Rockstar Mayhem Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

After months of rumors, speculation and leaks, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has officially announced the official lineup for the 2014 edition of the tour. Officially. The trek will be headlined by Avenged Sevenfold, who, surprisingly enough, are playing the festival for the first time, save for a few guest appearances in 2010. They’ll be joined on the main stage by frequently recycled Mayhem acts Korn, Asking Alexandria and Trivium.

But as usual, most of the fun will be had on the side stages, where the wide array of attractions include death metal veterans Cannibal Corpse, Ice T’s reunited rap-metal legends Body Count, nu-metal survivors (Mushroomhead, Ill Nino), underappreciated modern thrash masters Darkest Hour, the usual deathcore onslaught (Upon A Burning Body, Veil of Maya) and, well, whatever the hell a Texas Hippie Coalition is. The tour is also notable in that it will be Suicide Silence’s first full tour with former All Shall Perish vocalist Eddie Hermida, who joined the band after the death of Mitch Lucker in 2012.

The traveling metal circus will once again feature three side stages, with Victory Records jumping on board to give Mayhem their second label-sponsored stage alongside Sumerian Records, who has continued to have a presence at the festival over the past few years. The full lineup, complete with an announcement video and tour dates can be seen after the jump.

Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage:
Avenged Sevenfold
Asking Alexandria

Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey Stage:
Cannibal Corpse
Suicide Silence
Miss May I
Texas Hippie Coalition
King 810

Sumerian/Headbang For The Highway Stage:
Body Count (feat. Ice-T)
Upon A Burning Body
Veil Of Maya
Darkest Hour
Headbang For The Highway local band winner at each stop

The Victory Records Stage:
Ill Nino

2014 Tour Dates:

July 05 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
July 06 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
July 09 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 11 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 12 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
July 14 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 15 Maryland Heights, MO Verizion Wireless Amphitheater
July 17 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 18 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom (No Avenged Sevenfold or Korn)
July 19 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
July 20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
July 23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Theatre
July 25 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 26 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
July 27 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
July 29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
July 30 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
August 01 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 02 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
August 03 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
August 05 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 07 Oklahoma City, OK OKC Downtown Airpark
August 09 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 10 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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