After months of rumors, the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival lineup was announced on March 18. It was revealed during a press conference at the famed Whiskey A Go-Go in Los Angeles. The sixth annual traveling music festival will feature Rob Zombie as this year's main stage headliner with Five Finger Death Punch sharing the bill. Other main stage artists will include Mastodon and Amon Amarth, a Mayhem first for the hardcore Swedish death metal artist.
Machine Head, Job For a Cowboy, Butcher Babies, Battlecross and Huntress will be featured on the Jagermeister Stage. Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Emmure, Born of Osiris, Motionless in White and Thrown Into Exile will perform on the Musicians Institute Stage. The new Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage will see City in the Sea and three local artists get the day started.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 22. Also, for the first 72-hours, all 2013 Mayhem lawn tickets will be on-sale for $20; while supplies last.
The bar was raised in 2012 as Slipknot and Slayer dominated the 2012 festival main stage [review] , while Anthrax and The Devil Wears Prada thrashed the Jagermeister stage [review]. The 2013 artists have their work cut out for them. Mayhem will also add a fourth performance stage for the first time.
2013 Mayhem Festival tour dates:
6/29 San Bernardino, Calif. San Manuel Amphitheater
6/30 Mountain View, Calif. Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/2 Nampa, Idaho Idaho Center Amphitheatre
7/3 Auburn, Wash. White River Amphitheatre
7/5 Phoenix, Ariz. Desert Sky Pavilion
7/6 Albuquerque, N.M. Isleta Amphitheatre
7/7 Englewood, Colo. Fiddler's Green Ampitheatre
7/10 Toronto, Ont. Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/12 Burgettstown, Pa. First Niagara Pavilion
7/13 Scranton, Pa. Toyota Pavilion
7/14 Darien Center, N.Y. Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/16 Mansfield, Mass. Comcast Center
7/17 Bangor, Maine Bangor Waterfront
7/19 Camden, N.J. Susquehanna Bank Center
7/20 Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/21 Hartford, Conn. The Comcast Theatre
7/23 Holmdel, N.J. PNC Bank Arts Center
7/24 Bristow, Va. Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 Noblesville, Ind. Klipsch Music Center
7/27 Tinley Park, Ill. First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
7/28 Clarkston, Mich. DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/30 Atlanta, Ga. Lakewood Amphitheatre
7/31 Tampa, Fla. Live Nation Amphitheatre
8/2 Austin, Texas Austin 360 Amphitheater
8/3 The Woodlands, Texas Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/4 Dallas, Texas Gexa Energy Pavilion