KORN and ROB ZOMBIE will top the bill on this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour, which is scheduled to kick off on July 10 in San Bernardino, California.
The complete billing for the festival is as follows:
LAMB OF GOD
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
Mayhem Festival Stage:
IN THIS MOMENT
3 INCHES OF BLOOD
WINDS OF PLAGUE
The world's greatest freestyle motocross team, Metal Mulisha, will return to rev up audiences with their unique style of death-defying motorcycle stunts. Also featured on this year's tour will be the bombastic Beacher's Madhouse, a sexy costume party combined with outrageous variety acts, beautiful dancers, scantily-clad Beacher's Babies, DJs and so much more. Comedian Jay Oakerson (seen on Comedy Central) will also be on hand to deliver an onslaught of unbridled awesomeness and raunchy rock 'n' roll comedy.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will be the first major city tour for KORN in support of their ninth studio album, tentatively titled "Korn III - Remember Who You Are". The new album marks the return of producer Ross Robinson, who worked with KORN on their first two releases, "Korn" and "Life is Peachy". Lead vocalist Jonathan Davis has said that the new material matches the pure raw emotion of KORN's early releases while the current touring band has never been tighter. "It's the perfect mix," says Davis, "and Mayhem is the perfect place to set it off. We can't wait for the fans to hear it!"
ROB ZOMBIE is gearing up for the February 2 release of his Roadrunner/Loud & Proud debut "Hellbilly Deluxe 2". Over the course of the past 18 years, Zombie has sold more than 15 million records as a solo artist and with his former band, WHITE ZOMBIE. Says Zombie, "It's been over a decade since my last tour with KORN, so this pairing is long overdue. Mayhem will be one amazingly destructive way to spend the summer. "
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is produced by Rockstar Taste of Chaos organizer John Reese, Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and Creative Artists Agency. The trio has made Mayhem a standout on the summer concert circuit by following the proven model of utilizing sponsorship to deliver a lower ticket price and an enhanced concert experience. This year sees them joining forces once again with Rockstar Energy Drink as the title sponsor.
"When we started this tour three years ago, one of our primary goals was to develop new artists," say Lyman and Reese. "So we're extremely proud of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, who were a side stage band during year one and are now a main stage act. Mayhem has quickly become a powerful brand by assembling a monster-sized lineup of heavy hitting artists and unparalleled excitement at an affordable price. It's a tour of not-to-be-missed moments. The fans recognize this and have responded."
Live Nation is co-producer of the tour and will promote the festival nationally.
"The Mayhem team has done it again. The Mayhem Festival has become one of the premier traveling music festivals of the summer drawing more than 600,000 hard rock music fans to our amphitheaters in 2008 and 2009," said Jason Garner, Chief Executive Officer of Global Music at Live Nation. "With ROB ZOMBIE and KORN, Mayhem 2010 is sure to have another huge summer."
In addition to catching their favorite bands, Mayhem-goers can enjoy a plethora of festival activities, including playing the newest video games, perusing vendors, attending autograph signing sessions and a slew of other interactive activities that enhance the concert experience.
"In its third year the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has become our marquee music presentation," says Mike Kelso, Marketing Director Rockstar Energy Drink. "Huge crowds and great bands make for an amazing summer road show and Rockstar is proud to bring it to music fans throughout the country."
The dates are as follows (***more shows to be announced***):
Jul. 10 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
Jul. 11 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul. 13 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheater Southeast
Jul. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Jul. 17 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
Jul. 18 - Englewood, CO - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Jul. 20 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 21 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 23 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul. 24 - Hartford, CT - The Comcast Theatre
Jul. 25 - Montreal, QC - Parc Jean Drapeau
Jul. 27 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
Jul. 28 - Holmdel, NJ - P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Jul. 30 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul. 31 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug. 01 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
Aug. 04 - Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Aug. 06 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 07 - Pittsburgh, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake
Aug. 08 - Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
Aug. 10 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater
Aug. 13 - Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
Aug. 14 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre
Mayhem pre-sale tickets go on sale April 2 and tickets go on sale to the general public on April 16 at LiveNation.com. Check www.mayhemfest.com for more information.
Last year's installment of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featured SLAYER, MARILYN MANSON, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, BEHEMOTH, ALL THAT REMAINS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, JOB FOR A COWBOY and more.