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31 Oct
2012


By Keeyahtay Lewis

This year there has been much talk about the Twins of Evil tour- two of the “evilest” men in rock touring together: Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson. I had never seen either play, so I was stoked to check them out. Manson was opening the date in Camden. There was a large black curtain in front of the stage that remained up even as the music started. Finally the curtain dropped and revealed the stage. Darkness, crazy lights, inverted crosses- exactly what you would expect. Manson emerged from the shadows while his band played one of their new songs, “Hey Cruel World” off of Born Villain. The song is classic MM, soft and loud at the same time, with that voice you can’t confuse for anyone else.

Manson isn’t exactly as wiry as he is in my brain, he shows a bit of that age, but he still looks like what you would expect. He came out wearing all black with some kind of google/mask situation covering most of his face. Every person was on their feet loving every second of it. He changed microphones often: at one point having a huge knife attached, then a flashlight, and more I couldn’t really see from my seat.

They ran through most of the songs you would expect them to play; “Disposable Teens,” “mOBSCENE,” “The Dope Show,” “Personal Jesus,” “Coma White”… the stage was incredible and constantly changing. Manson himself would often change outfits and masks. At one point came out on a pulpit. Another time in a pope outfit. Here is the thing though, it all felt a little…off to me. He just seemed tired. At one point he said, “in all the reviews put in parentheses that Manson fell over drunk. And I am motherfuckers.” When he said that, it made more sense. It felt off but apparently it was because he was wasted. Talking between songs wasn’t garbled. At one point he said, “Can you hear the words coming out of my mouth.” The answer was no, not really.

“Sweet Dreams” was a definite highlight, and it was pretty cool. A single bulb dropped down from the ceiling. He sang into it at times, and other times swung it out over the crowd. Dramatic. He ended with “The Beautiful People” and for a few minutes, he felt mostly on his game.

Rob Zombie was up next, another huge curtain was hanging from the ceiling. But this time when the sheet dropped a fire breathing robot was on the other side. Awesome. His band was already ripping into Jesus Frankenstein and he came out looking like a cast member from Mad Max. Tall hat, long robes, long dreads, mask covering his face and skeleton arms extending off of his own arms. His microphone stand was a huge skeleton.

The energy was immediately so different. Rob Zombie is an animal on stage. Never staying in one place for long, running from platform to platform. Head banging while dust literally flew off of his hair. And the fire. I love shows with fire, and they made great use of it. “Superbeast,” “Meet The Creeper,” and the hit “Living Dead Girl” were up next. His background was huge LED screens that showed old horror movies and anime porn.

At various times huge robots came out and danced on stage with the band. Another time it looked like he was riding in one. He spent a lot of time talking with the audience, and at one point walked along the barricade holding hands along the way. Rob Zombie does not look or move like a man who has been doing this for 20+ years. His portion of the show was good, and it just seemed like fun.

A personal favorite “More Human Than Human” was next and the place lost their shit collectively. Theme for an Angry Red Planetplayed with LED signs that said “Mars Needs Women” flashed across the stage. “Sick Bubble Gum,” “Scum of the Earth,” “Pussy Liquor” and the White Zombie hit, “Thunder Kiss ’65″ were next. The energy never waned and Zombie never stopped moving. The Alice Cooper song “School’s Out” was next, and they finished up with “Dragula,” Rob Zombie’s biggest commercial hit.

Although they call this the Twins of Evil Tour, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson could not have had more different shows. Manson wasn’t nearly as fun, but his fans loved it just the same. Zombie definitely puts on a hellofashow. He brought his love for horror to his show, but never forget to make it fun for everyone. You know what you are getting into when you go see those two perform. I think the biggest surprise for me was how damn good Rob Zombie was. Manson was having a bit of an off night, which happens to everyone. All in all, there was something for everyone there.

30 Jul
2012


The daily band lineup has been announced for ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink–”Sin City’s Loudest Two-Day Rock Music Festival,” Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

The two-day rock extravaganza will feature performances from Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, and Godsmack, plus Staind, Stone Sour, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Adelitas Way, All That Remains, P.O.D., Art of Dying, Redlight King, New Medicine, Deuce, Otherwise and more. See below for the daily lineup.

