In just nine days, “The Metal Tour Of The Year” co-headlined by MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD will lay waste to cities across North America as the highly anticipated trek finally hits the road. MEGADETH has just announced that joining them to take care of bass duties for this tour will be former MEGADETH member James LoMenzo.
MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine commented: “I’m happy to announce that former bassist and MEGADETH alumni James LoMenzo has graciously stepped in on ‘The Metal Tour Of The Year’. Tour rehearsals just began, and we cannot wait to start crushing North America.”
LoMenzo added: “I’m super stoked to be rejoining MEGADETH for the upcoming ‘Metal Tour Of The Year’. There are no better fans than MEGADETH fans, I can’t wait to get out there and shred some MEGADETH music with you all.”
LoMenzo was previously member of MEGADETH from 2006 to 2010 and appeared on two of the group’s studio albums, 2007’s United Abominations and 2009’s Endgame.
As previously reported, MEGADETH longtime bassist David Ellefson was fired from the group last month after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the 56-year-old musician leaked.
MEGADETH‘s “The Metal Tour Of The Year” with LAMB OF GOD is scheduled to kick off on Friday, August 20 in Austin, Texas and hit a further 26 cities before wrapping in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada on Saturday, October 2. Joining them will be special guests TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES, heralding the long-awaited return to the stage for these bands, who are every bit as excited about these historic and not-to-be-missed shows as fans are.
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