A few weeks back the organizers of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival announced the dates and cities for this year's jaunt. They also announced that the festival will have 4 stages, the most ever. While the anticipation builds for the announcement of this year's headliners and support bands, episode one of Mayhem TV premiered with a definitive history of the first five years of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and a look ahead to 2013.

The lineup will be revealed March 18th. Rumor has it the delay of the lineup announcement was pending the Randy Blythe trial. No one would be more excited about Lamb of God headlining Mayhem than me.

You can expect a new episode of Mayhem TV every Monday throughout the duration of the tour.

Watch episode 1 of Mayhem TV

2013 Mayhem Festival Dates

6/29 San Bernardino, Calif.

6/30 Mountain View, Calif.

7/2 Nampa, Idaho

7/3 Auburn, Wash.

7/5 Phoenix, Ariz.

7/6 Albuquerque, N.M.

7/7 Denver, Colo.

7/10 Toronto, Ontario

7/12 Burgettstown, Pa.

7/13 Camden, N.J.

7/14 Darien Center, N.Y.

7/16 Mansfield, Mass.

7/17 Bangor, Maine

7/19 Scranton, Penn.

7/20 Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

7/21 Hartford, Conn.

7/23 Holmdel, N.J.

7/24 Bristow, Va.

7/26 Noblesville, Ind.

7/27 Tinley Park, Ill.

7/28 Clarkson, Mich.

7/30 Atlanta, Ga.

7/31 Tampa, Fla.

8/2 Austin, Texas

8/3 The Woodlands, Texas

8/4 Dallas, Texas

Highlights of 2012 Mayhem Festival