In light of the recently reported sex scandal on numerous wire services regarding founding member and bassist Dave Ellefson, Dave Mustaine has released a statement which when all is said and done releases the musician from band service. I have provided said statement down below for your perusal.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t have much to add to this and hope that all involved can come out of this in the best possible fashion in some time. I will admit that I don’t know the complete story or like reporting on this sort of thing.
Let’s start the morning with something from our “no surprise here” file with the news that the upcoming “Metal Tour Of The Year” that featured Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium and In Flames has been postponed. Read on down below.
The summer leg of the Metal Tour of the Year with Megadeth and Lamb of God, plus special guests Trivium and In Flames, is being rescheduled to 2021. As soon as the new dates are finalized we’ll share the updated schedule, and all tickets will be honored accordingly. If you are a ticket holder and would prefer a refund, please visit livenation.com/refund for information on how and when you can claim your refund. We do not have an update on the fall leg of the tour but will share any further updates and information as we receive it. We look forward to returning to the stage. Continue reading Megadeth Postpones Summer Leg Of “The Tour Of The Year”→
The Press Release:
Two of the biggest bands in heavy metal – MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD – will be joining forces on a co-headline tour across North America this year, presented by SiriusXM. And to add to the firepower of this already formidable tour, Trivium and In Flames are joining, making this THE must-see heavy music package of the year. Tickets will go on general sale Friday, February 14th from LiveNation.com
MEGADETH, fueled by Dave Mustaine’s triumphant return to the stage following his diagnosis and recovery of throat cancer, will embark on their first North American tour since 2017. Speaking on the epic announcement, MEGADETH’s leader and frontman, Dave Mustaine says
Hopefully you didn’t get too water logged with the amount of rain that we got last night because it was coming down like buckets. I’m speaking of course to our closest regional readership so you folks in warmer sunnier climates just hang tight until I’m done. Today I will be heading to the annual BookExpo and I always enjoy this event and while you wait to learn what I observed today you can check out this announcement about some Megadeth re-issues. Take a look down below.
The Press Release:
Thrash metal pioneers MEGADETH burst onto the scene in 1983, virtually inventing a genre and have earned their spot as one of metal’s most influential and respected acts of all time. Over the course of their illustrious 36-year career, the band has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, notched 6 consecutive platinum efforts, 7 top-ten albums, and has earned numerous accolades including 12 GRAMMY® nominations and a 2017 GRAMMY® Award in the “Best Metal Performance” category for the title track “Dystopia”.
With sheer determination and a relentless recording and touring schedule, MEGADETH has worked their way up from headlining clubs to headlining arenas, festival and stadiums, cementing a legacy that continues to grow and spread throughout the world.
MEGADETH’s 11th studio album, entitled United Abominations, was first released on May 15, 2007. Debuting at No. 8 on the Billboard chart, it was their highest debut since 1994’s Youthanasia. The album was voted No. 1 metal album of the year by several publications and was hailed by critics and fans alike as one of the finest of the band’s career and was revered as their best in a decade.
Fans that were thinking that the legendary Ozzy was going to take it nice and slow during his “Farewell Tour” have been proven wrong as the singer recently announced additional North American stops with support coming from the mighty Megadeth. Let’s examine the press release down below and all of the extended dates.
The Press Release:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has announced additional North American tour dates for 2019. For these shows, OSBOURNE will be backed by his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards), with Megadeth supporting for the entire North American run.
Tickets for the 2019 North American “NO MORE TOURS 2″shows go on sale to the general public starting Friday, November 9 at 10:00 AM local time at LiveNation.com and through the Live Nation app. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, November 6 at 10:00AM (local time)until Thursday, November 8 at 10:00 PM (local time) through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Continue reading Ozzy Osbourne Announces Additional Dates On North American “No More Tours 2”→