Slayer Tops ‘Rockstar Mayhem’ Trek

Slayer, King Diamond, Hellyeah, The Devil Wears Prada and Whitechapel are among the metal masters appearing on this year’s tour launching in Southern Calififornia in late June.

Pushing amplifiers way past 11, the Mayhem lineup also includes The Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange, and Kissing Candice.

The outing marks the third time Slayer has traveled under the “Mayhem” banner.

“I don’t know if third time is the charm, but  it will definitely be hellish!” Slayer’s Kerry King said.  “Slayer and King Diamond on stage for the first time together in the States – never has Mayhem been more evil.  Don’t f***in’ miss it.”

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"Louder Than Life," Champions Park, Louisville, Ky.

Here’s the plan:

June 26 – Chula Vista, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 27 – San Bernardino, Calif., San Manuel Amphitheater
June 28 – Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 30 – Auburn, Wash., White River Amphitheatre
July 1 – Nampa, Idaho, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
July 3 – Phoenix, Ariz., Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 4 – Albuquerque, N.M., Isleta Amphitheater
July 5 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 7 – Council Bluffs, Iowa, Harrah’s Council Bluffs
July 8 – Milwaukee, Wis., Eagles Ballroom
July 10 – Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
July 11 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 12 – Tinley Park, Ill., First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 15 – Toronto, Ontario, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 17 – Camden, N.J., Susquehanna Bank Center
July 18 – Burgettstown, Pa., First Niagara Pavilion
July 19 – Hartford, Conn., Xfinity Theatre
July 21 – Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center
July 22 – Gilford, N.H., Meadowbrook
July 24 – Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
July 25 – Mansfield, Mass., Xfinity Center
July 26 – Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
July 29 – Atlanta, Ga. Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood
July 31 – New Braunfels, Texas, Whitewater Amphitheatre
Aug. 1 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 2 – Dallas, Texas, Gexa Energy Pavilion

Lineups on individual shows may vary.

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