MEGADETH, the kings of thrash metal, have planned a North American tour for 2023. The band’s 13-city spring tour kicks off on April 26 in Everett, Washington, while the Canadian leg begins on April 28 in Abbotsford and ends on May 15 in Halifax.
On the trip, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, and ONI will provide support. According to MEGADETH’s Dave Mustaine: “The ‘Crush, The World’ tour by MEGADETH, is coming to the Great White North, and we can’t wait.
It’s your chance now, Canada, and I’m still on a high from our sold-out Budokan performance with Marty Friedman last week. Be prepared!”
The general public can purchase advance tickets and VIP packages starting on Tuesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. local time at Megadeth.com.
On March 8 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, Live Nation and venue presales will be available online at LiveNation.com. The general public can purchase tickets at LiveNation.com on Thursday, March 9, at 10 a.m. local time.
U.S. tour date:
- April 26 – Everett, WA – Angel of the Winds Arena
Canadian tour dates:
- April 28 – Abbotsford , BC – Abbotsford Centre April
- April 29 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
- May 01 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Centre
- May 02 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre
- May 04 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
- May 05 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
- May 08 – Hamilton, ON – First Ontario Centre
- May 09 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
- May 10 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
- May 11 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
- May 13 – Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
- May 15 – Halifax, NS – ScotiaBank Centre
The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!, MEGADETH’s most recent album, debuted at the top of the charts during its first week of sales in September, climbing to the No. 3 position on the Billboard 200 and to the top of the charts for Top Album Sales, Top Current Albums Sales, Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Rock Albums, and Top Hard Rock Albums.
The highest-charting MEGADETH album, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!” reached No. 1 in Finland and 2 in Australia, Poland, Switzerland, and other countries. It also reached No. 3 in the United Kingdom.
“Countdown to Extinction” (No. 2, 1992), “Youthanasia” (No. 4, 1994), “Cryptic Writings” (No. 10, 1997), “United Abominations” (No. 8, 2007), “Endgame” (No. 9, 2009), “Super Collider” (No. 6, 2013), and “Dystopia” were MEGADETH prior top 10 entries on the Billboard 200. (No. 3, 2016).
The Grammy-winning “Dystopia” marked the band’s ferocious return to form. “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!” continues that momentum while celebrating Dave Mustaine’s victory over throat cancer.
The album was recorded at Mustaine’s home studio in Nashville, Tennessee, with guitarist Kiko Loureiro and drummer Dirk Verbeuren, reuniting Dave with co-producer Chris Rakestraw (DANZIG, PARKWAY DRIVE), who together helmed 2016’s “Dystopia.”
Steve DiGiorgio, a bassist, temporarily filled in to record the album. James LoMenzo, a former member of MEGADETH, reconnected with the band as a permanent bassist at the beginning of their most recent tour.
For the song “We’ll Be Back” from “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!” MEGADETH has garnered its twelfth Grammy nomination.
The title track from MEGADETH’s 2016 album “Dystopia” received the “Best Metal Performance” Grammy Award at the 2017 Grammy Awards. With nominations in the now-discontinued “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category included, this was the group’s tenth Grammy nomination in this area.
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