Bassist James LoMenzo to rejoin Megadeth for upcoming tour

Former Megadeth bassist James LoMenzo will rejoin the band for the upcoming “Metal Tour of the Year,” also featuring Lamb of God, Trivium and Hatebreed.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine said: “I’m happy to announce that former bassist and Megadeth alumni James LoMenzo has graciously stepped in on the ‘Metal Tour of the Year.’ Tour rehearsals just began, and we cannot wait to start crushing North America.”

LoMenzo said: “I’m super stoked to be rejoining Megadeth for the upcoming ‘Metal Tour of the Year.’ 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 was a member of Megadeth from 2006 to 2010 and performed on the albums “United Abominations” (2007) and “Endgame” (2009). He left when original Megadeth bassist David Ellefson rejoined the band.

Ellefson was fired earlier in 2021 after sexually explicit videos leaked online.

LoMenzo’s credits also include time in Black Label Society and White Lion. Since 2020, he has been a member of Firstborne, featuring former Lamb of God (and, briefly, Megadeth) drummer Chris Adler.

Produced by Live Nation, the “Metal Tour of the Year” will hit 27 cities before wrapping in Quebec City, Quebec, on Saturday, Oct. 2. All previously purchased tickets for any of the rescheduled dates listed below will be valid for the new date. For any cancelled dates, refunds will be processed automatically at your point of purchase. Tickets and VIP packages for all artists go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. local time Friday, May 7, at

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
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 – BB&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, OH – PNC PavilionWed
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 four bands
**festival date, Knotfest Iowa does not include Hatebreed

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