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MEGADETH TO HELP OKLAHOMA TORNADO VICTIMS

MEGADETH_publicity_Myriam_Santos_medThe boys of Megadeth are at it again – putting their money and hearts where their mouths are by showing that helping others is more important.  Never a crew, collectively or individually, to shy away from reaching out with their time, efforts and talents; Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine announced today that the band will be spreading a whole lot of love towards the victims of the recent Oklahoma tornadoes when the mighty force of  GIGANTOUR rolls into town!  The band has decided to donate the proceeds from their  July 16th appearance on Gigantour at Oklahoma City’s Zoo Amphitheatre to the 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!”
 
Yes, it’s true.  A lot of amazing bands have come forward to help, but Megadeth is planning to throw down with two days of events that are sure to make any metal fan’s heart swell.  Starting out the festivities on Monday July 15th, there will be an epic All-Star softball game taking place at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex.  Featuring Megadeth and various other GIGANTOUR band members, local celebrities and more, with 100% of the net proceeds also going to the 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.  

Ok…we are simply speculating here as no “official” announcement of players has been made yet, but this “play call” is what we envision in our heads and would seriously give a left nut to see go down:  

David Draiman is on deck as Vinnie Paul pitches him a fast one, D hits it deep into the outfield.  It’s going, going…Chad Gray and Will Hunt collide – and it’s saved by Newsted!  Jason throws it to Mustaine on 2nd, who whips it to Ellefson on 3rd and Draiman is coming strong into home with Zakk Wylde catching Ellefson’s rocket as Draiman slides, slides, slides … and he’s SAFE!  Zakk goes ballistic and starts breaking bats and yelling obscenities!  Yeah…that shit right there would be worth way more than $5.00, so all you Oklahoma folks go show your support!   

Then of course the GIGANTOUR concert on Tuesday, July 16 is going on – and it shall ROCKETH!  

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

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GIGANTOUR kicks off July 3rd on the East Coast with dates going into mid-August.  The festival, which was founded in 2005 by Mustaine, has an incredibly kickass, multi-artist bill for 2013 featuring metal heavyweights BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION!!!!  Check the dates and get your tickets! 

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

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Band Photo Credit:  Myriam Santos (via Megadeth Publicist)

 

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