Mayhem Festival to be “back in full swing” in 2021

Mayhem Festival was apparently due to return in 2020, following a 5-year hiatus. In-fact, Megadeth and Lamb of God were initially rumored to be on the run, but of course, that turned out to be false, as both acts eventually announced their own massive 2020 co-headline tour across North America with special guests Trivium and In Flames (the tour is technically still happening as of this posting, see dates below).

Back to Mayhem Festival, organizers have revealed through their Instagram account that the fest plans to return next year, noting: “as we’re sure you’ve guessed.. due to the pandemic we have to sit this summer out, but 2021 we plan on being back in full swing.”

Founded by Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos) and John Reese (also of Taste of Chaos fame), Mayhem Fest’s inaugural season took place in 2008 featuring sets by Slipknot, Disturbed, Machine Head, Mastodon, and more. The tour’s last run happened in 2015 with Slayer, King Diamond, Hellyeah, Whitechapel and others pummeling over 25 cities. The fest’s demise was reportedly due to poor ticket sales.

According to AltPress, both Lyman and Reese have no involvement in Mayhem Festival’s revival.

Stay tuned for more.

Summer 2020:
Fri, Jun 12, 2020 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sat, Jun 13, 2020 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Sun, Jun 14, 2020 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
Tue, Jun 16, 2020 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Wed, Jun 17, 2020 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Thu, Jun 18, 2020 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Sat, Jun 20, 2020 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun, Jun 21, 2020 Boston, MA Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Tue, Jun 23, 2020 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Wed, Jun 24, 2020 Providence, RI Bold Point Park
Fri, Jun 26, 2020 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
Sun, Jun 28, 2020 Burgettstown, PA S&T Bank Music Park
Mon, Jun 29, 2020 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Wed, Jul 1, 2020 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Thu, Jul 2, 2020 Mount Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
Fri, Jul 3, 2020 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Music Center
Sun, Jul 5, 2020 Atlanta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Tue, Jul 7, 2020 Cincinnati, OH PNC PAVILION
Wed, Jul 8, 2020 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Fri, Jul 10, 2020 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
Sat, Jul 11, 2020 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
Sun, Jul 12, 2020 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Tue, Jul 14, 2020 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Fri, Jul 17, 2020 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat, Jul 18, 2020 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Mon, Jul 20, 2020 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Tue, Jul 21, 2020 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre
Thu, Jul 23, 2020 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
Sat, Jul 25, 2020 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Sun, Jul 26, 2020 Portland, OR Moda Center
Wed, Jul 29, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Thu, Jul 30, 2020 Pocatello, ID Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre
Sat, Aug 1, 2020 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion

Fall 2020:
Fri, Oct 2, 2020 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Tue, Oct 6, 2020 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Wed, Oct 7, 2020 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena
Fri, Oct 9, 2020 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center Arena
Sun, Oct 11, 2020 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
Wed, Oct 14, 2020 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
Fri, Oct 16, 2020 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Wed, Oct 21, 2020 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Fri, Oct 23, 2020 Huntington, WV Mountain Health Arena
Sat, Oct 24, 2020 Bethlehem, PA The Wind Creek Event Center
Tue, Oct 27, 2020 Quebec City, QC Centre Videotron
Wed, Oct 28, 2020 Laval, QC Place Bell
Fri, Oct 30, 2020 St. Paul, MN Armory
Sat, Oct 31, 2020 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
Mon, Nov 2, 2020 Omaha, NE Baxter Arena
Tue, Nov 3, 2020 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Thu, Nov 5, 2020 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Sat, Nov 7, 2020 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
Tue, Nov 10, 2020 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
Wed, Nov 11, 2020 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center Arena
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 Reno, NV Reno Events Center

Concert shot by Johnny Perilla

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