MEGADETH: GIGANTOUR 2006 Opening-Night Setlist Revealed

Gigantour 2006 officially kicked off Wednesday (September 6) near Boise, Idaho with performances by MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, ARCH ENEMY, OVERKILL, INTO ETERNITY, SANCTITY and THE SMASHUP. MEGADETH's setlist for the opening show was as follows:

01. Blackmail The Universe
02. Skin O' My Teeth
03. The Scorpion
04. Wake Up Dead
05. In My Darkest Hour
06. Die Dead Enough
07. She Wolf
08. Reckoning Day
09. Angry Again
10. Trust
11. Hangar 18
12. Tornado Of Souls
13. Kick The Chair
14. Symphony Of Destruction
15. Peace Sells
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16. Washington's Next (instrumental)
17. Holy Wars

The inaugural Gigantour, which featured hedliners MEGADETH alongside DREAM THEATER and FEAR FACTORY, spawned CD and DVD releases.

The "Gigantour" CD, which came out on August 22, sold around 500 copies in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The "Gigantour" 2-DVD set was released Tuesday (September 5) via Image Entertainment.

MEGADETH's new CD, "United Abominations", is scheduled for release in early 2007 via Roadrunner Records. The group's mainman, Dave Mustaine, recently told Gary Graff of Billboard.com that the album, which he's producing with Jeff Balding, "has a lot of variation on it. It's got some surprises, but there's a really old-school vein to it, I would say." The group has been careful not to rush the album, either, holding sessions in London, Los Angeles and Nashville since earlier this year.

"We're taking our time with this one," Mustaine said. "It's a great feeling to make a record and not have our feet held to the fire. One of my heroes growing up was KISS, but they really frustrated me 'cause they would put out a record just about every year. I couldn't figure that out. I pretty much have a cycle of about 18 months to 24 months between records. I just can't put them out any quicker than that and feel comfortable about them."

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