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.
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:
AS I LAY DYING
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
HIGH ON FIRE
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