Music News: Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival

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Josh Grobin will not be appearing tonight. We repeat...Josh Grobin will not be appearing tonight.

Multi-platinum rock acts Slipnot and Disturbed will lead the first-ever Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, a riotous road show packed with some of hard music's most influential artists and a plethora of the genre's most exciting young voices. The tour is set to kick off July 9th at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle, Wasington and will hit 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada between early July and late August (a full itinerary will be announced in the coming weeks).

Joining Slipknot and Disturbed on the main stage will be Dragonforce and Mastodon. In addition, the tour will have two second stages: one sponsored by Jagermeister and featuring Sevendust, Airbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, 36 Crazy Fists, and the Jagermeister Battle of The Bands Winner. An additional second stage will feature Machine Head, Black Tide, Suicide Silence, the Red Chord, and Walls of Jericho.

"This summer we are truly bringing Mayhem," says Corey Taylor from Slipknot, who will close each show. "Slipknot is excited to be a part of it, and to be able to bring the new chapter of our history to the masses. We are already working, building, and designing a new show. We cannot wait. We cannot lose. Get ready for mayhem!" heard the man -- get ready! Specific dates, cities, and the tour's Internet pre-sale will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can go here to keep up with details as they are released.

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