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The heavy metal music tour, Mayhem Festival 2011, was the fourth annual Mayhem Festival created by Kevin Lyman. The official lineup was announced on January 31, 2011.[1] It was the first year that the festival utilized a rotating main stage slot, and the first year that the tour had more than one act returning from previous lineups.

Mayhem Festival 2011
North American tour by Mayhem Festival
Start dateJuly 9, 2011
End dateAugust 14, 2011
No. of shows27
Mayhem Festival concert chronology


Rotating Main Stage openersEdit

The 2011 iteration of Mayhem Festival was notable as the first year in which the tour utilized multiple acts to fill the opening slot on the Main stage on different ranges of days. Machine Head opened the Main stage from the tour's onset until July 20, Trivium performed from July 22 to August 2, and In Flames played from August 3 until they dropped off the tour. While one band opened the main stage, the other two instead performed as headliners on the Jägermeister Mobile Stage and Revolver Stage.[2]

In Flames drops off festivalEdit

On July 31, Swedish band In Flames announced that they would not be able to continue touring with the festival by posting this on their official website: "It is with huge regret that today with immediate effect In Flames must cancel their current US shows as part of the Mayhem tour and their own US Headline shows. But due to a serious terminal illness of one the band's immediate family members they feel they have no option. We have had the most amazing and fun times as part of the Mayhem tour and we are truly grateful for all the support the whole festival has shown. We will be back at the start of 2012. Once again our apologies"[3]

Mayhem Festival 2011 lineupEdit

Phoenix rock metal band Back From Ashes performing with Nate Gullickson of Throw Logic and Dan Johnson of Love and Death at Mayhem Festival 2011 in Arizona

Main StageEdit

Rotating Main Stage openersEdit

Revolver StageEdit


Jägermeister Mobile StageEdit


Tour datesEdit


Date City Country Venue Lineup changes Jägermeister Band
July 9, 2011 San Bernardino United States San Manuel Amphitheater Dethklok replaced Megadeth, Testament replaced In Flames Nihilist
July 10, 2011 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre Testament replaced In Flames Valdur
July 12, 2011 Auburn White River Amphitheatre Drown Mary
July 13, 2011 Nampa Idaho Center Amphitheatre A Balance of Power
July 15, 2011 Phoenix Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion Back from Ashes
July 16, 2011 Albuquerque Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion Until Chaos
July 17, 2011 Greenwood Village Comfort Dental Amphitheatre Switchpin
July 19, 2011 Maryland Heights Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Psychostick
July 20, 2011 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center Mobile Deathcamp
July 22, 2011 Mansfield Comcast Center Dead Season
July 23, 2011 Montreal Canada Parc Jean Drapeau All Mayhem Fest 2011 bands except Megadeth (who headlined Heavy TO) appeared.
July 24, 2011 Hartford United States The Comcast Theatre All Shall Perish did not perform this date. Hell Within
July 26, 2011 Corfu Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Only five bands[6]
July 27, 2011 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center Dr. Acula
July 29, 2011 Burgettstown First Niagara Pavilion Lost Chapter
July 30, 2011 Bristow Jiffy Lube Live Silvertung
July 31, 2011 Camden Susquehanna Bank Center Beyond the Scar
August 2, 2011 Virginia Beach Virginia Beach Amphitheater Saint Diablo
August 3, 2011 Raleigh Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Gollum
August 5, 2011 Tinley Park First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Hatebreed replaced Trivium[7] Seven Year Existence
August 6, 2011 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre Tension Head
August 7, 2011 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Music Center The Surface
August 9, 2011 Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre Megadeth and Machine Head did not appear. Texas Hippie Coalition
August 10, 2011 Dallas Center Powderburn
August 12, 2011 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheatre Uncrowned
August 13, 2011 Tampa 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Catalysis
August 14, 2011 West Palm Beach Cruzan Amphitheatre Must Not Kill


  1. ^ a b c Debenedictis, Matt (January 31, 2011). "Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth Headlining Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2011". Noisecreep. AOL Music. Retrieved March 13, 2011.
  2. ^ a b [1] Archived December 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "In Flames forced to cancel rest of the US tour". Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  4. ^ "Updated: Official Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Details Revealed". Roadrunner Records. January 31, 2011. Archived from the original on March 10, 2011. Retrieved March 13, 2011.
  5. ^ "2011 Tour Dates". November 24, 2010. Archived from the original on November 25, 2010. Retrieved November 24, 2010.
  6. ^ "Dates / Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. 2013 Bands Announced Tickets On Sale Now". 2011-07-26. Archived from the original on 2013-08-19. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  7. ^ merihkolat. "Blog / Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. 2013 Bands Announced Tickets On Sale Now / Important Show Note Regarding Trivium". Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2013-11-02.

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