Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 2013: Lineup, dates announced!

The festival gets bigger and better in 2013...

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, one of the world’s biggest hard and heavy music touring festivals, this week announces its electrifying sixth-year lineup. Artists performing on the thunderous 2013 fest include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer, Rob Zombie plus, the triple gold certified Five Finger Death Punch and a monster lineup that includes additional main stage bands Mastodon and Amon Amarth

The festival area is led by stage closers Children of Bodom and Machine Head as well as Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy and City in the Sea. Four stages will be presented this year for the first time ever and the stages include the Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage, The Jagermeister Stage, Musicians Institute Stage, as well as the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the  Highway Concourse Stage, (local bands performing on the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage will be announced in June).

All tickets go on sale March 22nd at 12:00 Noon local venue time via www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com. 

The tour will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4 th, 2013. Dates and venues are listed below.

A rock icon and auteur filmmaker with insight and unlimited vision, Rob Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of music, film, and publishing. Now, the seven-time Grammy nominated recording artist releases his fifth solo album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, which hits the streets on April 23, and includes the first single, Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town, along with such tracks as Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga, Lucifer Rising, Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures and a heavy-duty cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s We’re an American Band. Rob Zombie’s Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor is the first release on his new label, Zodiac Swan, through T-Boy Records/UME. Zombie's also written and directed his 6th feature film, The Lords of Salem, in theatres April 19th (Anchor Bay).

After three gold albums in a row and ten consecutive top ten radio singles, Five Finger Death Punch continue their evolution in 2013 by releasing a new single in early May, followed by their fourth studio album in June. FFDP are set to perform live at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in Los Angeles on May 2 and will warm up for Mayhem playing this summer’s most prestigious European festivals, amongst them UK’s Download Festival and Germany’s Rock am Ring and Rock im Park.

The World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team The Metal Mulisha is also confirmed to perform on most dates.

As well as catching their favourite bands live, fans can take part in a number of festival activities, including playing the newest video games, perusing vendors, attending autograph signing sessions and a slew of various interactive activities that will only add to the festival experience.

In Addition to the festival’s music and arts, Musicians Institute and the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival have partnered to create the Rockstar Mayhem Independent Artist Scholarship! This scholarship fully covers tuition and material fees for a two quarter IAP certificate (Room, Boarding and Travel are not included.) The application period runs from

March 18 until June 1, 2013. Applicants must visit www.mi.edu/mayhem-rock-festivalscholarship to enter.

Fans can go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com to keep up with additional details as they are released.

Tour dates are as follows:

29/06 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater

30/06 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

02/07 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre

03/07 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater

05/07 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion

06/07 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre

07/07 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

10/07 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

12/07 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion

13/07 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

14/07 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC

16/07 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center

17/07 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront

19/07 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

20/07 Saratoga Springs, NY SPAC

21/07 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre

23/07 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

24/07 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live

26/07 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center

27/07 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

28/07 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

30/07 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

31/07, Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

02/08 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater

03/08 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

04/08 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion

 

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL STAGES AND ARTISTS:

Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage

Rob Zombie

Five Finger Death Punch

Mastodon

Amon Amarth

Musicians Institute Stage

Children of Bodom

Behemoth

Emmure

Born of Osiris

Motionless in White

Thrown Into Exile

Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage

City in the Sea

3 Local Opening Acts

Jagermeister Stage

Machine Head

Job for a Cowboy

Butcher Babies

Battlecross

Huntress