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Scorpions Announce “Crazy World” North American Tour With Megadeth

Now this was an exciting bit of touring news. It started making the rounds yesterday but it’s never too late to be stoked for a tour that finds a headlining Scorpions and a support from Megadeth. I didn’t receive a typical Press Release though for this one and instead was using the information posted to the bands Official Facebook. I guess that is how it’s done more and more nowadays. Check it out.

The Press Release:
SCORPIONS announce their North American Crazy World Tour with Very Special Guest Megadeth. Since performing a handful of festivals and concerts last year in the U.S., the band will return to North America for a month-long run of dates.

“When our album Crazy World was released back in ’91, right at the end of the cold war, we toured around a world that was pretty crazy back then, but there was so much hope in the air for a more peaceful future. Now 26 years later, things are getting more crazy every other day. After all these years, ‘Crazy World’ is still a good motto for our upcoming world tour. We are very much looking forward to seeing all of you out there,” states Klaus Meine.
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Vic and The Rattleheads (aka Megadeth) To Play Saint Vitus Bar!

Some time in the early part of Friday afternoon, the buzz started buzzing around the Interwebs that a “secret show” was going to be done at the popular Saint Vitus Bar by a band that you’ve most likely never heard of before but is one with very familiar material under their belt. Their name is Vic and The Rattleheads and rumor has it that they are the very best of the best when it comes to doing Megadeth covers. You might find it interesting to learn that their singer and guitar player not only sounds like the great Dave Mustaine, but he even looks like him with an uncanny resemblance. Oddly enough the same can be said about the bass player in the group along with the rest of the guys. Isn’t that a weird coincidence? I think so ;p
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Megadeth Announces North America “Dystopia World Tour” Fall 2016 Dates

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.

Tour - Megadeth - Fall Dystopia Tour - 2016

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.
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“Dystopia” by Megadeth

CD - Megadeth - Dystopia

Megadeth’s latest opus is entitled “Dystopia” and comes care of T-Boy Records and Universal Music. This will be the first album by the group to feature new members Kiko Laureiro (lead guitar) and Chris Adler (drums). Gentlemen start your engines.

PiercingMetal Talks To Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine (12/7/2015)

Logo - Megadeth

Megadeth are one of the forefathers of the Thrash Metal movement and on the eve of their announcing their latest touring adventures in support of the forthcoming “Dystopia” album, I had the pleasure of speaking to the bands founder, the great Dave Mustaine. Together we discussed the state of Heavy Metal in this day and age, the selection of new Megadeth members and what fans should expect from the new album and tour. As we didn’t have a whole lot of time to chat, I kept the line of inquiry very quick and to the general point. Here’s our entire discussion.

PiercingMetal: Let me start by saying congratulations on Megadeth surpassing the thirty-year mark. How does it feel to be in command of such a band for that long a time?

Dave Mustaine: I think that anything that you do successfully for a long period of time you have to look at it and ask yourself why is this successful and I think part of that is because we’ve always had one common goal with this band and that was to be true to ourselves and I think that this translates to the fan base. If you believe in what you do, then that starts to lay the foundation for the relationship with your fans that has integrity.

PiercingMetal: Would you think that Metal is in a better place or a worse place today?

Dave Mustaine: It depends because there are so many different genres of Heavy Metal. If you’re saying do I think that Thrash or Speed Metal or Heavy Metal in general is in a better place then it depends because there is a lot of new types of Metal out there. You have Grindcore and all kinds of Black Metal, White Metal, Death Metal just so many other different types but its opened up a lot of doors for different people that are more genre specific that play one very limited type of music and do it really well. I’ve always liked to be able to push the boundaries of what I could do and Megadeth has a lot of influences that are unique to what most Metal bands would do. We have Jazz and Classical influences which I think really helps give us that advantage over a lot of bands that don’t have those influences.
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