Megadeth and Lamb Of God Announce The Rescheduled “The Metal Tour Of The Year”

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The Press Release:
It’s time. MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD cannot be stopped and today announced the rescheduled run of the Metal Tour of the Year. Joining them, as previously planned, will be special guests TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES, heralding the long-awaited return to the stage for these bands, who are every bit as excited about these historic and not-to-be-missed shows as fans are. Tickets for the rescheduled dates will go back on-sale beginning Friday, May 7th at 10am local at

MEGADETH, fueled by Dave Mustaine’s triumphant return to the stage following his diagnosis and recovery of throat cancer, will finally embark on their first North American tour since 2017. Speaking on the long-awaited announcement of the rescheduled run, MEGADETH’s leader and frontman, Dave Mustaine says

“Can you hear that sound of armies on the march – of destruction on the horizon? That’s this tour, coming for you. We cannot wait to return to the stage and I promise you you do NOT want to miss these shows. You’re not going to know what hit you!”

LAMB OF GOD pressed ahead with the release of their crushing self-titled album, Lamb of God, which was one of the best-selling metal albums of 2020. The band now looks to take the show on the road as they return to the stage for the first time since the release of the record. Randy Blythe, inimitable frontman of LAMB OF GOD, adds

“It’s been far too long since we got together to do our thing— by ‘we’ I mean bands, road crew, bus drivers, truck drivers, local venue staff, vendors, audience, parking lot attendants, the freaking janitors- the whole damn enchilada. ALL OF US. TOGETHER. Everyone has been waiting, but the time has come to put the puzzle back together— I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been more ready to hit the road with lamb of god. See y’all in a few months with Megadeth, Trivium, & In Flames. Over a year with no live music? These shows are gonna be INSANE…”

TRIVIUM’s Matthew Kiichi Heafy adds

“The Metal Tour of the year couldn’t be stopped by anything. It is still happening, and we can’t wait to bring back shows with this monumental tour. We’re ready. Are you?”

With IN FLAMES singer, Anders Fridén stating

“I can’t really describe how good it feels to be really talking about going on tour, let alone The Metal Tour of the Year. This setup is long overdue and we can’t wait to finally make it happen.”

Produced by Live Nation, the epic, rescheduled tour will now kick off on Friday, August 20th in Austin, TX and hit a further 26 cities before wrapping in Quebec City, QC on Saturday, October 2nd . Full tour itinerary below. All previously purchased tickets for any of the rescheduled dates listed below will be valid for the new date. For any cancelled dates, refunds will automatically be processed at your point of purchase. Tickets and VIP packages for all artists go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, May 7th, 2021 at 10am local time at

Megadeth and Lamb of God 2021 North American Tour Dates:
Fri Aug 20: Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Sat Aug 21: Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sun Aug 22: Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Tue Aug 24: El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
Wed Aug 25: Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
Fri Aug 27: Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
Sun Aug 29: Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
Tue Aug 31: Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
Wed Sep 01: Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
Thu Sep 02: Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
Sat Sep 04: Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Sun Sep 05: Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Thu Sep 09: Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
Sat Sep 11: Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Festival*
Sun Sep 12: Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Mon Sep 13: Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion
Wed Sep 15: Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Thu Sep 16: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat Sep 18: Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
Sun Sep 19: Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Mon Sep 20: Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
Wed Sep 22: Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
Fri Sep 24: Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
Sun Sep 26: St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
Tue Sep 28: Minneapolis, MN @ Armory
Thu Sep 30: Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Fri Oct 01: Laval, QC @ Place Bell
Sat Oct 02: Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron

*Festival Date featuring all 4 bands.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: At the time of this update its been almost fourteen months since I’ve seen a live band in concert and thirteen months since I’ve attended a convention. I should point out that there weren’t any to go to anyway but I think you all get my drift. I miss the live entertainment scene something fierce and am stoked when I see touring runs like this one being announced as rescheduled. I’m fairly certain that everyone who reads this website knows exactly what each of these four titans of Metal are all about and have seen at least one of the bands in concert before. If you are a younger reader and just getting ready to begin seeing shows this is surely a safe bet as a kick ass time. Having been vaccinated and hoping that more in my region will be the same by the time of these shows, I am hopeful to attend one or two of the stops. I’d probably look to work one of them and then to hang out with my friends and get crazy at another. Like I said, I’ve missed shows something fierce and all of the wonderful people that I’ve usually encountered at them. I don’t think anything would find these shows being postponed at this point but let me not curse it. As I close this news alert up I wonder what you all think about it and will you attend? Chime in down below in the comments section and please keep as safe as possible based on your local area protocols. See you next time.

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