Rob Zombie provides some insight into what fans can expect from his theatrical live performance, noting: “I am packing up the trucks with everything I need to destroy Sin City’s loudest music festival. I know Las Vegas has seen it all, but you ain’t seen nothing like this.”

The daily performance lineup for ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink is as follows:

Friday, September 28
Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Adelitas Way, Deuce, Redlight King

Saturday, September 29
Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Stone Sour, Buckcherry, All That Remains, Art of Dying, New Medicine, Otherwise

Tickets are on sale now and priced as low as $39 each, plus fees. VIP packages will also be available for purchase. Discounted hotel rates at Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur are exclusively available for ROCK VEGAS attendees. To buy tickets, make hotel reservations, and for all ROCK VEGAS info, visit www.RockVegasFest.com.

ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink is also giving away a trip for two. The grand prize winner will receive roundtrip airfare for two from a U.S. city to ROCK VEGAS, hotel accommodations, airport transfers, $500 spending cash, and VIP treatment at the show. Go to www.rockvegasfest.com/flyaway to enter for a chance to win between July 27 and August 26, 2012.

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12 Jul
2012


It had to happen. Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are hitting the road together this fall, co-headlining the “Twins of Evil” tour. Debauchery, theatrics, ghoulish imagery, and a full-on assault of all the senses are what’s in store for fans when the tour kicks off, first in the U.S. and then with a 10-country sweep through Europe.

Kicking off September 28 when both Zombie and Manson co-headline the first day of the Desert Uprising Festival in Phoenix, Arizona, expect defiant rock’n'roll showmanship in the form of these unholy rollers with the first U.S. date wrapping in Dallas on Halloween, October 31. For ticket on sale and purchasing info, log onto www.marilynmanson.com or www.robzombie.com.

“Finally! Why did the most obvious tour take so long to happen? Who knows? Who cares? It’s happening now,” stated Zombie. “If good taste is the chief enemy of great art, then we should be able to fill the Louvre with this fucking tour. Be prepared for something wicked this way a-coming.”

“I have sympathy for the Whore of Babylon that gave birth to these twins of evil, and this abomination of a tour,” says Marilyn Manson. “There is no babysitter, and there is no repairing her womb. If Rob Zombie doesn’t fuck you up, than I surely will.” “Hide all drugs and firearms… I’m coming to town,” Manson stated.

J Devil, the DJ alter ego of KoRn’s frontman Jonathan Davis, will support the Manson/Zombie dates with his chaotic electro-metal. “I like to think of JDevil as the ‘anti-christ’ of EDM,” he said. “To play alongside Zombie and Manson is going to be a fucking sinister night all around, and an unbelievable theatrical experience. I can’t wait.”

Marilyn Manson’s eighth full-length album Born Villain debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, also grabbing the #1 spots on both the Heavy Album Chart and the Independent Album Chart. “This is Manson at his best,” says ARTISTdirect. “Elegantly, he slices throats and puts up a middle finger to everyone once more.”

For the “Twins of Evil” tour, Zombie and his band of maniacs – John 5/guitar, Piggy D/bass and drummer Ginger Fish – will bring their elaborate, multi-media production, complete with hair-raising theatrics, animatronic robots, oversized LED screens, a non-stop collage of psychotronic monster film clips, a spectacular light show, a gigantic robot with flames shooting out of its body, pyrotechnics, insane guitar riffs and vicious beats. On August 7, prior to the kick off of the “Twins of Evil” tour, Mondo Sex Head, an album featuring new and unique remixes of Rob Zombie classics by some of today’s top DJs, including KoRn’s Jonathan “JDevil” Davis, Photek, the Bloody Beetroots, †††, Kraddy, Drumcorps, and Ki: Theory will be released (Universal Music Enterprises/UMe). Fans can download one of the new songs, “Thunder Kiss ’65 (J-Devil Number of the Beast Remix),” from iTunes.

