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Steev
01-25-2013, 06:26 AM
Either in the fall or early winter this will hit North and South America, apparently with a band that's known for being difficult

Derelict
01-25-2013, 06:41 AM
Either in the fall or early winter this will hit North and South America, apparently with a band that's known for being difficult

Oh, so Megadeth then?

Steev
01-25-2013, 06:54 AM
Oh, so Megadeth then?

Yeah kinda saw that coming

justinm4bama
01-25-2013, 08:00 AM
Oh, so Megadeth then?

:lol:

Derelict
01-25-2013, 08:06 AM
Yeah kinda saw that coming

Sorry, too easy

Sanitarium78
01-25-2013, 08:21 AM
Either in the fall or early winter this will hit North and South America, apparently with a band that's known for being difficult

So you started a thread about a tour that's over nine months away with no real information to tell us at all? What do you think this is, the mayhem fest thread?

Steev
01-25-2013, 08:31 AM
So you started a thread about a tour that's over nine months away with no real information to tell us at all? What do you think this is, the mayhem fest thread?

*rimshot


But yeah it's out there when the news comes, since it will most likely be Megadeth's first US run for their 14th album

RampinUp46
01-25-2013, 10:59 AM
Oh, so Megadeth then?

Talk about shooting fish in a barrel there. :lol:

In before someone suggests Ghost for the lineup.

christopher
01-25-2013, 12:46 PM
Oh, so Megadeth then?

:lol: good one!

mankvill
01-25-2013, 12:49 PM
A band that's known for being difficult, or a band that will be difficult playing with Megadave? Basically count out any band that is slightly anti-religion at all or doesn't jack off Alex Jones.

ravenheart
01-25-2013, 12:58 PM
So this is a thread about... absolutely nothing, then.

RampinUp46
01-25-2013, 06:38 PM
A band that's known for being difficult, or a band that will be difficult playing with Megadave? Basically count out any band that is slightly anti-religion at all or doesn't jack off Alex Jones.

http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Gigantour-2013-Mock-Poster-620x867.jpg

mankvill
01-25-2013, 06:47 PM
http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Gigantour-2013-Mock-Poster-620x867.jpg

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE ONE WHERE I JACKED OFF A DUDE

elturtleboy
01-25-2013, 06:48 PM
http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Gigantour-2013-Mock-Poster-620x867.jpg

:LOLFC:

dcmetal108
01-25-2013, 07:57 PM
So yeah I like ATR and For Today. Come at me!

mankvill
01-25-2013, 08:42 PM
So yeah I like ATR and For Today. Come at me!

you are aware this is the most obvious fake flyer in the history of forever, right?

elturtleboy
01-25-2013, 09:00 PM
you are aware this is the most obvious fake flyer in the history of forever, right?

:LOLFC::LOLFC::LOLFC:

IM LOVING THIS THREAD

GarageMetal468
01-25-2013, 09:58 PM
http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Gigantour-2013-Mock-Poster-620x867.jpg

This is beautiful.

dcmetal108
01-25-2013, 10:15 PM
you are aware this is the most obvious fake flyer in the history of forever, right?

Yes I know, I just had to state that I like those bands.

I do find the Fox logo on it the funniest though.

elturtleboy
01-25-2013, 10:55 PM
Yes I know, I just had to state that I like those bands.

I do find the Fox logo on it the funniest though.

this to the max

PVH5150
01-25-2013, 11:53 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing a MegaDave/Uncle Ted bill.

I enjoy both of their music and I greatly enjoy both of their guitar playing.

hellawaits77ny
01-26-2013, 10:31 AM
Fox News present, lmao!!

Bengals279
01-26-2013, 11:00 AM
Sadly i would not mind seeing this at all. But Bill or Reilly has to introduce all the bands and sing one song. :rocker:

Skyline Chili Buoy
04-18-2013, 11:58 AM
According to Blabbermouth, Device will be on the tour with other groups being comprised of other big names' side projects.

WOLVERINEKILLS
04-18-2013, 01:08 PM
with other groups being comprised of other big names' side projects.

That makes the rumors of Down seem much more likely now. I wonder what other side projects will be on this? Hopefully not Stone Sour!!! Not they they are bad but I can't picture them playing Gigantour... then again Device is playing...

anomynous
04-18-2013, 01:29 PM
Adrenaline Mob

Northern_Shaman
04-18-2013, 01:30 PM
According to Blabbermouth, Device will be on the tour with other groups being comprised of other big names' side projects.

Is it time for some completely unrealistic speculation? I think it's time for some completely unrealistic speculation.

BLOODBATH

DEMONS AND WIZARDS

I (Abbath's project)

SHRINEBUILDER

CANNABIS CORPSE

Fuck yeah this is gonner be the best Gigantour ever!! You are my greatest ally Daymustaine!!!! Bretty good lineup thanks.

Steev
04-18-2013, 02:13 PM
Adrenaline Mob

Seems the most likely, Dave said NEW bands with well known members, anything with 2 or more records wouldn't technically be true


But who the hell knows

dtgamerat
04-18-2013, 03:14 PM
Sadly i would not mind seeing this at all. But Bill or Reilly has to introduce all the bands and sing one song. :rocker:

Or, Mike Huckabee comes out as special bass guest.

dcmetal108
04-18-2013, 03:48 PM
Adrenaline Mob


First band I thought of.

PVH5150
04-18-2013, 04:00 PM
Wishful thinking, but I'm hoping for Black Star Riders.

MPF
04-18-2013, 06:01 PM
From the sounds of it, if the rumors are true, maybe it's...

Megadeth
Device
Adrenaline Mob
Maybe a band like A Ghost Inside or For Today or something?

mankvill
04-18-2013, 06:04 PM
From the sounds of it, if the rumors are true, maybe it's...

Megadeth
Device
Adrenaline Mob
Maybe a band like A Ghost Inside or For Today or something?

lol

treghet
04-18-2013, 06:09 PM
I heard Dave has personally chosen Rotting Christ.

MPF
04-18-2013, 06:13 PM
lol

Before Wolverinekills posted it, I heard before there is a Metalcore band on the bill and those were the only two I could think of not currently booked.

Device has been confirmed. Adrenaline Mob makes sense as well.

Maybe the order is wrong, but I do see that being the lineup.

justinm4bama
04-18-2013, 06:20 PM
I heard Dave has personally chosen Rotting Christ.

Joke, right? :lol:

mankvill
04-18-2013, 06:37 PM
Joke, right? :lol:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotting_Christ#Publicity

dcmetal108
04-18-2013, 06:53 PM
From the sounds of it, if the rumors are true, maybe it's...

Megadeth
Device
Adrenaline Mob
Maybe a band like A Ghost Inside or For Today or something?

Who? :lol:

WOLVERINEKILLS
04-18-2013, 06:58 PM
From the sounds of it, if the rumors are true, maybe it's...

Megadeth
Device
Adrenaline Mob
Maybe a band like A Ghost Inside or For Today or something?

I was hearing rumblings of one of the Pantera related bands being involved. Kill Devil Hill or HellYeah makes the most sense but Down fits better. Not sure if Anselmo would play before Device (and although they shouldn't, Device had a strong debut for album sales, etc, so I bet they play before Megadeth).

justinm4bama
04-18-2013, 06:59 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotting_Christ#Publicity

I remember this happening but I thought for a split second maybe something changed. However, Dave has only grown to be more of a douche since then....

MPF
04-18-2013, 08:27 PM
Who? :lol:

Fuck if I know. I don't listen to shitty bands enough to remember their names.

:blaze:

energymetal14
04-18-2013, 08:39 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing Megadeth again, but I'm not gonna go out of my way to see them if they are the main draw. If these rumors are true (which I'm sure they are) I will be passing.

