Gigantour 2012: Where’s The Metal At?

Motorhead

Gigantour 2012: Motorhead

Gigantour 2012: Motorhead

Does anything really need to be said about Motorhead? Hasn’t it all been said before? They play well. They kick ass and take names. If you haven’t seen them, you have to before they retire (they’ve been around since ‘75 so you better hurry), even if you’re not a fan. If you like metal, seeing Motorhead is like a baptism into the subculture. It’s been said that Lemmy is God. He’s certainly among the metal gods. As impressive as seeing Motorhead and their spot-on performance was the audience’s reaction; they adore this band like a nubile, young female adored Paul McCartney back in the day. Motorhead is to rock and metal what gas is to a car.

Gigantour 2012: Motorhead Pictures


Megadeth

Gigantour 2012: Dave Ellefson, Megadeth

Gigantour 2012: Dave Ellefson, Megadeth

Does Megadeth ever disappoint? These fuckers are always perfect. Of the 14 songs they played, only 4 came off of their latest album, Th1rt3en. Which means it was a fan-favorite package. For us, it was the first time we’ve seen Megadeth with founding member and bassist Dave Ellefson, who played superbly. He truly captivated the audience and brought the heavy with him when he played “Dawn Patrol.” That is one dirty song with swagger.

Gigantour 2012: Megadeth

Gigantour 2012: Megadeth

Of the four times I’ve seen Megadeth, I’ve never been privy to seeing Dave Mustaine go off on an audience member or security guard. This time I did. While the incident was tame, at least it happened. Apparently some dick was shining a flashlight in Mustaine’s face. Mustaine called out security for not doing their job.

Gigantour 2012: Dave Mustaine, Megadeth

Gigantour 2012: Dave Mustaine, Megadeth

One of the highlights of the Megadeth set was when Mustaine invited Cristina Scabbia out to sing “A Tout Le Mond” with him. More proof that Lacuna Coil should have higher billing than opening act. The fans welcomed her presence warmly. While vocally everything was on point, her interaction with the band was what you’d expect; she was a guest and it showed. Still, it’s a duet I’d like to see again; I’d also like to see more Gigantour – goddamn YouTube makes it possible.

Gigantour 2012: Chris Broderick, Megadeth

Gigantour 2012: Chris Broderick, Megadeth

Three out of four ain’t bad, but if Gigantour wants to be around for a few more years, it better go back to some more of it’s metal roots.

Rock Hard!

Lacuna Coil Gigantour 2012 Set List

“Our Truth”
“Upsidedown”
“Fragile”
“Kill the Light”
“Trip the Darkness”
“Spellbound”

Volbeat Gigantour 2012 Set List

“A Warrior’s Call”
“Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood”
“The Human Instrument”
“Sad Man’s Tongue”
“Hallelujah Goat”
“Who They Are”
“Fallen”
“The Mirror and the Ripper”
“Pool of Booze, Booze, Booza”
“Still Counting”

Motorhead Gigantour 2012 Set List

“Bomber”
“Damage Case”
“I Know How to Die”
“Stay Clean”
“Over the Top”
“The Chase Is Better Than the Catch”
“The One to Sing the Blues”
(Drum Solo)
“Going to Brazil”
“Killed by Death”
“Ace of Spades”
“Overkill”

Megadeth Gigantour 2012 Set List

“Trust”
“Wake Up Dead”
“Hangar 18”
“Sweating Bullets”
“Skin o’ My Teeth”
“Dawn Patrol”
“Poison Was the Cure”
“A Tout Le Monde” (with Cristina Scabbia)
“Public Enemy No. 1”
“Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)”
“Guns, Drugs & Money”
“Symphony of Destruction”
“Peace Sells”
Encore:
“Holy Wars… The Punishment Due”

Gigantour 2012 Tour Dates

Feb 10 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Feb 12 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
Feb 14 St. Paul, MN – Myth
Feb 16 Saskatoon, SK – Prairieland
Feb 17 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
Feb 18 Calgary, AB – Big 4 Building
Feb 20 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Entertainment Sports Centre
Feb 21 Kent, WA – Showare Center
Feb 23 San Jose, CA – Events Center
Feb 24 Universal City, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
Feb 25 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Feb 26 Albuquerque, NM – Tingley Coliseum
Feb 28 Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
Mar 01 Dallas, TX – The Palladium
Mar 02 Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
Mar 03 Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater

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