With more to be announced, dates for the “Twins of Evil” tour are as follows:

Tour Dates:
9/28 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion

9/29 Las Vegas, NV Luxor Lot or Red Rocks

10/1 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre

10/2 Denver, CO 1st Bank Center

10/4 Topeka, KS Topeka Expo Center

10/8 Lincoln, NE Pershing Auditorium

10/9 Mankato, MN Verizon Wireless Center

10/11 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena

10/12 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

10/13 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum

10/15 Youngstown, OH Covelli Center

10/16 Rochester, NY Armory

10/17 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom

10/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

10/20 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

10/21 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena

10/23 Boston, MA Agganis Arena

10/25 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

10/30 Houston, TX Reliant Arena

10/31 Dallas, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre

11/26 London, UK

11/27 Manchester, UK

11/28 Glasgow, UK

11/29 Birmingham, UK

12/1 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

12/2 Bochum, Germany

12/3 Amsterdam, Holland

12/5 Stockholm, Sweden

12/6 Copenhagen, Denmark

12/8 Vienna, Austria

12/9 Munich, Germany

12/11 Basel, Switzerland

12/12 Bologna, Italy

21 Feb
2012


ROB ZOMBIE and MEGADETH have just announced a co-headlining tour guaranteed to raise the temperature on the planet. The trek, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together, kicks off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ and encompasses high-profile appearances at several rock festivals, including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma. Rob Zombie will headline Rocklahoma, co-line (with Incubus) Rock On The Range, and will close all shows on the Megadeth dates. The tour wraps Saturday, March 26 at Rocklahoma – a list of confirmed dates is below. To purchase tickets,visit www.robzombie.com .

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The tour will come on the heels of Megadeth’s critically acclaimed return of the traveling festival Gigantour, created and curated by frontman Dave Mustaine. Rave reviews have poured in for the festival, which also features Motorhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil. “The return of Gigantour, a nicely curated package tour of heavy metal bands, is just one more step in a great run underway by Megadeth,” wrote the Boston Globe. “It was a smart and well-paced show, one that illuminated metal’s various angles (1/31/12).”

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Twenty-eleven also marked the release of Megadeth’s 13th album, the appropriately titled TH1RT3EN. Released November 1 on Roadrunner Records, the album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart. The album also landed on international charts including Top 10 placements in Argentina, Finland, Korea and Japan. Megadeth – Mustaine, drummer Shawn Drover, guitarist Chris Broderick and bassist David Ellefson – also received their tenth Grammy nomination for this project, earning a “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” nomination for their single “Public Enemy #1.” The “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” category was eerily, category #13.

This will be Rob Zombie’s first concert tour since last summer’s “Hell on Earth” co-headline trek with Slayer. Zombie spent last fall and winter shooting his sixth feature film, “The Lords of Salem” that he wrote and directed and is making with the producers of the “Paranormal Activity” franchise. With principal photography completed, the film is currently in post-production.

Never one to play it safe, Zombie – with guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D, and Ginger Fish on drums – will bring his legendary stage show out in full force on these dates. Audiences will get what they expect from a Rob Zombie show – an amped-up, non-stop barrage of sin, sex and Satan guaranteed to rip your face off, a true rock and roll spectacle at its finest.

With more than 15 million albums sold, seven Grammy nominations, the helming of five major motion pictures (including the #1 record-breaking “Halloween”), dozens of music videos, TV shows and last summer’s strangely celebrated “Woolite” TV commercial where he showed the hidden terrors of doing laundry, Zombie is truly a force to be reckoned with in today’s entertainment landscape. For over 25 years, his unique meld of horror and hard rock has influenced his sound as a musician, and his vision as a director and writer. Plans are for a new Rob Zombie album to be completed later this year.

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Tour Dates

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11 PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ
12 Toyota Pavilion
Scranton, PA
16 Stage AE
Pittsburgh, PA
18 The Deltaplex
Grand Rapids, MI
20 Rock On The Range
Columbus, OH
22 La Crosse Center
La Crosse, WI
24 Tyson Center
Sioux City, IA
25 Hartman Arena
Wichita, KS
26 Rocklahoma
Pryor, OK

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01 Feb
2012

ROCK ON THE RANGE returns for its sixth year boasting a massive lineup covering the rock spectrum. America’s premier destination rock festival will be held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH featuring performances from Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon and many more.

“Incubus is stoked to be joinin’ the killer lineup at Rock On The Range this year. We’ll see y’all in Columbus,” comments Brandon Boyd from festival co-headliner Incubus.

“If you thought last time was a blast, then this time we are gonna blow your f#@*ing mind,” says co-headliner Rob Zombie.

