Black Label Society Join Lineup for Megadeth’s Gigantour 2013 + Dates Announced
Megadeth's 2013 edition of Gigantour has finally revealed its full lineup along with a full list of tour dates. Including Megadeth, five bands had already been confirmed for the annual tour, but apparently six is the magic number, as Black Label Society will also hit the road for the North American tour this summer.
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has been slowly leaking his 2013 Gigantour lineup for the past three weeks, and the lineup was finally completed last night when Mustaine announced that Black Label Society would join the cause during a videotaped speech at the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards. Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society will now join Megadeth, Device, Hellyeah, Newsted + Death Division for Gigantour 2013.
Dave Mustaine recently shared some inside info on the beginnings of Gigantour, along with his excitement for this year's edition during an interview with metal radio goddess Full Metal Jackie. "The whole thing with Gigantour originating was because my arm was hurt and I wasn’t able to play anymore," begins Mustaine. "It wasn’t supposed to be like Megadeth’s festival, like every band has their festival and goes and travels so there was a period where I kind of thought, “You know what I don’t need to do this anymore because I’m playing again,” but the lineup that we have for Gigantour this year is really cool."
Check out the full list of tour dates for Gigantour 2013 below!
2013 Gigantour Tour Dates:
07/03 - Gilford, N.H. @ Meadowbrook
07/05 - Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
07/06 - Canandaigua, N.Y. @ Marvin Sands PAC
07/08 - Clarkston, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/09 - Chicago, Ill. @ Allstate Arena
07/10 - Youngstown, Ohio @ Covelli Center
07/12 - Dallas, Texas @ TBA
07/13 - Lubbock, Texas @ Lonestar Amphitheatre
07/14 - Corpus Christi, Texas @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre
07/16 - Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Zoo Amphitheatre
07/18 - Bloomington, Ill. @ US Cellular Coliseum
07/19 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ Eagles Ballroom
07/20 - Cadott, Wis. @ Chippewa Valley Music Festival
07/22 - Winnipeg, Manitoba @ MTS Center
07/23 - Calgary, Alberta @ Stampede Corral
07/26 - Edmonton, Alberta 2 Rexall Place
07/27 - Dawson Creek, British Columbia @ EnCana Events Centre
07/29 - Abbotsford, British Columbia @ Abbotsford Entertainment Center
07/30 - Everett, Wash. @ Comcast Arena
08/01 - West Valley City, Utah @ Maverik Center
08/02 - Denver, Colo. @ 1st Bank Center
08/04 - Fargo, N.D. @ Scheels Arena
08/07 - New York, N.Y. @ TBA
08/09 - Camden, N.J. @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/10 - Montreal, Quebec @ Heavy MTL
08/11 - Toronto, Ontario @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre