Concert notes: Mayhem arrives in July

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Avenged Sevenfold and Korn will be the heavy hitters atop the seventh annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival tour hitting the First Niagara Pavilion July 26.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via For the first 72 hours all lawn tickets are $20 and $5 off reserved seats.

The festival features action on four stages, including main stagers Asking Alexandria and Trivium (main stage), Cannibal Corpse, Miss May I, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition and the return of rapper Ice-T's Body Count and Suicide Silence fronted by All Shall Perish's Hernan "Eddie" Hermida (replacing singer Mitch Lucker, who died in a motorcycle accident).

Stage AE adds to lineup

Stage AE announced six new concerts Monday, ranging from the pop-rock R5 to the hip-hop Jurassic 5 to jam faves Yonder Mountain String Band. Tickets on sale via

May 29: R5. $25 advance/$30 day of show. On sale Friday.

June 11: CHVRCHES. $22/$25. On sale Friday.

June 18: O.A.R. & Phillip Phillips. $39.50/$42. On sale April 11.

July 9: Yonder Mountain String Band and Railroad Earth. $25/$30. On sale April 11.

July 14: 311 and Sublime with Rome. $39.50/$42. On sale Friday.

July 30: Word of Mouth Reunion Tour with Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples and Beat Junkies. $25. On sale Friday.

Music fest tunes up

The WYEP Summer Music Festival lineup will return to Schenley Plaza, Oakland, on June 28 with Canadian rockers the Sam Roberts Band, neo-soul newcomer Valerie June, Elizabeth & The Catapult and The Red Western. Admission is free. It begins at 6 p.m.

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