To get the party started and based on the success of last year’s anniversary celebration, the weekend will kick off with the Friday Night 4Play, which is absolutely FREE with every ROCK ON THE RANGE weekend ticket purchase. The May 18 party will feature performances from Hairball, Foxy Shazam, Hells Bells and more.

The current lineup for ROCK ON THE RANGE 2012 is as follows: Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon, Theory of a Deadman, Volbeat, Down, The Darkness, Halestorm, Escape The Fate, P.O.D., Lacuna Coil, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Cavo, Attack Attack!, Trivium, Bobaflex, Falling In Reverse, Redlight King, Aranda, Emphatic, Otherwise, James Durbin, Black Tide, Kyng, 12 Stones, SOiL, Rival Sons, Eve To Adam, and Ghosts of August.

Monster Energy returns as one of the driving partners behind the success of ROCK ON THE RANGE as more than fifteen acts perform on the mammoth Monster Main Stage. Jägermeister also celebrates its fifth year as a key partner while welcoming twelve of the hottest up-and-coming bands to the in-your-face, up close and personal Jägermeister Music Stage. In all, ROCK ON THE RANGE features three stages, 44 bands, and three days of non-stop rock.

“There are so many incredible bands playing at ROTR this year, and every one of them is significant,” says Del Williams, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “I think this is the most interesting mix of bands that we have had at the festival. The Rangers already know that the weekend is going to be insanely great, but there will be surprises this year and a certain edge to the lineup that will likely create some of the most memorable moments in the 6 year history of Rock on the Range.”

Tickets for ROCK ON THE RANGE go on-sale Friday, February 10 at 10:00 AM EST at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the Crew Stadium Box Office. Two-day weekend stadium GA tickets once again start at just $99.50 (plus service and transaction fees). A limited number of ROTR pre-sale layaway tickets are also still available through February 29. Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com for full details and VIP package information.

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Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent line-up of bands on three stages. The nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.

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30 Mar
2010
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With a power-packed line-up led by Godsmack, Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, Slash and Three Days Grace, organizers for ROCK ON THE RANGE have announced the daily line-up for America’s premiere destination rock festival, taking place May 22 and 23 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Additionally, the producers announced that single day, general admission tickets will be available as of Wednesday, March 31.

Amping up the ROTR experience this year are Mistress Juliya of Fuse TV and Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M.’s Nikki Sixx. The dark and alluring Mistress Juliya is serving as the hostess and Mistress of Ceremonies for the event, and Sixx will host his nationally syndicated Premiere Radio Networks show “Sixx Sense” from the festival, offering rock fans across the country an inside look at the fourth annual event.

With performances from 38 of the hardest rocking artists on three stages, the daily line-up for ROCK ON THE RANGE 2010 is as follows:

Saturday May 22:

*Monster Energy Stage: Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Rise Against, Deftones, Papa Roach, Puddle Of Mudd, Drowning Pool and Sevendust.

*Kicker Stage: Killswitch Engage, Skillet, Halestorm, Adelitas Way, Violent Soho and Richy Nix.

*Jägermeister Stage: Helmet, Nonpoint, Janus, Taddy Porter and Like A Storm.

Sunday May 23:

*Monster Energy Stage: Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, Seether, Slash, Theory of a Deadman, Bullet For My Valentine, Five Finger Death Punch and Apocalyptica.

*Kicker Stage: Mastodon, Coheed & Cambria, Anberlin, Escape The Fate, Airbourne and Shaman’s Harvest.

*Jägermeister Stage: Mushroomhead, Cold, Year Long Disaster and Noise Auction.

Beginning Wednesday, March 31 at 10:00 AM EDT, single day general admission tickets will be available for $59.50 via www.rockontherange.com, www.ticketmaster.com, all local Ticketmaster outlets and at the Crew Stadium box office, while supplies last.

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, Rock On The Range is a two-day, music and lifestyle event centrally located in the heart of the country that has annually drawn crowds of 30,000 per day since its inception in 2007.

20 Feb
2010
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More than 38 bands will once again come together to celebrate rock at the fourth annual ROCK ON THE RANGE, set for May 22 and 23 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The line-up includes first-timer “Rangers” Rob Zombie, Godsmack (in their first announced show of 2010), the return of Limp Bizkit and the festival solo debut of Slash. The two-day line-up for America’s premiere destination rock festival includes some of the most rocking artists in music today. In addition, marking another first for ROCK ON THE RANGE, Mistress Juliya of Fuse TV has signed on as the hostess and Mistress of Ceremonies for the event. (See below for the full line-up.)

