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2012 Mayhem Festival Line-Up Revealed

Posted by - 09:34 AM on 01/25/12
The 2012 Mayhem Festival will feature Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying and Asking Alexandria and more. Details in the replies.
 
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09:34 AM on 01/25/12
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Press ReleaseThe main stage for this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will feature Slipknot, Slayer and a major special guest which will be announced on March 5th. The fourth slot on the main stage will feature a rotation of The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying and Asking Alexandria

In 2012 the tour has upgraded the production on the festival stage and this year the Jagermeister Stage will feature a special headline set by Anthrax supported by a rotation of The Devil Wears Prada, A I Lay Dying and Asking Alexandria, along with Whitechapel, High On Fire and the Jagermeister opener. Please note that bands may vary per market.

Mayhem will kick off the 26 date trek across the U.S. beginning on June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California and ticket sales kick off on April 6th with the GET OFF YOUR ASS pre-sale ticket promotion.

Tune in here to the Mayhem site for up-to-date ticketing info, news and sign up HERE for the pre-sale ticket mailing list and the first crack at 2012 pre-sale ticket.

Corey Taylor of Slipknot says “You knew we'd be back. Now, you know we're coming. This will be a tour people will scarcely want to miss. It will definitely be a show to remember. Can't wait to see the states again from behind a mask.”

Slipknot’s, Clown states “Slipknot is headlining this summer’s Mayhem festival and it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve ever felt, sensed, or seen. You miss this, you miss everything. Everyone seems to think that there’s a chance we’re gonna go away. This is the farthest thing from the truth. Stay sic and don’t ever judge us.”

“Mayhem 2012 might just be the last and greatest metal festival before the world ends!! So wreak havoc and go out in style!!” adds Tom Araya of Slayer.

Slayer’s Kerry King comments “ We can't wait to get rolling on Mayhem 2012! Been 3 years since we played it last, and it's gonna be brutal!!! You can't go wrong with Slayer and Slipknot, pure fucking mayhem!!!!

The 5th annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will also feature ROCKSTAR Metal Mulisha Jump Team, on select dates.

Tour Dates06/30 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
07/01 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
07/03 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
07/04 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater
07/06 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion
07/07 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
07/08 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
07/10 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
07/11 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
07/13 Tampa, FL 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
07/14 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/15 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/18 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
07/20 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/21 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/22 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/24 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
07/25 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
07/27 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
07/28 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/29 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
07/31 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/01 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake PAC
08/03 Boston, MA Comcast Center
08/04 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
08/05 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
09:37 AM on 01/25/12
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Whelp, guess I'm going then.
09:38 AM on 01/25/12
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Wow..this went downhill. I'm thinking the main stage guests will be Killswitch. I'll be at CT regardless
09:39 AM on 01/25/12
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TDWP have gone far enough into their 'serious image' to fit in on this. I expect Asking Alexandria to get booed by the metal nerds every day.
09:42 AM on 01/25/12
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My sixteen year old self just said, "Holy shit!".
09:43 AM on 01/25/12
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I don't really care for any of these bands, but this is hitting Boise on the 4th of July. Seeing Slipknot, Slayer, and Anthrax on Independence Day sounds alright. I might go depending on how much tickets are.
09:45 AM on 01/25/12
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the special guest is Motorhead. Killswitch doesn't even have a singer right now
09:45 AM on 01/25/12
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The only band I'd honestly be interested in seeing is The Devil Wears Prada.
09:45 AM on 01/25/12
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Wow..this went downhill. I'm thinking the main stage guests will be Killswitch. I'll be at CT regardless
Why would it be Killswitch ? They just lost Howard and the fact it delays them to make the new record when they gotta find a new singer.
09:47 AM on 01/25/12
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It's safe to say this tour just took a massive shit on Warped Tour. I think Korn is gonna be the big special announcment.
09:47 AM on 01/25/12
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Why would it be Killswitch ? They just lost Howard and the fact it delays them to make the new record when they gotta find a new singer.
I agree, plus Killswitch doesn't seem to fit in with this group. it seems the headliners are more thrash and hold school. With the exception of slipknot which is more modern. But it seems they wanna lean more on veterans this time
09:47 AM on 01/25/12
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Why would it be Killswitch ? They just lost Howard and the fact it delays them to make the new record when they gotta find a new singer.
Because Mayhem likes putting the same main stage acts every year. I personally think it's going to be Killswitch with another singer that they'll announce at metal and hardcore fest. Motorhead would be fucking ill though!
09:48 AM on 01/25/12
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Hahahaha. Sweet Jesus what is this pile of shit?
09:49 AM on 01/25/12
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Also, this .gif pretty much sums up what I just did with my homework.

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