Christen
04-18-2013, 11:03 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing Megadeth again, but I'm not gonna go out of my way to see them if they are the main draw. If these rumors are true (which I'm sure they are) I will be passing.

Agreed. As much as I like Megadeth, the rest of the lineup is very passable. If anything I'd show up late.

anomynous
04-20-2013, 12:00 AM
Death Division confirmed (http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=188981)

WOLVERINEKILLS
04-20-2013, 12:18 AM
I think Philip Anselmo & The Illegals are on too. I thought it was Down but it looks like Philip solo.

IrritatedTrout
04-20-2013, 06:44 AM
So when is this supposed to be happening?

Steev
04-20-2013, 07:22 AM
According to Death Division it's this summer


Probably before the run with Maiden

Steev
04-20-2013, 11:48 AM
so this might be happening
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/78824483/Black+Label+Society++2012.jpg

PVH5150
04-20-2013, 01:12 PM
so this might be happening
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/78824483/Black+Label+Society++2012.jpg

:barf:

MPF
04-20-2013, 01:21 PM
Gigantour started off with bands like Dream Theater, Nevermore, Symphony X, Opeth, Arch Enemy, etc. Now it has bands like Volbeat, Lacuna Coil, and Device.

It's sad when you think about it.

300%_Density
04-20-2013, 03:16 PM
Gigantour started off with bands like Dream Theater, Nevermore, Symphony X, Opeth, Arch Enemy, etc. Now it has bands like Volbeat, Lacuna Coil, and Device.

It's sad when you think about it.

Which is kind of ironic, because Megadeth (imo) has actually got better from where it was when Gigantour started from where it is now.

slapguitarer
04-20-2013, 03:32 PM
But megadave is only getting worse.

brutal_descent
04-20-2013, 03:40 PM
But megadave is only getting worse.

Yeah, lol. Not sure where you're coming from, dudeski.

BloodoftheKings
04-20-2013, 04:39 PM
Which is kind of ironic, because Megadeth (imo) has actually got better from where it was when Gigantour started from where it is now.

After Risk, Megadeth was steadily improving with each album and peaked at Endgame. Now they're dropping back down to Risk levels.

300%_Density
04-20-2013, 05:20 PM
After Risk, Megadeth was steadily improving with each album and peaked at Endgame. Now they're dropping back down to Risk levels.

Agreed.

I guess I meant more the quality of what they put out around when Gigantour started to where they are now. I know Thirteen wasn't good but still think it is better than UA (I'm assuming that was around the time frame).

Skyline Chili Buoy
04-21-2013, 05:01 PM
“@DaveMustaine: I reveal another band next week from @Gigantour2013. I've wanted to tour with these guys forever!”

Xenocide
04-21-2013, 06:11 PM
....flock of seagulls?

WOLVERINEKILLS
04-22-2013, 11:31 AM
Black Label Society drummer Chad Szeliga made a post on his official facebook stating that BLS will indeed tour with Megadeth this summer (on what is believed to be the Gigantour). He also revealed the band will tour on their own then record a new album. He also spoke on his former band Breaking Benjamin:

"To all my fans of breaking benjamin this hurts me to say this. My duties of being the drummer of BB is finally over due to creative differences. I wish all the guys the best with the future. Mark and Aaron have started a new band called star dog champion and I wish them the best with their move. I have a busy schedule opening for megadeath this summer then doing a run on our own and finally a record in the works. I have a new family with Bls and I will continue to write and play the best for all my fans. Please come support me in my new chapter in my life. I wish everyone well and God bless from the bottom of my heart. Good luck for the new members of BB who ever it is. " I will go on until the end "

Gigantour information has not been released yet but the rumored/somewhat confirmed line up looks like this:

Megadeth
Black Label Society
Device
Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals
Death Division

SOURCE (http://www.facebook.com/wolverinekills)

AnthG
04-22-2013, 02:00 PM
Well, that's a terrible lineup.

300%_Density
04-22-2013, 02:26 PM
Take Device off there and its not terrible.

MPF
04-22-2013, 02:44 PM
Take Device off there and its not terrible.

You're not wrong.

Bengals279
04-22-2013, 02:54 PM
When will dates be announced?

XDoomsayerX
04-22-2013, 03:03 PM
Take Device off there and its not terrible.

But Megadeth needs to not have a crap setlist first.

PVH5150
04-22-2013, 03:40 PM
Take Device off there and its not terrible.

BLS automatically makes it terrible.

NickLed19
04-22-2013, 03:54 PM
Device and BLS are both terrible.

elturtleboy
04-22-2013, 04:34 PM
I can never take this foo seriously anymore.

sfhui
04-22-2013, 04:38 PM
if thats the real lineup i will pass.

seeing deth with maiden is way more than enough

300%_Density
04-22-2013, 04:40 PM
But Megadeth needs to not have a crap setlist first.

Sadly that's probably asking way too much.

christopher
04-22-2013, 04:43 PM
I would like to see Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals.

John The Drummer
04-22-2013, 04:58 PM
Isn't Device just Disturbed with less "Oo-ah-ah-ah-ah's"

300%_Density
04-22-2013, 05:01 PM
Isn't Device just Disturbed with less "Oo-ah-ah-ah-ah's"

W/ industrial elements. But not good elements like NIN or Ministry. More like elements that a real industrial band wouldn't use.

elturtleboy
04-22-2013, 07:55 PM
I would like to see Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals.

Me too. But not on Gigantour.

christopher
04-22-2013, 08:11 PM
Me too. But not on Gigantour.

It might be the only chance we have. Arson Anthem never made it out here and I've been wanting to see them for a long ass time.

IrritatedTrout
04-22-2013, 08:13 PM
Megadeth and BLS would be pretty cool but I wouldn't drive more than like 2 hours for this.

christopher
04-22-2013, 08:18 PM
Megadeth and BLS would be pretty cool but I wouldn't drive more than like 2 hours for this.

I wouldn't drive more than 45 minutes for this. :lol:

IrritatedTrout
04-22-2013, 08:22 PM
I wish I could do that. :lol: Two hours only limits me to my city and Richmond, neither of which get many shows anyways. Average drive to a show for me is 3 hours, it sucks ass. it's not like I live in the sticks either which is the weird thing.

XDoomsayerX
04-22-2013, 09:14 PM
I wish I could do that. :lol: Two hours only limits me to my city and Richmond, neither of which get many shows anyways. Average drive to a show for me is 3 hours, it sucks ass. it's not like I live in the sticks either which is the weird thing.

:eek: That bloooows!

Namaste
04-28-2013, 11:51 AM
So what other bands could fall under Dave's criteria?

Skyline Chili Buoy
04-28-2013, 06:24 PM
Hellyeah was just announced. Haven't seen anything about BLS, is that not happening now?

anomynous
04-28-2013, 06:31 PM
Giganticshit tour

Christen
04-28-2013, 06:34 PM
Hellyeah was just announced. Haven't seen anything about BLS, is that not happening now?

I'd take BLS over Hellyeah any day.

Steev
04-28-2013, 07:06 PM
So that's a definite "no" for any band with Phil Anselmo

Nickweiser
04-28-2013, 07:25 PM
My money is on Stone Sour being on this

dcmetal108
04-28-2013, 08:41 PM
My money is on Stone Sour being on this

I don't see Corey Taylor putting up with Dave's shit.

PVH5150
04-28-2013, 09:00 PM
I'll take Hellyeah over BLS any day, but that ain't saying much.

The only logical guess for another spot (if there are any) is Adrenaline Mob.

Namaste
04-29-2013, 12:31 AM
How about A Perfect Circle, Devildriver, Soulfly, Nuclear Assault and/or Kingdom of Sorrow?

mankvill
04-29-2013, 12:38 AM
How about A Perfect Circle, Devildriver, Soulfly, Nuclear Assault and/or Kingdom of Sorrow?

