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Gigantour Australia Dates And Bands Announced

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The Gigantour dates and bands have been finalised. Playing three massive shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane will be Megadeth, Soulfly, Arch Enemy and Caliban. Tickets will be made available for purchase through Ticketek (NSW) and Ticketmaster (QLD and VIC), from 9am on the 22nd of August. Show dates follow:

Sat 21 October - Brisbane, The Riverstage
Sun 22 October - Sydney, Hordern Pavilion
Tues 24 - October - Melbourne, Festival Hall

Source: OzProg

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1. M3tal_H3ad writes:

What a suprise Perth is'nt there!

# Aug 10, 2006 @ 7:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. psythe writes:

lol, Perth gets almost as much action as Tasmania, which is basically pathetic. Pretty silly too, there's a fair number of metalheads over your corner of the country. Untapped money-making potential right there...

# Aug 10, 2006 @ 7:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Doug writes:

well maybe, if perth wasnt balls in a can!! the only thing perth has/had is Rove McManus, and he sucks so hard, i want to cry

# Aug 10, 2006 @ 7:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Doug writes:

I take that back, ive never even been there. Still, no fan of Rove. But perth is a capital, should get SOME attention

# Aug 10, 2006 @ 7:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. psythe writes:

hahahah, I agree, Rove DOES suck the pole. He's clearly in no way funny or smart or attractive or anything like that that you should be to be allowed on tv. And Perth should get more attn than it does, yeah. I don't think Darwin gets visited very often, either. Considering the average age of that city's population is early twenties, you'd think there'd be a thriving metal scene there...maybe it's just too out-of-the-way. I know I wouldn't be tour bus-ing the roads out there.

# Aug 10, 2006 @ 7:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Lindsay writes:

I'd Just like to add that canberra sucks balls also. Even with small shows we don't get a look in. Can't blame them though, i wouldn't want to come here if i didn't have too!!!

\\m//

# Aug 13, 2006 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Terri writes:

Perth rocks. There are SO many metal heads here... p***ed off metal heads.. one's who could so very easily become happy little metal heads. But I really can't complain because we are having the run of a lifetime for tours this year!
I may be heading over for this one though, maybe, could be great.

# Aug 14, 2006 @ 8:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Diamond Oz writes:

Yeah but at least you guys are getting some Gigantour. I ain't heard nothing about them coming to the UK.

# Aug 14, 2006 @ 8:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. psythe writes:

Megadeth, Soulfly, Arch Enemy and Caliban? I wouldn't be too down if I were you. Just go pop in an Amon Amarth album and wait for a tour with a lineup worth the hundred or so it's likely to cost. I mean, these are good bands, but there's nothing there that particularly excites me. Megadeth? No thanks. Mustaine's face would haunt me the rest of my nights. Soulfly? Arch Enemy? Yeah, they're good, but without a truly unreal band to back them up, I'm not really caring much.

# Aug 14, 2006 @ 9:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Diamond Oz writes:

Mmm. Good point. I saw Megadeth last year and Soulfly earlier this year and those are the only 2 I like so I retract my disapointment. Would be cool to see the two share a stage though.

# Aug 14, 2006 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. herny writes:

finaly some underage metal concerts thank god for festival hall
perth can suck my wang Melbourne Rules!!!

# Aug 15, 2006 @ 3:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. THE MOST PISSED OFF MAN IN AUSTRALIA writes:

Yer some people cant really help living in perth specially when youre born there and are now paying off a car and getting a band going and keeping everything from going chaotic, so sorry for living in Perth which isnt that bad apart from being the most isolated city in the world.

# Aug 15, 2006 @ 5:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Skript writes:

Perth f***ing owns your corrupted sh** hole of a city Melbourne...

# Aug 15, 2006 @ 6:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Cheech(steve) writes:

Gigantor,What a gig cant wait, thats dismember, kreator,fear factory, cannibal corpse and now these bands playing in melbourne this year and i rectum i'm gonna see every f__kin one of 'em, what a year for the melbourne metal scene,
what do we expect for next year???? (first band comes to mind DEICIDE)

# Aug 17, 2006 @ 2:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. deeds of flesh writes:

.......well there arnt ANY good bands playing in perth, the only good one will be cannibal corpse, that will be good, but otherwise cant morbid angel come, now that would be f***ing awesome.

# Aug 17, 2006 @ 4:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. rick_my_rundy writes:

megadeth...? pffft boring as sh**e! soulfly still kill it and the other too arent too bad to. are they all ages gigs? dont know if i'd like to be in a room with sweaty underage smelling idiots for too long... Fear Factory in a few weeks cant wait! tool next january, screw watching them at the BDO, three hours of just them will be much better.

# Aug 17, 2006 @ 7:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Amy writes:

So much metal this year. How to pay for it all?!

# Aug 17, 2006 @ 11:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. cy writes:

itll be awesome...good times for melbourne this year...but it wont be good enough until maiden finally adds australia in their world tour.....up the irons......in gigantour id be looking forward for arch enemy the most...megadeth i suppose so but like the band changes so much i dunno any of their members except mustaine

# Aug 18, 2006 @ 3:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. psythe writes:

yeah, I pretty much have zero love for megadeth. dave just annoys me far too much.

# Aug 18, 2006 @ 4:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. caustic writes:

im with amy, thats another thing i have to put money aside for now, f***! just make it free you c***s. so far what is it? kreator, fear factory and devildriver, lamb of god, nevermore, cannibal corpse, now gigantour! i'm not complaining though lol

# Aug 18, 2006 @ 5:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Deathroll57 writes:

Megadeth f***ing sucks!!!!!!!
wake up pepole and listen to METALLICA!
DAVE mMUSTAINE SINGS LIKE 12 YEAR OLD GIRL

# Aug 18, 2006 @ 2:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. kananga writes:

listen to all you children whinging like b****es! i'm just glad that o.s bands are actually coming over to australia. they would make sh**loads more cash just by touring the states. hey d***roll if your idea of a good band is radio-friendly poptallica, you need to get out more! have a nice day!

# Aug 18, 2006 @ 11:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. murderous writes:

i agree with kananga haha stop ya bloody sooking n get a plane ticket to see them n stop being so cheap and enjoy the bands...if u dont like the fact that there coming over here(outta there way) where they wont make as much money just 2 satisfy there fans over here then f*** the hell off
~peace

# Aug 20, 2006 @ 7:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. deboy writes:

if Soulfly are coming to australia to play backups to megadeth without giving us the full dark ages tour, im going to be a f***ing very unhappy man!

# Aug 21, 2006 @ 6:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. debbie_is_metal writes:

he he suck it b**** i get to go to this concert f*** yeh megadeth rock so hard man whoooooooooooo

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. debbie_is_metal writes:

yeh but it would be oh so much cooler if metallica and avenged were there i went to avenged the other night he he im so hardcore

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 9:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Totally Disturbed.. Amby writes:

Well I’m from Tasmania and until you your down here you will never really realise just how fucd it is! There are heaps of guys and even more chicks who would die for an awesome metal concert for once! And until now I haven’t been old enough to fly up and stay in a weird hotel just to listen to the ones we av in aussie anyways… (not this yr tho ;p )

# Aug 24, 2006 @ 1:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. sargent D writes:

Gigantour looks awesome, I can't wait. This has been a good year for metal shows. Thank f*** metallica aren't in the lineup to ruin the show with thier sh** music.

# Aug 24, 2006 @ 8:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Isilioth writes:

deathroll youre a f***tard. metallica blow.

this tour will be great. Megadeth are one of the biggest most influential thrash bands ever, noone can deny it. so all you p***ies saying dave sucks, go to bed and cry about it.
man it must suck living in tasmania...i live in FNQ so ive never even caught any of these big tours before, this will be my first if i can get to it. i wish opeth and lamb of god were coming to australia for gigantour as well...

# Aug 26, 2006 @ 8:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. urmamma writes:

of course metallica arent on tha bill as if they would be, If you knew your metal you would know that Sargeant D. And Metallica are awesome they just need to find their feet again

# Aug 29, 2006 @ 10:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. mindy writes:

ooh.. i live in an isolated city. cry for me?

# Sep 6, 2006 @ 3:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. The Moth writes:

What most of you cant appreciate, because you have never been in a touring band trying to keep a working relationship with your record company, is that a concert like this WILL lose money playing in Australia's smaller cities. It must be proven first! The excess baggage alone is a nightmare. If you are a true metalhead, take time off work and get on a plane. Also, slagging bands is childish and petty. It's unbelievable how many "fans" who can't play a note resort to such a pre school mentality. You should all be thanking Mustaine for his massive contribution to metal as we know it today!!! There's no need to go into his negative points - the man is a f***ing metal pioneer and mastermind. Now stop filliig this page up with CRAP please people!

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