THE FIRST ANNUAL ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES DATES AND ON-SALE INFORMATION

PRE-SALE STARTS APRIL 4
NATIONAL ON-SALE IS APRIL 19
TOUR TO KICK OFF JULY 9 IN SEATTLE

BURBANK, CA (April 1) – Organizers of the first-ever Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival have announced dates, venues and on-sale information for the highly anticipated all-star thunderfest. Multi-platinum rock acts 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 is set to kick off July 9 at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle and will hit Live Nation Amphitheaters in 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada between July 9 and August 19, 2008.

Fans can purchase tickets beginning April 4 at 10AM local venue time via the Official Mayhem Fan Community at http://mayhemfest.tickets.musictoday.com. Pre-sale orders also allow fans to hear tracks from Mayhem bands, receive early entry venue passes, purchase a discounted subscription to Revolver magazine and receive a Mayhem t-shirt. In addition, pre-orders enroll fans into a contest offering one grand prize winner an electric guitar and two meet & greet passes to get the six-string signed.

Fans that pre-register to be a part of the Mayhem Fan Community before April 4 can purchase tickets upon immediate availability. And by pre-registering, they’ll also be entered into a contest to win a merch pack featuring CDs from every band on the tour.

Tickets go on sale nationally beginning April 19. You can get more information at www.Mayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com.

In addition to Slipknot and Disturbed, the main stage features DRAGONFORCE and MASTODON, as well as a JÄGERMEISTER second stage with MACHINE HEAD, AIRBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, WALLS OF JERICHO and the JÄGERMEISTER 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 for the 2008 ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL include Title Sponsor ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK and JAGERMEISTER, HOT TOPIC, X BOX, IBANEZ GUITARS, TAMA DRUMS, I LOVE VAGINA, METAL BLADE RECORDS, PETA, ROADRUNNER RECORDS, THE END TIMES, DiNGSTORE.com and THE IY. Media Partners include REVOLVER MAGAZINE, HOLLYWOOD MUSIC, KNAC.COM and METAL INJECTION.

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 with ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK as the Title sponsor.

Live Nation is promoting the festival nationally.

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.

“This festival will be our marquee music presentation for years to come,” says Rockstar Energy Drink Marketing Director Mike Kelso. “We at Rockstar are excited to team up with our partners from Rockstar Taste of Chaos to launch an all-out summer tour that will blow you away!”

Fans can go to www.mayhemfest.com to keep up with additional details as they are released.

Tour dates are as follows:

Date City Venue

7/9 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre

7/11 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre

7/12 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View

7/13 San Bernardino, CA Glen Helen Pavilion

7/15 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center

7/16 San Diego, CA Coors Amphitheatre

7/18 Phoenix, Az Cricket Wireless Pavilion

7/19 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion

7/20 Denver, CO Coors Amphitheatre at Fiddler’s Green

7/22 Kansas City, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/23 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis

7/25 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center

7/26 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

7/27 Houston, TX Sam Houston Race Park

7/29 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre

7/30 W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater

8/1 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater

8/2 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion

8/3 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion

8/5 Boston, MA Tweeter Center for Performing Arts

8/6 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum

8/8 Toronto, ON Downsview Park

8/9 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

8/10 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

8/12 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre

8/13 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis

8/15 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

8/16 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center

8/17 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion

8/19 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

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