A big part of the fun for this year's Mayhem Fest was sort of spoiled when the ad mat for the tour was revealed a few weeks ago, with the entire lineup. But that doesn't mean today isn't a fun day. Turns out the rumored line up is true.
Headlining the 8th annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will be Slayer… Slayer are back for their third go-around of the tour and will no doubt be playing some new material on the show. Direct support comes from King Diamond. The full lineup of bands is:
The Devil Wears Prada,
Thy Art Is Murder,
Feed Her To The Sharks,
Honestly, seeing King Diamond and Slayer alone is worth the price of admission. Beyond that, there is certainly plenty of variety in the second stage acts to choose from.
The full routing for the tour is as follows:
6/26 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
6/27 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
6/28 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
6/30 – Auburn, WA (Seattle) @ White River Amphitheater
7/1 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater
7/4 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
7/5 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
7/7 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
7/8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
7/10 – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) @ Kilpsch Amphitheater
7/11 – Clarkston, MI (Detroit) @ DTE Energy Amphitheater
7/12 – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/15 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/17 – Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) @ Susquehanna Bank Arts Center
7/18 – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/19 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
7/21 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/22 – Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion)
7/24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/25 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/26 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
7/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
7/31 – San Antonio, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater
8/1 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/2 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater
* Lineups in each city may vary.
Please note, different cities will get different lineups, so make sure to check MayhemFest.com to confirm which lineup is coming to your city.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 17th at 10am local time at your local ticket outlet.
As has become the tradition around these parts, Metal Injection will be hosting a giveaway with one pair for each stop of the tour in the next few weeks.
What do you think of this year's lineup?