Too satanic

Steev
04-29-2013, 01:54 AM
This is looking like it may be bigger than previous years

dcmetal108
04-29-2013, 08:12 AM
How about A Perfect Circle, Devildriver, Soulfly, Nuclear Assault and/or Kingdom of Sorrow?

You really think A Perfect Circle would open for Megadeth plus odds are Hatebreed will be touring so KOS is a no.

NickLed19
04-29-2013, 08:46 AM
My money is on Stone Sour being on this

They are going to play Carnival of Madness.

Steev
04-29-2013, 09:02 AM
You really think A Perfect Circle would open for Megadeth plus odds are Hatebreed will be touring so KOS is a no.

Well Hatebreed did say they weren't doing US shows this summer

WOLVERINEKILLS
04-29-2013, 09:19 AM
Philip Anselmo & the Illegals will be on a major US tour this summer. Since its not Gigantour it will be interesting to see what it is.

Gigantour is starting to look like what many people thought this years Uproar Fest would look like.

dcmetal108
04-29-2013, 09:23 AM
Well Hatebreed did say they weren't doing US shows this summer

Prolly a lot of shows and fests overseas.

TonyD
04-29-2013, 11:14 AM
Philip Anselmo & the Illegals will be on a major US tour this summer. Since its not Gigantour it will be interesting to see what it is.

Gigantour is starting to look like what many people thought this years Uproar Fest would look like.

Pretty sad, remember when it was created as the metal tour created "for musicians, by musicians"...

WOLVERINEKILLS
04-29-2013, 11:38 AM
Pretty sad, remember when it was created as the metal tour created "for musicians, by musicians"...

Sad indeed. It gives me a horrible feeling after hearing the first Megadeth single Super Collider from their new album along with this line up that Dave is aiming for radio airplay over substance. The new song isn't bad but its not a song that Megadeth needs to have in their catalogue. I'll take lame attempts to recreate Peace Sells or Rust In Peace over attempts at trying to take over the billboard charts with radio oriented songs.

toolfansat
04-29-2013, 12:07 PM
Justin Beiber?

Steev
04-29-2013, 12:56 PM
Pretty sad, remember when it was created as the metal tour created "for musicians, by musicians"...

Yeah and sadly they hit a flooded festival market and tix didn't move like try should have

TonyD
04-29-2013, 01:46 PM
Now that that line is already quoted I see that I made a typo and can't edit it :hmm:

Blacktooth85
04-29-2013, 02:59 PM
I'll take Hellyeah over BLS any day, but that ain't saying much.

The only logical guess for another spot (if there are any) is Adrenaline Mob.

I haven't really been a fan of BLS over the past few years, but their first 3 or 4 albums are far superior to anything that Hellyeah horseshit has done...

TonyD
04-29-2013, 03:17 PM
I haven't really been a fan of BLS over the past few years, but their first 3 or 4 albums are far superior to anything that Hellyeah horseshit has done...

Thank you

IrritatedTrout
04-29-2013, 08:43 PM
Crappy lineup so far.

christopher
04-29-2013, 09:02 PM
Philip Anselmo & the Illegals will be on a major US tour this summer. Since its not Gigantour it will be interesting to see what it is. .

Well I'm glad they are going to do a tour this summer at least. I hope it comes out to CA.

es156
04-29-2013, 09:40 PM
Crappy lineup so far.

This lineup is atrocious.


:barf:

XDoomsayerX
04-29-2013, 10:07 PM
Megadeth = headliner :barf:

RampinUp46
04-30-2013, 07:13 AM
Isn't Device just Disturbed with less "Oo-ah-ah-ah-ah's"

I remember hearing their album over the PA at Waterloo Records at a signing and seriously thought it was a chunk of Disturbed songs I hadn't heard before. :lol:

dcmetal108
04-30-2013, 07:22 AM
Megadeth = headliner :barf:

This.

sfhui
04-30-2013, 03:02 PM
Jason Newsted:rocker:

hope this tour come somewhere near me

TonyD
04-30-2013, 03:59 PM
Right on, I guess it makes sense since Dave has no reason to have a beef with Jason :lol:
He canceled the small show planned in SJ, and I don't think I'm gonna see this show unless something big changes, Hellyeah and Device aren't even bands I'm curious about seeing.

Christen
04-30-2013, 04:12 PM
Jason Newsted:rocker:

hope this tour come somewhere near me

Finally something to make me want to go besides Megadeth.

mankvill
04-30-2013, 04:48 PM
I don't think in all the speculation in this thread, a single band has been mentioned that I'd want to see.

crazymetalhead
05-01-2013, 10:42 AM
Heavy MTL just updated their bands and the daily lineups. Notable additions:

BLS
HellYeah
Newsted
Phil Anselmo and the Illegals
http://heavymtl.com/en/groupes/#!programmation=grid$

Megadeth were already previously announced for Heavy MTL. No mention of Device though. So......................

mankvill
05-01-2013, 10:53 AM
Surprise - it's shit

John The Drummer
05-01-2013, 01:10 PM
That calls for a Pantera reunion with Vinnie and Phil with Zakk on geetar

Steev
05-01-2013, 01:56 PM
That calls for a Pantera reunion with Vinnie and Phil with Zakk on geetar

Hellyeah is on a different day than Phil and the Illegals

IrritatedTrout
05-02-2013, 06:51 PM
According to Ticketmaster:

7/14 - Concrete Street Amphitheater - Corpus Christi, TX

anomynous
05-02-2013, 08:01 PM
BLS confirmed I guess?

NickLed19
05-02-2013, 08:24 PM
yeah they are.

dcmetal108
05-02-2013, 09:53 PM
Jericho just said on the award show that Newsted is on Gigantour.

MPF
05-02-2013, 09:55 PM
Jericho just said on the award show that Newsted is on Gigantour.

Welcome to 4 days ago.

PVH5150
05-02-2013, 10:07 PM
yeah they are.

:barf:

PVH5150
05-02-2013, 11:00 PM
http://www.gigantour.com/tour

Steev
05-02-2013, 11:03 PM
Dammit, I'll most likely be out of town for the Camden show

Jochen
05-02-2013, 11:04 PM
July 19th!!! As crappy as the lineup is, I can never seem to turn down seeing Megadeth.

Bengals279
05-02-2013, 11:11 PM
Fuck no Kansas. Maybe we will get a hellyeah offdate

XDoomsayerX
05-02-2013, 11:13 PM
July 19th!!! As crappy as the lineup is, I can never seem to turn down seeing Megadeth.

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

dcmetal108
05-02-2013, 11:14 PM
Megadeth went from like a 5,000 person venue to like a 18,000 person arena. Huge jump saying that the support isn't as big as last years.

mankvill
05-02-2013, 11:23 PM
Fuck no Kansas. Maybe we will get a hellyeah offdate
fOLyoxBSo1g

Bengals279
05-02-2013, 11:24 PM
fOLyoxBSo1g

haha. fuck you :finger2:

anomynous
05-02-2013, 11:26 PM
Why is it surprising Gigantour isn't coming to KS & MO? We're getting Maiden & Megadeth a month after this.

PVH5150
05-02-2013, 11:32 PM
No doubt the large arena shows will be half houses.

Shocked this is at the Eagles Ballroom. That can't hold more than 2,000 people.

Jochen
05-02-2013, 11:40 PM
No doubt the large arena shows will be half houses.

Shocked this is at the Eagles Ballroom. That can't hold more than 2,000 people.

Gigantour has been there every time since it started, I'm not sure if it's ever sold out, though.

kalfitegrdan
05-03-2013, 12:44 AM
Hellyeah should change their name to Fuckno since that's everyone's reaction to them anyway. Or just go the fuck away. Either one works.

