Megadeth Tour

EVENT VENUE DATE/TIME  
Megadeth Plaza de la Musica
Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, CN
Tuesday
4/29/2014
10:00PM

Megadeth Artpark Mainstage
Lewiston, NY
Tuesday
7/15/2014
6:30PM

Megadeth The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Hammond, IN
Friday
7/18/2014
8:00PM

Megadeth Casino Rama Entertainment Center
Orillia, ON
Saturday
7/19/2014
9:00PM


megadeth Articles

Band Politics Keep Future Big 4 Metal Concert From Happening : November 15, 2013

It feels like yesterday, but metal fans across the globe couldn't quite believe their luck way back when in 2010 and 2011, the 'Big Four' of metal i.e. Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax a ...

Megadeth Roll Out Super Collider Tour with Nonpoint, Fear Factory : September 26, 2013

Megadeth fans who missed out their last "GIGANTOUR 2013" (brilliant name) tour will be pleased to discover the masters of easy listening have just announced a new fall/winter tour ...

Sacramento’s Aftershock 2013 Features Megadeth, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold : June 06, 2013

Sacramento’s Aftershock Festival is back for a second year, and this year will feature an expanded lineup headed up by Megadeth, Korn and Avenged Sevenfold. Growing from a one-d ...

Megadeth Gigantour 2013 Taps Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah : May 06, 2013

Megadeth has made a yearly event out of its traveling festival Gigantour, and this year will bring along Device, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Death Division, HELLYEAH and Ne ...

Iron Maiden, Megadeth Squeeze in U.S. Tour in September : April 10, 2013

Iron Maiden and Megadeth will head out on a brief tour this fall to bring the rock around America. The seven-date tour will kick off September 9 at the Time Warner Cable Music P ...

Megadeth Supports ‘Countdown to Extinction’ Reissue with Tour : September 11, 2012

Megadeth’s classic album Countdown to Extinction is 20 years old this year. To celebrate, the band is reissuing a special edition of the album and then hitting the road for a tou ...

Rob Zombie Team with Megadeth for Concert Tour : February 22, 2012

Rob Zombie and Megadeth will embark on a co-headlining tour this spring that, as Rob Zombie’s website puts it, is “guaranteed to raise the temperature on the planet.” The tre ...

Slayer and Megadeath Wreck ‘Carnage’ on 2010 Tour : November 27, 2009

Metalheads Slayer were scheduled to make the rounds in Europe to close out the year, but those plans have been scraped as they join forces with Megadeath for a North American tour ...


megadeth Biography

The American heavy metal group Megadeth was established in 1983 in Los Angeles, California by Dave Ellefson and Dave Mustaine following Mustaine being kicked out of Metallica. Megadeth has released a total of 13 studio albums and were a pioneer in the thrash metal movement. During the 1980s the band became internationally famous and considered one of thrash metal's big four along with Slayer, Anthrax and Metallica.

Over the past 30 years Metallica has had more than 20 different band members. The only member that has been constant is Mustaine. Current band members are Dave Mustaine (lead vocalist, guitar), Chris Broderick (backing vocals, guitar), Shawn Drover (percussion, drums) and Dave Ellefson (backing vocals, bass). The band is known for their trade-off guitar solos as well as distinct, technical instrumental sound, often featuring intricate, dense passages. Megadeth's recurring lyrical themes include religion, personal relationships, addiction, war and politics. The band has sold more than 48 million worldwide albums. Megadeth has had six albums in a row be multi-platinum or platinum in the U.S. The band has been nominated for ten Grammy Awards.

Megadeth released "Killing Is My Business," their debut album, in 1985. The album blended speed metal and thrash and was well received. In 1986 the band released "Peace Sells," their second album. It was the band's critical and commercial breakthrough. The album sold over one million U.S. copies and became one of the most highly influential thrash metal albums. The band's third album, "So Far, So Good, So What," was released in 1988 but was panned by music critics. "Rust in Peace," the band's fourth album, was released in 1990. "Countdown to Extinction," the band's most commercially successful set, was released in 1992. It peaked in the No. 2 spot on Billboard's 200 chart. Their 1994 album "Youthanasia" peaked in the No. 4 spot on Billboard's 200 chart. Both "Countdown to Extinction" and "Youthanasia were certified paltinum. Megadeth's most recent album, "Thirteen," was released in 2011.