By Jeff Owens

July 6, 2010

Jackson fans rejoice—the third annual Mayhem Festival kicks off July 10 in San Bernadino, Calif. Before the madness is over, the nation’s largest summer metalfest will have infected 26 U.S. cities (and a Canadian one) before concluding Aug. 14 in Oklahoma City.

Jackson signature favorites participating in the triple-stage sonic festivities include Lamb of God on the Main Stage and Hatebreed on the Jägermeister Stage.

Mayhem’s Main Stage also features co-headliners Korn and Rob Zombie, and Five Finger Death Punch. Silver Star Stage acts are Atreyu, Norma Jean, In This Moment and 3 Inches of Blood; other Jägermeister Stage acts joining Hatebreed are Chimaira, Shadows Fall, Winds of Plague and each city’s battle of the bands winner.

Mayhem dates, cities and venues are:


10   San Bernadino, Calif.     San Manuel Amphitheater

11   Mountain View, Calif.     Shoreline Amphitheater

13   Auburn, Wash.               White River Amphitheater

14   Nampa, Idaho                 Idaho Center Amphitheater

16   Phoenix                          Cricket Wireless Pavilion

17   Albuquerque, N.M.         Hard Rock Casino

18   Englewood, Colo.           Comfort Dental Amphitheater

20   Maryland Heights, Mo.   Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

21   Cincinatti                        Riverbend Music Center

23   Camden N.J.                  Susquehanna Bank Center

24   Hartford, Conn.              Comcast Theater

25   Montreal                         Parc Jean-Drapeau

27   Mansfield, Mass.            Comcast Center

28   Holmdel, N.J.                  PNC Bank Arts Center

30   Tinley Park, Ill.               First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

31   Noblesville, Ind.             Verizon Wireless Music Center


1    Atlanta                            Lakewood Amphitheater

3    Walnut Creek, N.C.        Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion

4     Virginia Beach, Va.       Virginia Beach Amphitheater

6     Clarkston, Mich.            DTE Energy Music Theater

7     Pittsburgh                      First Niagra Pavilion

8     Bristow, Va.                   Jiffy Lube Live

10   Tampa, Fla.                   Ford Amphitheater

11   West Palm Beach, Fla.  Cruzan Amphitheater

13   Dallas                            SuperPages.com Center

14   Oklahoma City               Zoo Amphitheater