James LoMenzo is rejoining Megedeth for its upcoming tour with Lamb of God, Trivium, and Hatebreed.
The band made the announcement Wednesday through a news release distributed to the media. LoMenzo, who parted ways with Megadeth in 2010, will replace Dave Ellefson, who actually replaced him after four years with the band between 2006-2010.
Mustaine spoke warmly of LoMenzo in a prepared statement in the announcement of LoMenzo rejoining the band for the tour.
“I’m happy to announce that former bassist and Megadeth alumni James LoMenzo has graciously stepped in on the Metal Tour of The Year, said Mustaine. Tour rehearsals just began, and we cannot wait to start crushing North America.”
LoMenzo also offered positive comments about the temporary reunion.
“I’m super stoked to be rejoining Megadeth for the upcoming Metal Tour of the Year, he said. “There are no better fans than Megadeth fans, I can’t wait to get out there and shred some Megadeth music with you all.”
LoMenzo’s reunion with his band mates comes on the heels of Ellefson’s firing following accusations of sexual misconduct with one of the band’s fans in May. According to the accusations, the fan in question was alleged to have been underage. That has yet to be fully proven in a court of law.
Megadeth’s tour with Trivium, Lamb of God and Hatebreed is scheduled to run from Aug. 20 – Oct. 2. The tour’s schedule is noted below. Tickets and VIP packages are available here.
Megadeth and Lamb of God 2021 North American Tour Dates:
Fri Aug 20 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Sat Aug 21 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sun Aug 22 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Tue Aug 24 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
Wed Aug 25 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Fri Aug 27 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Sun Aug 29 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
Tue Aug 31 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
Wed Sep 01 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Thu Sep 02 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion***
Sat Sep 04 Portland, OR – Moda Center
Sun Sep 05 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre***
Thu Sep 09 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago***
Sat Sep 11 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Festival*
Sun Sep 12 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Mon Sep 13 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
Wed Sep 15 Camden, NJ – B&T Pavilion***
Thu Sep 16 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center***
Sat Sep 18 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center***
Sun Sep 19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre***
Mon Sep 20 Cincinnati, ON – PNC Pavilion
Wed Sep 22 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP***
Fri Sep 24 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
Sat Sep 25 Indianola, IA – Knotfest Iowa**
Sun Sep 26 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis***
Tue Sep 28 Minneapolis, MN – Armory
Thu Sep 30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Fri Oct 01 Laval, QC – Place Bell
Sat Oct 02 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
*Festival Date featuring all 4 bands.
**Festival Date, Knotfest Iowa does not include Hatebreed
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