WHITECHAPEL confirm slot on this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival!
Currently recording new album; details to be announced soon
Agoura Hills, CA - January 25th, 2012 - WHITECHAPEL are proud to announce that they will spend their summer as part of the fifth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the world's largest touring heavy music festival. The main stage will be the strongest ever with the headlining slot occupied by multi-platinum Iowa legends SLIPKNOT. Next up will be legendary thrash metal kings SLAYER and then a major special guest will be playing in the third slot whom will be announced on March 5th. The main stage will also spotlight a ferocious mix of today's best artists in a rotation, including THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, AS I LAY DYING, and ASKING ALEXANDRIA along with WHITECHAPEL, HIGH ON FIRE and the JAGERMEISTER opener.
The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will make a 26 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. Tune in to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com and www.livenation.com for up-to-date ticketing information.
WHITECHAPEL will be entering the studio this Spring to record their fourth full length album and follow-up to 2010's A New Era of Corruption, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Charts at #43. The band is currently recording at Audio Hammer with producer Mark Lewis. The album is currently scheduled to be released in time for the festival.
"leveling the blows with a calculated malice for maximum damage, the band sound deadlier than ever." Decibel Magazine
"Whitechapel deliver something musically that is far removed from the pre-conceived expectations of those critiquing their genre…it's hard to feel unmoved by the sheer levels of palm-muted piledriver agro they boil up between them." Terrorizer Magazine
"they show little sign of lightening up, sonically or thematically, any time soon—which is a very good thing indeed." AltPress.com
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL 2012 TOUR DATES
06/30 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
07/01 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
07/03 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
07/04 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater
07/06 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion
07/07 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
07/08 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
07/10 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
07/11 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
07/13 Tampa, FL 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
07/14 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/15 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/18 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
07/20 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/21 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/22 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/24 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
07/25 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
07/27 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
07/28 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/29 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
07/31 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/01 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake PAC
08/03 Boston, MA Comcast Center
08/04 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
08/05 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
About the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:
The 5th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will also feature ROCKSTAR METAL MULISHA JUMP TEAM, on select dates.
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 ALIVE and WELL in 2012," states tour producer John Reese. "The fifth year of Rockstar Mayhem Festival will have a massive lineup that will set heavy music fans 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.