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 05 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
July 06 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
July 09 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 11 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 12 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
July 14 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 16 Maryland Heights, MO Verizion Wireless Amphitheater
July 17 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 18 Milwaukee, WI Eagle's Ballroom
July 19 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
July 20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
July 22 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Theatre
July 23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 25 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 26 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
July 27 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
July 29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
July 30 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
August 01 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 02 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
August 03 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
August 05 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 07 Oklahoma City, OK OKC Downtown Airpark
August 09 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 10 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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