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Manson Set to Play Nissan

mansonRockstar 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                         Center

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