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Slayer and Marilyn Manson to Headline Mayhem Festival

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has announced Slayer and Marilyn Manson as the headliners for this year's summer concert event. The festival is set to kick off July 10 at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Sacramento, CA. The festival will tear through 27 cities in the U.S. and Canada. Mayhem tickets will go on sale to the public on April 24: check and for more info.

The second annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will feature some of rock’s heaviest bands: the main stage will see Marilyn Manson and Slayer joined by BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and a special guest that will be announced in the coming weeks; the Jägermeister stage will feature TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, GOD FORBID and the Jägermeister Battle of the Bands winner; the Hot Topic stage will feature extreme metal bands CANNIBAL CORPSE, JOB FOR A COWBOY, BEHEMOTH, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and WHITECHAPEL. The World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team METAL MULISHA will also be revving up the crowd with their unique style of death-defying motorcycle stunts on all dates.

Click here to watch Slayer's video announcement of the tour:

“I have good news and I have bad news to announce,” declares Manson. “The good news is that I am completely aware now that our music and our Mayhem tour will have a negative, destructive influence on America. The bad news is that I don't give a fuck.”

Revolver magazine (who will produce the Official Tour Program) has signed on as official Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival media partners. Additional sponsors will be announced soon.

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Mayhem Festival Tour dates:

  • 7/10/09 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • 7/11/09 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 7/12/09 San Bernardino, CA Glen Helen Pavilion
  • 7/14/09 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
  • 7/17/09 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
  • 7/18/09 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
  • 7/19/09 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
  • 7/21/09 Kansas City, KS Sandstone Amphitheater
  • 7/22/09 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 7/24/09 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater
  • 7/25/09 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Centre
  • 7/26/09 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
  • 7/28/09 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheater
  • 7/29/09 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
  • 7/31/09 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center

8/1/09 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
8/2/09 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/4/09 Boston, MA Tweeter Center
8/6/09 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater
8/7/09 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/8/09 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
8/9/09 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
8/11/09 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
8/12/09 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
8/14/09 Dallas, TX Center
8/15/09 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/16/09 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre