Megadeth donating funds from 2013 Gigantour stop in Oklahoma City, Okla., to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Megadeth are getting ready to hit the road on their 2013 Gigantour, and this time around, the guys can rest easy that the tour will benefit those in need. The group has just announced that the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma will take home all of the proceeds from the metal band’s July 16 Gigantour stop at the Zoo Amphitheatre in Oklahoma City, Okla. The hope is that the added funds will help those affected by the tornadoes that impacted Moore, Okla., last month.
“Many amazing bands have come forward to aid Oklahomans since the May tornadoes came and tore apart their homes and lives,” frontman Dave Mustaine said in an official statement. “Now it’s time for heavy metal to give to this community!”
In addition to giving funds to the food bank, Megadeth will also take part in another fundraiser to support tornado victims during their tour stop. The group will participate in an all-star softball game at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City on June 15. Those who make it to the game will be asked to donate $5 to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
The 2013 Gigantour festival kicks off on July 3 at Meadowbrook in Gilford, N.H. On top of Megadeth’s headlining performance, other bands slated to appear on the festival include Device (featuring David Draiman of Disturbed), Black Label Society, Newsted, HELLYEAH and Death Division. For the full list of upcoming shows, head to the tour’s official website.
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