Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the world’s largest touring heavy music festival experience, is pleased to announce the addition of Motörhead to the 2012 line-up! This marks the first summer tour that Motörhead 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 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival for a second turn at pummeling fans.
Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister commented, "Well, we're used to mayhem in this band, so it's kind of a family tradition! Bring it!"
Motörhead just finished up their run with Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival alum Megadeth on the 2012 Gigantour. On January 24th, Motörhead 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. Stay tuned for more details involving Motörhead on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival coming soon.
This year, in addition to Slipknot, Slayer, and Motörhead, 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. In 2012 the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has upgraded the production on the festival stage and this year the Jagermeister Stage will feature a special headline set by New York metal masters Anthrax supported by a rotation of The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying and Asking Alexandria, along with Whitechapel, High On Fire and the Jagermeister opener. Please note that bands may vary per market.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will make a 27 date trek across the U.S. beginning on June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. Get Off Your Ass Pre-sale tickets go on sale Friday the 6th of April, 2012. Log on to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com
for up-to-date ticketing information.
See below for all current tour dates.
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour Dates:
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