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Megadeth to support tornado victims with "Gigantour" tour

"Gigantour" hosts all-star benefit

June 26, 2013
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Oklahoma City, OK (June 24, 2013) Multi-platinum metal rocker Dave Mustaine, founder of Megadeth, announced today that their July 16th GIGANTOUR appearance at Oklahoma City's Zoo Amphitheatre will be a benefit to help those affected by the deadly tornadoes that ripped through the heart of Oklahoma in May. Megadeth will donate their proceeds from this GIGANTOUR festival date to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

"Many amazing bands have come forward to aid Oklahomans since the May tornadoes came and tore apart their homes and lives," said Megadeth founder and front man Dave Mustaine. "Now it's time for Heavy Metal to give to this community!"

The concert on Tuesday, July 16 is not the only effort to benefit disaster victims while Mustaine and tour visit Oklahoma. On Monday, July 15th the ASA Hall of Fame Complex will host an All-Star softball game featuring Megadeth and other GIGANTOUR band members, plus local celebrities and more to be announced. 100% of the net proceeds will also benefit Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. The ASA Hall of Fame Stadium is located at 2801 NE 50th Street, Oklahoma City, OK and has generously donated the field for the fun, entertaining event. Patrons are asked to make a minimum $5.00 donation to come see some heavy metal and local celebrities have fun on the softball field.

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Multi-platinum metal rocker Dave Mustaine, founder of Megadeth, announced today that their July 16th GIGANTOUR appearance at Oklahoma City’s Zoo Amphitheatre will be a benefit to help those affected by the deadly tornadoes that ripped through the heart of Oklahoma in May. Megadeth will donate their proceeds from this GIGANTOUR festival date to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

OKC GIGANTOUR EVENT:

GIGANTOUR MEGADETH, Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newstead, Death Division

JULY 16, 2013 Gates Open at 3PM OKC Zoo Amphitheatre

Fact Box

GIGANTOUR TOUR DATES
WED
7/3/13
Gilford, NH
Meadowbrook
FRI
7/5/13
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena
SAT
7/6/13
Canadaigua, NY
Marvin Sands PAC
MON
7/8/13
Clarkston, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
TUE
7/9/13
Chicago, IL
Allstate Arena
WED
7/10/13
Youngstown, OH
Covelli Center
FRI
7/12/13
Dallas, TX
Gexa Energy Pavilion
SAT
7/13/13
Lubbock, TX
Lonestar Amphitheatre
SUN
7/14/13
Corpus Christi, TX
Concrete Street Amphitheatre
TUE
7/16/13
Oklahoma City, OK
Zoo Amphitheatre
THU
7/18/13
Bloomington, IL
US Cellular Coliseum
FRI
7/19/13
Milwaukee, WI
Eagles Ballroom
SAT
7/20/13
Cadott, WI
Chippewa Valley Rock Fest
MON
7/22/13
Winnipeg, MB
MTS Center
TUE
7/23/13
Regina, SK
Brandt Centre
THU
7/25/13
Calgary, AB
Stampede Corral
FRI
7/26/13
Edmonton, AB
Rexall Place
SAT
7/27/13
Dawson Creek, BC
EnCana Events Centre
MON
7/29/13
Abbotsford, BC
Abbotsford Entertainment Center
TUE
7/30/13
Everett, WA
Comcast Arena
THU
8/1/13
West Valley City, UT (SLC)
Maverik Center
FRI
8/2/13
Broomfield, CO (Denver)
1st Bank Center
SUN
8/4/13
Fargo, ND
Scheels Arena
TUE
8/6/13
New York, NY
Hammerstein Ballroom
WED
8/7/13
New York, NY
Hammerstein Ballroom
FRI
8/9/13
Camden, NJ
Susquehanna Bank Center
SAT
8/10/13
Montreal, Quebec
Heavy MTL 2013
SUN
8/11/13
Toronto, Ontario
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

$25 GA Lawn Seats or VIP Tix Available MEGADETH proceeds Benefit Disaster Relief

Purchase Tickets: Buy For Less Stores OKC, Reasor's Stores Tulsa, 866-977-6849, www.thezooamp.com

GIGANTOUR kicks off July 3rd on the East Coast, where the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by Mustaine returns, with an incredible new multi-artist bill featuring metal heavyweights BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION. Two New York City GIGANTOUR appearances August 6 & 7 were also announced last week.

Super Collider, the current album title cut from iconic metal rockers Megadeth, scored its second week at #1 on CMJ's Loud Rock Chart last week. Early supporters of the record include Rockline, SiriusXM's SixxSense, Liquid Metal & Boneyard channels, Music Choice, syndicated broadcasters Eddie Trunk & Hangar 18, and Clear Channel's iHeart Radio.

Megadeth, a heavy metal band that's been around for nearly three decades, has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earned 11 Grammy nominations has now added Top 6 Billboard album to their recent list of accomplishments. Super Collider debuted at #6 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart making this their highest debut since their multi-platinum albums Countdown to Extinction and Youthanasia. Megadeth also debuted at #3 on Billboard's Hard Music Chart.

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