Also, :lol: at Megadeth playing the Allstate Arena.

Coma323
05-03-2013, 02:53 AM
Shocked this is at the Eagles Ballroom. That can't hold more than 2,000 people.

Would make more sense to be at a smaller venue such at that, I can't see Mohegan Sun selling anything close to 10,000 tickets.
Not sure if I'd go to this. Dispute Megadeth's stale setlists lately I wouldn't pass them up 10 minutes away from my house. I wouldn't mind seeing Newstead but don't care for the other support bands.

IrritatedTrout
05-03-2013, 08:08 AM
Lame routing. Megadeth and BLS would be pretty cool but I don't care about the rest so no huge loss. Plus I'm already seeing Megadeth twice in September.

awoodz92
05-03-2013, 08:14 AM
Not even Black Label Society is enough to make me wanna sit through Megadeth and Device. Horrid line-up.

PVH5150
05-03-2013, 02:15 PM
Would make more sense to be at a smaller venue such at that, I can't see Mohegan Sun selling anything close to 10,000 tickets.
Not sure if I'd go to this. Dispute Megadeth's stale setlists lately I wouldn't pass them up 10 minutes away from my house. I wouldn't mind seeing Newstead but don't care for the other support bands.

I can't see them selling 10K either, but somewhere in the 4-5 range isn't out of the question. Surprised it's not at the Pavilion. Glad to see it at Meadowbrook though, they've been getting a lot better lately.

Bengals279
05-03-2013, 03:07 PM
Why is it surprising Gigantour isn't coming to KS & MO? We're getting Maiden & Megadeth a month after this.

Not surprising. Just disappointing

300%_Density
05-03-2013, 03:12 PM
Why is it surprising Gigantour isn't coming to KS & MO? We're getting Maiden & Megadeth a month after this.

A win for the KS/MO area. A big middle finger for everywhere else.

Steev
05-07-2013, 08:54 AM
Device is billed above Hellyeah, kinda funny

W0unds
05-07-2013, 12:05 PM
These look to be much bigger venues than previous years - I know the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto holds 16000 people. Iron Maiden played there last year and Mayhem fest is booked there this year but it seems a bit large for Megadeth.

Are any of these bands really that big?

TheDeadPanda
05-07-2013, 12:51 PM
These look to be much bigger venues than previous years - I know the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto holds 16000 people. Iron Maiden played there last year and Mayhem fest is booked there this year but it seems a bit large for Megadeth.

Are any of these bands really that big?

no.

PVH5150
05-07-2013, 02:13 PM
These look to be much bigger venues than previous years - I know the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto holds 16000 people. Iron Maiden played there last year and Mayhem fest is booked there this year but it seems a bit large for Megadeth.

Are any of these bands really that big?

As I said earlier, the larger venues will probably be half houses. That's how Judas Priest did it with the larger venues on the Epitaph tour in 2011.

dcmetal108
05-07-2013, 07:36 PM
As I said earlier, the larger venues will probably be half houses. That's how Judas Priest did it with the larger venues on the Epitaph tour in 2011.

The Chicago show needs to be more like a 1/4th house.

Steev
05-08-2013, 02:48 PM
Pit sold out in the presale from Megadeth's fan club, also looks like tix are 20-39 before surcharges


also there are VIP packages for Megadeth, Black Label Society, and Newsted

dcmetal108
05-08-2013, 10:07 PM
The Chicago show is on a Tuesday and starts at like 430pm haha.

DisposableJustice
05-08-2013, 11:21 PM
These look to be much bigger venues than previous years - I know the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto holds 16000 people. Iron Maiden played there last year and Mayhem fest is booked there this year but it seems a bit large for Megadeth.

Are any of these bands really that big?

1st bank center in Denver is basically a mini-hockey arena but much bigger than the Fillmore where last years Gigantour stopped; it wasn't full last year so I am surprised they got a bigger venue, but as others said I'm sure they will half it;

With that I don't think I will go mostly because of money but also the only band that interests me is Newsted; Plus knowing Megadeth, Megadave is going to with another boring setlist with songs that have been played over and over for the last 10-15 years. It would take a really unique set for me to go, and I ain't holding my breath

Steev
05-09-2013, 07:45 AM
Looking at the Camden show it says Pit is reserved seating(which is odd) and that section wasnt available for any presales


I just got the Newsted M&G, it's 115 which actually isn't bad since after surcharges Pit would be 52

TonyD
05-09-2013, 09:02 AM
Looking at the Camden show it says Pit is reserved seating(which is odd) and that section wasnt available for any presales


I just got the Newsted M&G, it's 115 which actually isn't bad since after surcharges Pit would be 52

$63 to meet Jason Newstead and his band... shig

Steev
05-09-2013, 10:09 AM
Considering what scampers will charge for seats it's not bad, I got firs row

TonyD
05-09-2013, 12:22 PM
Considering what scampers will charge for seats it's not bad, I got firs row

I guess its not so bad if you got upgraded seats

NickLed19
05-09-2013, 07:17 PM
I do not think I would pay $10 to meet Jason Newsted.

Steev
05-09-2013, 07:32 PM
I guess its not so bad if you got upgraded seats

Yeah its first row of the venue, only other seats left close were the Megadeth M&G with the Dean guitar(and that's like 700)

Christen
05-09-2013, 10:05 PM
Have some friends who want to go so it looks like I'm going to the Regina show.

gangrene
05-11-2013, 02:51 PM
Lame routing. Megadeth and BLS would be pretty cool but I don't care about the rest so no huge loss. Plus I'm already seeing Megadeth twice in September.

This. Nothing within even an 8 hour driving radius. :confused:

marker
05-11-2013, 04:23 PM
I guess it's always lame or stupid routing when bands don't play in your area.:D

IrritatedTrout
05-11-2013, 07:43 PM
Canadaigua, NY
Youngstown, OH
Lubbock, TX
Corpus Christi, TX
Oklahoma City, OK
Bloomington, IL
Dawson Creek, BC
Abbotsford, BC
Fargo, ND


Yet no: NYC, Washington DC, Atlanta, Charlotte, Tampa, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Miami, Baltimore, or anywhere in California.

So yes, lame and/or stupid routing.

PVH5150
06-18-2013, 03:23 PM
Two night stand at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan just added. August 6th and 7th.

TonyD
06-18-2013, 03:39 PM
Canadaigua, NY
Youngstown, OH
Lubbock, TX
Corpus Christi, TX
Oklahoma City, OK
Bloomington, IL
Dawson Creek, BC
Abbotsford, BC
Fargo, ND


Yet no: NYC, Washington DC, Atlanta, Charlotte, Tampa, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Miami, Baltimore, or anywhere in California.

So yes, lame and/or stupid routing.
Dave won't play to any godless pinko-liberal crowds

Maideneer
06-18-2013, 05:04 PM
NYC is splitting up the openers, which is odd, but this great! Cheap seats are $40 though, ugh.

Bengals279
06-18-2013, 05:21 PM
Dave won't play to any godless pinko-liberal crowds

:lol:

anomynous
06-18-2013, 05:38 PM
Every city that doesn't get this garbage is lucky.

Agentrng
06-24-2013, 11:50 AM
So, does anyone know what they're going to play or not??

dcmetal108
06-24-2013, 12:32 PM
Rosemont IL show is selling like shit.

Sanitarium78
06-24-2013, 12:53 PM
Rosemont IL show is selling like shit.

Not surprising. Megadeth just tours too damn much now for them to sell strong in bigger venues. There's no reason to go out of your way to see them. They tour so much that if people miss the show it's not a big deal because you know there's a pretty good chance you can catch them next time they come around. Releasing a shitty new album and having 90 percent of your set the same all the time certainly doesn't boost a lot of fans interest in going either.

