Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest Tickets

Introduction

The Mayhem festival is a new touring metal and rock festival to take place during July and August. The festival is expected to be an yearly event. The Rockstar Mayhem tour will be sponsored by the Rockstar energy drink. It is being assembled by Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, and by John Reese who is Lyman's partner on the Taste of Chaos tour.

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The Timelines

Organizers of the first-ever Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival have announced dates, venues and on-sale information for the highly anticipated all-star thunder fest. Multi-platinum rock like SLIPKNOT and DISTURBED will lead the much-buzzed-about amp-shattering road show, which will feature hard music's most influential bands and its new wave of heavy-hitting acts. The tour was sat to kick off on July 9 at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle and will hit Live Nation Amphitheaters in 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada till August 19, 2008.

Fans and Ticketing

Fans started purchasing tickets beginning April 4 at 10AM local venue time. Fans that pre-registered to be a part of the Mayhem Fan Community before April 4 got tickets upon immediate availability. And by pre-registering, they also entered into a contest to win a merch pack featuring CDs from every band on the tour.

The distinguished bands on stage

In addition to SLIPKNOT and DISTURBED, the main stage features DRAGONFORCE and MASTODON, as well as a JAGERMEISTER second stage with MACHINE HEAD, AIRBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, WALLS OF JERICHO and the JAGERMEISTER Battle of The Bands Winner. There will also be a HOT TOPIC STAGE featuring UNDEROATH, BLACK TIDE, SUICIDE SILENCE, THE RED CHORD and 36 CRAZYFISTS. The World's Greatest Freestyle Motocross team THE METAL MULISHA is also confirmed to perform on all dates.

Sponsors

The festival, sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink, is a partnership between promotions giant Live Nation and the founders of the Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour. In addition to giving rock fans a reason to bang their heads, the event will look to develop new acts while offering concertgoers an affordable day of entertainment.

Other sponsors for the 2008 ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL include JAGERMEISTER, HOT TOPIC, X BOX, IBANEZ GUITARS, TAMA DRUMS, I LOVE VAGINA, METAL BLADE RECORDS, PETA, ROADRUNNER RECORDS, THE END TIMES, DiNGSTORE.com , THE IY and TOXIC. Media Partners include REVOLVER MAGAZINE, HOLLYWOOD MUSIC, KNAC.COM and METAL INJECTION.

Festival Activities

In addition to catching their favorite bands live, fans can take part in a number of festival activities, including playing the newest video games, perusing vendors, attending autograph signing sessions and a slew of other interactive activities that will add to the festival experience.

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK will be sampling their products and providing great surprises for attendees and will also present the VIP/Contest winner area designated THE ROCKSTAR LOUNGE and the festival area PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR TENT where fans can sample ice cold Rockstar and get autographs from their favorite bands.

Word about ROCKSTAR Energy Drink

Developed to increase the recovery time of those who lead active and exhausting lifestyles, ROCKSTAR Energy Drink is available in ten amazing flavors. You can find Original, Sugar Free, Juiced, Zero Carb, Guava, Pomegranate, Punched and Roasted Mocha, Roasted Vanilla Light and Roasted Latte at convenience and grocery retail outlets across the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK.

How festival started off

Since the mid-1990s, Kevin Lyman's Warped Tour and Sharon Osbourne's Ozzfest have both managed to coexist amiably within a cutthroat summer touring market rife with competition. While Warped - which turns 14 this summer - has long catered to the needs of the punk and emo faithful, Ozzfest - now entering its 12th year of existence - has been there to keep the nation's hardcore metal fans in check.

But that's all about to change. In addition to this summer's Warped Tour, Lyman is also launching a metal festival in direct competition with Ozzfest. Rumors have already been spreading that this summer's Ozzfest will be heading out on a smaller run than in past years, following last summer's free, corporate-sponsored version.

Anchored by headliners Slipknot and Disturbed, both of whom plan on releasing new material this spring, Lyman's inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival will be the first serious competition Ozzfest has faced since its inception. On Thursday morning (January 31), Lyman confirmed the tour's lineup to MTV News.

Conclusion

The Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival brings together the creative team that has founded many music tours including the highly successful Vans Warped Tour and the Worldwide Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour. Kevin Lyman, John Reese and CAA's Darryl Eaton have partnered again, this time with Live Nation, to bring fans the next great music festival juggernaut, which will be MAYHEM! Following the proven model of utilizing sponsorship to deliver a lower ticket price and an enhanced concert experience the tour organizers have joined forces again.