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Zombie and Megadeth announce co-headlining tour

TREK KICKS OFF MAY 11; INCLUDES HIGH-PROFILE ROCK FESTIVAL APPEARANCES AND WRAPS MAY 26 AT ROCKLAHOMA

Metal heavyweights ROB ZOMBIE and MEGADETH have just announced a co-headlining tour guaranteed to raise the temperature on the planet.

Rob Zombie and Megadeth announce 2012 co-headline tour

 The trek, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together, kicks off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ and encompasses high-profile appearances at several rock festivals including M3 Rock Festival, Rock On The Range and wraps Saturday, May 26 at Rocklahoma. ROB ZOMBIE will headline Rocklahoma, co-headline Rock On The Range (with Incubus), and will close all shows on the MEGADETH dates. A complete list of dates is below.

The tour will come on the heels of MEGADETH’s critically acclaimed return of the traveling festival GIGANTOUR, created and curated by frontman DAVE MUSTAINE. Rave reviews have poured in for the festival, which also features MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL. “The return of Gigantour, a nicely curated package tour of heavy metal bands, is just one more step in a great run underway by Megadeth,” wrote the Boston Globe. “It was a smart and well-paced show, one that illuminated metal’s various angles (1/31/12).”

2011 also marked the release of MEGADETH’s 13th album, the appropriately titled Th1rt3en. Released November 1 on Roadrunner Records, the album debuted #11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart. The album also landed on international charts including Top 10 placements in Argentina, Finland, Korea and Japan. MEGADETH– MUSTAINE, drummer SHAWN DROVER, guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK and bassist DAVID ELLEFSON–also received their tenth Grammy nomination for this project, earning a “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” nomination for their single “Public Enemy #1.” The “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” category was, eerily, category #13.

This will be ROB ZOMBIE’s first concert tour since last summer’s “Hell on Earth” co-headline trek with Slayer. ZOMBIE spent last fall and winter shooting his sixth feature film, “The Lords of Salem” that he wrote and directed and is making with the producers of the “Paranormal Activity” franchise. With principal photography completed, the film is currently in post-production.

Never one to play it safe, ZOMBIE–with guitarist JOHN 5, bassist PIGGY D and GINGER FISH on drum–will bring his legendary stage show out in full force on these dates. Audiences will get what they expect from a ROB ZOMBIE show–an amped-up, non-stop barrage of sin, sex and extravaganza guaranteed to rip your face off, a true rock and roll spectacle at its finest.

With more than 15 million albums sold, seven Grammy nominations, the helming of five major motion pictures (including the #1 record-breaking “Halloween”), dozens of music videos, TV shows and last summer’s strangely celebrated “Woolite” TV commercial where he showed the hidden terrors of doing laundry, ZOMBIE is truly a force to be reckoned with in today’s entertainment landscape. For over 25 years, his unique meld of horror and hard rock has influenced his sound as a musician, and his vision as a director and writer. Plans are for a new ROB ZOMBIE album to be completed later this year.

Check out ROB ZOMBIE and MEGADETH in the following cities:

 

DATE CITY VENUE

5/11 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

5/12 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion

5/16 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE

5/18 Grand Rapids, MI The Deltaplex

5/20 Columbus, OH Rock On The Range

5/22 La Crosse, WI La Crosse Center

5/24 Sioux City, IA Tyson Center

5/25 Wichita, KS Hartman Arena

5/26 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma

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Comments
  • metallicaddict February 22, 2012 at 5:13 am

    This is Great!!!! Rob Should make a tropical paradise stop on Costa Rica with this Tour!!! Ask both Daves, Chris and Shawn they’ve been here a couple of times!!!! And you’ll make this Zombie Head Very Happy!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Heather February 22, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Please come to Indiana! :)

  • Ryan Stillwell (@ryan_stillwell) February 22, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Zombie and Megadeth announce co-headlining tour http://t.co/4wZ8u8xV via @RWZombie @Megadeth

  • LUKE425 February 21, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    hell yeah!!!!!! sunday at rock on the range….. im off work!!!!… best news of my life

  • scott coppes February 21, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    ROCK ON THE RANGE IS GOING TO KICK MAJOR FUCKING ASS!!!!!!! IM AM STOKED 4 IT!!!!!!!!!

  • MommaLee February 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I just want to see this man in concert one time before I die. Don’t you want to come back to Nashville soon?

  • z0mb13 February 21, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Dallas misses the Zombie love!

  • ZombieRocker February 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    ROCKLAHOMA 2012!! I remember seeing STP & Megadeth years ago… This festival is gonna be awesome!

  • Zombiehead89 February 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Europe needs you back!!!

  • Kelly February 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    SOUTH FLORIDA NEEDS YOU, ZOMBIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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