Megadeth To Kick Off North American Tour In June 2017

It was just about a month ago that I last made mention of the mighty Megadeth and that was in some press information about their joining up with Scorpions for an exciting new tour. If you missed that post for whatever reason, please click on THIS LINK to be up to speed. Then by all means continue along as the band has announced some summer dates that will lead them to this powerful pairing.

The Press Release:
GRAMMY® Award winning Thrash Metal pioneers MEGADETH have announced the details for the 2017 leg of their North American Tour, which kicks off on June 23 in Big Flats, NY. This headlining tour will take them across the U.S as well as Canada.

Tickets for the North American Tour go on sale beginning April 21–check for specific market info, local on-sale times and dates, and information on special VIP packages. There will also be an exclusive pre-sale for MEGADETH fan club members beginning April 19 at 10:00am EST, with details available at

MEGADETH will be on tour in support of their new album Dystopia featuring the 2017 GRAMMY® Award winning tittle track “Dystopia.” Dystopia reached No. 3 on The Billboard Top 200 and No. 1 on the Hard Music/Top Rock charts.

Along with band visionary Dave Mustaine at the helm, MEGADETH’s current lineup includes Kiko Loureiro on guitar, David Ellefson on bass and Dirk Verbeuren on drums. Joining MEGADETH on their North American Tour will be special guests Meshuggah, TesseracT and Lillake.

The Tour Dates:
Jun 23: Big Flats, NY @ Budweiser Summerstage
Jun 24: Montebello, QC @ Amnesia Rockfest*
Jun 25: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Jun 27: Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore
Jun 28: Portsmouth, VA @ Portsmouth Pavilion
Jun 29: Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
Jun 30: Columbus, OH @ Express Live
Jul 5: Windsor, ON @ Caesars**
Jul 7: St. Charles, MO @ Family Arena
Jul 8: Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
Jul 9: Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
Jul 11: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Jul 13: Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA*
Jul 14: Chicago, IL @ Chicago Open Air*
Jul 15: Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest*

More dates to be announced shortly!

*Festival Dates
**MEGADETH and Meshuggah only

MEGADETH will then join Scorpions, one of the most iconic and influential hard rock bands of all time, as special guests on their Crazy World tour. The tour kicks off on September 14 with a month-long run of dates including stops in New York, Dallas, Toronto, Denver, Seattle, Los Angeles, amongst others, with more dates coming.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: There isn’t much to say about this one since it’s not actually coming to the city that I patrol for the greater good of the Metal night but oh well. I hope that those who do plan on going make sure they get inside nice and early to see the lead off acts. Meshuggah is not something you miss when you see their name on the bill and though I have only seen Tesseract once, they bring it on. The last band is completely new to me but that is fine, something to research for later use I guess. So what do you readers think about this tour? Let me know in the comments section below.

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