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Mayhem Festival 2010

Mayhem Festival 2010 was the third annual Mayhem Festival created by Kevin Lyman. The 2010 edition of the festival was co-headlined by Korn and Rob Zombie. As in previous years, the main sponsor of the festival is Rockstar Energy drink, and each date had a different Battle of the Bands winner performing on the Jägermeister stage.[1][2] In addition to three stages with various heavy metal bands, Mayhem Festival 2010 also hosted other entertainment acts. As in previous years, the Freestyle Motocross stunt team Metal Mulisha returned, in addition to comedian Jay Oakerson and a costume party/variety act "Beacher's Madhouse" featuring DJ's and the scantily-clad "Beacher's Babies".[2]

Mayhem Festival 2010
North American tour by Mayhem Festival
Promotional poster for Mayhem Festival 2010.
Start dateJuly 10, 2010
End dateAugust 14, 2010
No. of shows26
Mayhem Festival concert chronology

In April 2010, an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico owned by Transocean and operated under contract for BP, exploded, which led to a massive oil spill in a disaster known as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. At this time, several people around the world, including Mayhem Festival 2010 headliner Korn, decided to boycott BP by not purchasing their fuel. Jonathan Davis, the lead singer of Korn commented, "We need to do our part to let BP know there are consequences for causing something like this. We want to send a message to corporations like BP so that they will take more preventative measures in the future."[3] Korn will not be using BP, or oil from partnering companies, to fuel their tour buses during upcoming concert dates and also encouraged the other 2010 Mayhem Festival bands to participate in the boycott.[3] Several artists not on the Mayhem Festival later joined in on Korn's boycott, including Disturbed, Rise Against, and Megadeth.[4] Korn's encouragement for Mayhem bands to join the boycott eventually made its way to tour founder Kevin Lyman, who decided the entire festival would not be using BP oil. In a press release, Lyman stated that he is, "encouraging everyone we deal with to find alternative ways to get down the road this summer."[4]

Mayhem Festival 2010 lineupEdit

Main stageEdit

Silver Star StageEdit

Jägermeister stageEdit

Note: Despite being announced as performing on the Jägermeister stage on press releases, Winds of Plague performed on the Silver Star stage on most of the tour dates.

Tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue Battle of the Bands winner[6]
July 10, 2010 Devore, California United States San Manuel Amphitheater Sangre
July 11, 2010 Mountain View, California Shoreline Amphitheatre Vengince
July 13, 2010 Auburn, Washington White River Amphitheatre Drown Mary
July 14, 2010 Nampa, Idaho Idaho Center Amphitheatre A Balance of Power
July 16, 2010 Phoenix, Arizona Cricket Wireless Pavilion Hostility
July 17, 2010 Albuquerque, New Mexico Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion Eve of an End
July 18, 2010 Greenwood Village, Colorado Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
July 20, 2010 Maryland Heights, Missouri Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Psychostick
July 21, 2010 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center Ascend Through the Depths
July 23, 2010 Camden, New Jersey Susquehanna Bank Center Beyond The Scar
July 24, 2010 Hartford, Connecticut The Comcast Theatre Hemlock
July 25, 2010 Montreal, Quebec Canada Parc Jean-Drapeau
July 27, 2010 Mansfield, Massachusetts United States Comcast Center Stemm
July 28, 2010 Holmdel Township, New Jersey PNC Bank Arts Center His Name Was Yesterday
July 30, 2010 Tinley Park, Illinois First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre SOiL
July 31, 2010 Noblesville, Indiana Verizon Wireless Music Center Xfactor1
August 1, 2010 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheatre Mobile Death Camp
August 3, 2010 Raleigh, North Carolina Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Gollum
August 4, 2010 Virginia Beach, Virginia Virginia Beach Amphitheater Saint Diablo
August 6, 2010 Clarkston, Michigan DTE Energy Music Theatre Tension Head
August 7, 2010 Burgettstown, Pennsylvania First Niagara Pavilion Waiting for Never
August 8, 2010 Bristow, Virginia Jiffy Lube Live Art of Destruction
August 10, 2010 Tampa, Florida Ford Amphitheatre Must Not Kill
August 11, 2010 West Palm Beach, Florida Cruzan Amphitheatre Catalysis
August 13, 2010 Dallas, Texas Center Brotherhood
August 14, 2010 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Zoo Amphitheatre Upon a Burning Body


  1. ^ Prince, David J. (January 20, 2010). "Korn, Rob Zombie To Headline 2010 Mayhem Tour". Billboard. Retrieved January 20, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "KORN, ROB ZOMBIE, LAMB OF GOD, Others Confirmed For ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL". Blabbermouth. January 20, 2010. Archived from the original on January 23, 2010. Retrieved January 20, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Debenedictis, Matt (June 9, 2010). "Korn Boycott BP for Summer Tours". Noisecreep. AOL Music. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Cizmar, Martin (June 18, 2010). "Lady Gaga, Rise Against, Disturbed Join Korn's BP Boycott. Oh, Yes, and Creed Too!". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved June 18, 2010.
  5. ^ "Avenged Sevenfold announce special appearance". Lick Library. April 16, 2010. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  6. ^ "Mayhem Festival 2010 Lineup". Official Mayhem website. Archived from the original on February 5, 2010. Retrieved June 14, 2010.

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