James LoMenzo to re-join Megadeth on Metal Tour of The Year

Megadeth have announced that their former bassist James LoMenzo will be taking over bass duties on their upcoming co-headlining tour with Lamb of God. Speaking on the announcement, Megadeth frontman 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.”

James LoMenzo adds:

“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.”

The press release on the announcement makes no mention on whether LoMenzo will stay with the group beyond the upcoming trek or if he is recording bass tracks for their upcoming full-length, The Sick, The Dying, and The Dead.

The Metal Tour of the Year is will kick off next week, beginning in Austin, TX at the Germania Insurance Amphitheater on Friday, August 20th. In addition to Megadeth and Lamb of God, will be Trivium and Hatebreed. You can find the dates below and get tickets here.

8/20 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
8/21 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
8/22 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
8/24 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
8/25 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
8/27 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
8/29 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
8/31 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
9/01 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
9/02 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
9/04 Portland, OR – Moda Center
9/05 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
9/09 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
9/11 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Festival
9/12 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/13 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
9/15 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
9/16 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
9/18 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
9/19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/20 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
9/22 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
9/24 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
9/25 Indianola, IA – Knotfest Iowa *
9/26 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
9/28 Minneapolis, MN – Armory
9/30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
10/01 Laval, QC – Place Bell
10/02 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron

* = no Hatebreed