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MEGADETH AND LAMB OF GOD ANNOUNCE MASSIVE 2020 CO-HEADLINE TOUR ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

February 10, 2020

 

 

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 10, 2020) – 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

 

"Hello me! I’m back again, better than ever and coming to a town near you with Lamb of God, Trivium and In Flames. If you want high octane metal madness this is the tour for you."

 

LAMB OF GOD released their first new music in five years last week with the single “Checkmate”. The track is the first to be released from the band’s self-titled eighth studio album, due out May 8th, which is one of the most anticipated and important metal records of the year. Commenting on their upcoming co-headline run, Mark Morton, lead guitarist of LAMB OF GOD, adds

 

“The world has never needed heavy more than it does today and top to bottom, this tour delivers! Lamb Of God has toured with and been friends with all of these bands for years, but for all of us to be on the same bill is something extra special. Come early and stay late. This is THE metal tour of the year.”

 

TRIVIUM’s Matt Heafy adds

 

“We are happy to be a part of the biggest real metal tour of the year. This tour is the main event and represents heavy metal and the culture that goes with it.“

 

With IN FLAMES singer, Anders Fridén stating

 

“We were honored to be asked to join this package. We were actually supposed to take this Summer off, but of course we couldn’t say no. After playing shows with all of these guys for years, 2020 is going to feel like a kick ass reunion. See you on the road, Jesterheads!”

 

Produced by Live Nation, this epic 55-city tour will stretch across summer and fall, kicking off June 12th in Bristow, VA and hit every region of the U.S. before wrapping November 13th in Reno, NV. Multiple Canadian shows are scheduled as well. See full itinerary below.

 

Tickets and VIP packages for all four artists go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 14th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets & VIP packages beginning Tuesday, February 11th at 10am local time until Thursday, February 13th at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

 

 

 

 

Megadeth and Lamb of God 2020 North American Tour Dates:

SUMMER 2020:   

                   

Fri, Jun 12, 2020        Bristow, VA               Jiffy Lube Live

Sat, Jun 13, 2020        Charlotte, NC            PNC Music Pavilion

Sun, Jun 14, 2020       Raleigh, NC               Red Hat Amphitheater

Tue, Jun 16, 2020       Virginia Beach, VA     Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

Wed, Jun 17, 2020     Wantagh, NY             Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Thu, Jun 18, 2020      Camden, NJ               BB&T Pavilion

Sat, Jun 20, 2020        Holmdel, NJ              PNC Bank Arts Center

Sun, Jun 21, 2020       Boston, MA               Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion

Tue, Jun 23, 2020       Syracuse, NY             St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview

Wed, Jun 24, 2020     Providence, RI           Bold Point Park

Fri, Jun 26, 2020        Darien Center, NY      Darien Lake Amphitheater

Sun, Jun 28, 2020       Burgettstown, PA       S&T Bank Music Park*

Mon, Jun 29, 2020     Toronto, ON              Budweiser Stage

Wed, Jul 1, 2020        Detroit, MI                DTE Energy Music Theatre

Thu, Jul 2, 2020          Mount Pleasant, MI   Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre

Fri, Jul 3, 2020          Indianapolis, IN          Ruoff Music Center

Sun, Jul 5, 2020          Atlanta, GA               Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Tue, Jul 7, 2020          Cincinnati, OH           PNC PAVILION

Wed, Jul 8, 2020        Cleveland, OH           Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Fri, Jul 10, 2020          Chicago, IL                 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago, IL

Sat, Jul 11, 2020         St. Louis, MO             Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis, MO*

Sun, Jul 12, 2020        Nashville, TN             Nashville Municipal Auditorium

Tue, Jul 14, 2020        Rogers, AR                Walmart AMP*

Thu, Jul 16, 2020        Austin, TX                  Germania Insurance Amphitheater

Fri, Jul 17, 2020          Houston, TX              The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Sat, Jul 18, 2020         Irving, TX                   The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory+

