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.
OKC GIGANTOUR EVENT:
GIGANTOUR – MEGADETH, Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newstead, Death Division
JULY 16, 2013 – Gates Open at 3PM – OKC Zoo 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.
|GIGANTOUR TOUR DATES|
|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|
ABOUT REGIONAL FOOD BANK OF OKLAHOMA
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma provides help to victims from their food pantry in Moore, OK serving over 200 families daily, donating food boxes and care packages to disaster agencies and volunteers that continue clean-up and rebuilding efforts. For more info, call 405-972-1111 or visit www.regionalfoodbank.org