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Motorhead To Play Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2012 Tour Dates

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The organizers of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival are pleased to announce the addition of Motorhead to the 2012 line-up. This marks the first summer tour that Motorhead has taken part in for several years. The legendary metal veterans join the already stellar 2012 main stage line-up, featuring multi-platinum Iowa cult metal groundbreakers Slipknot in the headlining position, as well as legendary thrash metal kings Slayer—both returning to the festival for a second turn at pummeling fans.

Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister commented, "Well, we're used to mayhem in this band, so it's kind of a family tradition! Bring it!"

Motorhead just finished up a run with Megadeth on the 2012 Gigantour. On January 24th, Motorhead Music/UDR released "The Wörld Is Ours-Vol 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else," an official DVD containing some of the finest moments from the band’s recent The Wörld is Yours tour, which also includes a special bonus double live CD of the Chile stop. Frontman Lemmy will also be part of a Ronnie James Dio tribute album which will be out later this year.

This year, in addition to Slipknot, Slayer, and Motorhead, the main stage will also spotlight a ferocious rotation of today’s best artists, including The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying, and Asking Alexandria. The festival will make a 27 date trek across the U.S. beginning on June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. Head here for ticketing information.

6/30 San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
7/1 Shoreline Amphitheater @ San Francisco, CA
7/3 Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
7/4 Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/6 Phoenix, AZ @ Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion
7/7 Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
7/8 Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
7/10 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/11 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7/13 Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
7/14 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/15 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/17 Bonner Springs, KS @ Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
7/18 Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
7/20 St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/21 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/22 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/24 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/25 Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/29 Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/31 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/1 Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
8/3 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
8/4 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
8/5 Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre

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1. LOU SELVEY writes:

Probably the best main stage in mayhem fests history.
And i will be there

# Mar 9, 2012 @ 10:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. R10 writes:

I get a 35 dollar lawn ticket for Motorhead and Slayer alone. Anything else will be bonus. Hopefully Hannemans back in the fold by summertime.

# Mar 10, 2012 @ 9:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Overlord writes:

This tour has always featured terrible bands... and also Slayer & Motorhead, I don't understand it.

# Mar 10, 2012 @ 12:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Shwizzy writes:

Slayer and Motorhead at the same show... hell yeah! the main stage is being taken over by two powerhouses of old school metal, that kicks ass. however i disagree strongly that Devil Wears Prada and Asking Alexandria are "today's best artists"

# Mar 10, 2012 @ 12:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. silvermountains writes:

maybe now i'll buy a lawn ticket...

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6. charest writes:

I will be attending the Boston show

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7. Necrovomit writes:

well i missed megadeth and motorhead now i get to see slayer and motorhead e3e

# Mar 11, 2012 @ 12:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

can't wait to see slayer and motorhead in atlanta

# Mar 11, 2012 @ 10:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Groghunter writes:

seeing that Lemmy is doing a Dio cover has had us making up all sorts of hilarious sh** all day at work. Not that i don't think it's awesome, but vocally Lemmy is the direct opposite of Dio, and i can't help but keep thinking about him singing "Holy Diver," and alternating between thinking it's the most awesome thing ever, or the most hilarious.

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10. BoltThrower writes:

Lemmy can't do any worse than Pat Boone.

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