Details have been officially announced for this summer's Mayhem Festival, which is definitely picking up where Ozzfest left off. The lineup is quite stacked with a variety to appeal to virtually every mainstream sub-genre of metal.
Leading the pack on the main stage will be the already confirmed SLIPKNOT and DISTURBED as well as DRAGONFORCE and MASTODON.
On the tamer second stage will be SEVENDUST, AIRBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and 36 CRAZYFISTS.
On the br00tal third stage (or as the press release refers to it "another second stage") will be MACHINE HEAD, BLACK TIDE, SUICIDE SILENCE, THE RED CHORD and WALLS OF JERICHO.
The dudes behind this lineup are clearly trying to come out strong, as they have a virtual buffet of heavy music, a little something for everybody if you will. While official dates haven't been released, Blabbermouth has obtained the rumored lineup:
Jul. 09 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
Jul. 11 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Jul. 12 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul. 13 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul. 15 – Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena
Jul. 16 – San Diego, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
Jul. 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
Jul. 19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
Jul. 20 – Denver, CO @ Coors Amphitheatre
Jul. 22 – Kansas City, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 23 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 25 – Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre
Jul. 26 – San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless
Jul. 27 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jul. 29 – Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre
Jul. 30 – Miami, FL @ Sound Advice Amphitheater
Aug. 01 – Atlanta, GA @ Hi Fi Buys Amphitheatre
Aug. 02 – Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Ctr.
Aug. 03 – Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug. 05 – [to be announced]
Aug. 06 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 08 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre
Aug. 09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
Aug. 10 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 – [to be announced]
Aug. 13 – Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Perf. Arts
Aug. 15 – Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center At The Waterfront
Aug. 16 – Washington DC @ Nissan Pavilion
Aug. 17 – Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center
Aug. 20 – Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 21 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
The routing is eerily similar to what a normal Ozzfest routing would look like. What do you guys think of this fest? Thumps up or thumbs down?