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What to do in Oklahoma on July 16, 2013: Hear Megadeth and more when the Gigantour stops at Oklahoma City's Zoo Amphitheatre

by Brandy McDonnell Modified: July 16, 2013 at 12:35 pm •  Published: July 16, 2013
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Today’s featured event:

Hear Megadeth, Black Label Society, Hellyeah and more when Gigantour stops today at Oklahoma City’s Zoo Amphitheatre, 2101 NE 50.

As previously reported, Megadeth founder and fronman Dave Mustaine recently announced that the the band’s Gigantour performance at Oklahoma City’s Zoo Amphitheatre will be a benefit to help those affected by the deadly tornadoes that ripped through the heart of Oklahoma in May. Megadeth will donate their proceeds from this Gigantour festival date to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

“Many amazing bands have come forward to aid Oklahomans since the May tornadoes came and tore apart their homes and lives,” said Mustaine in a news release. “Now it’s time for Heavy Metal to give to this community!”

Megadeth, a heavy metal band that’s been around for nearly three decades, has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide and earned 11 Grammy nominations. Their latest album, “Super Collider,” debuted at No. 6 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart, making this their highest debut since their multi-platinum albums “Countdown to Extinction” and “Youthanasia.” Megadeth also debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s Hard Music Chart.

Gigantour kicked off July 3 on the East Coast, where the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by Mustaine returns, with a new multi-artist bill featuring metal heavyweights Megadeth, Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newstead and Death Division.

Gates open at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Zoo Amphitheatre. Music will begin at 4 p.m. The show is set to go on rain or shine, according to http://thezooamp.com.

Tickets are $25 for general admission lawn seats.

For tickets and information, go to http://thezooamp.com.

For more events, go to www.wimgo.com.

-BAM


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more...
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