The Rockstar Mayhem Festival


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A Musical Experience So Grand Your Head Will Explode

The upcoming Mayhem music festival, courtesy of Rockstar Energy Drink, is looking to be nothing short of a metal experience so intense that yes. Your cranial cavity will explode. In fact it won’t just be a simple B-movie bloody splatter. The very atoms in your body will split unleashing a rejuvenating shower of nuclear energy. I hear it’s quite a refreshing experience.

In case you haven’t been keeping an eye out yourself, what’s going to make this experience begin nuclear fission is the lineup. Three stages will be set up to give everyone a constant cycle of metal band after metal band to ensure you won’t be able to hear your doctor tell you you have tinnitus.

The Bands

Rockstar mayhem Festival 2013
Rockstar mayhem Festival 2013

Fronting the whole experience as the main attraction will be Rob Zombie alongside Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, and Amon Amarth. But they are just the four horsemen of this audible apocalypse.

On the Jagermeister Mobile Stage Machine Head will front the Jager stage and will be joined by Job for a Cowboy, Butcher Babies, Battlecross, and Huntress.

The Musician’s Institute Stage will feature Children of Bodom with Behemoth, Emmure, Born of Osiris, Motionless in White, and Thrown into Exile.

The Sumerian Stage, however is currently still under construction. City in the Sea is currently booked, but any accompanying bands have yet to be announced.

The Dates

Since we’re talking about this festival and all, this info seems pertinent. Here are the tour dates:

June 29 – San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
June 30 – Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA
July 02 – Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa, ID
July 03 – White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA
July 05 – Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
July 06 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
July 07 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Englewood, CO
July 10 – Molson Canadian Amphitheater – Toronto, ON – CANADA
July 12 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
July 13 – Susquehana Bank Center – Camden, NJ
July 14 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
July 16 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
July 17 – Bangor Waterfront – Bangor, ME
July 19 – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
July 20 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
July 21 – The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
July 23 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
July 24 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
July 26 – Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
July 27 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL
July 28 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkson, MI
July 30 – Lakewood Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA
July 31 – 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater – Tampa, FL
August 02 – Tower Amphitheater – Austin, TX
August 03 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Woodlands, TX
August 04 – Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX

Other Info

Ticket pricing will mostly depend on which location you visit and what kind of seating you pay for. On top of that there are VIP packages available that will run $200. With the VIP package you will get either a general admission standing pit ticket or a premium reserved ticket in the first 15 rows of reserved seating (depending on the package you go for. They cost the same thing), a Mayhem Festival Zippo lighter, a bag, a beer koozie, a Collegiate universal size adjustable ring, early entrance into the venue, a VIP commemorative laminate, a VIP commemorative ticket, and on-site VIP hosting.

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Kyle Smitchens

Kyle Smitchens is the Guitar-Muse Managing Editor, super hero extraordinaire, and all around great guy. He has been playing guitar since his late teens and writing personal biographies almost as long. An appreciator of all music, his biggest influences include Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Steve Vai, Therion, and Jon Levasseur of Cryptopsy.

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