DisposableJustice
06-24-2013, 01:02 PM
So, does anyone know what they're going to play or not??

Well.....look back at sets they have played in the last 3-4 years, add 2-3 new songs and BAM that is what they will do:hmm:

marker
06-24-2013, 01:10 PM
Not surprising. Megadeth just tours too damn much now for them to sell strong in bigger venues. There's no reason to go out of your way to see them. They tour so much that if people miss the show it's not a big deal because you know there's a pretty good chance you can catch them next time they come around. Releasing a shitty new album and having 90 percent of your set the same all the time certainly doesn't boost a lot of fans interest in going either.

Pretty much what I was thinking plus the lineup sucks.

Steev
06-24-2013, 01:39 PM
They do tour alot more now, I've seen them like 6 times in 3 years

dcmetal108
06-24-2013, 02:18 PM
Not surprising. Megadeth just tours too damn much now for them to sell strong in bigger venues. There's no reason to go out of your way to see them. They tour so much that if people miss the show it's not a big deal because you know there's a pretty good chance you can catch them next time they come around. Releasing a shitty new album and having 90 percent of your set the same all the time certainly doesn't boost a lot of fans interest in going either.

Not only that but in Chicago Megadeth usually plays like a 4,500 person venue or so. BLS usually plays a 1,000 person venue or so. Hellyeah plays like a 400. Device hasn't even done a full tour yet.

So what do they do? They stick it inside a arena on a wed. afternoon. Even cut off like it will be in the arena that's still like 10,000 capacity for them to fill. Before they starting cutting the group deals they are now as well the chepest tickets here were nosebleeds for like $59 after taxes.

DisposableJustice
06-24-2013, 03:14 PM
Not only that but in Chicago Megadeth usually plays like a 4,500 person venue or so. BLS usually plays a 1,000 person venue or so. Hellyeah plays like a 400. Device hasn't even done a full tour yet.

So what do they do? They stick it inside a arena on a wed. afternoon. Even cut off like it will be in the arena that's still like 10,000 capacity for them to fill. Before they starting cutting the group deals they are now as well the chepest tickets here were nosebleeds for like $59 after taxes.

Same thing is happening here in Denver; The tour stops at an arena very similar in size to your Allstate arena (I assume that is what you are talking about, I was there for SOAD last year). From what I can tell tickets are not moving at all, it doesn't help that 1st Bank Center is 25 miles north of Denver so it isn't well located. I'd love to meet the people who put this together and see how they are able to get oxygen to their brains, cause it doesn't seem like much...

PVH5150
06-24-2013, 04:08 PM
The first show of the tour is in Gilford, New Hampshire. Place holds 8,000 people. Just checked on sales. 2,000 tickets have been sold. Sad. If anything, this should've been a House of Blues sized tour with sellouts everywhere.

Steev
06-24-2013, 04:12 PM
The first show of the tour is in Gilford, New Hampshire. Place holds 8,000 people. Just checked on sales. 2,000 tickets have been sold. Sad. If anything, this should've been a House of Blues sized tour with sellouts everywhere.

The only other time I went to Gigantour was a a HOB in 05

Sanitarium78
06-24-2013, 04:17 PM
This may not be a case of whoever booked this tour being clueless about Megadeth's drawing power though. It may have more to do with what venues the tour promoter has deals with. I think it's cheaper for them to book venues they have a contract with already even if the venue is too big and tickets don't sell good.

Still, it's better to see a band play a small or midsized venue that's packed rather than seeing them in a big arena playing in front of a half empty house.

PVH5150
06-24-2013, 04:23 PM
Far as I know, the one in New Hampshire they've never played at.

Also, it's the only summer shed in the area that is in no way affiliated with Live Nation. No clue how the hell they planned this route in the first place.

dcmetal108
06-24-2013, 08:22 PM
I just don't know why they didn't keep it at the Aragon Ballroom for Chicago because that doesn't even sell out.

This tour makes about as much sense as the All Star tour going from a 5,000 capacity venue to a 30,000 capacity soccer stadium.

Sanitarium78
06-24-2013, 08:42 PM
I think Megadeth needs to take a couple years off. Sometimes you need to let the fans miss you for a bit before touring again. The way they keep touring almost nonstop for the last four years isn't doing them any favors when it comes to ticket sales.

I saw the first gigantour in 2005 and that tour was a big deal because Dave had put the band on hiatus for a few years while he recovered from some nerve damage he had in his hand. My show was at an amphitheater and it drew a pretty good sized crowd. I would say most of the reserved seats were filled. Having Dream Theater as the co-headliner helped a lot to but certainly Megadeth making their big comeback was the major draw for the tour. While I don't think they have to be like Metallica and take 5 or 6 years between albums, no one can deny that Megadeth really needs to take a vacation for a bit.

JRA
06-24-2013, 09:58 PM
He also needs to relearn what it means to be a thrash band. He's been releasing recycled CTE's for over a decade now.

adamclark52
06-25-2013, 11:13 AM
I think Megadeth needs to take a couple years off. Sometimes you need to let the fans miss you for a bit before touring again. The way they keep touring almost nonstop for the last four years isn't doing them any favors when it comes to ticket sales.

I saw the first gigantour in 2005 and that tour was a big deal because Dave had put the band on hiatus for a few years while he recovered from some nerve damage he had in his hand. My show was at an amphitheater and it drew a pretty good sized crowd. I would say most of the reserved seats were filled. Having Dream Theater as the co-headliner helped a lot to but certainly Megadeth making their big comeback was the major draw for the tour. While I don't think they have to be like Metallica and take 5 or 6 years between albums, no one can deny that Megadeth really needs to take a vacation for a bit.

I've been thinking the same thing for the last year. Even if he wanted to tour he should take a bit of time off between albums. He's released three albums in a little over three and a half years. He should let the albums sit a bit longer so people appreciate them (except that new one). But you're right about touring too. They come to town every six months or so, it seems. Maybe tour one summer, take time off for a bit then tour two summers later, every other year. Unless money is the big issue. I have no idea what his financial situation is like but wether they're playing to a half empty arena or a packed club I'm sure he gets paid the same either way.

IrritatedTrout
06-25-2013, 08:30 PM
I think touring with special concepts like CTE or RIP in it's entirety is a good draw but when they are just doing their standard thing it does seem like you will have the opportunity to see them again in a few months if you miss a show near you so it's no big deal. I drove 6 hours for the CtE anniversary tour though and it was well worth it, would definitely not do that if they are just playing a standard set however.

detuned
07-10-2013, 03:32 AM
Thursday, August 8th
DEVICE / HELL YEAH
with guests TBD
Doors @ 8pm // Show @ 9pm
$30.00 adv // $33.00 dos
ASYLUM | 121 Center St. | Portland, ME 04102 | 18+

haha. such a "maine" show.

energymetal14
07-10-2013, 04:02 AM
Thursday, August 8th
DEVICE / HELL YEAH
with guests TBD
Doors @ 8pm // Show @ 9pm
$30.00 adv // $33.00 dos
ASYLUM | 121 Center St. | Portland, ME 04102 | 18+

haha. such a "maine" show.

:lol: But fuck, my friend loves both of these bands (yeah, I don;t get it either). And we still kinda go to some shows together, and he loves this club and has a friend who lives in Maine. If he finds out about this show, guaranteed he tries to make me drive up for this. Ugh.

ravenheart
07-10-2013, 04:19 AM
I don;t get it either

I could get people digging Hellyeah if they'd carried on in the vein of their first album. I liked that album a lot. But second one onwards have just been turds. Generic, common or garden, turds.

