BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has been confirmed for this year's edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are headliners MEGADETH, along with DEVICE, the new band fronted by DISTURBED singer David Draiman; HELLYEAH, featuring Vinnie Paul Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN), Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett (MUDVAYNE), Tom Maxwell (NOTHINGFACE) and Bob "Zilla" Kakaha (DAMAGEPLAN); NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted; and DEATH DIVISION, the heavy, technically aggressive and melodic band founded by bassist Jerry Montano (HELLYEAH, DANZIG, NOTHINGFACE), drummer Tim Yeung (MORBID ANGEL, DIVINE HERESY, HATE ETERNAL, NILE), vocalist/guitarist Sean De La Tour and lead guitarist Rick Di Marco.
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
Jul. 03 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook
Jul. 05 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul. 06 - Canandaigua, NY - Marvin Sands PAC
Jul. 08 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 09 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
Jul. 10 - Youngstown, OH - Covelli Center
Jul. 12 - Dallas, TX - [to be announced]
Jul. 13 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Amphitheatre
Jul. 14 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre
Jul. 16 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre
Jul. 18 - Bloomington, IL - US Cellular Coliseum
Jul. 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
Jul. 20 - Cadott, WI - Chippewa Valley Music Festival
Jul. 22 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Center
Jul. 23 - Calgary, AB - Stampede Corral
Jul. 26 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
Jul. 27 - Dawson Creek, BC - EnCana Events Centre
Jul. 29 - Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Entertainment Center
Jul. 30 - Everett, WA - Comcast Arena
Aug. 01 - West Valley City, UT - Maverik Center
Aug. 02 - Denver, CO - 1st Bank Center
Aug. 04 - Fargo, ND - Scheels Arena
Aug. 07 - New York, NY - [to be announced]
Aug. 09 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 10 - Montreal, QC - Heavy MTL
Aug. 11 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Speaking to "Saturday Night Scream" last month, Dave Mustaine stated about the lineup for this year's Gigantour: "I think [fans] are gonna be pretty stoked, because each one of the other bands on there, they're new bands comprised of a person who was a major celebrity from a really large band that went on to do something new."
In a January 2013 interview with VintageRock.com, Mustaine said about his plans for Gigantour: "We've got some stuff lined up at the end of the year with Gigantour — not only in here in the States, but also down in South America. We've got some really interesting lineups for that. Most people would look at the lineup and they would think, like, 'Dave's not gonna tolerate your crap at all.' Because there's a couple of people that we have that are on the lineup — and we're hoping for the best — but they're notorious bad boys. But when people grow up, they kind of grow up; they don't just grow old. And we're hoping that the music is gonna be the most important thing so that the fans will get what they want. Because it's undoubtedly… The people that we have, so far, as far as we know, for Gigantour, they've got great music. We're really looking forward to that."
Gigantour made its return last year for the first time since 2008. The multi-artist bill — with metal heavyweights MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL all personally picked by Mustaine — kicked off on January 26, 2012 in Camden, New Jersey and wrapped on March 3, 2012 in Austin.