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DAVE MUSTAINE of iconic multi-platinum metal group has launched his critically acclaimed touring festival GIGANTOUR to a roaring and acclaimed start in the northeast U.S.  Sharing the stage every night with the headlining are MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL on the trek which kicked off January 26 in Camden, NJ at the Susquehanna Bank Center and has already been highlighted by a sold out January 28 show at New York City’s Theater at Madison Square Garden.  GIGANTOUR is set to hit Los Angeles’ Gibson Amphitheatre Friday, February 24 and wraps Saturday, March 3 in Austin, TXSee tour dates and press quotes later in this press release.

In other news, they have received their tenth Grammy nomination for their latest effort. The group–singer/guitarist DAVE MUSTAINE, drummer SHAWN DROVER, guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK and bassist DAVID ELLEFSON–earned a “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” nomination for their new single “Public Enemy #1” off their latest album Th1rt3en (Roadrunner Records).  The “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” category is, eerily, category #13.

Check out the video for “Public Enemy #1” below.  “Public Enemy #1” actually marks the second Grammy nomination for music from Th1rt3en, as the song “Sudden Death” was first unveiled  in the 2010 video game “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock” and received a “Best Metal Performance” nod.

The band’s 13th album, the appropriately titled Th1rt3en, was released November 1 and 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.

GIGANTOUR 2012 Tour Dates:

Fri1/27Uncasville,CTMohegan Sun Arena
Sat1/28New York,NYTheater atMadisonSquareGarden
Sun1/29Lowell,MATsongas Arena
Wed2/1Glens Falls,NYGlens FallsCivic Center
Thu2/2Quebec City,QCColisee Pepsi Arena
Sun2/5Kingston,ONK-Rock Centre
Tue2/7Oshawa,ONGeneral Motors Centre
Wed2/8Hamilton,ONCopps Coliseum
Thu2/9Auburn Hills,MIPalace of Auburn Hills
Sun2/12Milwaukee,WIEagles Ballroom
Tue2/14St. Paul,MNMyth
Fri2/17Edmonton,ABShaw Conference Centre
Sat2/18Calgary,ABBig 4 Building
Mon2/20Abbotsford, BCAbbotsford Ent & Sports Centre
Tue2/21Kent, WAShoware Center
Thu2/23San Jose, CAEvents Center
Fri2/24Universal City, CAGibson Amphitheatre
Sat2/25Phoenix, AZComerica Theatre
Sun2/26Albuquerque, NMTingley Coliseum
Tue2/28Denver, COThe Fillmore Auditorium
Thu3/1Dallas, TXThe Palladium
Fri3/2Houston, TXVerizon Wireless Theater
Sat3/3Austin, TXACL Live at The Moody Theater

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