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Megadeth Launches 2014 World Tour in April

Source: Webster PR

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine to Appear as Featured Soloist
with San Diego Symphony on April 12th, 2014
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SAN DIEGO, CA. (March 5, 2014) – Multi-platinum selling thrash metal band Megadeth is set to embark on a world tour in over 25 countries across four continents starting in April.  The tour follows a first-ever performance at Copley Symphony Hall on April 12, where Dave Mustaine will collaborate with the San Diego Symphony, demonstrating his classically-influenced technique as a featured soloist in “Symphony Interrupted.”

Beginning at 8:00 PM, Mustaine and the Symphony will perform renditions of the “Summer” and “Winter” movements from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”, and Bach’s “Air” (on the G string), in a completely original way.  Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” and Antonin Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” will also be performed by the symphony during the concert.  For more information, visitSanDiegoSymphony.org.

When asked about “Symphony Interrupted,” Mustaine said “I love the challenge.  I really admire this genre of music because of the level of skill required and there are great dark undertones in these incredible pieces.  The marriage of two such distinctly different genres is one thing, but cross-pollinating different societies is a whole new level of badass!  I’m used to them being before me, but it’s a bit unnerving to know so many talented eyes will be on my back.  It’s a bit intimidating, and to be given the opportunity to interpret these melodies – to meld what I am best at with what they incredibly present, it is a great honor.”

Tour Dates
4/12 San Diego, CA – Copley Symphony Hall
4/17 Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater
4/19 Tuscon, AZ – Pima County Fair
4/22 Quito, Ecuador – Agros Casa de Cultura
4/24 Montevideo, Uruguay – Teatro de Verano
4/26 Santiago, Chile – Movistar Arena
4/29 Córdoba, Argentina – Plaza de la Música
5/01 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Estadio Cubierto Malvinas
5/04 Sao Paulo, Brazil – Espaco Das Americas
5/06 Bogota, Colombia – Royal Center
6/06 Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
6/10 Paris, France – Le Palais Des Sports
6/11 Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg
6/13 Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell Festival
6/15 Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock
6/16 Budapest, Hungary – Aerodrome Festival
6/17 Prague, Czech Republic – Aerodrome Festival
6/22 Clisson, France – Hellfest
6/23 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
6/26 Rome, Italy – Rock In Roma @ Ippodromo Capannelle
6/27 Milan, Italy – City Sound @ Ippodromo Del Galoppo
6/28 Winterthur, Switzerland  – Eishalle Deutweg
7/24 Tolmin, Slovenia – Metaldays Festival
7/26 Oulu, Finland – Qstock
8/01 Rejmyre, Sweden – Skogsrojet Festival
8/02 Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air Festival
8/04 Istanbul, Turkey – Rock Off Festival
8/09 Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into The Grave
8/10 Derbyshire, England – Catton Park

For the latest Megadeth tour info, visit 
http://www.megadeth.com/tour

About Megadeth:
Formed over 30 years ago, heavy-metal band Megadeth features Dave Mustaine (vocals, guitars), Chris Broderick (guitars, background vocals), David Ellefson (bass, background vocals) and Shawn Drover (drums, percussion, background vocals).  This past year they released their latest album, Super Collider, which debuted at no. 6 on the Billboard 200.  Megadeth has sold over 38 million albums worldwide, were nominated for 11 GRAMMY’s and earned five consecutive platinum albums.  Together, Megadeth has helped pioneer the thrash metal genre and have been one of the most influential bands of the last three decades.

MEGADETH TO SUPPORT TORNADO VICTIMS IN OKLAHOMA CITY WITH JULY 16 GIGANTOUR STOP

Source: Webster PR

GIGANTOUR HOSTS ALL-STAR SOFTBALL BENEFIT JULY 15 FEATURING FESTIVAL & LOCAL CELEBRITIES

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Oklahoma City, OK (June 24, 2013) – Multi-platinum metal rocker Dave Mustaine, founder of  Megadeth,  announced today that their July 16th GIGANTOUR appearance at Oklahoma City’s Zoo Amphitheatre will be a benefit to help those affected by the deadly tornadoes that ripped through the heart of Oklahoma in May.  Megadeth will donate their proceeds from this GIGANTOUR festival date to 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,” said Megadeth founder and front man Dave Mustaine. “Now it’s time for Heavy Metal to give to this community!”

The concert on Tuesday, July 16 is not the only effort to benefit disaster victims while Mustaine and tour visit Oklahoma.  On Monday, July 15th the ASA Hall of Fame Complex will host an All-Star softball game featuring Megadeth and other GIGANTOUR band members, plus local celebrities and more to be announced.  100% of the net proceeds will also benefit Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  The ASA Hall of Fame Stadium is located at 2801 NE 50th Street, Oklahoma City, OK and has generously donated the field for the fun, entertaining event.  Patrons are asked to make a minimum $5.00 donation to come see some heavy metal and local celebrities have fun on the softball field.

OKC GIGANTOUR EVENT:
GIGANTOUR – MEGADETH, Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newstead, Death Division
JULY 16, 2013 – Gates Open at 3PM – OKC Zoo Amphitheatre
$25 GA Lawn Seats or VIP Tix Available – MEGADETH proceeds Benefit Disaster Relief
Purchase Tickets: Buy For Less Stores OKC, Reasor’s Stores Tulsa, 866-977-6849, www.thezooamp.com

GIGANTOUR kicks off July 3rd on the East Coast, where the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by Mustaine returns, with an incredible new multi-artist bill featuring metal heavyweights BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.  Two New York City GIGANTOUR appearances August 6 & 7 were also announced last week.

Super Collider, the current album title cut from iconic metal rockers Megadeth, scored its second week at #1 on CMJ’s Loud Rock Chart last week.  Early supporters of the record include Rockline, SiriusXM’s SixxSense, Liquid Metal & Boneyard channels, Music Choice, syndicated broadcasters Eddie Trunk & Hangar 18, and Clear Channel’s iHeart Radio.

Megadeth, a heavy metal band that’s been around for nearly three decades, has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earned 11 Grammy® nominations has now added Top 6 Billboard album to their recent list of accomplishments.Super Collider debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart making this their highest debut since their multi-platinum albums Countdown to Extinction and Youthanasia. Megadeth also debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Hard Music Chart.

GIGANTOUR TOUR DATES
WED 7/3/13 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook
FRI 7/5/13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
SAT 7/6/13 Canadaigua, NY Marvin Sands PAC
MON 7/8/13 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
TUE 7/9/13 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
WED 7/10/13 Youngstown, OH Covelli Center
FRI 7/12/13 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
SAT 7/13/13 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheatre
SUN 7/14/13 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
TUE 7/16/13 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
THU 7/18/13 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum
FRI 7/19/13 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
SAT 7/20/13 Cadott, WI Chippewa Valley Rock Fest
MON 7/22/13 Winnipeg, MB MTS Center
TUE 7/23/13 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
THU 7/25/13 Calgary, AB Stampede Corral
FRI 7/26/13 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
SAT 7/27/13 Dawson Creek, BC EnCana Events Centre
MON 7/29/13 Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Entertainment Center
TUE 7/30/13 Everett, WA Comcast Arena
THU 8/1/13 West Valley City, UT (SLC) Maverik Center
FRI 8/2/13 Broomfield, CO (Denver) 1st Bank Center
SUN 8/4/13 Fargo, ND Scheels Arena
TUE 8/6/13 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
WED 8/7/13 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
FRI 8/9/13 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
SAT 8/10/13 Montreal, Quebec Heavy MTL 2013
SUN 8/11/13 Toronto, Ontario Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

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ABOUT REGIONAL FOOD BANK OF OKLAHOMA
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma provides help to victims from their food pantry in Moore, OK serving over 200 families daily, donating food boxes and care packages to disaster agencies and volunteers that continue clean-up and rebuilding efforts.  For more info, call 405-972-1111 or visitwww.regionalfoodbank.org

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MEGADETH Reveals GIGANTOUR 2013 Tour Line-up

Source Webster PR

MEGADETH Reveals GIGANTOUR 2013 Tour Line-upBLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED, DEATH DIVISION

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LOS ANGELES, CA (June 3, 2013) — GIGANTOUR—the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH’s Dave Mustaine—returns in 2013 with an incredible new line-up for the tour. In addition to headliner MEGADETH, the multi-artist bill features metal heavyweights BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION, all personally picked by MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine.GIGANTOUR “This year’s power-packed lineup is probably the best Gigantour yet, and we’ve had some pretty massive Gigantours over the years. 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!” says Mustaine. He founded the tour in 2005 and over the years has had established artists such as Volbeat, Motorhead, Anthrax, Fear Factory and Dream Theater, as well as giving (then) up-and-coming artists Lacuna Coil, Into Eternity and Sanctity their first break on a national festival tour.GIGANTOUR 2013 continues with this tradition.

GIGANTOUR 2013 will kick off on July 3rd in Gilford, NH and wind its way through North America, hitting cities throughout Canada and the U.S., wrapping onAugust 11th in Toronto, Canada. Tickets on sale now. Check www.gigantour.com for further details.

MEGADETH has also teamed up with Artist Arena (www.artistarena.com) to provide fans with Ultimate VIP packages, including premium tickets, meet and greets, exclusive gifts and more. Go to megadeth.com for all the details.

For a heavy metal band that’s been around for nearly three decades, selling more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction—MEGADETH’s founder, leader and primal guitar-slinger and lyricist Dave Mustaine feels the best is yet to come. They are about to release their 14th studio album titledSuper Collider, June 4, 2013, through Mustaine’s new label, Tradecraft, through UMe, just in time for GIGANTOUR 2013.

Mustaine formed Megadeth in Los Angeles in 1983, and with a string of five consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums Megadeth became one of the biggest bands of the mid-’80s and ’90s, boasting such arena anthems as “Symphony of Destruction,” “Peace Sells,” “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due,” and “Sweating Bullets,” along with the top singles in 1997/98 off Cryptic Writings, “Trust,” (No. 1 track) “Almost Honest,” “Use The Man” and “A Secret Place.”

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY (www.blacklabelsociety.com)
For over 20 years Zakk Wylde served as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist, a collaboration that produced a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling album No More Tears (Wylde wrote all of the music) and OzzmosisIn 1998, Wylde formed the now legendary BLACK LABEL SOCIETY (BLS), which went on to earn its own fervent fan base (known as the Berzerkers). A limited amount of Black Label Society VIP packages will be available at http://shop.blacklabelsociety.com.

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is comprised of Zakk Wylde (lead guitar, lead vocals), Nick Catanese (rhythm guitar), John DeServio (bass), and Chad Szeliga (drums). Their eighth studio album, Order Of The Black (2010), featured two singles, Parade Of The Dead and “Crazy Horse, and entered the Billboard 200 at No. 4. With millions of records sold with both Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society, Wylde has won nearly every guitar award imaginable, and is a major influence on a new battalion of rock guitarists currently popular today.

DEVICE (www.deviceband.com)
Experimentation remains the best catalyst for progression. Rather than sticking to any pre-existing blueprints or conventions, modern hard rock icon David Draiman of Disturbed and studio collaborator Geno Lenardo [ex-Filter] constructed DEVICE from strands of hard rock, industrial, and electronica.

While the Grammy© Award-nominated, multiplatinum powerhouse Disturbed was on hiatus, Lenardo reached out to Draiman to collaborate on a song for the Underworld: Awakening soundtrack in late 2011. As soon as the singer heard the music, he was both intrigued and inspired. The duo then cut “Hunted” in Chicago. Even though the track didn’t ultimately make the final soundtrack album due to circumstances beyond their control, Draiman urged that they hold on to it and continue writing music. They soon enlisted Will Hunt from Evanescence and guitarist Virus from Dope and Rock of Ages, and had an entire album’s worth of material resulting in the release of their new, self-titled debut on Warner Bros. Records. Device is in stores now!

HELLYEAH (http://hellyeahband.com)
The Dallas, Texas heavy metal supergroup HELLYEAH formed in 2006 and features Mudvayne lead vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribett, plus Tom Maxell from Nothingface, Bob Zilla from Damageplan and drummer Vinnie Paul from Pantera and Damageplan. Their self-titled debut is a wide-ranging collection of songs including stomping metal, melodic hard rock and fun-loving southern rock and has sold over 350,000 copies. Their follow-up, Stampede, was released in 2010 and debuted at No. 8 on The Billboard 200. Their new album, Band of Brothers, is heavier than anything they’ve done before and more emotionally expressive as well as more sonically reminiscent of the bands’ past groups, Pantera, Damageplan, Mudvayne and Nothingface.

NEWSTED (http://newstedheavymetal.com)
Legendary bassist, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and six-time Grammy-Award winner, Jason Newsted is now fronting his very own band, Newsted. The band’s explosive EP, accurately titled, Metal debuted #1 on the iTunes metal chart. Joined by Staind guitarist, Mike Mushok, guitarist Jessie Farnsworth and drummer, Jesus Mendez Jr, Newsted is currently on the road and putting the final touches on a full-length album to be released late this summer.

Newsted will be offering fans a chance to get up close and personal with the Newsted VIP Experience! To be the first to know about tickets and premium VIP packages visit http://newstedheavymetal.com and make sure to sign up for the mailing list.

DEATH DIVISION (https://www.facebook.com/DeathDivision)
DEATH DIVISION is the new heavy metal band out of Hollywood, California, and was founded by bass player Jerry Montano, whose past bands include Danzig, Nothingface, Down & Dirty and tour mates Hellyeah, drummer Tim Yeung who has played with Morbid Angel, Divine Heresy, Hate Eternal and Nile, and features Sean De La Tour on vocals and guitar, and Rick Di Marco on lead guitar. DEATH DIVISION‘s sound is heavy and intense with a natural sense of melody. Their new single, “I’ve Had Enough,” recently made its debut on Full Metal Jackie and is out now.

TOUR DATES
WED 7/3/13 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook
FRI 7/5/13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
SAT 7/6/13 Canadaigua, NY Marvin Sands PAC
MON 7/8/13 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
TUE 7/9/13 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
WED 7/10/13 Youngstown, OH Covelli Center
FRI 7/12/13 Dallas, TX TBA
SAT 7/13/13 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheatre
SUN 7/14/13 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
TUE 7/16/13 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
THU 7/18/13 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum
FRI 7/19/13 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
SAT 7/20/13 Cadott, WI Chippewa Valley Music Festival
MON 7/22/13 Winnipeg, MB MTS Center
TUE 7/23/13 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
THU 7/25/13 Calgary, AB Stampede Corral
FRI 7/26/13 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
SAT 7/27/13 Dawson Creek, BC EnCana Events Centre
MON 7/29/13 Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Entertainment Center
TUE 7/30/13 Everett, WA Comcast Arena
THU 8/1/13 West Valley City, UT (SLC) Maverik Center
FRI 8/2/13 Denver, CO 1st Bank Center
SUN 8/4/13 Fargo, ND Scheels Arena
WED 8/7/13 New York, NY TBA
FRI 8/9/13 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
SAT 8/10/13 Montreal, QC Heavy Metal 2013
SUN 8/11/13 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre