Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine was interviewed by the Kingston Whig Standard, a Canadian newspaper, in anticipation of the kickoff of the 2012 Gigantour, which features Motorhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil. (Click here to find a show near you.)
"I think our management and agents want to kill us, that's why they booked us in Canada in February," says Mustaine. "I am sure (Canadian drummer Shawn) Drover is going to be ready. But seriously, it's not so much about any potential inconvenience of discomfort because of the weather, because we're going to be travelling in a nice warm bus. We're coming there to entertain people and to help them feel good. It's just the right thing to do, to not let the elements intimidate you, especially if you're a metal band."
Says Mustaine about the 2012 Gigantour lineup, "I like the way this format makes people feel, because when you go to a festival, and there are several bands, it's got a really great vibe. You go home feeling a certain way. And let's face facts, the entertainment value of concerts these days is pretty low. When I go to a concert, I want to see some activity. I want to see some movement. I want to see some showbiz, you know what I mean?"
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