Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has confirmed that the band will recruit their former bassist for the upcoming Megadeth tour.

Lately, Megadeth has been working on a new record following a long break after their 2016 album ‘Dystopia.’ On January 9, 2021, Dave Mustaine revealed that the new record will be called ‘The Sick, The Dying And The Dead.’ Recently, he also shared the last vocal take of the album on his Instagram, hinting that the album is near completion.

As you know, Megadeth parted ways with David Ellefson after his leaked sex video scandal. Following that, David Mustaine stated that the bass tracks recorded by Ellefson would not appear on Megadeth’s new album. For that reason, their fanbase was quite curious about the new bassist who will replace Ellefson.

Apart from working on their new album, Megadeth will co-headline ‘The Metal Tour Of The Year’ alongside Lamb Of God. During the tour, the band will be performing across North America. ‘Metal Tour Of The Year’ will kick off on August 20 in Austin, Texas, and will conclude on October 2 in Quebec, Canada.

Recently, Megadeth announced that the bassist who will join them for this tour is their former bandmember James LoMenzo. David Mustaine confirmed the news in a statement and revealed that they are very excited about the tour. LoMenzo also commented on rejoining Megadeth and said he cannot wait to get on the stage and shred some Megadeth music for the fans.

As reported by Blabbermouth, David Mustaine said in a statement that:

“I’m happy to announce that former bassist and Megadeth alumni James LoMenzo has graciously stepped in on ‘The Metal Tour Of The Year.’ Tour rehearsals just began, and we cannot wait to start crushing North America.”

LoMenzo then added:

“I’m super stoked to be rejoining Megadeth for the upcoming ‘Metal Tour Of The Year.’ There are no better fans than Megadeth fans, I can’t wait to get out there and shred some Megadeth music with you all.”

James LoMenzo joined Megadeth in 2006 and appeared on their two studio albums titled ‘United Abominations’ and ‘Endgame.’ He was dismissed from the band in 2010 after David Ellefson rejoined the band.