Iron Maiden and Megadeth will join forces for a brief U.S. tour this September. Here are those special dates for this fall engagement:
09/03 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
09/05 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
09/07 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
09/08 – St Louis, Mo. @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
09/10 – Austin, Texas @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
09/12 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
09/13 – San Bernardino, Calif. @ San Manuel Amphitheatre with Anthrax, Overkill, Testament
The Rob Zombie and Megadeth Tour during the last few weeks is coming to a close with the Rocklahoma festival this weekend. The tour was a limited engagement, restricted mainly to the east coast and middle America.
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine tweeted that he is interested in bringing the tour to the west coast in the future. Here is what he said:
Man, this tour’s been so fun with Rob Zombie @RWZombie. I really hope we can do this on the west coast.
Read the Gears of Rock reviews of the Rob Zombie and Megadeth sets at PNC Bank earlier in the month.
Legendary thrash giants Megadeth are getting ready for tonight’s performance at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio for the Rock on the Range festival. The band goes on at 6:45 p.m. Bassist Dave Ellefson posted this backstage video from the show.
Also performing on the main stage tonight are Marilyn Manson at 8:15 p.m. and Rob Zombie at 9:45 p.m. Anthrax is headlining the F.Y.E stage at 6:00 p.m. Complete lineup and scheduled set times can be found here.
Thrash titans Megadeth destroyed the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on May 11. Their blazing set began at 8:06 following a strong showing from Lacuna Coil.
Firing through classic favorites “Hangar 18,” “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due,” and tracks from their most recent release Thirteen, Megadeth’s sound was dead on; even surpassing their historic performance at Yankee Stadium during the east coast’s Big 4 show last September.
Chris Broderick continues to show himself the band’s best lead guitarist rivaling former ax-man Marty Friedman. Dave Mustaine also unleashed some sweet pentatonic mayhem of his own during “Wake Up Dead.”
As for Mustaine’s vocals tonight, he is right on top of the game. Sounds perfect, far from washed up, that’s for damn sure.
Before playing “She-Wolf,” Mustaine pulled a kid up on stage who held a sign reading “10 Years of Megadeth.” Mustaine grunted, “start em young I always say.” Classy move by the legend. He later gave his signature Jackson guitar away to some dude named Joe following “Symphony of Destruction.”
Other set highlights included a blistering “Sweating Bullets” and “A Tout Le Monde” featuring the vocals of Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia—she has got a set of pipes on her. “Peace Sells” garnered the most audience participation of the night, while “Public Enemy #1 kicked total ass.
Megadeth sounded their best tonight of the dozen or so times I have seen them over the years. Very crisp and tight as fuck. What an awesome way to open the 2012 Rob Zombie-Megadeth tour.
Megadeth played a sick show at the Beale Street Music Festival on May 4, 2012 at Tom Lee Park in Memphis, TN. Watch quality fan-filmed live video from Megadeth’s set below. Thanks to @sartainfamily for getting up close, filming, and uploading the videos.
Megadeth announced that they will be playing London’s Electric Ballroom on June 12. This show takes place two days after the band’s scheduled main stage performance at the Download Festival. Tickets for the Electric Ballroom show go on sale Friday, April 20. Frontman Dave Mustaine assures fans that this will be an important show and it will be dedicated to the late amp pioneer Dr. Jim Marshall OBE.
Thrash metal band Megadeth just announced that the band will perform their hit 1992 album Countdown to Extinction in its entirety on September 7 in Santiago. From Megadeth’s Facebook:
This just in… Megadeth WILL play the album “Countdown To Extinction” in its entirety at Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on Sept 7.
Megadeth recently celebrated the 20 year anniversary of Rust In Peace by performing that album in full on the American Carnage tour with Anthrax and Slayer.
1. Skin o’ My Teeth
2. Symphony of Destruction
3. Architecture of Aggression
4. Foreclosure of a Dream
5. Sweating Bullets
6. This Was My Life
7. Countdown to Extinction
8. High Speed Dirt
10. Captive Honor
11. Ashes in Your Mouth