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GIGANTOUR is the name of a sporadically organised traveling heavy metal music festival organized by Megadeth
Megadeth
's Dave Mustaine
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. The tour is set as an alternative to tours such as Ozzfest . The name "Gigantour" was inspired by the classic 1960s anime Gigantor . 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 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

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
Dream Theater
, Nevermore and Overkill . The subsequent editions of Gigantour
Gigantour
also featured Mustaine's personal choices, such as Anthrax , The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan
, and Fear Factory .

FESTIVAL ALBUM

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 and Bobaflex .

GIGANTOUR 2: NORTH AMERICA (2006)

LINE-UP

Main Stage

Megadeth
Megadeth
, Lamb of God , Opeth , Arch Enemy

Second Stage

Overkill , Into Eternity , Sanctity , The SmashUp

TOUR DATES

DATE CITY COUNTRY VENUE

September 6, 2006 Nampa United States Idaho Center

September 8, 2006 Oakland Oakland Coliseum

September 9, 2006 San Diego
San Diego
Cox Arena

September 10, 2006 San Bernardindo Hyundai Pavilion

September 12, 2006 Las Vegas
Las Vegas
House of Blues
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
Oklahoma City
Zoo Amphitheatre

September 21, 2006 Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Eagles Ballroom

September 22, 2006 Chicago
Chicago
Congress Theater

September 23, 2006 Columbus Nationwide Arena

September 24, 2006 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre

September 25, 2006 Toronto
Toronto
Canada Molson Amphitheatre

September 27, 2006 Montreal
Montreal
Bell Centre

September 28, 2006 Uniondale United States Nassau Coliseum
Nassau Coliseum

September 29, 2006 Boston
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

Guest Singers

At the September 23 show in Columbus, Ohio , 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..

At the September 25 show in Toronto
Toronto
, Angela Gossow, Randy Blythe , and 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

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 Jams With Overkill

September 30, 2006 – Holmdel

Mike Portnoy from Dream Theater
Dream Theater
joined Overkill on stage for their song "Elimination".

Molson Amphitheater

While playing in the September 25 show in Toronto, Ontario , 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

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 2: AUSTRALIA (2006)

LINE-UP

Megadeth, Soulfly , Arch Enemy, Caliban

TOUR DATES

DATE CITY COUNTRY VENUE

October 21, 2006 Brisbane
Brisbane
Australia Riverstage

October 22, 2006 Sydney
Sydney
Hordern Pavilion

October 24, 2006 Melbourne
Melbourne
Festival Hall

GIGANTOUR 3: AUSTRALIA (2007)

LINE-UP

Megadeth, Static-X , Lacuna Coil , DevilDriver , Bring Me the Horizon

TOUR DATES

DATE CITY COUNTRY VENUE

November 10, 2007 Perth
Perth
Australia Metro City

November 12, 2007 Adelaide
Adelaide
Thebarton Theatre

November 13, 2007 Melbourne
Melbourne
Festival Hall

November 15, 2007 Sydney
Sydney
Luna Park Big Top

November 16, 2007

November 18, 2007 Brisbane
Brisbane
Riverstage

GIGANTOUR 3: UK (2008)

LINE-UP

Megadeth, Job for a Cowboy , Evile

TOUR DATES

DATE CITY COUNTRY VENUE

February 17, 2008 Norwich
Norwich
England UEA

November 18, 2008 Nottingham
Nottingham
Nottingham
Nottingham
Rock City

November 19, 2008 Glasgow
Glasgow
Scotland
Scotland
Carling Academy Glasgow
Glasgow

November 20, 2008 Newcastle England Carling Academy Newcastle

November 22, 2008 Birmingham
Birmingham
Carling Academy Birmingham
Birmingham

November 23, 2008 Manchester
Manchester
Manchester
Manchester
Academy

November 24, 2008 London Brixton Academy
Brixton Academy

GIGANTOUR 3: NORTH AMERICA (2008)

LINE-UP

Megadeth
Megadeth
, In Flames
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

DATE CITY COUNTRY VENUE

April 12, 2008 Denver
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
Houston
Verizon Wireless Theater

April 19, 2008 Louisville Louisville Gardens

April 20, 2008 Atlanta
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
Quebec City
Canada Pavilion De La Jeunesse

April 29, 2008 Montreal
Montreal
Bell Centre

April 30, 2008 Toronto
Toronto
Arrow Hall

May 1, 2008 London John Labatt Centre

May 3, 2008 Clarkston United States DTE Energy Music Theatre

May 4, 2008 Cleveland
Cleveland
Time Warner Cable Amphitheater

May 6, 2008 Chicago
Chicago
Aragon Ballroom

May 7, 2008 Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Eagles Ballroom

May 9, 2008 Minneapolis
Minneapolis
Myth

May 10, 2008 Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Canada Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Convention Centre

May 11, 2008 Saskatoon
Saskatoon
Prairieland Exhibition Hall

May 12, 2008 Edmonton
Edmonton
Shaw Conference Centre

May 14, 2008 Calgary
Calgary
The Corral

May 16, 2008 Vancouver
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
San Diego
Cox Arena

May 21, 2008 Long Beach Long Beach Arena

May 22, 2008 Mesa Mesa Amphitheatre

GIGANTOUR 4 (2012)

LINE-UP

Megadeth
Megadeth
confirmed, on September 27, 2011, that Motörhead , Volbeat , and Lacuna Coil would be included in the next Gigantour
Gigantour
that was set for early 2012.

TOUR DATES

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
Quebec City
Canada Colisée Pepsi

February 3, 2012 Montreal
Montreal
Bell Centre

February 5, 2012 Kingston K-Rock Centre

February 7, 2012 Oshawa
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
Chicago
Aragon Ballroom

February 12, 2012 Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Eagles Ballroom

February 14, 2012 Saint Paul Myth

February 16, 2012 Saskatoon
Saskatoon
Canada Prairieland Park

February 17, 2012 Edmonton
Edmonton
Shaw Conference Centre

February 18, 2012 Calgary
Calgary
Big 4 Building

February 20, 2012 Abbotsford Abbotsford Entertainment -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

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