The bands are taking time off from the Ozzfest tour of the States to visit cities not covered on the main tour...

SLIPKNOT, PAPA ROACH, LINKIN PARK, DISTURBED and MUDVAYNE have announced details of a joint-headlining tour of the US.

Dubbed the Big Day Off tour, the bands – who also share a bill at Ozzfest Stateside this summer – decided to use their days off from their Ozzfest duties to stage their own mini-tour, enabling them to visit cities that Ozzfest won’t reach.

The Big Day Off calls at:

Springfield, MN, Price Center Park (June 10)

Moline, Mark Of The Quad Cities (15)

Phoenix, Desert Sky Pavilion (July 1)

Lubbock, Canyon Amphitheater (4)

Nashville, Amsouth Amphitheater (6)

Biloxi, Mississippi Coast Coliseum (15)

Virginia Beach, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (19)

Wantagh, Jones Beach (August 9)