Sully Erna from Godsmack says: “Fasten your seatbelts baby, here comes Godsmack! I can’t WAIT to get to Columbus for what will be the best Rock On The Range yet! Godsmack is gonna kick some major *@%*!”

Del Williams, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment, explains: “We designed ROTR 2010 to be the biggest weekend of ROCK at an incredibly low ticket price for the fans affectionately referred to as the ‘Rangers.’ This year’s line-up represents the most compelling mix of bands that we have ever had. Godsmack is one of the most prolific Active Rock bands of all time, and the intrepid Rob Zombie is an unrivaled performer. We are particularly excited about the return of Limp Bizkit, who have been tearing it up at European festivals. It is time for them to come back to America and remind people why they were at one time one of the biggest bands in the world.”

“In four short years, this festival has become like no other in the United States,” added Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the festival for AEG Live. “We’ve been fortunate enough to create something that caters to a very specific music lover, and the fans have become truly rabid for it. ROCK ON THE RANGE has become the summer destination for an entire nation of rock fans…It’s amazing really.”

Two-day weekend festival passes start at just $99.50. A special pre-sale for ROCK ON THE RANGE fans will start February 16 and for the first time, fans can buy their tickets this year via a layaway plan.

“The vision of Rock On The Range has always been to provide a premiere rock festival for a very affordable price,” said Mark McCullers, President and General Manager of the Columbus Crew. “Each year we look for new ways to enhance the fans’ experience. Two specific improvements for 2010 are an increased viewing area for our fans at the Jägermeister stage and a layaway plan as an additional payment option for our Rock On The Range fans.”

Details of the layaway plan as well as VIP Packages that include festival tickets, hotel accommodations and festival merchandise can be found at www.rockontherange.com. All tickets go on sale February 20 at 10:00 AM (ET) via www.rockontherange.com and www.ticketmaster.com, all local Ticketmaster outlets and at the Crew Stadium box office.

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, the two-day, multi-stage music and lifestyle event will feature a potent line-up of more than 38 bands on three stages: The Monster Energy Mainstage, The Kicker Audio Stage and The Jägermeister Stage. The nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country has annually drawn crowds in excess of 30,000 per day since it’s inception in 2007.

The 2010 ROCK ON THE RANGE line-up is as follows: Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Three Days Grace, Slash, Seether, Rise Against, Deftones, Papa Roach, Theory Of A Deadman, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Coheed & Cambria, Bullet for My Valentine, Puddle Of Mudd, Five Finger Death Punch, Apocalyptica, Drowning Pool, Halestorm, Sevendust, Skillet, Mushroomhead, Helmet, Airbourne, Anberlin, Cold, Nonpoint, 2Cents, Adelitas Way, Shaman’s Harvest, Year Long Disaster, Like A Storm, Taddy Porter, Janus, Columbus’ own Noise Auction and more.

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20 Jan
2010
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A press release is out on this year’s Mayhem Festival. Dates are below the release. Check it out:

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL featuring KORN and ROB ZOMBIE will kick off Saturday, July 10 in San Bernardino, CA and will roll through 24 cities in the U.S. and Canada between early July and late August (a full itinerary will be announced in the coming weeks). Mayhem presale tickets go on sale April 2 and tickets go on sale to the general public on April 16th at LiveNation.com. Check www.mayhemfest.com for more info.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL has become the summer’s hottest ticket by giving fans the opportunity to experience a thrilling mix of hard music’s most influential artists and exciting young voices. This summer’s lineup turns up the heat with a main stage lineup that sees KORN and ROB ZOMBIE joined by LAMB OF GOD and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. The JAGERMEISTER stage will feature HATEBREED, CHIMAIRA, SHADOWS FALL, WINDS OF PLAGUE and the JAGERMEISTER Battle of The Bands Winner. The second stage will spotlight ATREYU, NORMA JEAN, IN THIS MOMENT and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD.

The World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team, METAL MULISHA, will return to rev up audiences with their unique style of death-defying motorcycle stunts. Also featured on this year’s tour will be the bombastic BEACHER’S MADHOUSE, a sexy costume party combined with outrageous variety acts, beautiful dancers, scantily-clad Beacher’s Babies, DJ’s and so much more. Comedian Jay Oakerson (seen on Comedy Central) will also be on hand to deliver an onslaught of unbridled awesomeness and raunchy rock n roll comedy.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will be the first major city tour for KORN in support of their 9th studio album, tentatively titled Korn III – Remember Who You Are. The new album marks the return of producer Ross Robinson, who worked with Korn on their first two releases, Korn and Life is Peachy. Lead vocalist Jonathan Davis has said that the new material matches the pure raw emotion of Korn’s early releases while the current touring band has never been tighter. “It’s the perfect mix,” says Davis, “and Mayhem is the perfect place to set it off. We can’t wait for the fans to hear it!”

ROB ZOMBIE is gearing up for the February 2nd release of his Roadrunner / Loud & Proud debut Hellbilly Deluxe 2. Over the course of the past 18 years, Zombie has sold more than 15 million records as a solo artist and with his former band, White Zombie. Says Zombie, “It’s been over a decade since my last tour with Korn, so this pairing is long overdue. Mayhem will be one amazingly destructive way to spend the summer. ”

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is produced by Rockstar Taste of Chaos organizer John Reese, Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and Creative Artists Agency. The trio has made Mayhem 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.

“When we started this tour three years ago, one of our primary goals was to develop new artists,” say Lyman and Reese. “So we’re extremely proud of Five Finger Death Punch, who were a side stage band during year one and are now a main stage act. Mayhem has quickly become a powerful brand by assembling a monster-sized lineup of heavy hitting artists and unparalleled excitement at an affordable price. It’s a tour of not-to-be-missed moments. The fans recognize this and have responded.”

Live Nation is co-producer of the tour and will promote the festival nationally.

“The Mayhem team has done it again. The Mayhem Festival has become one of the premier traveling music festivals of the summer drawing more than 600,000 hard rock music fans to our amphitheaters in 2008 and 2009,” said Jason Garner, Chief Executive Officer of Global Music at Live Nation. “With Rob Zombie and Korn, Mayhem 2010 is sure to have another huge summer.”

LAMB OF GOD just received a Grammy nomination for “Best Metal Performance” for “Set To Fail” from their most recent release, Wrath, which entered Billboard’s Top 200 at No. 2.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH’s current album, War Is the Answer, debuted at # 7 on the Billboard charts. They were on the first-ever ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL in 2007 and have since established themselves as one of America’s most popular hard rock/ metal bands.

In addition to catching their favorite bands, Mayhem-goers can enjoy a plethora of festival activities, including playing the newest video games, perusing vendors, attending autograph signing sessions and a slew of other interactive activities that enhance the concert experience.

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK will be sampling their products and providing great surprises for attendees. Additional sponsors include Jagermeister, The DiNGSTORE.com (Device Personalization Company), Harley Davidson, Century Media and Metal Injection. Additional sponsor details will be announced shortly.

FUEL-TV and Revolver Magazine (who will produce the Official Tour Program) have signed on as official ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL media partners. Additional sponsors will be announced soon.

“In its third year the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL has become our marquee music presentation,” says Mike Kelso, Marketing Director Rockstar Energy Drink. “Huge crowds and great bands make for an amazing summer road show and Rockstar is proud to bring it to music fans throughout the country.”

Specific dates, cities and additional information will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can go to www.mayhemfest.com and www.LiveNation.com keep up with details as they are released.

Sat Jul 10 San Manuel Amphitheater San Bernardino, CA
Sun Jul 11 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA
Tue Jul 13 White River Amphitheater Southeast Auburn, WA
Fri Jul 16 Cricket Wireless Pavilion Phoenix, AZ
Sat Jul 17 Journal Pavilion Albuquerque, NM
Sun Jul 18 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre Englewood, CO
Tue Jul 20 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Maryland Heights, MO
Wed Jul 21 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
Fri Jul 23 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
Sat Jul 24 The Comcast Theatre Hartford, CT
Sun Jul 25 Parc Jean Drapeau Montreal, QC
Tue Jul 27 Comcast Center Mansfield, MA
Wed Jul 28 P.N.C. Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
Fri Jul 30 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI
Sat Jul 31 Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville, IN
Sun Aug 01 Lakewood Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA
Wed Aug 04 Virginia Beach Amphitheater Virginia Beach, VA
Fri Aug 06 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Tinley Park, IL
Sat Aug 07 Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake Pittsburgh, PA
Sun Aug 08 Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge Bristow, VA
Tue Aug 10 Ford Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
Wed Aug 11 Cruzan Amphitheater West Palm Beach, FL
Fri Aug 13 Superpages.com Center Dallas, TX
Sat Aug 14 Zoo Amphitheatre Oklahoma City, OK

