After being on the biggest metal bill of this year with The Big 4, Megadeth will embark on what could the biggest of 2012 with 'Gigantour'.

Megadeth have been very forward about their plans for next year's 'Gigantour,' announcing their intent to tour with Motorhead, Lacuna Coil, and Volbeat very casually during an interview -- whereas most would have hyped the announcement for a tour of this magnitude.

The band released their new record 'TH1RT3EN' this week, the album is already on pace to sell 40 - 45,000 units in it's first week -- an amount that on an average week would top the charts, but with other major metal acts like Metallica and Slipknot releasing albums this week -- you never know.

Megadeth started Gigantour in 2005, the tour usually features multiple metal bands and happens every couple of years when Megadeth is touring behind their current release. Past supporting acts have included Lamb of God, Dream Theater, Anthrax, and Static-X. This will be Lacuna Coil's second appearance on Gigantour, all the other supporting acts are new to the traveling festival.

Gigatour 2012 dates

01/26 — Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
01/27 — Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
01/28 — New York, NY @ Theater at Madison Square Garden
01/29 — Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
02/01 — Glens Falls, NY @ Glens Falls Civic Center
02/02 — Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi Arena
02/03 — Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
02/05 — Kingston, ON @ K-Rock Centre
02/07 — Oshawa, ON @ General Motors Centre
02/08 — Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
02/09 — Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
02/10 — Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
02/12 — Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
02/14 — St. Paul, MN @ Myth
02/16 — Saskatoon, SK @ Prairieland
02/17 — Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
02/18 — Calgary, AB @ Big 4 Building
02/20 — Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Ent & Sports Centre
02/21 — Kent, WA @ Showare Center
02/23 – San Jose, CA @ Events Center
02/24 — Universal City, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre
02/25 — Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
02/26 — Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
02/28 — Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium