Gigantour 2012 - Line-Up And First Dates Revealed


Megadeth are excited to re-launch, for the first time since 2008, their critically acclaimed package festival, Gigantour. The multi-artist bill - with metal heavyweights Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil, all personally picked by Dave 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 North America in May 2008.



The first Gigantour 2012 dates announced are:

26.01 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
27.01 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
28.01 - New York, NY - Theater @ Madison Square Garden
29.01 - Lowell, MA - Tsongas Arena
01.02 - Glens Falls, NY - Glens Falls Civic Center
02.02 - Quebec City, QC - Colisee Pepsi Arena
03.02 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
05.02 - Kingston, ON - K-Rock Centre
07.02 - Oshawa, ON - General Motors Centre
08.02 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum
09.02 - Auburn Hills, MI - Palace Of Auburn Hills
10.02 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
12.02 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
14.02 - St. Paul, MN - Myth
16.02 - Saskatoon, SK - Prairieland
17.02 - Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre
18.02 - Calgary, AB - Big 4 Building
20.02 - Abootsford, BC - Abbotsford Ent & Sports Centre
21.02 - Kent, WA - Showare Center
23.02 - San Jose, CA - Events Center
24.02 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
25.02 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
26.02 - Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Coliseum
28.02 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium

Source: bravewords.com
Event: Gigantour 2012
 
Posted: 01.11.2011 by Troll Gayant


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01.11.2011 - 18:47
J. N.
Apart from Motörhead, could the support slots be any more lame?
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01.11.2011 - 18:48
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Hell of a combo!
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01.11.2011 - 18:54
Warman
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Written by J. N. on 01.11.2011 at 18:47

Apart from Motörhead, could the support slots be any more lame?

No.
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01.11.2011 - 18:56
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Volbeat and Lacuna Coil aren't "metal heavyweights"... :\
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01.11.2011 - 18:57
Lit.
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I can see why LC ain't so popular, but why the hate for Volbeat?
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01.11.2011 - 19:21
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by J. N. on 01.11.2011 at 18:47

Apart from Motörhead, could the support slots be any more lame?


That's Dave pick not yours!! I think I am satisfied with the other bands he picked it up and they're actually quite a good bands too.
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01.11.2011 - 19:27
J. N.
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 01.11.2011 at 19:21

Written by J. N. on 01.11.2011 at 18:47

Apart from Motörhead, could the support slots be any more lame?

That's Dave pick not yours!! I think I am satisfied with the other bands he picked it up and they're actually quite a good bands too.

I didn't say they're bad bands, but they don't fit in at all.
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Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
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01.11.2011 - 19:36
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by J. N. on 01.11.2011 at 19:27

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 01.11.2011 at 19:21

Written by J. N. on 01.11.2011 at 18:47

Apart from Motörhead, could the support slots be any more lame?

That's Dave pick not yours!! I think I am satisfied with the other bands he picked it up and they're actually quite a good bands too.

I didn't say they're bad bands, but they don't fit in at all.


Why they cant fit in this?? If Cannibal Corpse can tour with JFAC and Machine Head can tour with Bring Me The Horizon....What's wrong in this??!! Imo it gonna be kickass tour
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01.11.2011 - 19:40
J. N.
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 01.11.2011 at 19:36

Written by J. N. on 01.11.2011 at 19:27

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 01.11.2011 at 19:21

Written by J. N. on 01.11.2011 at 18:47

Apart from Motörhead, could the support slots be any more lame?

That's Dave pick not yours!! I think I am satisfied with the other bands he picked it up and they're actually quite a good bands too.

I didn't say they're bad bands, but they don't fit in at all.

Why they cant fit in this?? If Cannibal Corpse can tour with JFAC and Machine Head can tour with Bring Me The Horizon....What's wrong in this??!! Imo it gonna be kickass tour

If you think so, fine with me.
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Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
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01.11.2011 - 19:51
Doc Godin
Obnoxious
What's wrong with Volbeat?
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01.11.2011 - 19:53
Kingface
It's a very good, varied line-up in my opinion. Megadeth, Motorhead and Volbeat are all awesome. I'm not the biggest fan of Lacuna Coil but they are an interesting choice and something different.

I must admit it took me a while to get into Volbeat, but they are a great band and are brilliant live.
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01.11.2011 - 20:36
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Holy shit they're going to Kingston.

Not that I would've gone anyway...but Kingston? The K-Rock Centre is worse than the Memorial Centre - for all its flash and size the sound quality is terrible. Not a bad place to watch the roller derby chicks but not a good place for music. Just ask everyone who doled out 200 bucks for Elton John tickets when he dropped by.

PS this line-up is garbage
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01.11.2011 - 21:06
Lit.
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Full tour date list at bottom:
http://www.gigantour.com/pr/G2012-dates.html
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01.11.2011 - 21:35
psykometal
A staff guy...
Not the line-up I would've expected. I love Motörhead and I enjoy Megadeth and I don't care if Dave's tour but that is way fucked Motörhead opening for Megadeth, that shit should be the other way around. Motörhead has paid their dues and imo should always be the headliner. I love the shit out of Volbeat and I've seen them before and they do put on an amazing show. Lacuna Coil I don't particularly care for, at least not enough to throw any money at them. If Jag Panzer wasn't already broken up I'd say I'm surprised they didn't get invited, lol...\m/
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01.11.2011 - 21:49
Marcus
Doit Like Bernie
Looks like a tour I won't mind missing at all. Some pretty boring live bands for the big stage. No thanks.
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01.11.2011 - 22:24
J. N.
Written by Guest on 01.11.2011 at 21:06

Full tour date list at bottom:
http://www.gigantour.com/pr/G2012-dates.html

Will fill it out right away. Thanks.
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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
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02.11.2011 - 00:02
Lonniehaskel
Seriously? I'm missing Iced Earth, Symphony X, Megadeth, AND Motorhead? Kill me.
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02.11.2011 - 00:59
fearmonger
Lacuna Coil and Volbeat??? Sometimes I love Mustaine and sometimes he can be a complete moron. He's a moron this time. Worst Gigantour line-up yet!
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02.11.2011 - 01:10
Captain Obvious
Lemmy & co. blew Megadeth out of the water when they opened for 'deth at Heavy TO. I expect the same to happen here...
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02.11.2011 - 05:36
Void Eater
Crunkcore Fan
Motorhead opening Dave Mustaine and the Megadeth's? Sure MegaDave is among my favorite band (right now they take #1; subject to change in any second), but it seems kinda odd. Anyways, never heard of Volbeat, don't care about Lacuna Coil, tickets will be expensive, it will be an hour and a half drive at closest, I've already seen Megadeth live... Not worth it.
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02.11.2011 - 08:13
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
Where the fuck is Universal City? Oh well, I guess trying to sell out the Warrior's stadium in oakland failed. This is the first time in recent memory that they haven't come to oakland and judging by the supporting cast outside of Motorhead, I won't be missing anything.
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02.11.2011 - 09:03
Yojimbo
Written by Captain Obvious on 02.11.2011 at 01:10

Lemmy & co. blew Megadeth out of the water when they opened for 'deth at Heavy TO. I expect the same to happen here...

I haven't seen MH yet but MD was a fucking awesome live band. Then again they were playing R.I.P. in full so there was no filler. Really, their set sounded so good it could have been pulled off the album itself. Blown away.
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02.11.2011 - 15:16
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Paradoxically, Volbeat and Motorhead opening for Megadeth and Lacuna Coil will treated as a side crap will gonna be the fun Anyways, Its Dave's show and with Endgame in already about to launch, they gonna lift this show to much high level of anticipation. Lacuna Coil will be the fun to watch out for in subdue of performing the great Megadeth and Motorhead
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03.11.2011 - 04:41
ß
Problem?
What a line-up, and to think I went this back in 08'
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03.11.2011 - 23:38
Dangerboner
:D
I can't believe they're playing in Kent.... it's literally a few blocks away from my place. I could walk there in a few minutes, but I probably still won''t go lol. Maybe if I have the day off

Still haven't heard Volbeat
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03.11.2011 - 23:40
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Dangerboner on 03.11.2011 at 23:38
Still haven't heard Volbeat

Meh, a lot of thrash fans seem to dig them but I personally never felt like they were anything special. Similar situation with Devin Townsend.
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10.11.2011 - 21:14
Lit.
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Written by Lonniehaskel on 02.11.2011 at 00:02

Seriously? I'm missing Iced Earth, Symphony X, Megadeth, AND Motorhead? Kill me.


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