Newsted Confirmed for Megadeth’s 2013 Gigantour Trek
Megadeth‘s Gigantour trek is coming together quite nicely, with Newsted being the latest confirmation for the expected summer run. Newsted are currently off to a hot start with their ‘Metal’ EP and have been playing to enthusiastic audiences so far this spring. The group’s debut full-length is expected later this year and the Gigantour trek will provide a great set-up to build to the album’s release.
Jason Newsted confirmed the Gigantour trek via the band’s Facebook page. He stated, “Hey Newsted Metalheads!!! I am so excited to announce that Newsted will be joining Megadeth this summer on Gigantour 2013!!! More details coming later this week. Can’t wait to crush it this summer!!!”
So far, the tour features headliners and organizers Megadeth, along with Device, Hellyeah, Death Division and now Newsted. Teasing the tour earlier this month, Dave Mustaine hinted, “I think [fans] are gonna be pretty stoked, because each one of the other bands on there, they’re new bands comprised of a person who was a major celebrity from a really large band that went on to do something new.”
Device, of course, features Disturbed frontman David Draiman. Hellyeah features Pantera‘s Vinnie Paul, Mudvayne‘s Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett and Nothingface’s Tom Maxwell among its ranks and Death Division, meanwhile, was founded by Hellyeah and Nothingface’s Jerry Montano and also features Morbid Angel drummer Tim Yeung. It is not known how many other bands will be on the tour and an itinerary has yet to be revealed.
However both Death Division and Newsted have mentioned Gigantour being a “summer” tour in their confirmations for the trek.