Apart from the lame in-your-face corporate sponsorship, The Mayhem Festival is becoming THE metal touring festival of the summer, taking the place of the on-again, off-again Ozzfest.
Last week we learned that the main stage would be headed up by Disturbed, Godsmack and Megadeth. We now know that they will be joined by Machine Head, In Flames, Trivium who will perform in rotating slots throughout the tour on the main stage.
The Jagermeister stage will feature Unearth, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Red Fang, and the winners of Jagermeister Battle of the Bands. The Extreme Stage will feature Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish and Straight Line Stitch.
"Strap yourself in and hold on tight, cuz this ride goes reeeeeal fassst this summer," exclaims Godsmack vocalist Sully Erna. "Godsmack/Disturbed, Mayhem Festival!! Can't Fu@?kin' wait!!!"
Dan Donnegan of Disturbed says, "Disturbed is looking forward to being part of the biggest summer tour in the U.S. this year. It's been years since we shared the stage with Godsmack and we've been wanting to team up with them and join forces for a longtime. Megadeth has been a big inspiration to us and we are looking forward to the other bands rounding out what seems to be a solid bill."
Also, mainstage performer Megadeth's lead guitarist and frontman Dave Mustaine adds, "This is going to be a helluva hot summer, and you can get ready for true Mayhem this year."
7/9 - San Manuel Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA (Los Angeles, CA)
7/10 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA (San Francisco, CA)
7/12 - White River Amphitheatre - Auburn, WA (Seattle, WA)
7/13 - Idaho Center Amphitheater - Nampa, ID (Boise, ID)
7/15 - Desert Sky Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
7/16 - Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion - Albuquerque, NM
7/17 - Comfort Dental Amphitheater - Englewood, CO (Denver, CO)
7/19 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Maryland Heights, MO (St. Louis, MO)
7/20 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
7/22 - Comcast Center - Mansfield, MA (Boston, MA)
7/23 - Parc Jean-Drapeau - (Heavy MTL) - Montreal, QC
7/24 - Comcast Theater - Hartford, CT
7/27 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
7/29 - First Niagara Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh, PA)
7/30 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA (Washington DC)
7/31 - Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ
8/2 - Virginia Beach Amphitheater - Virginia Beach, VA
8/3 - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek - Raleigh, NC
8/5 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL (Chicago IL)
8/6 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI (Detroit, MI)
8/7 - Verizon Wireless Music Center - Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis, IN)
8/9 - Zoo Amphitheatre - Oklahoma City, OK
8/10 – Gexa Energy Pavilion - Dallas, TX
8/12 - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood - Atlanta, GA
8/13 - 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL
8/14 - Cruzan Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL