Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth Headlining Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2011
As winter begins to fade and spring gets closer, summer's big touring festivals begin revealing their lineups and dates. As expected, Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011 is pulling no punches this summer with Disturbed, Godsmack and Megadeth leading the top-notch lineup.
"It's been years since we shared the stage with Godsmack and we've been wanting to team up with them and join forces for a long time," Disturbed guitarist Dan Donnegan said in statement. "Megadeth has been a big inspiration to us and we are looking forward to the other bands rounding out what seems to be a solid bill."
Joining the heavy hitters on the main stage are In Flames, Machine Head and Trivium. These three tech-metallars have all worked their way up the ranks and will surely be must-see bands at this year's loudest traveling festival.
The Jägermeister stage will host performances by Kingdom of Sorrow, Red Fang and Unearth -- who are expected to have a new album about by tour time. The festival's Extreme Stage will unleash performances from Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish and Straight Line Stitch.
On the July 9 show in San Bernardino, Calif., Megadeth will not be appearing. But the mighty cartoon metallers Dethklock will take their place. "There is nothing more brutal than horrible hot putrid disgusting summer; why not make it just a little more brutal, right?" 'Metalocalypse' co-creator and Dethklock frontman Brendon Small said. "We are super honored to be a part of this amazing lineup! I can't wait!"
That night, thrash legends Testament will take the stage in lieu of an absent In Flames.
Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2011 tour dates
7/9 -- San Manuel Amphitheater -- San Bernardino, CA
7/10 -- Shoreline Amphitheatre -- Mountain View, CA
7/12 -- White River Amphitheatre -- Auburn, WA
7/13 -- Idaho Center Amphitheater -- Nampa, ID
7/15 -- Desert Sky Pavilion -- Phoenix, AZ
7/16 -- Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion -- Albuquerque, NM
7/17 -- Comfort Dental Amphitheater -- Englewood, CO
7/19 -- Verizon Wireless Amphitheater -- Maryland Heights, MO
7/20 -- Riverbend Music Center -- Cincinnati, OH
7/22 -- Comcast Center -- Mansfield, MA
7/23 -- Parc Jean-Drapeau -- (Heavy MTL) -- Montreal, QC /www.heavymtl.com
7/24 -- Comcast Theater -- Hartford, CT
7/27 -- PNC Bank Arts Center -- Holmdel, NJ
7/29 -- First Niagara Pavilion -- Burgettstown, PA
7/30 -- Jiffy Lube Live -- Bristow, VA
7/31 -- Susquehanna Bank Center -- Camden, NJ
8/2 -- Virginia Beach Amphitheater -- Virginia Beach, VA
8/3 -- Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek -- Raleigh, NC
8/5 -- First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre -- Tinley Park, IL
8/6 -- DTE Energy Music Theatre -- Clarkston, MI
8/7 -- Verizon Wireless Music Center -- Noblesville, IN
8/9 -- Zoo Amphitheatre -- Oklahoma City, OK
8/10 – Gexa Energy Pavilion -- Dallas, TX
8/12 -- Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood -- Atlanta, GA
8/13 -- 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre -- Tampa, FL
8/14 -- Cruzan Amphitheatre -- West Palm Beach, FL