Megadeth

From 29 May 2019to06 October 2019

Megadeth

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Megadeth (formed in the mid-1980s) is a pioneering group of the American thrash metal music genre, hailing from Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Formerly the lead guitarist of highly revered metal band Metallica, frontman and guitarist Dave Mustaine formed Megadeth alongside bassist David Ellefson in 1983. Alongside Anthrax, Metallica and Slayer, Megadeth are credited as being one of the driving forces of thrash metal music over the ’80s and ‘90s, however differ from their peers by dropping some of the progressive rock influences and emphasising the skills and attack of instrumental accompaniments.

In the early years following Mustaine’s prompt removal from Metallica, Megadeth’s line-up was a changing feature of the band. In 1984 with a few performances under their belt Lee Rausch was replaced by the jazz fusion drummer Gar Samuelson and guitarist Chris Poland. The band’s debut album entitled “Killing Is My Business… and Business is Good!” was released through Combat Records in 1985, attracted major label interest and became popular in both underground and mainstream metal circles.

After signing with Capitol, Megadeth released their major-label debut “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?” in 1986 which eventually went platinum. Around this time frontman Mustaine came under a whole-host of criticism regarding his drug use, and stories documenting his unruly and irrational behaviour began to surface. These stories were proved correct when Mustaine fired Poland and Samuelson and hired Jeff Young and Chuck Behler to record the new album “So Far, So Good… So What!” in 1988.

Following another stint of drug abuse which led to an arrest, Mustaine entered rehab and soon reformed the band firing Young and Behler and hiring guitarist Marty Friedman and drummer Nick Menza. Megadeth’s fourth studio album “Rust in Peace”, despite adopting a more progressive approach was a return to winning ways for Mustaine. In the hope of appealing to the same mainstream audience Metallica did, Megadeth stripped back their sound on “Countdown to Extinction” in 1992, however lost none of the technical proficiency fans had come to expect. The album was certified double platinum and resulted in Megadeth becoming one of the biggest bands in the world.

Megadeth’s sixth full-length album “Youthanasia” in 1994 followed the same mainstream trend as its predecessor, and was succeeded by a rare collection of unheard recordings titled “Hidden Treasures”. The band has subsequently released “Cryptic Writings” in 1997, “Risk” in 1998 with Ex-Suicidal Tendencies drummer Jimmy DeGrasso, and through the BMG subsidiary Sanctuary “The World Needs a Hero” in 2001.

In 2002 Mustaine relapsed on his drug addiction after receiving pain medication following the removal of a kidney stone. He subsequently suffered nerve damage to his left arm, which left the guitarist unable to use his left arm. Mustaine disbanded Megadeth, underwent physio- and electroshock therapy and released the compilation album “Still Alive… and Well?” to be freed from Sanctuary’s contractual agreement.

The band reformed in 2004 and has since released “The System Has Failed” (2004), “United Abominations” (2007), “Endgame” (2009), “Thirteen” (2011) and “Super Collider (2013). Megadeth has sold over 50 million records worldwide, earned platinum certification for six of their fourteen studio albums and received 11 Grammy nominations.

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA, US

 

Friday 31 May 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL, US

 

Sunday 02 June 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL, US

 

Tuesday 04 June 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC, US

 

Thursday 06 June 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH, US

 

Saturday 08 June 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA, US

 

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, US

 

Thursday 13 June 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Keybank Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA, US

 

Saturday 15 June 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME, US

 

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Bell Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada

 

Thursday 20 June 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada

 

Saturday 22 June 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT, US

 

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO, US

 

Friday 28 June 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO, US

 

Sunday 30 June 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA, US

 

Thursday 04 July 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI, US

 

Saturday 06 July 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN, US

 

Tuesday 09 July 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB, Canada

 

Thursday 11 July 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

Saturday 13 July 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA, US

 

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

The Moda Center, Portland, OR, US

 

Thursday 18 July 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA, US

 

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA, US

 

Thursday 25 July 2019

Megadeth

with Ozzy Osbourne

Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ, US

 

Thursday 03 October 2019 – Sunday 06 October 2019

Megadeth

Rock In Rio 2019

Cidade do Rock, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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