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Megadeth Announce US Tour & Line-up

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With their new CD "The System has Failed" hitting stores this week (Sanctuary Records) and its first single and video “Die Dead Enough” impacting airwaves, Meagdeth has announced dates for a U.S. tour. The 22-date trek by the iconic hard rock group kicks off October 23 in Reno, NV and wraps November 20 in Minneapolis, MN. Joining group founder and frontman Dave Mustaine will be Glen Drover (King Diamond/Eidolon) on guitar, James MacDonough (of Iced Earth) on bass and Nick Menza returns to the group on drums. The video for “Die Dead Enough” made its debut on MTV’s “Headbangers Ball” this past weekend and the song is spinning on Active Rock and Rock radio stations nationwide.

Of his touring partners for the “Blackmail The Universe Tour,” Mustaine says, “James is a guy with long hair and a lot of tattoos and is an animal on bass. We like that kind of danger on that side of the stage.” As for Drover, Mustaine calls him the “perfect fit,” and welcomes back Menza, who was in the group from 1990 through 1997.

After re-releasing eight Megadeth albums earlier this past summer, Mustaine returns with "The System has Failed," which Revolver described in a four-star review (October ’04) as “Megadeth’s most vengeful, poignant and musically complex offering since 1992’s Countdown To Extinction…Throw in political themes, apocalyptic lyrics…it’s clear that Megadeth are not just back, they’re paranoid, pissed, and motivated to destroy.”

Tour dates are as follows.

10/23 Reno, NV
10/24 Las Vegas, NV
10/25 Anaheim, CA
10/26 San Diego, CA
10/28 San Francisco, CA
10/29 Los Angeles, CA
10/30 Phoenix, AZ
10/31 Tucson, AZ
11/2 Denver, CO
11/4 Milwaukee, WI
11/5 St. Louis, MO
11/6 Grand Rapids, MI
11/8 Cleveland, OH
11/9 Washington, DC
11/10 New York, NY
11/12 Philadelphia, PA
11/13 Boston, MA
11/14 Montreal, QUE
11/16 Toronto, ONT
11/17 Detroit, MI
11/19 Chicago, IL
11/20 Minneapolis, MN

Source: Metal Rules

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1. tattoocreator writes:

Come down under to New Zealand. We are in the same situation that those starving african countries find themselves. Only it is not food we are missing but metal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2. KMADD writes:

Of fukkin course no naptown date! Oh well hopefully 007 wil get to go to the show!!

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3. Plan2Damage writes:

Not comming to Pittsburgh...fukkin figures...

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4. vic writes:

no pittsburgh, goddammit why do i live here. looks like i'll be driving to the 'mistake by the lake"(cleveland)

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5. Holly Stahl writes:

Not Atlanta? Not Charlotte? Not Orlando? Some of the BIGGEST f***ING CITIES IN THE SOUTHEAST? Thanks Dave.

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