SLAYER, KING DIAMOND Confirmed For This Year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Monday, 13th April 2015

The world’s biggest heavy music touring festival, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival enters its eighth year with another fantastic heavy metal and hard rock lineup, featuring 13 bands performing on the Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage and the Victory Records Stage.

The Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage will feature some of the most ground-breaking heavy bands of all time, spanning the originating years of heavy metal to today! The main stage will feature five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy-winning legends SLAYER as headliner, as well as additional performances from KING DIAMOND, HELLYEAH and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA. The Victory Records Stage will feature headliner WHITECHAPEL as well as THY ART IS MURDER, JUNGLE ROT, SISTER SIN, SWORN IN, SHATTERED SUN, FEED HER TO THE SHARKS, CODE ORANGE and KISSING CANDICE.

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King states: “I don’t know if third time will be a charm, but it will definitely be hellish! SLAYER and KING DIAMOND on stage for the first time together in the States. NEVER has Mayhem been more evil. DON’T FUCKIN’ MISS IT.”

King Diamond adds: “This is going to be one hot and hellish summer! SLAYER and KING DIAMOND on the same stage — it does not get more devilish than this! We will be putting on a one-hour set with the full KING DIAMOND stage production. As for a set list, I’m not gonna reveal that here, but it will be built around ‘Dreams Of Horror’. The Puppet Master will be there with Grandma, and we will even go as far back in time as to 1777 (hint). You’re all in for one hell of a show if you come to this Sabbath!”

John Reese and Kevin Lyman, Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival producers, said: “It has been eight years and it feels like it started just yesterday. We are so excited about this year’s lineup and having the mighty SLAYER back in support of a new album. In addition, the first time for KING DIAMOND and HELLYEAH will be awesome, as well as THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA’s first time on the Main Stage. The Victory Stage has amazing bands and will play throughout the day. Heavy music is thriving in America and we are excited to be a part of it.”

Tickets for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival go on sale beginning April 17 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Please note — Houston, Texas tickets go on sale on April 24 at 10:00am local time. General Admission Festival and Lawn Tickets are only $19.99 including all fees for the first 72 hours of onsale (while supplies last).

The festival will kick off on June 26 at Sleep Train Amphitheater in San Diego, California and ends at Gexa Energy Amphitheater in Dallas, Texas on August 2. See below for all confirmed tour dates.

June
26 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater
27 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
28 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
30 – Auburn, WA (Seattle) – White River Amphitheater

July
1 – Boise, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
3 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Amphitheater
4 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
5 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks
7 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs
8 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
10 – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) – Kilpsch Amphitheater
11 – Clarkston, MI (Detroit) – DTE Energy Amphitheater
12 – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
15 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
17 – Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) – Susquehanna Bank Arts Center
18 – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) – First Niagara Pavilion
19 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
21 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
22 – Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion)
24 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
25 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
26 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach
29 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
31 – San Antonio, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater

August
1 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
2 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Amphitheater