Is it truly all over for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival?
According to co-founder John Reese, 2015 was indeed the last year for the metal-centric festival.
Taking to Facebook following the final show of the tour which took place last night (Aug. 2) in Dallas, Reese wrote a long letter in which he revealed that this year’s Mayhem Fest would be the last.
After eight years of blood, sweat, tears, and poor ticket sales, the co-founder’s letter thanked everyone who had been a part of the tour that was created to be the alternative to Ozzfest. Though it does seem like the tour is now over, for good, Reese does leave a little bit of silver lining with his closing of “with every end, there is a new beginning.”
Does this mean that he might have something up his sleeve for the future? Who knows, after all winter Warped, Taste of Chaos called it a day a few years ago and now it’s gong to be a one day festival in California.
Read Reese’s full letter below.
“Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2015 comes to an end. After spending 8 calendar years of passion and one full year of my life on the road with the festival, tonight is a very emotional night. All I know is we have all tried our damned hardest to make Mayhem a home for artists, a platform for bands to increase their fan base and a place where people feel welcomed.
There are so many people to thank but most of all I want to thank my family who complete me and I owe everything to. I love you with every fiber of my being Elenie Hovartos Reese Kelsey Reese Kylie Reese and Nicolette Reese.
A very very special thank you goes to Jason May Nick Allen Chelsea Coffey and Mike Kelso without you it never would of happened.
The Mayhem lifers Ray Picard Keri Lee Joey Perez Andy Lee Benjamin Layden Mike Terrazas Strati Hovartos and Perry Johnson.
Thank you to every single band who have performed and the amazing mayhem crew people who have ever been out with us thank you thank you thank you.
To Perry LaVoisne You are my brother and I cherish our friendship and the fact that we have fought together so many fucking times.
KL and DE ….blood sweat and tears.
WITH EVERY END THERE IS A NEW BEGINNING.”