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es156
02-12-2012, 03:02 PM
Tour: Gigantour 2012
Headliner: Megadeth
Support: Motorhead, Volbeat, Lacuna Coil
Venue: Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
Date: February 10th, 2012
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Motorhead Set List (Partial):

Bomber
Stay Clean
The One to Sing the Blues (w/Drum Solo)
Going to Brazil
Killed by Death
Ace of Spades
Overkill

They probably played the same set list, but I know they played these songs and at least 3 or 4 more.

Set Time: 8.15-9.00

Motorhead Lineup:
Bass: Lemmy Kilmister
Guitar: Phil Campbell
Drums: Mikkey Dee



Megadeth Set List:

01. Trust
02. Wake Up Dead
03. Hangar 18
04. She Wolf
05. Foreclosure Of A Dream
06. Dawn Patrol
07. Poison Was The Cure
08. Headcrusher
09. A Tout Le Monde (with Cristina Scabbia)
10. Public Enemy No. 1
11. Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)
12. Guns, Drugs & Money
13. Symphony of Destruction
14. Peace Sells (Vic)

15. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due

Set Time: 9.35-10.50

Megadeth Lineup:
Guitar/Vocals: Dave Mustaine
Guitar: Chris Broderick
Bass: David Ellefson
Drums: Shawn Drover

- I made it to the rail before Motorhead started. There was a pretty serious crush throughout Motorhead and Megadeth. There were also a lot of crowd surfers. One guy put his arm around my neck from behind and tried to pull me off the rail. I had to "convince" him that it would be wise to move on. It was a rowdy crowd. I went home with several bruises.
- Lacuna Coil were pretty good but just not what I would want as an opener on a thrash show. Cristina sounded great and has an excellent voice.
- Volbeat was better than expected. They were fairly heavy and energetic. They played a Johnny Cash cover, which the crowd seemed to love.
- Motorhead was Motorhead. They played rock and roll.
- Megadeth was great as usual. Opening with Trust seems like a bad choice on paper, but it was cool live. The drum beat starts out and the intro part plays while the curtain is still covering the stage and it drops when the guitars kick in on the main riff. It was also cool to hear Foreclosure Of A Dream. Dave played the dual-neck Flying-V on both Foreclosure and Trust. The new songs sounded great and I hope they do a full headlining tour in support of Thirteen. Great show overall.

dimmudan
02-12-2012, 04:22 PM
I agree it was a good show and also was surprised that Volbeat was better than I expected.

Lacuna Coil put on a good acoustic show at the Cobra Lounge that night after the show. I believe they played 6 acoustic songs and sounded great to a full house.

kalfitegrdan
02-12-2012, 04:38 PM
Aw, man. I wanted to go to this so bad and was planning to all week. I ended up being sick as fuck on Friday and not being able to though.

IrritatedTrout
02-12-2012, 05:00 PM
I want to see Megadeth again so I hope they do another tour for Thirteen, preferably one with a longer set.

Sanitarium78
02-12-2012, 05:14 PM
I want to see Megadeth again so I hope they do another tour for Thirteen, preferably one with a longer set.

They're booked in Europe for most of the summer which isn't a surprise. I'm guessing if they do another tour here it won't be until the fall. I'm worried about Mustaine's health though. Since Endgame came out they haven't really had an extended break from touring. I just hope he didn't hit the road to soon after his surgery last summer and he's healed up properly.

Christen
02-12-2012, 05:14 PM
Now if they'd just swap out She Wolf with Angry Again, I'd be perfectly happy with this set.

dcmetal108
02-12-2012, 05:40 PM
I agree it was a good show and also was surprised that Volbeat was better than I expected.

Lacuna Coil put on a good acoustic show at the Cobra Lounge that night after the show. I believe they played 6 acoustic songs and sounded great to a full house.

That'd be awsome. Too bad Cobra Lounge is 21+.

Really wanted to go but I thought tickets were too expensive. Could of gotten two tickets to Motorhead last time they played Chicago for $25.00, Lacuna Coil I'd rather see in a small venue, LOVE Volbeat but I'll wait for another headlining tour, and just not a huge Megadeth fan.

TonyD
02-12-2012, 06:40 PM
Megadeth's set lists and stage time on this tour are making it harder to justify $40 tickets for this.

kalfitegrdan
02-12-2012, 09:47 PM
Awww, fuck! They played Headcrusher?! Wish I wouldn't have been sick. That's the only song from the last two albums that I really wanted to see.

JRA
02-12-2012, 09:49 PM
Poison Was The Cure! :party:

hellawaits77ny
02-12-2012, 10:08 PM
One guy put his arm around my neck from behind and tried to pull me off the rail. I had to "convince" him that it would be wise to move on. .

Good. Hope you blasted the prick.

OraclesofAgony
02-12-2012, 10:46 PM
Awww, fuck! They played Headcrusher?! Wish I wouldn't have been sick. That's the only song from the last two albums that I really wanted to see.

That song has pretty much been a staple since it was released. They played it at the Rust In Peace Anniversary show I went to, both American Carnage shows I went to, and the Big 4 Show.

PowerSlave71
02-13-2012, 02:56 PM
I was at this show. I thought all the bands sounded good until Megadeth. Did anyone else notice how bad the sound was? The first 3 or 4 songs had some kind of feedback - not the high pitched feedback, but a low sounding version. Dave looked really annoyed and even addressed it to the crowd. But even after that was fixed, I thought his guitar sound was muffled and hard to hear at times. It really bothered me because you obviously go to hear Dave play guitar. I expected his vocals to be hard to hear again like they were at American Carnage, and they were. I wish they would crank up his mic for that too - but I really can't get over his guitar sound. Maybe up front on the rail you wouldn't notice because you can hear his guitar from the Marshall Amps, but where I was at, on the side by the bar, it did not sound right at all.