HELLYEAH – featuring Vinnie Paul Abbott (ex-PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN), Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett (MUDVAYNE), Tom Maxwell (NOTHINGFACE) and Bob “Zilla” Kakaha (Damageplan) – are the latest act confirmed for Gigantour 2013.
Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine says that Gigantour 2013 dates will be announced next week.
Two other confirmed bands for Gigantour 2013 are DEATH DIVISION and DEVICE.
Death Division is the new heavy metal band founded by bassist Jerry Montano (HELLYEAH, DANZIG, NOTHINGFACE), drummer Tim Yeung (MORBID ANGEL, DIVINE HERESY, HATE ETERNAL, NILE), vocalist/guitarist Sean De La Tour and lead guitarist Rick Di Marco.
DISTURBED frontman David Draiman’s new project Device released their self-titled debut album on April 9th via Warner Bros Records.
Gigantour tour was founded in 2005 with dates across North America, and the 2006 and 2007 line-ups also traveled to Australia. The bands appearing at the festival were chosen by Mustaine because he wanted to “put together a festival that consisted of positive bands that play heavy music in a high energy environment.” The name Gigantour was inspired by the classic 1960s anime Gigantor.
Gigantour 2012 featured MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL and ran from early January to early March.
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