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Rockstar Mayhem Festival Tickets 2012
It's been 2008 since Slipknot released an album but they've been tapped to headline Rockstar's Mayhem Festival. The Des Moines, Iowa (wait, what?) troupe has been prolific since their formation in 1995. Spotify's description of Slipknot's music as a "mix of grinding, post-Korn alternative metal, Marilyn Mason-esque neo-shock rock and rap-metal" was instrumental into putting them into the forefront of the nu-metal explosions of the 90s. Probably more so than their music is Slipknot's stage presence as they perform in industrial jump suits with horrifying and spooky masks. Each of the nine members loses his identity on stage and in lieu of a name, adopts a number, zero through eight.
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.”
The festival will visit 26 cities over five weeks. Not only will Slipknot headline, but so will legendary metal band Slayer and another band soon to be announced. These three bands will be supported by Anthrax, The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria, Whitechapel, and High On Fire. A few of these bands will be on either the Vans Warped Tour 2012 or at Bamboozle 2012.
Rockstar Mayhem Festival Tour Dates 2012
|June 30||San Bernardino, CA||San Manuel Amphitheater|
|July 1||San Francisco, CA||Shoreline Amphitheater|
|July 3||Seattle, WA||White River Amphitheater|
|July 4||Boise, ID||Idaho Center Amphitheater|
|July 6||Phoenix, AZ||Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion|
|July 7||Albuquerque, NM||Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents the Pavilion|
|July 8||Denver, CO||Comfort Dental Amphitheater|
|July 10||Dallas, TX||Gexa Energy Pavilion|
|July 11||Houston, TX||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|July 13||Tampa, FL||1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater|
|July 14||Atlanta, GA||Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood|
|July 15||Indianapolis, IN||Kilpsch Music Center|
|July 18||Oklahoma City, OK||Zoo Amphitheater|
|July 20||St. Louis, MO||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|July 21||Chicago, IL||First Midwest Bank Amphitheater|
|July 22||Detroit, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|July 24||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|July 25||Cleveland, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|July 27||Camden, NJ||Susequehana Bank Center|
|July 28||Pittsburgh, PA||First Niagara Pavilion|
|July 29||Washington, DC||Jiffy Lube Live|
|July 31||Saratoga Springs, NY||Saratoga Performing Arts Center|
|August 1||Buffalo, NY||Darien Lake PAC|
|August 3||Boston, MA||Comcast Center|
|August 4||Scranton, PA||Toyota Pavilion|
|August 5||Hartford, CT||The Comcast Theatre|
Let us know @SeatGeek if there's a band that you're particularly stoked to see. Even better, if you can help further explain what a "mix of grinding, post-Korn alternative metal, Marilyn Mason-esque neo-shock rock and rap-metal" truly sounds like, drop us a line in the comments.
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