Megadeth announces bassist James LoMenzo as permanent band member

Megadeth has named bassist James LoMenzo a permanent member of the band. LoMenzo was Megadeth’s bassist in the mid-2000s and stepped back in as a touring member starting with “The Metal Tour of the Year” in 2021.

“I am thrilled to welcome back James to the Megadeth family,” Dave Mustaine said. “James rejoined the fold as the touring bassist and it’s been a blast having him back, we thought let’s make it permanent.”

JamLoMenzo said: “I’m so excited to rejoin Megadeth and move forward full steam into the next phase of this iconic band’s history! With Dave, Kiko and Dirk there’s no stopping us! It just feels great to be home again.”

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 in 2021 after sexually explicit videos leaked online.

LoMenzo’s credits 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.

Megadeth’s 16th studio album, “The Sick, the Dying … and the Dead,” is to be released in 2022. It will be the band’s first album since “Dystopia,” released in 2016. Steve Di Giorgio of Testament played all the bass tracks for the new record.

Later this year, Megadeth will join Five Finger Death Punch on a U.S. tour also featuring The HU and Fire from the Gods.

Tour dates:

Fri Aug 19 – Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater 
Sat Aug 20 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre 
Tue Aug 23 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre 
Wed Aug 24 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre 
Fri Aug 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion 
Sat Aug 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater 
Tue Aug 30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion 
Thu Sep 1 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater 
Fri Sep 2 – Houston, TX –The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman 
Tue Sep 6 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion 
Wed Sep 7 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek 
Fri Sep 9 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach 
Sat Sep 10 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live 
Mon Sep 12 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater  
Wed Sep 14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center 
Thu Sep 15 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion 
Sat Sep 17 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater 
Sun Sep 18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center 
Tue Sep 20 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview 
Wed Sep 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake** 
Fri Sep 23 – Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain 
Sat Sep 24 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium 
Tue Sep 27 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater** 
Wed Sep 28 –Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center 
Fri Sep 30 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater 
Sat Oct 1 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center 
Tue Oct 4 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center 
Wed Oct 5 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre 
Fri Oct 7 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds 
Sat Oct 8 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater 
Mon Oct 10 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre 
Wed Oct 12 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP 
Fri Oct 14 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena 
Sat Oct 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre 

**5FDP, The HU and Fire from the Gods only

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