Billed as the world’s biggest heavy music touring festival, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, in its seventh annual sojourn, will stop Aug. 7 at Oklahoma City’s Downtown Airpark, 1701 S Western Ave.
Oklahoma City tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at www.stubwire.com.
Not only will this year’s festival, which is being promoted by Live Nation, include the massive Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage and Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey Stage, but it also will present two additional stages – the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage and the Victory Records Stage.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage will boast a collection of some of the biggest bands in heavy music, including multi-platinum headliners Avenged Sevenfold, as well as Korn, Asking Alexandria and Trivium.
The Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey Stage will feature headliner Cannibal Corpse as well as Suicide Silence (featuring new singer Eddie Hermida), Miss May I, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition and King 810.
The Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage will feature headliner Body Count featuring Ice-T as well as Upon A Burning Body, Veil of Maya, Darkest Hour and the local Headbang For The Highway winner.
The Victory Records Stage will feature headliner and Revolver Magazine cover band Emmure as well as Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, and Erimha, according to a news release.
“We are very excited that in the seventh year of the festival we can bring our biggest lineup ever to heavy music fans across North America. With such a diverse lineup of great bands and festival attractions, 2014 will give fans an awesome day of Metal and Mayhem,” said John Reese and Kevin Lyman, festival producers, in the release.
Avenged Sevenfold achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums — including two consecutive No 1′s on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, “Nightmare” (2010) and their latest “Hail To The King” (2013) — achieving diamond, platinum and gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries. The band, which hails from Huntington Beach, Calif., has become known for spectacular live shows, routinely selling out arenas worldwide and headlining some of the biggest and most prestigious music festivals. This summer, they are scheduled to perform five shows at the Soundwave Festival in Australia, as well as Rock Im Park and Rock Am Ring in Germany, the PinkPop Festival in Holland, Donington Park in the U.K., and two nights at Summersonic in Japan, along with several others. In November 2012, they made an unprecedented appearance as characters in “Call of Duty Black Ops 2″ — the biggest-selling video game of all time, which featured the band’s performance of “Carry On,” written specifically for the game.
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE:
COLDCOCK AMERICAN HERBAL WHISKEY STAGE:
Miss May I
Texas Hippie Coalition
THE SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY STAGE:
Body Count featuring Ice-T
Upon A Burning Body*
Veil of Maya*
Headbang Local Winner
THE VICTORY RECORDS STAGE:
*bands rotating slots
Along with four stages of heavy music and 20 bands, the tour will include Freestyle Motocross legend Jimmy Fitzpatrick and his Fitz Army of riders and a Motorsports exhibition area featuring Unknown Industries Harley Davidson Freestyle Riders, as well as many other surprises and attractions throughout the festival midway.
The festival will kick off on July 5 at San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, Calif., and will hit a total of 26 cities, ending at The Woodlands, Texas, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on Aug. 10.
* Lineups in each city may vary. Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com for full lineup details.
For more information on the Oklahoma City show, go to www.facebook.com/OKCAirpark or www.zooamp.com.