One of my favorite things about the summer is heading to check out all the different tours around the area. One of my favorites from last year is Mayhem Festival. 

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Mayhem Festival has been around since 2008 and was the brain child of Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour) and John Reese. The festival always has some of the best acts in hard rock and metal that are on the bill for this festival. This year is no exception, with some great headliners including one of the biggest selling bands from last year, with a live show that is even better. Here are the bands that will be on the Mayhem Festival for 2014:

Avenged Sevenfold
Asking Alexandria
Cannibal Corpse
Suicide Silence
Miss May I
Body Count featuring Ice-T
Veil of Maya
Upon A Burning Body
Texas Hippie Coalition
Darkest Hour
Ill Nino
King 810

Here are the tour dates for the festival (the closest ones to us are in bold):

July 05San Bernardino, CASan Manuel Amphitheater
July 06Mountain View, CAShoreline Amphitheatre
July 08Auburn, WAWhite River Amphitheatre
July 09Nampa, IDIdaho Center Amphitheatre
July 11Phoenix, AZAk-Chin Pavilion
July 12Albuquerque, NMIsleta Amphitheatre
July 14Morrison, CORed Rocks Amphitheatre
July 16Maryland Heights, MOVerizion Wireless Amphitheater
July 17Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
July 18Milwaukee, WIEagle's Ballroom
July 19Noblesville, INKlipsch Music Center
July 20Tinley Park, ILFirst Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
July 22Mansfield, MAXfinity Theatre
July 23Saratoga Springs, NYSaratoga Performing Arts Center
July 25Toronto, ONMolson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 26Burgettstown, PAFirst Niagara Pavilion
July 27Hartford, CTXfinity Theatre
July 29Darien Center, NYDarien Lake PAC
July 30Wantagh, NYNikon Theater at Jones Beach
August 01Camden, NJSusquehanna Bank Center
August 02Scranton, PAToyota Pavilion
August 03Bristow, VAJiffy Lube Live
August 05Atlanta, GALakewood Amphitheatre
August 07Oklahoma City, OKOKC Downtown Airpark
August 09Dallas, TXGexa Energy Pavilion
August 10The Woodlands, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 4th and you can purchase your tickets through their website.