Megadeth hits the road again this week for the 20-city U.S. Jägermeister Fall Music Tour, featuring 1991’s original American “Clash of the Titans” lineup: Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax.
Check out a new video from Megadeth’s lead vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine as he talks about what you can expect from the band on the tour, including details about what is sure to be an epic set list.
Tickets for the Jägermeister Fall Music Tour are on sale now at http://www.jagermeistermusictour.com/.
The current tour dates are as follows:
JÄGERMEISTER FALL MUSIC TOUR SCHEDULE
1 The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, GA
2 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
3 Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami, FL
5 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
6 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD
8 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, NY
9 Toyota Pavilion @ Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA
10 LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
12 Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
14 War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN
15 DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, MI
16 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
19 Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UT
20 The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV
21 Gibson Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA
About The Bands
Since rising to international fame in the 1980s, Megadeth has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, including six consecutive platinum albums, with eight consecutive Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance. In addition, Mustaine’s recently-released bookMUSTAINE: A Heavy Metal Memoir debuted at #15 on the New York Times best seller list in the Hardcover Nonfiction category. Megadeth’s signature shredding and rousing lyrics have not only set standards in hard rock and metal, but helped define the genres. Founding lead vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine–who was the recipient of the first annual Revolver Golden God Award in 2009–is renowned for his ability to use music to shake things up, make a point and rattle your brain literally, figuratively and sonically. This is exactly what Mustaine and Megadeth did with 2009’s Endgame (Roadrunner Records), which received some of the highest critical accolades of the band’s career. Megadeth recently released the Rust In Peace Live Blu-ray, DVD and CD (Shout! Factory), captured on the final night of Megadeth’s historic Rust In Peace 20th anniversary tour at the legendary Hollywood Palladium, not far from where Dave Mustaine formed the band in 1983. Rust In Peace Live–which debuted at #2 on the Top Billboard 50 Music Videos chart (DVD/Blu-ray)–marks the return of original bassist David Ellefson (Megadeth 1983-2002) to the iconic multi-platinum group. Ellefson (bass) joins Mustaine (lead vocals, guitar), Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar). During the Jägermeister Music Tour, Megadeth continue to play their landmark 1990 Rust in Peace album–which cemented Megadeth’s status as one of the most important metal bands with masterpieces like “Hanger 18” and “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due”–from front to back.
In the beginning, when there were no blueprints, no set paths, no boundaries or steps to follow, SLAYER assaulted the world with its new hybrid of metal and punk. Heavier, faster and darker than the rest, Slayer–guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, vocalist/bassist Tom Araya, and drummer Dave Lombardo–set the new standard that all others continue to follow. And that has continued through to 2010. Revolver, SPIN and Metal Hammer have all named Slayer “Best Live Band.” Esquire presented them with an Esky Award. They’ve got two Grammys, a Kerrang! Hall of Fame Award, and multiple Revolver Readers’ Poll Awards. And Slayer continues to be a groundbreaker as they become the first major artist to have a music-themed Apple app–“Slayer: Pinball Rocks.” Slayer’s most recent album, World Painted Blood (released 11/09), offers a Slayer-ized point of view of our world–God’s terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us, and a chilling hypothesis of how the rest of the world might view America. As one major daily wrote, “If Thomas Jefferson were alive today, he undoubtedly would be listening to Slayer.” For “American Carnage,” Slayer’s Tom Araya promises, “no ballads, no acoustic numbers, no slow tempos.”
With worldwide sales in excess of 10 million, Anthrax, who along with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth, is credited with originating the thrash genre, is about to celebrate its 29th year as a band, and continues to be one of metal’s all-time great acts. Over the band’s career, Anthrax has received multiple gold and platinum albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and a host of other accolades from the press, industry and fans. Earlier this year, Anthrax announced that vocalist Joey Belladonna, an essential part of Anthrax’s lineup from 1985 to 1992, was rejoining the band, and has taken his place onstage this summer as Anthrax joined Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth–The Big Four founding members of thrash–as co-headliners of a series of Sonisphere Festivals in ten European cities. Plans are for the “classic era” Anthrax to write and record a new album for a 2011 release.