15 Oct
2009
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Hellbillies rejoice, the Master of monster mayhem, Rob Zombie, is returning with exactly what you’ve been waiting for, HELLBILLY DELUXE 2! The follow up to the 1998 triple platinum smash HELLBILLY DELUXE will be the latest masterpiece from Zombie which is set to hit stores November 17th. The album, produced by Rob Zombie himself, features the first single “WHAT?” which has just been made available for fans to check out.

In support of the new album Zombie will blast off on tour in Phoenix, AZ on October 29th, Las Vegas, NV on the 30th, and a very special Halloween event on the 31st in Hollywood, CA hosted by Uncle Seymour Coffins also seen recently in HALLOWEEN 2. Zombie will be accompanied by his longtime band mates -guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D, and drummer Tommy Clufetos. This is the first headline tour since 2007 and will have other ghoulish delights in tow including openers Nekromantix and Captain Clegg & the Night Creatures last seen rocking Haddonfield and Michael Myers in Zombie’s new film HALLOWEEN 2. The tour will usher in Zombie’s forthcoming album HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 – Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool (Geffen), a companion to 1998 original.

Selling over fifteen million albums worldwide, Zombie is one of Geffen Record’s top selling and the longest running artists on the label. He has written and directed five feature length films, directed dozens of high profile music videos, contributed recordings to multiple soundtracks, and authored several comic books. HALLOWEEN 2 (2009) took hold of the box office recently, following-up his record breaking blockbuster re-imagining of HALLOWEEN in 2007. In 2005, Zombie assaulted the film world with the critically-acclaimed THE DEVIL’S REJECTS (Lionsgate), the follow-up to his already cult classic HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES (Lionsgate 2004).

For more information go to www.robzombie.com or www.myspace.com/robzombie

TRACK LISTING:
1. Jesus Frankenstein
2. Sick Bubblegum
3. What?
4. Mars Needs Women
5. Werewolf, Baby!
6. Virgin Witch
7. Death and Destiny Inside The Dream Factory
8. Burn
9. Cease to Exist
10. Werewolf Women of the SS
11. The Man Who Laughs

ROB ZOMBIE TOUR DATES
Oct 29 Dodge Theater – Phoenix, Arizona
Oct 30 The Pearl – Palms Concert Theater – Las Vegas, Nevada
Oct 31 Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, California
Nov 1 The Grove – Anaheim, California
Nov 3 San Jose Events Center – San Jose, California
Nov 5 The Great Salt Air – Magna, Utah
Nov 6 The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, Colorado
Nov 8 The Brady Theater – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nov 10 Austin Music Hall – Austin, Texas
Nov 11 Verizon Wireless Theater – Houston, Texas
Nov 13 Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, Texas
Nov 14 Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, Missouri
Nov 15 The Pageant – St. Louis, Missouri
Nov 16 Murat Theater – Indianapolis, Indiana
Nov 17 Akron Civic Center – Akron, Ohio
Nov 19 Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nov 20 Roy Wilkins Auditorium – St. Paul, Minnesota
Nov 21 Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, Iowa
Nov 22 Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, Illinois
Nov 24 Broadbent Arena – Louisville, Kentucky
Nov 25 The LC Pavilion – Columbus, Ohio
Nov 27 The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, Michigan
Nov 28 The Sound Academy – Toronto, Ontario
Nov 29 Metropolis – Montreal, Quebec
Dec 1 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, New York
Dec 2 House Of Blues – Boston, Massachusetts
Dec 3 Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, Connecticut
Dec 4 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec 5 9:30 Club – WASHINGTON, Washington DC


What? – Rob Zombie