Music & Film
Manson Set to Play Nissan
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival announced that Massachusetts-based metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have been added to the main stage on this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The quintet will join a bill topped by hard music monoliths MARILYN MANSON and SLAYER, and featuring fellow main stage act BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE.
The much-buzzed-about road show kicked off July 10 at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Sacramento, CA and will storm through 27 cities in the U.S. and Canada.
“There are so many great bands on this tour,” says Killswitch lead singer Howard Jones. “Being able to share the stage with Bullet For My Valentine, Slayer and Marilyn Manson will make for a good time for everyone within earshot—and eyesight—of the stage. See you there—and drink plenty of water because you will sweat…a lot. It’s gonna be a crazy summer.”
The hottest and heaviest tour of the year will feature a gaggle of rock’s heaviest bands: the Jägermeister stage will feature TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, GOD FORBID and the Jägermeister Battle of the Bands winner; the Hot Topic stage will feature extreme metal bands CANNIBAL CORPSE, JOB FOR A COWBOY, BEHEMOTH, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and WHITECHAPEL. The World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team METAL MULISHA will also be revving up the crowd with their unique style of death-defying motorcycle stunts on all dates.
The tour will see Manson and Slayer performing tracks from each of their long-awaited new albums.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is the brainchild of Kevin Lyman, John Reese and CAA’s Darryl Eaton, the creative team behind some of the industry’s most successful road jaunts, including the long-running Vans Warped Tour and the Worldwide Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour.
Mayhem Festival Tour dates are as follows:
Date City Venue
7/18/09 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
7/19/09 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
7/21/09 Kansas City, KS Sandstone Amphitheater
7/22/09 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/24/09 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater
7/25/09 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Centre
7/26/09 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/29/09 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
7/31/09 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
8/1/09 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
8/2/09 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/4/09 Boston, MA Tweeter Center
8/6/09 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater
8/7/09 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/8/09 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
8/9/09 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
8/11/09 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
8/12/09 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
8/14/09 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/15/09 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
For more information fans can visit www.mayhemfest.com