The official line up for the 2012 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival has been released and it is confirmed that Slipknot will be headlining. Direct support to them will be thrash metal titans Slayer. Headlining the Jagermeister stage will be another thrash metal titan: Anthrax. Rounding out the bill is Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada, High On Fire, Whitechapel, As I Lay Dying, and a special guest (rumored to be Motörhead), who will be announced March 5th. The full touring schedule is below.
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