NewsAugust 3, 2015 11:47 AM ET24,452 views

Mayhem Festival is done for good

Last night's concert in Dallas, Texas was the final show of the 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour. For better or for worse, it was apparently also the final Mayhem Festival show ever. Festival co-founder John Reese issued this statement via Facebook last night:
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.
Obviously, this was an extremely difficult year for the festival, between ill-conceived comments from co-founder Kevin Lyman to constant criticism from Slayer's Kerry King, the fest has been in the news as of late for all of the wrong reasons. [via Metal Injection]

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