Jon Urban (photo), the Director of Security for Gigantour, has issued the following statement regarding this year's traveling festival:
"I have a long history of tour security experience and I have found it very rewarding to be working with Dave Mustaine [MEGADETH frontman and Gigantour mastermind] and his crew. It is my job to keep the bands and fans safe while at the shows. I ask that everyone please respect the band members and crew by not throwing items at the stage. As you know liquid and electronics do not mix. We have had incidents in the past where equipment has been damaged almost resulting in the show having to end early. So please, do not throw items at the stage. You could also cause injury to a crew member or one of your favorite musicians! Let's all have a safe, fun time. See you out there!"
MEGADETH's concert in Salt Lake City on Sept. 15 as part of Gigantour 2006 came to a sudden halt a couple of songs into the band's set after an unidentified "fan" reportedly threw a water bottle at the soundboard, which caused the equipment to malfunction.
The North American installment ofGigantour 2006 kicked off September 6 in Boise, Idaho. The trek features LAMB OF GOD, ARCH ENEMY, OPETH, OVERKILL, THE SMASHUP, INTO ETERNITY and SANCTITY in addition to the headliner MEGADETH.
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