Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch will headline the lineup for the 2013 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, which will kick off its sixth year on June 29th in San Bernardino, California. Also coming along on the ride for the 26-date jaunt will be Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Children Of Bodom, Machine Head, Job For A Cowboy, Behemoth, Huntress and other heavy acts spread across four different stages, one of which will also showcase local acts at each stop on the tour.
Rob Zombie told us why he's looking forward to playing Mayhem again two years after he last appeared on the bill: "Well, I think it's gonna be amazing. I mean, I like doing things like that 'cause playing shows, I mean a lot of people are like, 'Oh, I like intimate shows, that's fun.' But I don't like intimate shows. The bigger the better. So doing Mayhem Festival's perfect because, you know, it'll be the biggest hard rock tour of the summer for sure, and headlining it is perfect because we have a huge show and we can do everything and there's no limitations and the people that put the concert on are great, so it's just a great setup."
- All tickets go on sale March 22nd at 12:00 noon local time at either the festival website or Live Nation.
- Rob Zombie will have both a new album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, and a new movie, The Lord Of Salem, out next month.
- Five Finger Death Punch has been working on its fourth studio effort in Las Vegas and will issue it this June.
- Confirmed Mayhem Festival dates are (subject to change):
June 29 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
June 30 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 2 - Boise, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 3 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheater
July 5 - Phoenix, AZ - Desert Sky Pavilion
July 6 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheatre
July 7 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
July 10 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 12 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
July 13 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 14 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake PAC
July 16 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
July 17 - Bangor, ME - Bangor Waterfront
July 19 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
July 20 - Saratoga Springs, NY - SPAC
July 21 - Hartford, CT - The Comcast Theatre
July 23 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
July 24 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
July 26 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
July 27 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 28 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 30 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 31 - Tampa, FL - Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds
August 2 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater
August 3 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 4 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
CHECK IT OUT: Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com for more ticket info
Watch the official tour announcement video:
Take a look at this clip to hear a small sample of new Five Finger Death Punch music:
LISTENERS' POLL: What do you think of this year's Mayhem lineup?
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth -- agree or not?
jpfan87 wrote: "Some worth seeing and a lot NOT worth seeing."
MrMcThrasher III wrote: "Rob Zombie, Amon Amarth, Mastodon, Machine Head, Behemoth, and Children Of Bodom might make the bad stuff worth it."
Thehinderer324 wrote: "Only bands worth seeing are Mastodon, Rob Zombie, Behemoth, COB, Amon Amarth, Machine Head, and JFAC. The rest is garbage."
RedZombie wrote: "There's 3 bands on there that I totally dislike. And that's enough for me to not go. FFDP essentially is terrible."
Mexican Fish wrote: "Pretty weak lineup. Zombie and Five Finger have been on mayhem before. I am not sure this is going to be worth the $100 for a ticket after ticketmaster's BS fees."
Rob Zombie On Doing The 2013 Mayhem Festival Tour
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