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Official Rockstar Mayhem Fest 2011 Lineup and Tour Dates Announced

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The official lineup and dates for the 4th annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has finally been announced. Confirming much of what was leaked last week, DISTURBED, GODSMACK and MEGADETH will headline the main stage, joined by MACHINE HEAD, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, and many more bands. The tour will make a 26 date trek across the country beginning on July 9th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com and www.livenation.com for up-to-date ticketing information.

This summer’s mainstage artists, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, and MEGADETH, will be joined by a mix of the best hard rock and metal artists of today. IN FLAMES, MACHINE HEAD and TRIVIUM have grown through the ranks to now perform on the mainstage in rotating slots throughout the tour.

The JAGERMEISTER stage will feature UNEARTH, KINGDOM OF SORROW, RED FANG, and the winners of JAGERMEISTER Battle of the Bands. The Extreme Stage will spotlight SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL SHALL PERISH and STRAIGHT LINE STITCH.

The 2011 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will also feature ROCKSTAR METAL MULISHA JUMP TEAM, the World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team.

“Strap yourself in and hold on tight, cuz this ride goes reeeeeal fassst this summer,” exclaims GODSMACK vocalist Sully Erna. “Godsmack/Disturbed, Mayhem Festival!! Can't Fu@?kin' wait!!!”

Mainstage guitarist Dan Donnegan of DISTURBED emotes, “DISTURBED is looking forward to being part of the biggest summer tour in the U.S. this year. It's been years since we shared the stage with GODSMACK and we've been wanting to team up with them and join forces for a longtime. MEGADETH has been a big inspiration to us and we are looking forward to the other bands rounding out what seems to be a solid bill.”

Also, mainstage performer MEGADETH’s lead guitarist and frontman Dave Mustaine adds, “This is going to be a helluva hot summer, and you can get ready for true Mayhem this year.”

“MACHINE HEAD are thrilled to once again be a part of what has become the undisputed king of metal and rock festivals in the U.S., MAYHEM,” states MACHINE HEAD frontman and guitarist Robb Flynn. “Our run headlining the JAGERMEISTER stage in 2008 was one of the wildest and most inspiring tours we have ever been a part of. We became friends with so many great bands and Mulisha dudes. We all partied, and rode what would become an incredible wave of momentum for MACHINE HEAD. The vibe on the tour was filled with an impressive amount of goodwill due to the attention to detail and hard work of John Reese and Kevin Lyman. MACHINE HEAD will do everything in our power to make this f*&#ing huge!! Bring on the summer!”

“Metal is ALIVE and WELL in 2011,” states tour producer John Reese. “Each year the tour gets bigger and better and 2011 is no exception. This group of artists this year are going to apply a big, bad, metal shellacking for the fans across the USA and Canada.”

“ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL 2011 is a true mix of molten veterans and smoldering up-and-comers, who are bringing their A games and giving the fans nothing less of an amazing day,” adds tour producer Kevin Lyman.

Live Nation is co-producer of the tour and will promote the festival nationally. Perry Lavoisne, SVP North American Touring for Live Nation, states, “The Mayhem team has delivered the best live metal line-up possible for four years in row, while creating a highly visible brand and value for fans of metal and hard rock. We anticipate another stellar run with DISTURBED, GODSMACK, MEGADETH and all the other bands uniting metal fans at every tour stop.”

Here are the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL 2011 TOUR DATES:

7/9 - San Manuel Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA (Los Angeles, CA)
7/10 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA (San Francisco, CA)
7/12 - White River Amphitheatre - Auburn, WA (Seattle, WA)
7/13 - Idaho Center Amphitheater - Nampa, ID (Boise, ID)
7/15 - Desert Sky Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
7/16 - Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion - Albuquerque, NM
7/17 - Comfort Dental Amphitheater - Englewood, CO (Denver, CO)
7/19 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Maryland Heights, MO (St. Louis, MO)
7/20 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
7/22 - Comcast Center - Mansfield, MA (Boston, MA)
7/23 - Parc Jean-Drapeau - (Heavy MTL) - Montreal, QC /www.heavymtl.com
7/24 - Comcast Theater - Hartford, CT
7/27 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
7/29 - First Niagara Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh, PA)
7/30 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA (Washington DC)
7/31 - Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ
8/2 - Virginia Beach Amphitheater - Virginia Beach, VA
8/3 - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek - Raleigh, NC
8/5 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL (Chicago IL)
8/6 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI (Detroit, MI)
8/7 - Verizon Wireless Music Center - Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis, IN)
8/9 - Zoo Amphitheatre - Oklahoma City, OK
8/10 – Gexa Energy Pavilion - Dallas, TX
8/12 - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood - Atlanta, GA
8/13 - 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL
8/14 - Cruzan Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL

Note these lineup changes: On July 9th in San Bernardino, CA, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim’s metal cartoon phenomenon DETHKLOK will perform in the place of MEGADETH, and colossal Bay Area thrash kings TESTAMENT will perform in the place of IN FLAMES. TESTAMENT will also perform in the place of IN FLAMES on the July 10th Mountain View, CA date. MEGADETH will not be appearing on the Montreal, QC Heavy MTL date. Other bands will be announced for Heavy MTL soon.

“DETHKLOK has decided to play one show this year,” boasts Metalocalypse co-creator and DETHKLOK lead musician Brendon Small. “And that show is the Mayhem fest on July 9th. There is nothing more brutal than horrible hot putrid disgusting summer why not make it just a little more brutal, right? We are super honored to be a part of this amazing lineup! I can't wait!”

