Ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has been hard at work with his new band Newsted. He released the Metal EP at the beginning of this year and it has been announced that Newsted will be on this year’s Gigantour alongside Megadeth, Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, and Death Division, which kicks off July 5th (tour dates below). Now it has been announced that the group’s debut full-length album Heavy Metal Music will be released August 6th. Below is the album cover, track list, and a stream of the first single “Heroic Dose”.
Newsted features Jason Newsted on bass and vocals as well as Staind guitarist Mike Mushok alongside guitarist Jessie Farnsworth and drummer Jesus Mendez Jr.
Commenting on Gigantour, Newsted states, “There is a chance that Mustaine and I will bust out some old Metallica that he was a part of. It has been talked about. I’m willing to throw down Phantom Lord – actually, whatever he calls out, I’m gonna throw down.”
Heavy Metal Music track list:
1. Heroic Dose
3. …As The Crow Flies
5. Long Time Dead
6. Above All
7. King Of The Underdogs
9. Twisted Tail Of The Comet
Gigantour tour dates:
July 5 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 6 Canadalgua, NY @ Marvin Sands PAC
July 8 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 9 Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
July 10 Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Center
July 13 Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Ampitheatre
July 14 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Ampitheatre
July 16 Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Ampitheatre
July 18 Bloomington, IL @ US Cellular Coliseum
July 19 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
July 22 Winnipeg, Canada @ MTS Center
July 23 Regina, Canada @ Brandt Center
July 25 Calgary, Canada @ Stampede Corral
July 26 Edmonton, Canada @ Rexall Place
July 27 Dawson Creek, Canada @ EnCana Events Centre
July 29 Abbotsford, Canada @ Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
July 30 Everett, WA @ Comcast Arena
Aug 1 West Valley City, UT @ Maverik Center
Aug 2 Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank St
Aug 4 Fargo, ND @ Scheels Arena
Aug 9 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug 10 Heavy MTL Montreal, Canada @ Parc Jean Drapeau*
Aug 11 Toronto, Canada @ Molson Canadian Ampitheatre
* show is not part of Gigantour
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