MetalIsArt
07-10-2013, 04:37 AM
I could get people digging Hellyeah if they'd carried on in the vein of their first album. I liked that album a lot. But second one onwards have just been turds. Generic, common or garden, turds.

Generic, kinda like Newsted's solo work.

ravenheart
07-10-2013, 04:42 AM
Generic, kinda like Newsted's solo work.

:tp:

MetalIsArt
07-10-2013, 05:48 AM
:tp:

Sorry brother. ;)

DisposableJustice
07-17-2013, 05:43 PM
The Gods try their hardest to stop Gignatour, cancel two bands:

MEGADETH, DEVICE FORCED TO CANCEL PERFORMANCES IN OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City was plagued with bad luck last night (July 16) as Megadeth‘s Gigantour 2013 was severely affected by extreme weather issues. Intense rain and lightning forced Device to skip their set, but that wasn’t even the tip of the iceberg. Shortly before Megadeth were set to take the stage, a bolt of lightning struck an Oklahoma City transformer, cutting power to the Zoo Amphitheatre entirely.

According to Antiquiet.com, fans who attended the outdoor Gigantour date were treated to sets from Death Division, Newsted and HELLYEAH, but before Device went on, a massive amount of rain soaked both the fans and the equipment onstage. Due to the rainfall, the crew removed Device’s equipment from the stage while waiting for the storm to settle down.

Despite the cancellation of Device’s set, Black Label Society were able to perform their full show. While Black Label Society’s gear was being cleared from the Gigantour stage, a freak lightning strike blew up a city transformer. After a 45-minute wait for the power to come back on, venue security broke the bad news that Megadeth would not be performing.

Proceeds from tickets sold for the Oklahoma City Gigantour will be given to the Oklahoma Food Bank in order to help tornado victims.


http://www.megadeth.com/news/megadeth-device-forced-cancel-performances-oklahoma

I like how there is no offer of refunds, (granted the money is going to a good cause) or god forbid rescheduling Device and Megadeth

InFlamesOfBirchmen
07-17-2013, 05:50 PM
Man, the fact that BLS still played just makes Device and Megadave look worse.

Sanitarium78
07-17-2013, 05:57 PM
Man, the fact that BLS still played just makes Device and Megadave look worse.

No it doesn't. The story says that lightning caused a power outage before Megadeth's set. Not a lot you can do as a band if you have no power and can't play.

InFlamesOfBirchmen
07-17-2013, 06:04 PM
No it doesn't. The story says that lightning caused a power outage before Megadeth's set. Not a lot you can do as a band if you have no power and can't play.

They could reschedule or give the option of a refund. That, at least in my book, does make them look bad. My issue is mostly with Device here, but I guess the storm could've settled after they removed their gear.

Sanitarium78
07-17-2013, 06:15 PM
They could reschedule or give the option of a refund. That, at least in my book, does make them look bad. My issue is mostly with Device here, but I guess the storm could've settled after they removed their gear.

I guess they figured they would look good by giving money from the tickets to the tornado victims. With the endless amount of touring Megadeth does, i'm not sure how possible or how far down the road the show would be if they rescheduled it.

DisposableJustice
07-21-2013, 12:29 PM
The Gods try their hardest to stop Gignatour part II: Not feeling so good Mr. Jason Newstead

Hey friends...I'd been feeling a bit under the weather while performing the most recent Gigantour shows so I went to the Dr. on my day off today & I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia!!! So under doctor's orders, I'm taking a week to rebuild...my apologies to our Canadian brothers & sisters in regions where we will not be appearing this week. I'm gonna work on keeping me alive so together we can keep the metal alive!!!! Cheers to all!! Jason

https://www.facebook.com/jasonnewstedofficial?directed_target_id=0

velvetgrass
07-21-2013, 01:42 PM
Glad Newsted were present for the Milwaukee show, they kicked ass!

Was anybody else here at the Milwaukee show? I got most of the setlists, except I didn't get the first song that Newsted played. I'm guessing it was one of the songs that's going to be on the upcoming album. as I'm 100% sure it wasn't on the EP. If anybody who was there knows what the song they opened was. please add it here-

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/newsted/2013/eagles-ballroom-milwaukee-wi-3bc6acb4.html

I also didn't catch Black Label Society's set because I wanted a good spot in line to meet David Draiman, which I got. It was a true honor to meet him! But if anybody who was there knows the setlist Black Label Society played, you can add it here-

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/black-label-society/2013/eagles-ballroom-milwaukee-wi-2bc6acb6.html

Maideneer
07-24-2013, 07:09 AM
Ticketmaster has the first night of Gigantour in NYC as cancelled. Only August 7th remains as active now...I wonder if it wasn't selling well, I can't find any news on it.

Steev
07-24-2013, 08:24 AM
They were handing out flyers at Mayhem yesterday for the show with Newsted and BLS, and last week in Camden they were advertising 10 dollar tickets

Sanitarium78
07-24-2013, 08:37 AM
There's just too many summer package tours right now trying to cater to the same audience. Gigantour, Mayhem, Uproar and whatever the hell else that might be happening right now that i'm not aware of. A lot of people can only afford to pick one of these to go to and in the end ticket sales for all these tours are suffering.

dcmetal108
07-24-2013, 09:02 AM
There's just too many summer package tours right now trying to cater to the same audience. Gigantour, Mayhem, Uproar and whatever the hell else that might be happening right now that i'm not aware of. A lot of people can only afford to pick one of these to go to and in the end ticket sales for all these tours are suffering.

Plus all those other tours has way more bands!

Also hasn't Newsted for now dropped off the tour?

DisposableJustice
07-24-2013, 09:04 AM
Plus all those other tours has way more bands!

Also hasn't Newsted for now dropped off the tour?

Just for a week, he got walking pneumonia

ravenheart
07-24-2013, 09:05 AM
There's just too many summer package tours right now trying to cater to the same audience. Gigantour, Mayhem, Uproar and whatever the hell else that might be happening right now that i'm not aware of. A lot of people can only afford to pick one of these to go to and in the end ticket sales for all these tours are suffering.

No brainer to me. This is the only tour with good bands.

slapguitarer
07-24-2013, 09:12 AM
No brainer to me. This is the only tour with good bands.

:LOLFC:

ravenheart
07-24-2013, 10:05 AM
:LOLFC:

Bands not included in that statement: Rob Zombie, Alice In Chains, Jane's Addiction, Walking Papers, Scorpion Child.

Sure Bodom, Amon Amarth, Machine Head, Mastodon etc. are alright, but not worth going specifically to see.

But otherwise, I'd take a line-up with Megadeth, BLS, and Newsted over every other package touring currently running in the US, even if it means putting up with Device in between. The Warped, Uproar, and Mayhem line-ups are pretty fucking awful.

If the running order worked out at Mayhem I might be able to fill my time with bands who don't offend my ears, but there's no chance of that at Warped, and there'd be massive gaps of boredom at Uproar. Especially if the two stages clash.

anomynous
07-24-2013, 10:07 AM
I see one tolerable band at Gigantour: Megadave, and that's not including the PooperCollider material.

ravenheart
07-24-2013, 10:10 AM
PooperCollider

:lol:

slapguitarer
07-24-2013, 10:51 AM
I wouldn't pay $1 to see any of the bands on Gigantour. As far as I'm concerned, Emmure and Newsted are equally as mundain and uninspired.

dcmetal108
07-24-2013, 10:53 AM
I see one tolerable band at Gigantour: Megadave, and that's not including the PooperCollider material.

Only tolerable band at Gigantour is Device.

slapguitarer
07-24-2013, 10:55 AM
Only tolerable band at Gigantour is Device.

(ーー;)
(・_・;

300%_Density
07-24-2013, 10:57 AM
http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/128/623/kill-it-with-fire-demotivational-poster-1235695993.jpg

velvetgrass
07-24-2013, 11:09 AM
I see one tolerable band at Gigantour: Megadave, and that's not including the PooperCollider material.

I love Super Collider, but they only played 2 songs from it in Milwaukee, including the Thin Lizzy cover. So even if you don't like the new album, I'd still recommend people go.

dcmetal108
07-24-2013, 11:12 AM
(ーー;)
(・_・;

I don't even like Device really, I just enjoy Dramain really.

Can't stand BLS.
Not a Megadeth fan and Newsted does nothing for me.
Device does seem like their music would be boring live.

slapguitarer
07-24-2013, 11:29 AM
I don't even like Device really, I just enjoy Dramain really.

Can't stand BLS.
Not a Megadeth fan and Newsted does nothing for me.
Device does seem like their music would be boring live.

Well I don't care for any of these bands, as they're all a bunch of washed up has-beens, but Device are probably the worst part of this tour. Mainly because of Dramain.

adamclark52
07-24-2013, 11:42 AM
I love Super Collider, but they only played 2 songs from it in Milwaukee, including the Thin Lizzy cover. So even if you don't like the new album, I'd still recommend people go.

That's the best point there. Even if the rest of the set is tired and done it's still music most of us enjoy.

marker
07-24-2013, 05:19 PM
That's the best point there. Even if the rest of the set is tired and done it's still music most of us enjoy.

Yup. As lame as their sets are, it's still fuckin Megadeth.

es156
07-24-2013, 09:37 PM
I went to the Bloomington show. Here is my score card:

Megadeth: excellent (as always)
Newsted: great (can't wait to see them again)
BLS: good
Death Division: not bad
Hellyeah: :hecho:
Device: terrible

Device was basically a singer, a guitarist and a drummer with some loops playing in the background. Half of the time all I could hear was the singer and the drummer. Very bizarre. And what is with the awful Lita Ford cover? :barf:

marker
07-26-2013, 10:53 AM
So I read an article today where Dave says they are constantly adjusting their set to the bills they are playing on. He says they have a great set for Gigantour, and they will change the set for the Maiden dates. Believe it when I see it.

anomynous
07-26-2013, 11:17 AM
As they've played the same set for the past three years.











In before that's the joke.

DisposableJustice
07-26-2013, 11:25 AM
So I read an article today where Dave says they are constantly adjusting their set to the bills they are playing on. He says they have a great set for Gigantour, and they will change the set for the Maiden dates. Believe it when I see it.

I have sources telling me that they are going to flip Holy Wars to the opener and Trust as the closer...





CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sanitarium78
07-26-2013, 01:04 PM
According to setlist.fm it looks like they've "changed" the set up a bit the last few shows. But all it seems to be is bringing back a couple of old staples that haven't been done in awhile and one new song.

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/megadeth/2013/brandt-centre-regina-sk-canada-7bc69a40.html

IrritatedTrout
07-27-2013, 06:50 AM
Yeah, Megadeth frequently changes their set a bit each night but it's still always the same old stuff.

GarageMetal468
07-27-2013, 07:20 AM
I have sources telling me that they are going to flip Holy Wars to the opener and Trust as the closer...





CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was just about to say that.

NickLed19
07-27-2013, 03:31 PM
Device is so bad.

Steev
07-30-2013, 09:31 PM
Death Division is no longer on the tour


I'm guessing ticket sales were a factor

dcmetal108
07-30-2013, 10:24 PM
So is the turnout really as bad as we've expected?

DisposableJustice
07-30-2013, 10:49 PM
So is the turnout really as bad as we've expected?

When you think about it, Megadeth is the only band that is well known for metal and non-metal fans, and MAYBE Hellyeah and that is pushing it. As others have pointed out there is so many package tours going on that people who don't have that much moo-la have to pick and choose the packages with the most bang for the buck, and imo Gignatour doesn't have the star power like it did when it started 7 years ago

Steev
07-31-2013, 06:12 AM
BLS are still pretty big(and next to Dream Theater one of the biggest bands to do this tour, draw wise), but they're doing large ampitheaters with a headliner who has toured alot recently(which wasnt the case when Gigantour started) and with a roster of bands who are mostly just starting out(except for Hellyeah, who draws a club sized crowd)

Remember by the 3rd outing of this tour they scaled down the venues, this is a fun tour but not one drawing the same mainstream crowds as other summer packages

dcmetal108
07-31-2013, 09:33 AM
BLS are still pretty big(and next to Dream Theater one of the biggest bands to do this tour, draw wise), but they're doing large ampitheaters with a headliner who has toured alot recently(which wasnt the case when Gigantour started) and with a roster of bands who are mostly just starting out(except for Hellyeah, who draws a club sized crowd)

Remember by the 3rd outing of this tour they scaled down the venues, this is a fun tour but not one drawing the same mainstream crowds as other summer packages

I think BLS and Megadeth usually play the same size venues, though neither are close to filling a arena even close.

Steev
07-31-2013, 05:09 PM
I think BLS and Megadeth usually play the same size venues, though neither are close to filling a arena even close.

That too, case in point the failed "Pedal to the Metal" tour

anomynous
08-03-2013, 02:13 PM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=193309

Fargo show cancelled

Bengals279
08-03-2013, 04:12 PM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=193309

Fargo show cancelled

If they are barely selling the main markets, what makes them think they would be able to sell anything in North Dakota :lol:

PVH5150
08-03-2013, 04:20 PM
Fargo

Yer darned tootin!

dcmetal108
08-03-2013, 05:31 PM
So Zach was telling me the Chicago show had maybe 1,500 people at it. That means that the pit wasn't even full and since the arena was half cut it still holds like 7,000 or so people/

TonyD
08-03-2013, 05:39 PM
This gets me wondering, who gets paid when the shows sell out and who eats the cost when it's a bust? I know some people here have toured small time, but that never really gets talked about.

300%_Density
08-03-2013, 05:46 PM
This gets me wondering, who gets paid when the shows sell out and who eats the cost when it's a bust? I know some people here have toured small time, but that never really gets talked about.

Not in a band, not 100% sure but I have a friend who used to book shows (much smaller scale) and what I recall him telling me that the bands will get their $ in advance and then it's up to the arena/promoters to promote and talk their show up so then they can try to earn back whatever $ was spent on the artists. Again this is most insider info I have. Maybe I'm way off and someone can correct me.

dcmetal108
08-03-2013, 06:02 PM
Not in a band, not 100% sure but I have a friend who used to book shows (much smaller scale) and what I recall him telling me that the bands will get their $ in advance and then it's up to the arena/promoters to promote and talk their show up so then they can try to earn back whatever $ was spent on the artists. Again this is most insider info I have. Maybe I'm way off and someone can correct me.

Yeah what happens is for it to be booked the band asks for a upfront fee and that is their money that they get payed no matter what. ( I know a few people who do it for big bands)

For instance for the Avenged Sevenfold tour the bands price is $25,000 for show.

For the last Micheal Graves tour his price was like $700-800.

mankvill
08-03-2013, 06:30 PM
Megadeth will be playing state fairs and casinos by 2015

DisposableJustice
08-03-2013, 06:33 PM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=193309

Fargo show cancelled

Damn I'm late, but I'll do it anyway:

The Gods Try Their Hardest to Stop Gignatour Part III: Cancel a show in a state most people forget we have

TheDeadPanda
08-03-2013, 06:48 PM
This gets me wondering, who gets paid when the shows sell out and who eats the cost when it's a bust? I know some people here have toured small time, but that never really gets talked about.

The theater I work at, I asked my boss one time and he said there's all sorts of ways. Either band gets money up front or they can rent out the arena or whatever and they make their own money off of ticket sales.

adamclark52
08-03-2013, 08:07 PM
This gets me wondering, who gets paid when the shows sell out and who eats the cost when it's a bust? I know some people here have toured small time, but that never really gets talked about.

