Friday Night: Megadeth At Verizon Wireless Theater

Gigantour: Megadeth, Volbeat, Lacuna Coil Verizon Wireless Theater March 2, 2012

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No, Motorhead didn't play in Houston Friday night at Verizon Wireless Theater, but the rest of the 2012 Gigantour bill of Megadeth, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil made it to the Bayou City. Lemmy Kilmister and his gang had circled back to Los Angeles for Kilmister to get some much-needed rest and recuperation after battling throat issues for the past two weeks.

But that doesn't mean the show was a wash was by any means. All three bands turned in great sets, despite the sad-eyed men and women in Motorhead tees lingering inside and outside the venue. There were plenty of toasts to Lemmy's health (Jack & Coke natch), as the night went on. Volbeat even managed to plunk in a cameo of "Ace of Spades" into one of their own songs.

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Craig Hlavaty
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