Rockstar Mayhem Festival Lineup: Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax & More

The 5th anniversary of the Mayhem Festival will be a blistering metal-fueled 26 date trek across the U.S.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival may seriously need to change its name sometime soon (come on, that's just a ridiculous corporate mouthful), but its 2012 lineup is exciting enough to be worthy of its fifth year anniversary. Check out our review from last year's kickass Mayhem Fest!

Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax and As I Lay Dying have been confirmed, among others, for the 26-date trek across the U.S. this Summer, beginning June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. 

Pre-sale tickets go on sale Friday the 6th of April, 2012. Tune in to and for up-to-date ticketing information.

Corey Taylor of Slipknot says “You knew we'd be back. Now, you know we're coming. This will be a tour people will scarcely want to miss. It will definitely be a show to remember. Can't wait to see the states again from behind a mask.”

Slipknot’s, Clown states “Slipknot is headlining this summer’s Mayhem festival and it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve ever felt, sensed, or seen. You miss this, you miss everything. Everyone seems to think that there’s a chance we’re gonna go away. This is the farthest thing from the truth. Stay sick and don’t ever judge us.”

“Mayhem 2012 might just be the last and greatest metal festival before the world ends!! So wreak havoc and go out in style!!” adds Tom Araya of Slayer.

Slayer’s Kerry King comments “ We can't wait to get rolling on Mayhem 2012! Been 3 years since we played it last, and it's gonna be brutal!!! You can't go wrong with Slayer and Slipknot, pure fucking mayhem!!!!"

The 5th annual  Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will also feature Rockstar Metal Mulisha Jump Team on select dates.

Bands may vary per market, but the core roster is as follows for the fest:










Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival dates:

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