Yeah what happens is for it to be booked the band asks for a upfront fee and that is their money that they get payed no matter what. ( I know a few people who do it for big bands)

For instance for the Avenged Sevenfold tour the bands price is $25,000 for show.

For the last Micheal Graves tour his price was like $700-800.

Not in a band, not 100% sure but I have a friend who used to book shows (much smaller scale) and what I recall him telling me that the bands will get their $ in advance and then it's up to the arena/promoters to promote and talk their show up so then they can try to earn back whatever $ was spent on the artists. Again this is most insider info I have. Maybe I'm way off and someone can correct me.



I think that's standard for most bands. Except Anvil. Depends on the size of the band. But a band the size of Megadeth has smart people booking for them so you can be sure that Megadeth and the main support got their full asking prices. The lower tier band that dropped off (can't remember what they were called) were probably the only ones getting fucked over, if anyone even was. Maybe Newsted too but I'd imagine he has smart people booking for him. The venues and promoters probably had to pay a flat-rate for Gigantour, not a set amount for each band where one (the lower tiered bands) could get fucked over.

Sanitarium78
08-04-2013, 06:32 AM
I think when ticket sales suck it's mainly the tour promoter who eats any financial loss that happens. I don't have any experience when I comes to booking bands but from what I've read and heard over the years is that each band gets a flat rate just to play. So no matter what they get paid even if the shows sell like shit. But the bands, mainly the headliner, also get a portion of the money made on tickets. I believe the tour promoter gets the bigger piece of that pie. When a promoter books a show they have to pay to rent the venue out for the event and then try and make that back through the ticket sales. Any money made off merchandise also goes right to the band. If there isn't enough money being made then it can hurt bands lower on the bill when it comes to the big package tours and cause them to drop off or not make anything at all during the tour.

The venues themselves get nothing from ticket and merch sales. They get whatever the fee was to rent the venue for the show and what they make at the concession stands. That's why food and drinks cost so much, it's one of the only ways for the venues to make money.

I could be wrong about this. I am by no means an expert on this matter. Like I said, this is just based on info I've gathered through the years.

hellawaits77ny
08-04-2013, 06:48 AM
Yep, it definitely seems like being a concert promotor can be a very rewarding, yet very tough and risky job.

Bengals279
08-04-2013, 07:22 AM
I have booked a few local shows. Their are multiple things bands do (at least at the local level). They either ask for a set fee and then the promoter reaps the benefits of the ticket sales. Or the bands and the promoter do a door split. The bands get a certain percentage while the promoter does too. Then the promoter usually doesn't lose money and the bands work harder to get people their. But at the larger level it is usually a set fee and then the bands would get a small percentage of the ticket sales. It depends

Dextrimental
08-04-2013, 09:01 AM
I used to study this in college - you're all right in different ways, it depends on how the promoter does business really. In Ireland, bigger promoters pay the bands a set fee, and then the ticket price is decided from how much people would be willing to pay/the venue cost/if the band want part of ticket sales. Someone like Metallica would take a cut from ticket sales because they can and it's how they do business, someone like Killswitch Engage wouldn't to keep costs of tickets down. Generally speaking, the promoter will pay to get the band over here and get them out of here, as well as take care of them when they are here, and then recoup that with ticket sales - hoping they draw a crowd. As far as merch goes, festivals take a cut of bands merch, but it's a small one, venues for touring bands do not.

From what I've seen and heard, poor ticket sales is on the promoter. Bigger bands get their fee and that's that. Smaller bands will get paid if the promoter isn't a cheating asshole, but that is not always the case. Being a promoter is not an easy job, nor is being a band trying to make it touring. That whole side of the industry is really horrible.

moobys37
08-04-2013, 09:49 AM
As a relatively mid-tier metal promoter, it varies just based on an agreement between myself and the person booking a show. Agents for the most part never ask for 100% advance unless the band is on level enough to headline places above 10,000, so basically your arena bands. Some agents will ask for between 5-50% up front to help with various tour costs if needed (bus,van,etc) and others just want to know how many people you think would come out so the ticket price can be adjusted so the band can make the most in a guarantee. All agents put in a back-end deal as well for ticket sales. Typically this is after a 20-30% margin after the guarantee rate and is 75% of ticket sales above that. So a band with a 500 guarantee will have a back-end deal start after 650-700. Often last minute shows are a door-deal where the band will get anywhere between 60-80% of ticket sales after promoter costs are factored in (venue rental,rider,etc). For a tour like Gigantour where the people that booked it also have a piece of Live Nation, Megadeth and BLS are getting 100% of their guarantee every night barring a cancellation for ticket sales. Then it goes to a % of what their guarantee was, typically 75% of that. But for Live Nation, the losses of a tour like this are made up by one Taylor Swift show.

moobys37
08-04-2013, 09:50 AM
Oh and Avenged Sevenfold is making a shit load more than 25k a night.

Sanitarium78
08-04-2013, 10:20 AM
Oh and Avenged Sevenfold is making a shit load more than 25k a night.

Yeah, i'm guessing they're more in the 250k range for each show. 25k wouldn't even pay all the members of the band and there would nothing left over to pay the road crew.

TonyD
08-04-2013, 04:58 PM
I'm pretty sure somewhere out on youtube there's a CKY crank call where they try to book Metallica for a private show and they said it would be 1-1.5 million, and that was about 10 years ago.
And I'm not sure how accurate it was but Sharon said that SOAD required close to a million each night of Ozzfest for a 75 minute set.

Onioner
08-04-2013, 05:44 PM
I know that Death Angel asks for 35-40k per show. That pays for road crew, merch dude, sound dude etc, stage production, tour manager, transportation etc. By the end of the day I'd imagine each member of the band taking home about a thousand each per show.

I forget where I saw this, but basically the crew for a professional touring band often has a more stable income than the band themselves.

adamclark52
08-04-2013, 05:52 PM
I know that Death Angel asks for 35-40k per show. That pays for road crew, merch dude, sound dude etc, stage production, tour manager, transportation etc. By the end of the day I'd imagine each member of the band taking home about a thousand each per show.

I forget where I saw this, but basically the crew for a professional touring band often has a more stable income than the band themselves.

That makes sense. A good road crew makes the band.

Steev
08-04-2013, 06:12 PM
I'm pretty sure somewhere out on youtube there's a CKY crank call where they try to book Metallica for a private show and they said it would be 1-1.5 million, and that was about 10 years ago.
And I'm not sure how accurate it was but Sharon said that SOAD required close to a million each night of Ozzfest for a 75 minute set.

I think SOAD got 300,000

adamclark52
08-04-2013, 06:20 PM
I bet a lot of the money is guaranteed too, so I wonder if a show gets cancelled how much Megadeth still gets?

Bengals279
08-04-2013, 06:40 PM
Ya I keep hearing that SOAD gets 300k.

Bengals279
08-04-2013, 06:42 PM
I know that Death Angel asks for 35-40k per show. That pays for road crew, merch dude, sound dude etc, stage production, tour manager, transportation etc. By the end of the day I'd imagine each member of the band taking home about a thousand each per show.

I forget where I saw this, but basically the crew for a professional touring band often has a more stable income than the band themselves.

I would think that each band member gets anywhere between 3-5k a night. Sound guys usually aren't expensive at all (and sometimes is paid by the promoter).

Dextrimental
08-04-2013, 07:02 PM
Yeah, in terms of a bands fee, everyone outside of the band is paid first. So transport, merch, sound guy, road crew, all paid first, then whatever is left is what the band get paid. It just so happens that the road crew are getting a set wage, the band on the other hand, get paid depending on the size of the show.