhiladelphia, PATweeter Center
March 6, 2006Disaster CompleXPortland, MECumberland County Civic Center
March 7, 2006Screams of EridaBoston, MATsongas
March 8, 2006Farewell to ArmsHartford, CTExpo Center
March 9, 2006Another Day LatePoughkeepsie, NYMid Hudson Civic Center
March 10, 2006Last ConservativeNiagara Falls, NYTBD
March 11, 2006Red I FlightDetroit, MICobo Arena
March 13, 2006LowercaseSt. Louis, MOFamily Arena
March 14, 2006IneptChicago, ILUIC Pavilion
March 15, 2006AtrophyCleveland, OHCSU Convocation Center
March 16, 2006Marilyn AvenueDayton, OHHara Arena
March 17, 2006The Drama SummerToledo, OHToledo Sports Arena
March 18, 2006Blame it on RioMilwaukee, WIEagles Ballroom (Rave)
March 19, 2006Four Letter LieSt. Paul, MNRoy Wilkins
March 21, 2006Sleeping In GethsemaneFargo, NDFargo Memorial Auditorium
March 22, 2006Eyes Catch FireLincoln, NEPershing Auditorium
March 23, 2006RoanokeKansas City, KSHale Arena
March 25, 2006Murder In MemphisDenver, COFilmore
March 27, 2006Flight 409, 2006Fresno, CASelland Arena
March 28, 2006Karate High SchoolSan Jose, CASJSU Events Center
March 29, 2006Track FighterSacramento, CAArco
March 30, 2006Take the CrownLos Angeles, CALong Beach/ LA Sports Arena
April 1, 2006Almost Is NothingPortland, ORThe Pavilion-Oregon State Fairgrounds
April 2, 2006On The Last DaySeattle, WAEverett Events Center
April 3, 2006KincaideVancouver, CanadaPNE
April 5, 2006Ten Second EpicEdmontonShaw Events Center
April 6, 2006The Ghost Cried MurderCalgarySaddledome
April 8, 2006Streetlight ScenerySaskatoonSaskatchewan Place
April 9, 2006Sick CityWinnipegMTS Center
April 12, 2006Shotgun RulesLondonJohn Labatte Centre
April 13, 2006Holding SkyTorontoArrow Hall
April 14, 2006Darker RedOttawaCorel Center
April 15, 2006Red OctoberMontrealStade Uniprix