James LoMenzo Will Continue to Play Bass for Megadeth on Tour
Looks like thinks went well with James LoMenzo (White Lion, Black Label Society, Firstborne, John Fogerty, etc.) rejoining Megadeth for 2021’s Metal Tour of the Year trek — ’cause Megamastermind Dave Mustaine has revealed that LoMenzo will continue to play bass for the band on this spring’s recently announced second leg of the tour.
Mustaine broke the news to the public in a social media post celebrating LoMenzo’s 63rd birthday on January 13:
“Happy birthday James. With the Metal Tour of the Year starting again soon, we’ll celebrate your birthday with the fans! Wishing you all the best, brother.”
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 last 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.).
Dates for the next leg of The Metal Tour of the Year — which also includes co-headliners Lamb of God and support acts Trivium and In Flames — are below. Tickets are on sale TODAY at 10 a.m. local time.
Sat Apr 09 – Las Vegas, NV | Michelob Ultra Arena
Sun Apr 10 – Tucson, AZ | Tucson Arena
Tue Apr 12 – Colorado Springs, CO | Broadmoor World Arena
Thu Apr 14 – Corpus Christi, TX | American Bank Center Arena
Fri Apr 15 – Lafayette, LA | Lafayette Cajundome
Sat Apr 16 – Brandon, MS | Brandon Amphitheater
Tue Apr 19 – Grand Rapids, MI | Van Andel Arena
Thu Apr 21 – Fort Wayne, IN | Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Fri Apr 22 – Green Bay, WI | Resch Center
Sun Apr 24 – Sioux Falls, SD | Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Tue Apr 26 – Omaha, NE | Baxter Arena
Wed Apr 27 – Cedar Rapids, IA | Alliant Energy PowerHouse
Fri Apr 29 – Kansas City, MO | T-Mobile Center
Sat Apr 30 – Tulsa, OK | BOK Center * No Trivium
Tue May 03 – North Charleston, SC | North Charleston Coliseum
Wed May 04 – Greenville, SC | Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Fri May 06 – Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena
Sat May 07 – Peoria, IL | Peoria Civic Center
Mon May 09 – Pittsburgh, PA | Petersen Events Center
Tue May 10 – Rochester, NY | Blue Cross Arena
Thu May 12 – Portland, ME | Cross Insurance Arena
Fri May 13 – Uncasville, CT | Mohegan Sun Arena
Sun May 15 – Allentown, PA | PPL Center