The summer always seems to get a little bit hotter when the Fall touring announcements start rolling in and one such disclosure is from Dave Mustaine and his mighty Megadeth who will be returning to North America for the second leg of their “Dystopia” World Tour. Their bringing along Amon Amarth as direct support which is an epic win for the Death Metal Vikings and well, you can learn all the finer details with the full press release that I am sharing below. Don’t worry, I’ll return to close it all up.
The Press Release:
Megadeth Warns Of A Dystopian Future With The Global Premiere Of The Video For “Post American World”
LOS ANGELES, CA – July 18, 2016 – Global metal pioneers MEGADETH premiered their video for the new single “Post American World,” along with complete details for the fall dates for the North American leg of their Dystopia World Tour. The tour kicks off in Casper, WY on September 20, 2016 and will take them across the U.S., visiting 16 states with special guests to include Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church and Havok.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 22 – check www.megadeth.com/tour for specific market info and local on sale times and dates. There will also be an exclusive pre-sale for MEGADETH fan club members. Pre-sale tickets for Megadeth Cyber Army club members will begin on Tuesday, July 19 at 10 a.m. local time at http://cyberarmy.megadeth.com.
Meanwhile, the current single “Post American World” takes an unflinching and timely look at the state of the modern world, and the dark vision of the Jake Macpherson-directed video takes the subject matter in still more menacing directions. Most other artists are unwilling to tread in this territory, preferring veiled metaphors, or more often, completely ignoring the most important topics of our day. But with their current album Dystopia, MEGADETH refused to compromise their craft and identity, and as such have again set the pace for modern metal.
Dave Mustaine comments: “The filming of Post American World was an eerie video shoot right from the beginning. Shot in just one day with only our guitars and drums, I knew that this was going to be amazing. There is something to be said about the simplicity of an artist and only his guitar or drums. This is clearly a “less is more” concept and director Jake Macpherson nailed it!“
The raw and uncensored video can be viewed, in its entirety, at http://usa-tomorrow.us.
Dystopia has already been heralded as one of the top Metal albums of the year by major outlets, including Rolling Stone and Alternative Press. The album’s chart impact was the strongest for the band since 1992’s Countdown To Extinction, debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart (behind Adele and Beiber), No. 1 album on Billboard’s Hard Music and Top Rock charts, and at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart. Globally, Dystopia also achieved top 10 debuts in Canada (No. 2), Japan (No. 2 international chart), Finland (No. 3), Mexico (No. 4), Czech Republic (No. 5), Australia (No. 6), New Zealand (No. 6), Switzerland (No. 7), Poland (No. 8) and Germany (No. 10), which along with Belgium, Ireland and Spain contributed to achieve MEGADETH’s highest ever chart positions in their thirty year history in a total of 10 countries around the world. Other countries with significant sales or chart debuts included UK, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, and France.
The Tour Dates:
Sep 20: Casper Events Center – Casper, WY+
Sep 22: The Joint – Las Vegas, NV
Sep 24: “Ozzfest” San Manuel Amphitheater – Devore, CA * +
Sep 27: WaMu Theater – Seattle, WA
Sep 28: Matthew Knight Arena – Eugene, OR
Sep 29: City National Civic – San Jose, CA
Oct 1: 1st Bank Center – Bloomfield, CO
Oct 3: Mid America Recreation & Conv. Complex – Council Bluffs, IA
Oct 4: Roy Wilkins Auditorium – St. Paul, MN
Oct 5: Sears Centre – Chicago, IL
Oct 7: iWireless Center – Moline, IL
Oct 8: UWM Panther Arena – Milwaukee, WI
Oct 9: Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, MI
Oct 11: Sands Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
Oct 12: DCU Center – Worcester, MA
Oct 13: Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Oct 14: Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
Oct 16: BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
* Festival date
+ Non-Suicidal Tendencies date
MEGADETH burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: That’s something isn’t it? I think it is that’s for sure and I only saw Megadeth a few short months ago with their back to back nights at Terminal 5. It will be amazing to see them headlining a proper arena here in the states once more and as a decade deep fan of Amon Amarth, I think we are going to get a rousing performance. Let’s not forget the impact that Suicidal Tendencies will be bringing along and the classic vibe of Metal Church along with the new blood in Havok. Whew. If circle pit action is your thing you are going to be sore on the following day without question. I’m happy that our own regional appearance is happening post NY Comic Con since that event wipes me out. So what do you readers think about this tour announcement? Are you excited? Let me know in the comments section below.
Amon Amarth: http://www.amonamarth.com
Suicidal Tendencies: http://www.suicidaltendencies.com/
Metal Church: http://www.metalchurchofficial.com/