Megadeth’s ‘Gigantour’ Reveals Lineup

Megadeth’s annual sonic excursion taps Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newsted and Death Division to rumble across the land beginning in early July.

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Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain, Scranton, Pa.

Yes, it’s time to check your house’s foundation, make sure your car’s shock absorbers are up still up to the task and more importantly, prep your own bad self for another metal onslaught from Dave Mustaine and his choices for blowing summer 2013 through the roof.

“This year’s power-packed lineup is probably the best Gigantour  yet, and we’ve had some pretty massive Gigantours over the years,” Mustaine said.  “Gigantour 2013 brings four of my favorite bands, each centered around a superstar.  With Zakk, David, Vinnie and Jason, there are going to be fans from Ozzy to Disturbed to Pantera to Metallica and everything that’s metal in between!  Don’t miss the metal festival of the summer!”

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Sunset Strip Music Festival, West Hollywood, Calif.

Here’s the mapping:

July 3 – Gilford, N.H., Meadowbrook
July 5 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Casino
July 6 – Canandaigua, N.Y., Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC (CMACV)
July 8 – Clarkston (Detroit), Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 9 – Rosemont (Chicago), Ill, Allstate Arena
July 10 – Youngstown, Ohio, Covelli Centre
July 12 – Dallas, Texas, TBA
July 13 – Lubbock, Texas, The Pavilion @ Lone Star Event Ctr.
July 14 – Corpus Christi, Texas, Concrete Street Amphitheater
July 16 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Oklahoma Zoo Amphitheater
July 18 – Bloomington, Ill., US Cellular Coliseum
July 19 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave Eagles Club
July 20 – Cadott, Wis., Chippewa Valley Festival Grounds (Rock Fest)
July 22 – Winnipeg, Man., MTS Centre
July 23 – Regina, Saskatchewan, Brandt Centre
July 25 – Calgary, Alberta, Stampede Corral
July 26 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place
July 27 – Dawson Creek, Alberta, EnCana Event Centre
July 29 – Abbotsford, British Columbia, Abbotsford Ent’ment & Sports Centre
July 30 – Everett, Wash., Comcast Arena At Everett
Aug. 1 – Salt Lake C it y, Utah, Maverik Center
Aug. 2 – Broomfield (Denver), Colo., 1st Bank Center
Aug. 4 – Fargo, N.D., Scheels Arena
Aug. 7 – New York, N.Y., TBA
Aug. 9 – Camden, N.J., Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 10 – Montreal, Quebec, Parc Jean Drapeau (Heavy MTL)
Aug. 11 – Toronto, Ontario, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

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The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich.

A pre-sale begins May 9 and general onsales launch May 10.  Megadeth is working with Artist Arena to provide fans with “Ultimate VIP” packages featuring premium tickets, meet-and-greets, exclusive gifts, the whole shebang.  Check out for more information.