Pre-sale tickets are available NOW for the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. This limited time pre-sale offer for the Mayhem 3D commemorative ticket, which is also a jump the line pass, runs to the end of the week when then general on-sale tickets go on sale. Be sure to check out the Mayhem Dates page for links, info and more including who else is going to your local show. The Mayhem community is growing and join us now on rockstarmayhemfest.com
It’s a bill that fans of horror and hard rock could only dream of until now: Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper sharing the stage for a night of theatrical rock n’ roll madness. For the first time ever, the “gruesome twosome” will play an exclusive limited run of North American tour dates beginning April 26th at the MTS Center in Winnipeg, MB. Rob Zombie commented, “The dream or the nightmare comes true! Me and The Coop have been talking about touring together for the last 15 years and finally the moment is here. This will be without a doubt a Rock ‘N’ Roll Spooktacular for all the Cool Ghouls.” Alice Cooper added, “I’m looking forward to theses concerts with Rob. It’s sort of like Dracula Vs. Frankenstein. We’re like this generation’s classic monsters. When we’re not onstage frightening audiences, we’ll be backstage trying to scare each other.”
Following the dates with Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie and longtime bandmates guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Tommy Clufetos will hit the road for an extensive North American trek to co-headline this year’s Mayhem Festival (visit: www.robzombie.com or www.myspace.com/robzombie or please see below for all tour dates).
It’s been a busy year for multi-platinum hard rock artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie. Zombie’s brand new album HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 just debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, marking his second Top Ten debut in 6 months. The Zombie-helmed Halloween 2 landed at #3 at the box office in August, 2009 and went on to become one of the biggest horror movies of the year, grossing more than $37 million to date. Zombie will make his television directorial debut with an episode of CBS’ highly-rated show CSI: Miami set to air on Monday, March 1st at 10:00PM, EST.
With more than 15 million albums sold, 7 Grammy nominations, the helming of 5 major motion pictures and dozens of music videos under his belt, Rob Zombie is a force to be reckoned with in today’s entertainment landscape. Zombie’s unique meld of horror and hard rock has influenced his sound as a musician, and more recently his vision as a director and writer.
Alice Cooper, the rock innovator generally credited with pioneering theatrics and bringing stagecraft to the rock idiom, has been a huge influence on successive generations of artists. On tour with Rob Zombie, he will be performing his Theatre of Death production that he will subsequently take it on the road in North America and Europe throughout 2010. He is backed in concert by longtime band members Damon Johnson and Keri Kelli (guitars), bassist Chuck Garric, and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso. Alice is preparing to release a live Theatre of Death DVD, filmed in London late last year, and is currently in pre-production on a new album.
Alice Cooper is the host of Nights with Alice Cooper, produced and distributed by the United Stations Radio Networks. Alice anchors 30 hours per week of original Classic Rock programming. Alice’s time slot reaches 1.1 million listeners (12+) each week, and his affiliates have a weekly reach of over 6 million listeners. For more facts, figures, fans, features and fun go to www.nightswithalicecooper.com.
ROB ZOMBIE/ALICE COOPER – The Gruesome Twosome Tour
26 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
27 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union
28 Edmonton, AB (1) Rexall Place
29 Calgary, AB (2) Corral
1 Vancouver, BC (3) Pacific Coliseum
2 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center
4 Casper, WY (4) Casper Events Center
(1) – Nights With Alice Cooper heard on CIRK/97.3FM
(2) – Nights With Alice Cooper heard on CFGQ/107/3FM
(3) – Nights With Alice Cooper heard on CFMI/101FM
(4) – Nights With Alice Cooper heard on KRNK/96.7FM
ROB ZOMBIE co-headlining Mayhem Festival
10 San Bernadino, CA San Manuel Ampitheater
11 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Ampitheatre
13 Southeast Auburn, WA White River Ampitheater
14 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Ampitheater
16 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
17 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
18 Englewood, CO Comfort Dental Ampitheatre
20 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Ampitheater
21 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
23 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
24 Hartford, CT The Comcast Center
25 Montreal, QC Parc Jean Drapeau
27 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
28 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
30 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
31 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
1 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Ampitheatre
4 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Ampitheatre
6 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake
8 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
10 Tampa, FL Ford Ampitheatre
11 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Ampitheater
13 Dallas, TX SuperPages.com Center
14 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Ampitheatre
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring KORN and Rob Zombie will kick off Saturday, July 10 in San Bernardino, CA and will roll through 24 cities in the U.S. and Canada between early July and late August.
This summer’s lineup turns up the heat with a main stage lineup that sees KORN and Rob Zombie joined by Lamb Of God and Five Finger Death Punch. The Jagermeister stage will feature Hatebreed, Chimaira, Shawdows Fall, Winds Of Plague and the Jagermeister Battle of The Bands Winner. The Extreme Metal stage will spotlight Atreyu, Norma Jean, In This Moment and 3 Inches Of Blood.
A special pre-sale ticket offer will go on-sale on April 1st. The package will include a specially-priced and designed limited edition ticket, a jump the line pass and more. Look for details in February.
Visit http://www.mayhemfest.com for more details.
Before the Mayhem festival in Indianapolis in August, I have never had the opportunity to see Slipknot live. I knew they had a pretty awesome fan base, but I had no idea what to expect from their live show.
The Verizon Wireless Center was packed to the gills, after Disturbed got everyone charged up with their live show, a short 30 minutes later Slipknot took the stage. The show opened in complete darkness. Not a light to be seen on the stage. Everyone with a lighter or cell phone had this venue illuminated. The stands and lawn were packed with bodies every where you could see. It had to look pretty awesome from the stage, as it was very cool from where I was standing.
Slipknot’s set was a heavy as hell, high energy, but extremely entertaining set.
The set list was as follows:Danger- Keep Away, Surfacing, The Blister Exists, Get This, Spit It Out, Before I Forget, Disasterpiece, Pychosocial, The Heretic’s Anthem, Prosthetics, Duality, All Hope Is Gone, People = Shit, and an encore with (Sic).
(#8) Corey Taylor can go from a normal melodic vocal to a heavy death metal scream in the blink of an eye, and he does it well.
Slipknot is the only band I have ever seen to use three drummers. (#1) Joey Jordinson crushes on his traditional drum kit, while (#6) Shawn “The Clown” Crahan and (#3) Chris Fehn both play their own custom percussion, as well as marching band style drums during some songs.
(#5) Craig Jones new mask kind of cracked me up. For whatever reason, he reminded me of a muppet when he was headbanging back from his sampler.
The encore with (Sic) was extremely cool as (#1) Joey Jordinson’s drums kits came up on a riser and moved around. The last time I saw anything remotely like this, it was during Motley Crue’s Girls, Girls, Girls tour from 1987.
This video isn’t mine, but it was too cool not to show you.
The lights, the stage, the masks and the metal all added to the show that Slipknot put on. I must admit that I have never seen a metal show like this one, and I absolutely loved it. I am not the biggest Slipknot fan, but I would definitely go see these guys again if they came near me. No metalhead should miss Slipknot’s live show. Even if you aren’t a fan of the music, you should go for the experience. Slipknot puts on one hell of a great concert.
I hope you enjoy the videos below!
Disturbed was the co-headliner (with Slipknot) at the Indianapolis Mayhem Festival. This is the second time that I have seen Disturbed live in 2008. I kind of knew what to expect going into this show, but the last time I saw Disturbed, it was a club show. This time around they were playing for an estimated 16,000 people.
The first time I saw Disturbed, I was pretty impressed with how the crowd fed off of the band’s energy. At the Mayhem festival, I was a little more on the concerned side. My ticket was in the lawn area for the show. Imagine the 5,000 or so people in the lawn, some of which were drunk, and another large percentage jacked up on their free Rockstar Energy drinks.
The lawn area at the Verizon Wireless Music Center became a frenzied mosh pit of mayhem. Needless to say their wasn’t too many safe places to stand, but I dug in, wanting to catch Disturbed’s set. I wasn’t going to let this unruly crown ruin my concert experience.
Disturbed’s set list included the following songs: “Perfect Insanity”, “Liberate”, “Just Stop”, “Voices”, “Indestructible”, “Prayer”, “Stupify”, “Criminal”, “Ten Thousand Fists”, “The Game”, “Inside the Fire”, “Stricken”, “Down With the Sickness”. I was glad to see that they included a few songs in their set off of their new album, Indestructible.
Singer, David Draiman is an expert when it comes to getting the crowd charged up. I don’t think one person was sitting after Disturbed started their set. Dan Donegan must be one of the most under rated guitarists out there. He impressed me with his playing once again.
Disturbed’s set was pretty good. I enjoyed the music, and the cool stage set up. They were better this time than the last time I saw them, and they were very good then too.
I don’t think I took Disturbed seriously enough prior to their new album release. After seeing two good shows by these guys in 2008, they will always be a draw for me, from now on.
I hope you enjoy the videos below!
Disturbed – Indestructible
Disturbed – Ten Thousand Fists
Disturbed – The Game
There were a few different bands that I wanted to see during the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in Indianapolis, but there were none that I wanted to see more than one of my new favorites, Airbourne.
