Black Label Society has been confirmed for this year's edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine.
In a January 2013 interview with VintageRock.com, Mustaine said about his plans for Gigantour (via Blabbermouth): "We've got some stuff lined up at the end of the year with Gigantour - not only in here in the States, but also down in South America. We've got some really interesting lineups for that. Most people would look at the lineup and they would think, like, 'Dave's not gonna tolerate your crap at all.' Because there's a couple of people that we have that are on the lineup - and we're hoping for the best - but they're notorious bad boys.
"But when people grow up, they kind of grow up; they don't just grow old. And we're hoping that the music is gonna be the most important thing so that the fans will get what they want. Because it's undoubtedly ... The people that we have, so far, as far as we know, for Gigantour, they've got great music. We're really looking forward to that."
Gigantour made its return last year for the first time since 2008. The multi-artist bill - with metal heavyweights Motorhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil all personally picked by Mustaine - kicked off on January 26, 2012 in Camden, New Jersey and wrapped on March 3, 2012 in Austin.
The current Gigantour lineup also includes Death Division.
Gigantour dates are:
07/03 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook 07/05 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena 07/06 - Canandaigua, NY - Marvin Sands PAC 07/08 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre 07/09 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena 07/10 - Youngstown, OH - Covelli Center 07/12 - Dallas, TX - [to be announced] 07/13 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Amphitheatre 07/14 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre 07/16 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre 07/18 - Bloomington, IL - US Cellular Coliseum 07/19 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom 07/20 - Cadott, WI - Chippewa Valley Music Festival 07/22 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Center 07/23 - Calgary, AB - Stampede Corral 07/26 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place 07/27 - Dawson Creek, BC - EnCana Events Centre 07/29 - Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Entertainment Center 07/30 - Everett, WA - Comcast Arena 08/01 - West Valley City, UT - Maverik Center 08/02 - Denver, CO - 1st Bank Center 08/04 - Fargo, ND - Scheels Arena 08/07 - New York, NY - [to be announced] 08/09 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center 08/10 - Montreal, QC - Heavy MTL 08/11 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre