Megadeth’s Oklahoma City Gigantour Show to Benefit Tornado Victims
The Oklahoma City area was devastated by tornadoes earlier this year. On May 20, a powerful twister with winds up to 210 MPH struck the town of Moore, killing 24 people and injuring almost 400. Over a thousand home were destroyed, with damage estimated at $2 billion. As the area struggles to rebuild, Megadeth are doing their part to help.
Gigantour will be playing Oklahoma City on July 16, and Megadeth will be donating their proceeds from the show to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. “Many amazing bands have come forward to aid Oklahomans since the May tornadoes came and tore apart their homes and lives," says Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine. "Now it’s time for Heavy Metal to give to this community!”
The day before the Oklahoma City show (July 15), bands from Gigantour will be participating in an All-Star softball game. All the proceeds from the game at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex will also go to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
In addition to Megadeth, the lineup for this year's Gigantour includes Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newsted and Death Division. The trek kicks off July 3 in Gilford, N.H. Kudos to Mustaine and the other bands for donating both time and money to help the disaster victims in the Oklahoma City region.