Enlarge LoMenzo returns to the band for the first time since 2010.

Watch Megadeth Play Their First Show with Bassist James LoMenzo in Over a Decade


Bassist James LoMenzo (White Lion, Black Label Society, Firstborne, etc.) played his first show with Megadeth in over a decade last night (August 20) in Austin, TX. You can watch fan-filmed footage of the performance below.

LoMenzo was initially in Megadeth from 2006 until 2010, and appears on the albums United Abominations (2007) and Endgame (2009). He is once again replacing the band’s original bassist, David Ellefson, who was fired from the group earlier this year amidst a sex scandal.

It’s not clear if LoMenzo is the mystery bassist who also re-recorded Ellefson’s parts for the new Megadeth album, The Sick, The Dying, and The Dead. Fans had previously speculated that that bassist could be Steve Di Giorgio (Testament, Death, etc.).

The Sick, The Dying, and The Dead is expected later this year. We’ve already heard a few samples, which one fan has used to create a whole song.

Megadeth’s current tour with Lamb of God, Trivium, and Hatebreed (replacing In Flames), continues tonight in Irvin, TX. Remaining dates are below.

8/21 Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory [tickets]
8/22 Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [tickets]
8/24 El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center [tickets]
8/25 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater [tickets]
8/27 Denver, CO @ Ball Arena [tickets]
8/29 Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre [tickets]
8/31 Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center [tickets]
9/1 Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre [tickets]
9/2 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion [tickets]
9/4 Portland, OR @ Moda Center [tickets]
9/5 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre [tickets]
9/9 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago [tickets]
9/11 Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Festival [tickets]
9/12 Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater [tickets]
9/13 Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion [tickets]
9/15 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion [tickets]
9/16 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center [tickets]
9/18 Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center [tickets]
9/19 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre [tickets]
9/20 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion [tickets]
9/22 Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP [tickets]
9/24 Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre [tickets]
9/26 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis [tickets]
9/28 Minneapolis, MN @ Armory [tickets]
9/30 Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage [tickets]
10/1 Laval, QC @ Place Bell [tickets]
10/2 Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron [tickets]


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