Jacob Zinn :: journalist + photographer

Tour Alert: Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 2012

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, Tour Alert by Jacob Zinn on January 27, 2012

JUN
30
San Bernardino, CA
San Manuel Amphitheater
JUL
01
San Francisco, CA
Shoreline Amphitheater
JUL
03
Seattle, WA
White River Amphitheater
JUL
04
Boise, ID
Idaho Center Amphitheater
JUL
06
Phoenix, AZ
Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion
JUL
07
Albuquerque, NM
Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
JUL
08
Denver, CO
Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
JUL
10
Dallas, TX
Gexa Energy Pavilion
JUL
11
Houston, TX
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
JUL
13
Tampa, FL
1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
JUL
14
Atlanta, GA
Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
JUL
15
Indianapolis, IN
Klipsch Music Center
JUL
18
Oklahoma City, OK
Zoo Amphitheatre
JUL
20
St. Louis, MO
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
JUL
21
Chicago, IL
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
JUL
22
Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
JUL
24
Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center
JUL
25
Cleveland, OH
Blossom Music Center
JUL
27
Philadelphia, PA
Susquehanna Bank Center
JUL
28
Pittsburgh, PA
First Niagara Pavilion
JUL
29
Washington, DC
Jiffy Lube Live
JUL
31
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
AUG
01
Buffalo, NY
Darien Lake PAC
AUG
03
Boston, MA
Comcast Center
AUG
04
Scranton, PA
Toyota Pavilion
AUG
05
Hartford, CT
The Comcast Theatre

On Wednesday, Rockstar Energy Drink announced the line-up for their fifth-annual heavy metal trek, the Mayhem Festival.

The 26-date U.S. tour will be headlined by Slipknot with lead singer Corey Taylor returning from his solo offshoot to front the band.

Half of the Big 4 of thrash metal, Slayer and Anthrax, are also on the bill, making for a solid metal set.

Supporting acts Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada and As I Lay Dying will alternate between performing on the main stage and the Jägermeister stage.

Slipknot and Slayer will share the main stage with one rotating band as well as a special guest to be announced March 5, rumoured to be long-time holdouts Motörhead.

Considering the Gigantour, which features Megadeth, Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil wraps up two days prior, there’s a strong possibility that Lemmy and the gang will be playing Mayhem.

Anthrax will head the Jägermeister stage with the remaining two rotating band slots, followed by Whitechapel, High On Fire and a local band.

Mayhem kicks off at the end of June at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA and wraps up on Aug. 5 at Hartford, CT’s Comcast Theatre. Tickets for some of the shows go on sale April 6.


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