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1. Dyingfetus69 writes:

hopefully Machinehead and in flames do an offdate in portland, or

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrunoHockalugie writes:

So the SoCal show is Disturbed, Godsmack, Dethklock, Machine Head, Testament, & Trivium on the main stage....I would go for Machine Head and Testament, but suddenly the Big Four Fest looks a little more interesting.

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Metalheadx101x writes:

The lineup isnt so bad, they even had the courtesy to put Megadeth before Godsmack and Disturbed so I can leave early and beat the traffic.

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. 4string writes:

kick disturbed and godsmack off...throw on in flames/machine f'n head/trivium/megadeth for mainstage and i'm sold....not too excited about seeing disturbed again...not a big godsmack fan either...

kinda bummed about all those rumors not coming close to true...no SOAD, no tool, no devildriver, no cav consp, etc etc etc....looks like this tour is goin to turn into a more "hard rock" fest with headliners such as godsmack and distured...fack it, i'll still be down in camden

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. R Tenney writes:

20 dollar lawn ticket sounds great right now! Warm sun, cold beers, underdressed chicks , tailgating. I'm there. Compared to weather here in New England right now, this sounds like fun. Beating traffic after Megadeth definitely. U all will have to fill me in on Godsmacks and Disturbeds performance

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. btbamfav20 writes:

Watch out for Tenney, the mayhem molester

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 4:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Metalfist writes:

I think it's an awesome line up. Better than last year's, even though some of last year's bands were fitting. However, I really think Megadeth should close the whole thing this year.

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. R Tenney writes:

Good one btbam. It aint aboot that

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Guttersniper writes:

If anybody finds out what the dates are for the main stage rotation of In Flames, Trivium, and Machine Head Please Let me know

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. pinto_beans writes:

Weak a$$ lineup! Guess I'll sign up for summer classes to kill most of my time.

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. KORNDOGG writes:

What a sh**ty line-up! Godsmack blows and disturbed is f***ing boring to me! Will not be attending this

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. KORNDOGG writes:

And Ive been over megadeath about as long as Ive been over Metallica!

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. silvermountains writes:

Disturbed again is selling themselfs to rockstar, seriously, taste of chaos, music as a weapon, uproar, mayhem (2)... I'm only interested in seeing Machine Head.. but there new album is out in 2011 at the end so, ill see them when they come through then.

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Nunya writes:

WHERE IS MY SOAD!!!

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. hellrat writes:

^hopefully lying in a fvcking ditch somewhere...fvck those people

right there with ya Silver...we'll catch Fvcking 'HEAD next time, without the superfluous garbage to wade through!

\m/

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 8:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. silvermountains writes:

To be fair, Disturbed are at the forefront of speed/thrash metal. Oh wait...

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 11:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. silvermountains writes:

I miss the days when Metal Blade Records supported Rockstar Mayhem, cause then we get bands like SLAYER, CANNIBAL CORPSE, BEHEMOTH.... and now we're just stuck with repeats over and over, time after time again. shame.

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 11:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. duh writes:

I'm going for Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish, Machine Head, Unearth, and In Flames!!! The rest are just okay though :p

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 11:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. n0thinghead writes:

worst. lineup. ever.

still going tho =\ just for in flames. i hate miami >.>

# Jan 31, 2011 @ 11:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. anon writes:

"Machine Head has grown through the ranks."

Wait, what? Um, no. The ranks of the MH army would CRUSH anything else that could be mustered there. There's TONS more talent and skill in that band than in Disturbed AND Godsmack put together. Sure, one of the members might COLLAPSE while playing (mad respect, but sometimes you have to make light jokes about a situation), but MH is farrrr more ass-kicking than either of those bands.

Rob can sing his f***ing lungs out, his head off and STILL keep going. The Disturbed dude.... misses words because he has to pause and take a breath. WEAK.

I remember seeing Disturbed at Mayhem before, and really.... I wasn't impressed. At all. My sister was there, bless her metal heart, she shared the exact same sentiment with/as me.

Looking at this list.... I see 3 main reasons to hit this one up. 1) A hot, sunny day in Virginia surrounded by nothing but metal, 2) Machine Head, 3) free energy drinks. For all that, I'd pay for the cheapest tickets. Would still rather have MH on a side stage, where fans can actually get closer to them instead of having to deal with sh**ty lawn seats.

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 8:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. n0thinghead writes:

this is basically an in flames concert to be, it just so happens that unearth, machine head, all shall perish, and megaDave are there. so, with this perspective in mind, it's a pretty good show. i won't be leaving early, but i'll sure be getting drunk in the lawn during the "clean up crew" (disturd and cumsmack).

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 9:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

^^^^
I hear ya, this will be a Testament + Machine Head concert for me

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 10:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. metal2death writes:

yepp definatly going. unearth ad all shall perish are gonna be sweet. om not a fan but why doesnt machine head headline the parking lot? its not gonna be that cool sitting in the lawn. and megadeth should NOT be opening for godsmack or disturbed. metal heads prepare, theres gonna be alotta fa**ots at this years fest. let them see nothing but wreckage in the pits

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24. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ twice!!

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Fat Metal Tony writes:

MEGADETH is awesome.

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 11:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. traye reeves writes:

godsmacks the sh** live seen disturbed 5 times theyre ok wanted to see megadeath its only 20 dollars quit b****ing fags thats why no one wants to go on good tours because theres always some kids b****ing about a 20 dollar show all yall that be b****ing will be the ones having a blast

# Feb 14, 2011 @ 10:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. traye reeves writes:

i dont give a f*** whos there im going to every mayhem fest til i die its only 20 bucks

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