The crowd stood waiting, lined up around the block to get into the world-famous Whisky a Go Go yesterday afternoon, March 18, when all of a sudden they heard the sound.

Heading west along the infamous Sunset Strip, everyone heard the rolling thunder as a huge procession of motorcycles, pulling ornate carriages carrying rock stars, pulled up in front of the club. Thus began the memorable press conference for the sixth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour.

As Noisecreep reported yesterday, the bands announced for the tour this year include headliners Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Children of Bodom and many more. Zombie, the guys from FFDP and a slew of other rockers participating in the tour were on hand at the Whisky to take questions during the press conference and hang out while two of the bands, Butcher Babies and Huntress played a pair of thundering sets for the packed club.

We'll have some exclusive video interviews with the press conference posted very soon, but here's video footage of how it looked when the bikes started arriving at the club:

Watch Mayhem Fest 2013 Press Conference Arrival

Charles Epting
Charles Epting
Charles Epting
Charles Epting


Here's the full breakdown of bands and stages:

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE

ROB ZOMBIE

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

MASTODON

AMON AMARTH

JAGERMEISTER STAGE

MACHINE HEAD

JOB FOR A COWBOY

BUTCHER BABIES

BATTLECROSS

HUNTRESS

MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE

CHILDREN OF BODOM

BEHEMOTH

EMMURE

BORN OF OSIRIS

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE

THROWN INTO EXILE

SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY STAGE

CITY IN THE SEA

3 LOCAL OPENERS

Mayhem Festival 2013 tour dates:

6/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater

6/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/2 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre

7/3 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater

7/5 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion

7/6 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre

7/7 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

7/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion

7/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

7/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC

7/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center

7/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront

7/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY SPAC

7/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre

7/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live

7/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center

7/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

7/30 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

8/2 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater

8/3 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion