Mayhem Festival 2012: Slayer, Slipknot, Anthrax, High On Fire


The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will make a 26 date trek across the U.S. beginning on June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. The main stage will be Slipknot, Slayer and a major special guest will be announced on March 5th. The main stage will also spotlight, in a rotation, The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying and Asking Alexandria. The Jagermeister Stage will feature a special headline set by Anthrax supported by a rotation The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying and Asking Alexandria, along with Whitechapel, High On Fire and the Jagermeister opener.

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!!!!

6/30/2012 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
7/1/2012 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
7/3/2012 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheater
7/4/2012 – Boise, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/6/2012 – Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion
7/7/2012 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
7/8/2012 – Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
7/10/2012 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/11/2012 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7/13/2012 – Tampa, FL – 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
7/14/2012 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/15/2012 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
7/18/2012 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
7/20/2012 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/21/2012 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/22/2012 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/24/2012 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
7/25/2012 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
7/27/2012 – Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
7/28/2012 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
7/29/2012 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
7/31/2012 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/1/2012 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake PAC
8/3/2012 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
8/4/2012 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
8/5/2011 – Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre