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Gigantour
Gigantour
is a sporadically organised traveling heavy metal music festival organized by Megadeth's Dave Mustaine. The tour was founded in 2005 with dates across North America (see also Gigantour
Gigantour
2005), and the 2006 and 2007 line-ups also traveled to Australia. The bands appearing at the festival were chosen by Mustaine.[1] The tour is set as an alternative to tours such as Ozzfest.[2] The name "Gigantour" was inspired by the classic 1960s anime Gigantor.[1] The most recent Gigantour
Gigantour
took place in 2013.

Contents

1 The Festival 2 Festival album 3 Gigantour
Gigantour
2: North America (2006)

3.1 Line-up

3.1.1 Main stage 3.1.2 Second stage

3.2 Tour dates 3.3 Notable incidents

3.3.1 Guest singers 3.3.2 Lack of a second stage on some tour stops 3.3.3 Mike Portnoy
Mike Portnoy
jams with Overkill

3.3.3.1 September 30, 2006 – Holmdel

3.3.4 Molson Amphitheater

3.3.4.1 Salt Lake City/Ecenter

4 Gigantour
Gigantour
2: Australia (2006)

4.1 Line-up 4.2 Tour dates

5 Gigantour
Gigantour
3: Australia (2007)

5.1 Line-up 5.2 Tour dates

6 Gigantour
Gigantour
3: UK (2008)

6.1 Line-up 6.2 Tour dates

7 Gigantour
Gigantour
3: North America (2008)

7.1 Line-up 7.2 Tour dates

8 Gigantour
Gigantour
4 (2012)

8.1 Line-up 8.2 Tour dates

9 Gigantour
Gigantour
5 (2013)

9.1 Line-up 9.2 Tour dates 9.3 Notable incidents

10 Gigantour
Gigantour
history summary 11 Discography

11.1 CD releases 11.2 DVD
DVD
releases

12 References 13 External links

The Festival[edit] The lineup of the inaugural Gigantour
Gigantour
was composed of bands that Dave Mustaine particularly enjoyed touring with in the past. Mustaine invited Dream Theater, Nevermore
Nevermore
and Overkill. The subsequent editions of Gigantour
Gigantour
also featured Mustaine's personal choices, such as Anthrax, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Fear Factory. Festival album[edit] A live album culled from Gigantour
Gigantour
festival shows in Montreal (September 2, 2005) and Vancouver
Vancouver
(September 9, 2005) was released on CD on August 22, 2006, and on DVD
DVD
on September 5, 2006. The album has performances by Megadeth, Dream Theater, Anthrax, Fear Factory, Life of Agony, Nevermore, Dry Kill Logic, Symphony X
Symphony X
and Bobaflex. Gigantour
Gigantour
2: North America (2006)[edit] Line-up[edit] Main stage[edit] Megadeth, Lamb of God, Opeth, Arch Enemy Second stage[edit] Overkill, Into Eternity, Sanctity, The SmashUp Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue

September 6, 2006 Nampa United States Idaho Center

September 8, 2006 Oakland Oakland Coliseum

September 9, 2006 San Diego Cox Arena

September 10, 2006 San Bernardindo Hyundai Pavilion

September 12, 2006 Las Vegas House of Blues

September 13, 2006 Phoenix Dodge Theatre

September 15, 2006 West Valley City E Center

September 16, 2006 Greenwood Village Coors Amphitheatre

September 17, 2006 Albuquerque Journal Pavilion

September 19, 2006 Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre

September 21, 2006 Milwaukee Eagles Ballroom

September 22, 2006 Chicago Congress Theater

September 23, 2006 Columbus Nationwide Arena

September 24, 2006 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre

September 25, 2006 Toronto Canada Molson Amphitheatre

September 27, 2006 Montreal Bell Centre

September 28, 2006 Uniondale United States Nassau Coliseum

September 29, 2006 Boston Bank of America Pavilion

September 30, 2006 Holmdel Township PNC Bank Arts Center

October 1, 2006 Atlantic City House of Blues

October 3, 2006 Portsmouth NTelos Wireless Pavilion

October 4, 2006 Charleston The Plex

October 6, 2006 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum

October 7, 2006 Sunrise BankAtlantic Center

October 8, 2006 Orlando Hard Rock Live

Notable incidents[edit] Guest singers[edit] At the September 23 show in Columbus, Ohio, Angela Gossow
Angela Gossow
joined Megadeth
Megadeth
onstage during the second half of "Peace Sells". Earlier in the show, during Overkill's final song, two members of Lamb of God joined them onstage.[citation needed]. At the September 25 show in Toronto, Angela Gossow, Randy Blythe, and Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth
Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth
joined Megadeth
Megadeth
on stage and sang the final part of "Peace Sells" with him. Lack of a second stage on some tour stops[edit] At the September 9 show in San Diego, September 13th show in Phoenix, Arizona, September 24 in Clarkston, Michigan, and September 29 show in Boston
Boston
there was no second stage. The bands that performed were, in order of appearance, Overkill, Arch Enemy, Opeth, Lamb of God, and Megadeth. Mike Portnoy
Mike Portnoy
jams with Overkill[edit] September 30, 2006 – Holmdel[edit] Mike Portnoy
Mike Portnoy
from Dream Theater
Dream Theater
joined Overkill on stage for their song "Elimination". Molson Amphitheater[edit] While playing in the September 25 show in Toronto, Canada towards the beginning of Megadeth's set, Dave Mustaine
Dave Mustaine
underwent technical problems relating to his guitar, resulting in him throwing his guitar across the stage and walking off. The then band finished the song without Mustaine, and then followed him offstage. After fifteen minutes of chanting from the crowd, Megadeth
Megadeth
finally returned to the stage, and with a brief apology from Dave, continued playing through their set. Salt Lake City/Ecenter[edit] While Lamb of God was on stage performing, someone spilled beer all over the soundboard, which did not interfere with Lamb of God's set. However, Megadeth
Megadeth
received some technical problems during their second set. Dave Mustaine
Dave Mustaine
got angry and threatened to "beat the hell out of whoever did it" and asked the crowd to bring the culprit to him. Dave then walked off stage for roughly 20 minutes until the problem was fixed. This can be seen in the special features of the Gigantour
Gigantour
2 DVD. Gigantour
Gigantour
2: Australia (2006)[edit] Line-up[edit] Megadeth, Soulfly, Arch Enemy, Caliban Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue

October 21, 2006 Brisbane Australia Riverstage

October 22, 2006 Sydney Hordern Pavilion

October 24, 2006 Melbourne Festival Hall

Gigantour
Gigantour
3: Australia (2007)[edit] Line-up[edit] Megadeth, Static-X, Lacuna Coil, DevilDriver, Bring Me the Horizon Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue

November 10, 2007 Perth Australia Metro City

November 12, 2007 Adelaide Thebarton Theatre

November 13, 2007 Melbourne Festival Hall

November 15, 2007 Sydney Luna Park Big Top

November 16, 2007

November 18, 2007 Brisbane Riverstage

Gigantour
Gigantour
3: UK (2008)[edit] Line-up[edit] Megadeth, Job for a Cowboy, Evile Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue

February 17, 2008 Norwich England UEA

November 18, 2008 Nottingham Nottingham
Nottingham
Rock City

November 19, 2008 Glasgow Scotland Carling Academy Glasgow

November 20, 2008 Newcastle England Carling Academy Newcastle

November 22, 2008 Birmingham Carling Academy Birmingham

November 23, 2008 Manchester Manchester
Manchester
Academy

November 24, 2008 London Brixton Academy

Gigantour
Gigantour
3: North America (2008)[edit] Line-up[edit] Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy, High on Fire. Dave Mustaine
Dave Mustaine
wanted a shorter lineup so each band had a good chance to put on a show. Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue

April 12, 2008 Denver United States The Fillmore

April 13, 2008 Albuquerque Journal Pavilion

April 15, 2008 Grand Prairie Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie

April 16, 2008 Corpus Christi Concrete Street Pavilion

April 17, 2008 Houston Verizon Wireless Theater

April 19, 2008 Louisville Louisville Gardens

April 20, 2008 Atlanta Masquerade Music Park

April 22, 2008 New York City Hammerstein Ballroom

April 23, 2008

April 25, 2008 Worcester Worcester Palladium

April 26, 2008 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion

April 28, 2008 Quebec City Canada Pavilion De La Jeunesse

April 29, 2008 Montreal Bell Centre

April 30, 2008 Toronto Arrow Hall

May 1, 2008 London John Labatt Centre

May 3, 2008 Clarkston United States DTE Energy Music Theatre

May 4, 2008 Cleveland Time Warner Cable Amphitheater

May 6, 2008 Chicago Aragon Ballroom

May 7, 2008 Milwaukee Eagles Ballroom

May 9, 2008 Minneapolis Myth

May 10, 2008 Winnipeg Canada Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Convention Centre

May 11, 2008 Saskatoon Prairieland Exhibition Hall

May 12, 2008 Edmonton Shaw Conference Centre

May 14, 2008 Calgary The Corral

May 16, 2008 Vancouver Pacific Coliseum

May 17, 2008 Salem United States Salem Armory

May 19, 2008 San Jose Event Center @ San Jose State

May 20, 2008 San Diego Cox Arena

May 21, 2008 Long Beach Long Beach Arena

May 22, 2008 Mesa Mesa Amphitheatre

Gigantour
Gigantour
4 (2012)[edit] Line-up[edit] Megadeth
Megadeth
confirmed, on September 27, 2011, that Motörhead, Volbeat, and Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil
would be included in the next Gigantour
Gigantour
that was set for early 2012.[3][4] Tour dates[edit] Megadeth
Megadeth
announced, on November 2, 2011, Gigantour
Gigantour
2012 tour dates .

Date City Country Venue

January 26, 2012 Camden United States Susquehanna Bank Center

January 27, 2012 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena

January 28, 2012 New York City Theater at Madison Square Garden

January 29, 2012 Lowell Tsongas Arena

February 1, 2012 Glens Falls Glens Falls Civic Center

February 2, 2012 Quebec City Canada Colisée Pepsi

February 3, 2012 Montreal Bell Centre

February 5, 2012 Kingston K-Rock Centre

February 7, 2012 Oshawa General Motors Centre

February 8, 2012 Hamilton Copps Coliseum

February 9, 2012 Auburn Hills United States The Palace of Auburn Hills

February 10, 2012 Chicago Aragon Ballroom

February 12, 2012 Milwaukee Eagles Ballroom

February 14, 2012 Saint Paul Myth

February 16, 2012 Saskatoon Canada Prairieland Park

February 17, 2012 Edmonton Shaw Conference Centre

February 18, 2012 Calgary Big 4 Building

February 20, 2012 Abbotsford Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre

February 21, 2012 Kent United States ShoWare Center

February 23, 2012 San Jose Event Center

February 24, 2012 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre

February 25, 2012 Phoenix Comerica Theatre

February 26, 2012 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum

February 28, 2012 Denver Fillmore Auditorium

March 1, 2012 Dallas The Palladium

March 2, 2012 Houston Verizon Wireless Theater

March 3, 2012 Austin ACL Live at The Moody Theater

Gigantour
Gigantour
5 (2013)[edit] Line-up[edit] Megadeth, Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newsted, and Death Division Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue

July 3, 2013 Gilford United States Meadowbrook

July 5, 2013 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena

July 6, 2013 Canandaigua Marvin Sands PAC

July 8, 2013 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre

July 9, 2013 Rosemont Allstate Arena

July 10, 2013 Youngstown Covelli Center

July 12, 2013 Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion

July 13, 2013 Lubbock Lonestar Amphitheatre

July 14, 2013 Corpus Christi Concrete Street Amphitheatre

July 16, 2013 Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre

July 18, 2013 Bloomington U.S. Cellular Coliseum

July 19, 2013 Milwaukee Eagles Ballroom

July 20, 2013 Cadott Chippewa Valley Music Festival

July 22, 2013 Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre

July 23, 2013 Calgary Stampede Corral

July 26, 2013 Edmonton Rexall Place

July 27, 2013 Dawson Creek EnCana Events Centre

July 29, 2013 Abbotsford Abbotsford Entertainment Center

July 30, 2013 Everett United States Comcast Arena

August 1, 2013 West Valley City Maverik Center

August 2, 2013 Denver 1st Bank Center

August 4, 2013 Fargo Scheels Arena
Scheels Arena
(cancelled)

August 7, 2013 New York City Hammerstein Ballroom

August 9, 2013 Camden Susquehanna Bank Center

August 10, 2013 Montreal Canada Heavy MONTRÉAL

August 11, 2013 Toronto Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Notable incidents[edit] Due to frontman Jason Newsted
Newsted
being diagnosed with walking pneumonia, Newsted
Newsted
dropped off the bill from July 22–29 On the last show of the tour, Newsted
Newsted
joined Megadeth
Megadeth
to sing vocals on Metallica's "Phantom Lord" (A song originally written by Dave) Gigantour
Gigantour
history summary[edit]

Dates Concerts Region toured Bands

July–September 2005 39 United States, Canada Main stage: Megadeth, Dream Theater
Dream Theater
(34 dates), Anthrax (5 dates), Fear Factory, The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan
(31 dates), Nevermore Second stage: Life of Agony, Symphony X, Dry Kill Logic, Bobaflex

September–October 2006 25 United States, Canada Main stage: Megadeth, Lamb of God, Opeth, Arch Enemy Second stage: Overkill, Into Eternity, Sanctity, The SmashUp

October 2006 3 Australia Megadeth, Soulfly, Arch Enemy, Caliban

November 2007 6 Australia Megadeth, Static-X, Lacuna Coil, DevilDriver, Bring Me the Horizon
Bring Me the Horizon
(3 dates)

February 2008 7 United Kingdom Megadeth, Job for a Cowboy, Evile

April–May 2008 30 United States, Canada Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy, High on Fire

January–March 2012 27 United States, Canada Megadeth, Motörhead, Volbeat, Lacuna Coil

July–August 2013 26 United States, Canada Megadeth, Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Device, Newsted, Death Division

Discography[edit] CD releases[edit]

Gigantour
Gigantour
(2006) Gigantour, Vol. 2 (2008)

DVD
DVD
releases[edit]

Gigantour
Gigantour
(2006) Gigantour
Gigantour
2 (2008)

References[edit]

^ a b "Dave Mustaine's Gigantour" (Press release). Megadeth.com. April 5, 2005. Retrieved March 25, 2009.  ^ Harris, Chris (June 9, 2005). "Metal File: Megadeth, Zakk Wylde, American Head Charge, Twisted Sister & More". MTV News. Retrieved March 25, 2009.  ^ Volledige naam. "Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2013-04-06.  ^ "MEGADETH TO RE-LAUNCH 'GIGANTOUR' FOR FIRST TIME IN NEARLY FOUR YEARS". Megadeth.com. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 

External links[edit]

Gigantour
Gigantour
official website Gigantour
Gigantour
2006 at MySpace Megadeth
Megadeth
official website Interview with Dave Mustaine, The Sydney
Sydney
Morning Herald, October 13, 2006

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