Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Megadeth?

THOMAS & MACK CENTER TO HOST 'GIGANTOUR'
MEGADETH TO TAKE MAIN STAGE

Tickets On Sale Saturday, May 21st at 12:00 p.m.

Las Vegas – It's called Gigantour, and it's the brainchild of Megadeth frontman/guitarist Dave Mustaine. Set to launch in late July, Gigantour is a six-week festival trek co-headlined by Megadeth and Dream Theater, who'll be accompanied by other acts including Fear Factory, Nevermore, Symphony X, and Drykill Logic.

The tour stops in Las Vegas on July 21st and tickets for the Thomas & Mack Center performance go on sale this Saturday, May 21st at 12:00 p.m.

Gigantour follows Megadeth’s sold-out 2004 “Blackmail The Universe” Tour in support of 2004's The System Has Failed – Megadeth’s tenth studio album, which debuted on the charts at #18 and was critically hailed as a brilliant return to form. Bandmates Glen Drover (guitar), James MacDonough (bass), and Shawn Drover (drums) will once again join Dave Mustaine on the road.

Gigantour, whose moniker was inspired by the classic 1960's cartoon “Gigantor,” will travel throughout North America, with stops in amphitheatres and arenas in cities including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Washington, Philadelphia, Boston and Minneapolis, among others. Mustaine, “I think people may want an affordable alternative to the choices out there – along the lines of a pure music festival – like Monsters of Rock or Clash of the Titans.”

Mustaine handpicked the bands for Gigantour, with a focus on musicianship. “There are a few very successful tours out each summer and in order to be significant, I knew the first Gigantour had to make an impact with top bands like Dream Theater, Fear Factory, and Nevermore.” Mustaine wanted to “put together a festival that consisted of positive bands that play heavy music in a high energy environment.”

Mustaine is excited to hit the road and has a positive outlook for Gigantour. “I look forward to watching this develop over the years and seeing how we can turn this into something that's going to stand the test of time. And if this works, and it really works, maybe we'll take it elsewhere.”

Tickets for the concert are $42 and $32 and go on sale Saturday, May 21st at 12:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.unlvtickets.com or charged by phone at 702-739-FANS. Tickets may also be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Ticket Office and all UNLVtickets Outlets including the Galleria at Sunset, the Boulevard Mall, Meadows Mall, and all Station and Fiesta Casinos. Service charges and additional fees may apply.

1 comment:

Annejelynn said...

thought you said you were going to take this post down...? (teasing)