Megadeth Announce Return of Gigantour With Motörhead, Lacuna Coil and Volbeat
Dave Mustaine and Megadeth are excited to announce the re-launch of their critically-acclaimed package festival Gigantour. The multi-artist bill--with metal heavyweights Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil all personally picked by Mustaine--will kick off in early 2012 with dates tentatively set for late January through early March. Gigantour was founded by Mustaine in 2005 and was last in the US in May 2008. Stay tuned for official tour dates and on-sale information.
Megadeth's thirteenth album--appropriately titled 'TH1RT3EN'--will be released Nov. 1st via Roadrunner Records. Anticipation is high and fans are anxious for a taste of new music from the legends, who have sold over 25 million albums globally throughout the course of their career. The album's first single is the volcanic 'Public Enemy No. 1.'
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. For Lacuna Coil, Gigantour 2012 marks a return to the tour, as they performed on the 2007 Australian trek; the Italian heavy metal group's singer Cristina Scabbia also appeared on Megadeth's 2007 re-recording of their song 'A Tout Le Monde.'