I have seen Airbourne play twice already in 2008, once in Lexington, KY, and again in Cincinnati, Ohio. When it was time for Airbourne’s set, I made my way as close as I could get to the front of the stage. They didn’t draw the larger crowds that some of the cookie monster sounding bands had, but once Airbourne started playing, the crowd came in a hurry.
One of the bad things about the Mayhem festival is that each band on the side stages only got 30 – 40 minutes to play. For Airbourne it seemed closer to 30, but they made the best of it. Their short set included the tunes, “Stand Up For Rock ‘N’ Roll“, “Fat City“, “Girls in Black“, and “Running Wild“. During the middle of the song, “Girls in Black”, lead singer, and guitar player Joel O’Keefe jumped down into the crowd and continued to play while being surrounded in a pit of people. Not only was the cool, but it really got the crowd going. Their set may have been short, but it was certainly electric. Airbourne may be a newer band, but they know how to rock a crowd!
After the show, I was able to meet the members of Airbourne, and talk to Joel O’Keefe. Finally getting to meet Airbourne, was the highlight of the day so far at the Mayhem festival, but I still had a few more bands to watch before the day was out. I will post more on the other acts soon at the Mayhem festival soon. Until then, enjoy the live videos from Airbourne below.
Last Thursday, I attended the Rockstar Energy Drink, Mayhem Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. This all day festival hosted several hard rock and metal bands, as well as a Motorcycle stunt show, and several meet & greet sessions, where fans could meet their favorite bands. Their were two side stages where bands played back to back, and the mainstage was used for the headlining acts. This concert was full of crowd surfing, mosh pitting, concert going maniacs. I am not sure what the overall attendance was, but based on the full venue and lawn at the Verizon Wireless Music Center, I would estimate between 15 – 20,000 people.
Black Tide was one of the first side show bands that I checked out. They played a short set with a few tunes off of their new album, Light From Above, as well as a cover of Iron Maiden’s Prowler, that was on the recent Kerrang, Iron Maiden Tribute CD Sampler. Most bands only played a 30 – 40 minute set at maximum, with the exception of the headlining bands. This was somewhat disappointing, but this also gave every band a chance to play.
I was pretty impressed by Black Tide. The guys in this band are 18 – 19 years old. For such a young band, they rock pretty hard!
Black Tide will be hitting the web on Saturday July 12th for a LIVE chat and interview from the San Francisco stop of Mayhem Festival. Thanks to Skateboards.com and Justin.tv, fans can go to http://www.skateboards.com/justintv to interact with the band, ask questions, or just watch the madness unfold. Black Tide goes live at 2:30PM PST. Be prepared!
Mower Added To San Diego, CA Date of Rockstar Mayhem Festival Featuring Slipknot & Disturbed
San Diego, CA’s Mower have been added to the July 16th San Diego, CA date of the Rockstar Music Mayhem Festival featuring Slipknot and Disturbed. The band will be performing alongside metal heavyweights like Machine Head, 36 Crazyfists and Five Finger Death Punch in the group’s hometown.
“THANK YOU! That’s what you say about performing on the Jagermeister stage in San Diego on the biggest tour of the summer, the Rockstar Mayhem Festival,” says frontman Brian Sheerin. “We’re wrapping up the new Mower CD this month and we’ve got some heavy new material we’re looking forward to playing at Mayhem.”
Mower recently entered a Los Angeles, CA recording studio with producer Eddie Wohl (Anthrax, Ill Nino, 36 Crazyfists, Dry Kill Logic) to record their upcoming new album. The album is a split release with six brand new Mower songs and six songs from the group’s jazz alter ego Slower. Slower is comprised of the Mower band members performing jazz and lounge versions of Mower songs.
“We’ve a couple guest guitarists, guest vocals, string sections keyboards and percussion for this album. Stay tuned in the coming weeks and we’ll announce a pretty sick list of musicians that have been collaborating with us in the studio,” Sheerin says. “Our writing style changed in that there are more songs about events that we lived through and people in our lives, but our sarcasm hasn’t faded one bit and neither has our sense of humor.”
The band recently released a video for the track “American Psycho”.
The track appears on the group’s critically acclaimed sophomore effort, “Not For You”, which saw them tour the US relentlessly alongside (Hed)p.e. and Diecast. The album’s lead single “Road Rage” was one of most requested tracks on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Hard Attack for twelve consecutive weeks.
MOWER TOUR DATES:
July 10 2008 Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
July 16 2008 San Diego, CA @ Coors Ampitheatre
July 19 2008 San Diego, CA @ Cane Bar & Grill