Rob Zombie Team with Megadeth for Concert Tour
Rob Zombie and Megadeth will embark on a co-headlining tour this spring that, as Rob Zombie’s website puts it, is “guaranteed to raise the temperature on the planet.” The trek marks the first time the two metal acts have toured together.
The short tour will keep the bands busy for the last half of May this year, and will kick off in Holmdel, N.J. on May 11 at the PNC Bank Arts Center. The tour will continue through May 26 when the band plays the Rocklahoma Festival Pryor, Okla. The trek also will hit Scranton, Penn.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Columbus, Ohio; La Crosse, Wisc.; Sioux City, Iowa and Wichita, Kansas. The Columbus show will be a part of the Rock on the Range festival, which also will feature Incubus, Marilyn Manson and Shinedown, among others.
Megadeth will be supporting its most recent album, Thirteen (or TH1RT3EN, as it is written on the cover), which was released last November. That album is, fittingly, the band’s 13th studio record, and the first the group has released since 2003’s Endgame. A song from the album, “Public Enemy No. 1” was nominated for the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance award at this year’s Grammy Awards show. Thirteen debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
The band currently is on a tour known as the Gigantour along with Motorhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil. That North American tour will run through next month, and after the shows with Rob Zombie, the band will travel to Europe, where they will tour for most of June.
Though Rob Zombie hasn’t released an album since 2010’s Hellbilly Deluxe 2, he has been busy with various movie projects. His latest project has been filming his sixth feature film, “The Lords of Salem,” which is now in postproduction and is due out later this year.