Rockstar Energy Drink's MAYHEM FESTIVAL is one of the largest summer touring music festivals that fans of hard rock and metal have come to know and love since it first was launched in 2008. Organized by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, this festival caters specifically to heavier music; including a wide variety of more underground metal genres along with up and coming acts.
The festival has been sponsored by the energy drink company with its emphasis on extreme music and extreme sports. The festival boasts multiple stages allowing fans to experience a wide variety of music in a huge location.
Up until this week, the 2014 artist lineup was still to be confirmed, however Trivium lead singer Matt Heafy has helped spill the details for curious metalheads everywhere! 2014 Mayhem proves to be a line up that truly has everybody talking!
The lineup was tweeted early Monday morning, and was confirmed by sources later in the day. The line up for 2014 is as follows:
Miss May I
Veil Of Maya
Upon A Burning Body
Texas Hippie Coalition
As of now, the tour promises four stages to see acts on. The stages are the Mayhem Main Stage, the Coldcock Whiskey Stage, Sumerian Records Stage, and the Victory Records Stage. It is safe to assume that with so many Sumerian and Victory bands on the bill, said bands should be appearing on their respective labels' stages. What is for certain however, is how diverse this lineup of bands is!
To quote the immortally-wise Axl Rosenberg of MetalSucks.net:
"If you’d told me a couple of years ago that Avenged Sevenfold, Cannibal Corpse, Body Count, and Mushroomhead would all soon be on one tour together, I’d have thought you were nuts"
Indeed, this tour should be one for the record books, and will undoubtedly give heavy music addicts plenty of bang for their breakdown dollar. A confirmed announcement can be found here.
For a complete list of tour stops so you can catch the Mayhem near you:
July 05 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
July 06 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 08 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
July 09 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 12 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
July 14 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 15 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizion Wireless Amphitheater
July 17 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagle's Ballroom
July 19 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
July 20 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
July 23 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Theatre
July 25 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 26 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
July 27 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
July 29 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC
July 30 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
August 01 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
August 02 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
August 03 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
August 05 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 07 – Oklahoma City, OK – OKC Downtown Airpark
August 09 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 10 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Want tickets? Then get off your ass!