Rockstar’s Mayhem Festival is always a good time, and now there’s an even better reason to get outside this summer. Islander will be joining the tour as support for Emmure, who will be headlining the Victory Records Stage, the eponymous label both bands share. Dates below:

  • 7/05 San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
  • 7/06 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
  • 7/08 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
  • 7/11 Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
  • 7/12 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
  • 7/13 Denver, CO @ TBA
  • 7/16 Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 7/17 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • 7/19 Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
  • 7/20 Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
  • 7/23 Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • 7/24 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
  • 7/26 Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
  • 7/27 Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
  • 7/29 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake
  • 7/30 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
  • 8/01 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion At Montage Mountain
  • 8/02 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
  • 8/03 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
  • 8/05 Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
  • 8/07 Oklahoma City, OK @ Oklahoma Zoo Amphitheatre
  • 8/09 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
  • 8/10 The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion



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