Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Megadeth announce Gigantour 2012 dates

Megadeth have announced dates for their 2012 Gigantour, the festival they first founded in 2005, which makes its return for the first time since 2008.

The Gigantour bill will include Motorhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil, all personally picked by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine.

The month-long tour kicks off January 26 in Camden, NJ, and wraps February 28 in Denver, CO, playing shows across the US and Canada.

Gigantour is a chance to, as Mustaine says, tour with like-minded artists "that play heavy music in a high-energy environment," with a fan-friendly ticket price. He founded the tour in 2005 and invited such artists as Anthrax, Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Lamb of God, Opeth, Static-X and In Flames to join Megadeth.

"We've done festivals in Europe with Lacuna Coil and they're workaholics as well!,” says Lemmy. “Volbeat are great too; the whole bill is pretty diverse and I advise everyone who likes being deaf, and/or can lip-read already, to come out and see what the stuff that doesn't get any MTV Video Awards sounds like! Gigantour is just that!"

"Megadeth are one of the greatest bands to tread a stage anywhere and me and Dave have been promising each other we'd tour together ever since we met!,”
continues the Motorhead legend. “Volbeat and Lacuna Coil are interesting choices and I think it's gonna be incredible trying to understand each other backstage! Come and see what eclectic means! (look THAT up in your Funk & Wagnall's)! See you!"

Tickets are on-sale beginning November 4 - for more information visit http://www.gigantour.com.

Megadeth’s new album, “TH1RT3EN,” is available now.

Gigantour 2012 dates:

Jan 26 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Jan 27 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Jan 28 - New York, NY - Theater at Madison Square Garden
Jan 29 - Lowell, MA - Tsongas Arena
Feb 01 - Glens Falls, NY - Glens Falls Civic Center
Feb 02 - Quebec City, QC - Colisee Pepsi Arena
Feb 03 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Feb 05 - Kingston, ON - K-Rock Centre
Feb 07 - Oshawa, ON - General Motors Centre
Feb 08 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum
Feb 09 - Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
Feb 10 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
Feb 12 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
Feb 14 - St. Paul, MN - Myth
Feb 16 - Saskatoon, SK - Prairieland
Feb 17 - Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre
Feb 18 - Calgary, AB - Big 4 Building
Feb 20 - Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Ent & Sports Centre
Feb 21 - Kent, WA - Showare Center
Feb 23 - San Jose, CA - Events Center
Feb 24 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
Feb 25 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
Feb 26 - Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Coliseum
Feb 28 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium

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