MEGADETH bassist James Lomenzo has issued the following update:"Hell yeah! Helllllsinki!!! Sitting in the ***** ****** hotel here in Helsinki just burnin' off the flight, thought I'd catch up with you all and say hey and welcome to our big deluxe winter Tour Of Duty. It's great being back on this side of the world. We're looking forward to taking MEGADETH and Gigantour to a snowy street near you, think of us as your own personal napalm delivery device sent here to warm the cockles of your little metal hearts. New guitarist, Chris [Broderick; ex-JAG PANZER, NEVERMORE], is melding right in and we're all pretty stoked. Poor boy's been on the fast track getting the set together so let's give him a warm welcome!" Broderick will make his live debut with the band on February 4 in Finland, where MEGADETH will kick off a long string of international dates which wrap March 14 in Bangalore, India. The third installment of the U.S. Gigantour — the acclaimed traveling heavy music festival launched in 2005 by Mustaine — will launch April 12 in Denver, CO with headliner MEGADETH, Swedish metal band IN FLAMES, Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM, Arizona's modern extreme JOB FOR A COWBOY and Oakland, CA heavy power trio HIGH ON FIRE all confirmed. The 29-date trek will criss-cross North America and wraps May 22 in Phoenix, AZ.
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