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Heavy Metal Legends MOTÖRHEAD Added to the 2012 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Main Stage Line-Up

Headbang For The Highway Presents the SUMERIAN RECORDS STAGE featuring Upon a Burning Body, I The Breather, and More


New Bonner Springs, KS Tour Stop Added for July 17th!


ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, the world’s largest touring heavy music  festival experience, is pleased to announce the addition of  MOTÖRHEAD  to the 2012 line-up! This marks the first summer tour that  MOTÖRHEAD  has taken part in for several years. The legendary metal veterans join the already stellar 2012 main stage line-up, featuring multi-platinum Iowa cult metal groundbreakers  SLIPKNOT  in the headlining position, as well as legendary thrash metal kings  SLAYER“”both returning to the  ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL  for a second turn at pummeling fans.


MOTÖRHEAD  frontman Lemmy Kilmister commented, “Well, we’re used to mayhem in this band, so it’s kind of a family tradition!   Bring it!”


MOTÖRHEAD  just finished up their run with  ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL  alum  Megadeth  on the 2012 Gigantour. On January 24th,  MOTÖRHEADMusic/UDR released “˜The Wörld Is Ours-Vol 1 – Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else’, an official DVD containing some of the finest moments from the band’s recent  The Wörld is Yours  tour, which also includes a special bonus double live CD of the Chile stop. Frontman Lemmy will also be part of a  Ronnie James Dio  tribute album which will be out later this year. Stay tuned for more details involving  MOTÖRHEAD  on the  ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL  coming soon.


This year, in addition to  SLIPKNOT,  SLAYER, and  MOTÖRHEAD,  the main stage will also spotlight a ferocious rotation of today’s best artists, including  THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, AS I LAY DYING and ASKING ALEXANDRIA.    In 2012  the  ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL  has upgraded the production on the festival stage and this year  the  JAGERMEISTER  STAGE  will feature a special headline set by New York metal masters  ANTHRAX  supported by a rotation  of  THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, AS I LAY DYING and ASKING ALEXANDRIA,  along with  WHITECHAPEL, HIGH ON FIRE  and the  JAGERMEISTER  opener.  Please note that bands may vary per market.


In other exciting news, Sumerian Records is joining the  ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL!  Headbang For The Highway will be presenting the  Sumerian Records Stage  at the  ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL  this year. Sumerian Records, who are known for some of the most cutting-edge bands in heavy music today, will be bringing  UPON A BURNING BODY,  I THE BREATHER  and one more act (to be announced) along for the ride. The fun doesn’t end there, as Headbang For The Highway will be holding contests all over the U.S. for unsigned bands to win opening spots on the  Sumerian Records Stage  at the festival. Stay tuned to  for more info coming soon on the line-up and how you can enter your band!


The  ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL  will make a 27 date trek across the U.S. beginning on June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. GET OFF YOUR ASS Pre-sale tickets go on sale Friday the 6th  of April, 2012. Log on to  and  for up-to-date ticketing information.


The 5th annual  ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL  will also feature  ROCKSTAR METAL MULISHA JUMP TEAM, on select dates. To learn more about theROCKSTAR METAL MULISHA JUMP TEAM  head to this link:


ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL  is produced by Rockstar Taste of Chaos organizer John Reese, Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, Live Nation, and Creative Artists Agency.   The team has made the  ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL  a standout on the summer concert circuit by following the proven model of utilizing sponsorship to deliver a lower ticket price and an enhanced concert experience. This year sees them joining forces once again with  ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK  as the title sponsor.


Metal is more brutal than ever and to say we are excited about this year’s tour is an understatement,” exclaims tour producer John Reese.   The 2012 REDMF features a massive lineup of the hardest and heaviest that will surely set heavy music fan’s ears blazing.”


“Some years it all comes  together, from top to bottom and this year’s ROCKSTAR MAYHEM lineup is going to bring it!” adds tour producer Kevin Lyman.

In 2008, the  ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL  bulldozed onto the scene and quickly made itself known as the preeminent summer destination for the hard rock and metal community.    ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL  boasts the most powerful artist line-ups in heavy music.   Artists who have performed on theROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL  have included hard music legends  SLAYER, SLIPKNOT,  KORN,  ROB ZOMBIE,  DISTURBED, GODSMACK,  MEGADETH,LAMB OF GOD,  MARILYN MANSON, MACHINE HEAD, IN FLAMES, TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, CANNIBAL CORPSE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, MASTODON, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KINGDOM OF SORROW, DETHKLOK  and many more.   All have pummeled the stage, while delivering the intensity and heaviness that fans have grown to expect year after year.

See below for all current tour dates.



6/30 San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater

7/1 Shoreline Amphitheater @ San Francisco, CA

7/3 Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater

7/4 Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater

7/6 Phoenix, AZ @ Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion

7/7 Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion

7/8 Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre

7/10 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

7/11 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

7/13 Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre

7/14 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/15 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center

7/17 Bonner Springs, KS @ Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone

7/18 Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre

7/20 St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

7/21 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/22 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

7/24 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

7/25 Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center

7/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center

7/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion

7/29 Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live

7/31 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center

8/1 Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake PAC

8/3 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center

8/4 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion

8/5 Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre


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