Slayer and Manson Team Up for Summer Tour

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Slayer (top) / Marilyn Manson
WRITTEN BY
Larry Fitzmaurice

Prepare for a double dose of hard rock!

Thrash-metal luminaries Slayer -- who are hard at work on their next record -- will join shock-rocker Marilyn Manson to co-headline this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour.

"We co-headlined with Manson once before and Manson and I probably drank a little too much absinthe," Slayer guitarist Kerry King said in a statement. "But we had a really good time hanging out and playing good music -- we're looking forward to doing the same this summer on Mayhem."

The ever-charming Manson added: "I have good news and I have bad news to announce. The good news is that I am completely aware now that our music and our Mayhem tour will have a negative, destructive influence on America. The bad news is that I don't give a fuck."

The 27-date tour, which will also feature supporting acts Bullet For My Valentine, All That Remains, and Cannibal Corpse, will kick off July 10 in Sacramento, CA, and stop in major North American cities before concluding August 16 in San Antonio, TX. Tickets will go on sale April 24. Check the festival's official website for more details.

Slayer talk Mayhem tour:

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour dates:
7/10, Sacramento, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
7/11, San Francisco, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
7/12, San Bernardino, CA (Glen Helen Pavilion)
7/14, Seattle, WA (White River Amphitheater)
7/17, Phoenix, AZ (Cricket Pavilion(
7/18, Albuquerque, NM (Journal Pavilion)
7/19, Denver, CO (Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre)
7/21, KansasCity,KS (Sandstone Amphitheater)
7/22, St.Louis,MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
7/24, Atlanta, GA (LakewoodAmphitheater)
7/25, Indianapolis, IN (Verizon Wireless MusicCentre)
7/26, Chicago, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
7/28, Toronto, ON (Molson Amphitheater)
7/29, Scranton, PA (Toyota Pavilion)
7/31, Cleveland, OH (Blossom Music Center)
<8/1, Pittsburgh, PA (Post Gazette Pavilion)
8/2, Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
8/4, Boston, MA (Tweeter Center)
8/6, VirginiaBeach,VA (Virginia Beach Amphitheater)
8/7, Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)
8/8, Hartford, CT(NewEngland Dodge Music Center)
8/9, Washington, DC (NissanPavilion)
8/11, Tampa, FL (Ford Amphitheatre)
8/12, West Palm Beach,FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
8/14, Dallas, TX (Superpages.com Center)
8/15, Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
8/16, San Antonio, TX (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

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