Mon, Jul 20, 2020      Albuquerque, NM      Isleta Amphitheater

Tue, Jul 21, 2020        Phoenix, AZ               Arizona Federal Theatre

Thu, Jul 23, 2020        Irvine, CA                  FivePoint Amphitheatre

Sat, Jul 25, 2020         Auburn, WA              White River Amphitheatre

Sun, Jul 26, 2020        Portland, OR             Moda Center

Wed, Jul 29, 2020      Salt Lake City, UT       USANA Amphitheatre

Thu, Jul 30, 2020        Pocatello, ID              Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre

Sat, Aug 1, 2020         Concord, CA              Concord Pavilion

 

FALL 2020:                 

Fri, Oct 2, 2020          West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

Tue, Oct 6, 2020        Birmingham, AL         Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Wed, Oct 7, 2020       New Orleans, LA        UNO Lakefront Arena

Fri, Oct 9, 2020          Corpus Christi, TX      American Bank Center Arena

Sun, Oct 11, 2020      El Paso, TX                 Don Haskins Center

Wed, Oct 14, 2020     Springfield, MO          JQH Arena

Fri, Oct 16, 2020        Kansas City, MO         Sprint Center

Wed, Oct 21, 2020     Columbus, OH           Schottenstein Center

Fri, Oct 23, 2020        Huntington, WV         Mountain Health Arena

Sat, Oct 24, 2020       Bethlehem, PA           The Wind Creek Event Center

Tue, Oct 27, 2020      Quebec City, QC       Centre Videotron

Wed, Oct 28, 2020     Laval, QC                  Place Bell

Fri, Oct 30, 2020        St. Paul, MN              Armory

Sat, Oct 31, 2020       Green Bay, WI           Resch Center*

Mon, Nov 2, 2020      Omaha, NE                Baxter Arena

Tue, Nov 3, 2020        Sioux Falls, SD           Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

Thu, Nov 5, 2020       Denver, CO                Pepsi Center

Sat, Nov 7, 2020         Las Vegas, NV            Mandalay Bay Events Center

Tue, Nov 10, 2020      Spokane, WA            Spokane Arena

Wed, Nov 11, 2020    Nampa, ID                 Ford Idaho Center Arena

Fri, Nov 13, 2020       Reno, NV                   Reno Events Center

                       

*on sale starts 11am local time

+on sale starts 12pm local time

 

 

Megadeth Photo Credit: Mcabe Gregg

 

 

It was over 30 years ago that Dave Mustaine founded MEGADETH, in the process pioneering the sound that would become known the world over as thrash metal. And from the very beginning, the band proved to be the most lethal and audacious unit on the heavy music scene, pushing thrash to the limits of musical ferocity and instrumental virtuosity on early efforts like their 1985 debut, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! and 1986’s seminal Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?.

 

MEGADETH have taken their place as one of metal’s most influential and respected acts—not to mention among its most successful. They have gone on to sell more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including a 2017 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Metal Performance” for the title track “Dystopia,” 12 GRAMMY® nominations, and scoring five consecutive platinum albums. With sheer determination and a relentless recording and touring schedule, MEGADETH 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 are slated to release their 16th studio album later this year. 

 

 

 

Lamb Of God Photo Credit: Travis Shin

 

 

LAMB OF GOD propelled heavy metal into the new millennium two decades ago with the prophetically titled New American Gospel. They followed with 2003’s As the Palaces Burn, which made the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake, released in 2004, was the first LAMB OF GOD album to be certified gold by the RIAA, as was 2006’s Sacrament, which also made a Top 10 Billboard 200 chart debut. In 2009, LAMB OF GOD released Wrath, their first with Wilbur at producer, and earned the number one album spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock, Rock, and Tastemaker charts, with a number two position on the Billboard 200. 

 

Those number one positions were repeated with 2012’s Resolution, which swung effortlessly between thrash, traditional metal, sludgy doom, with flashes of crust punk swagger and bravado. LAMB OF GOD’s last album, VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) made its debut on the Billboard 200 at number three and finished number 2 in the world charts, reaching Top 5 in five countries and six addition Top 15 positions.

 

In 2020, LAMB OF GOD is re-energized and unrelenting, ready to lay claim to the metal throne.

 

Tickets for this gargantuan tour package are bound to fly out when they go on sale on Friday 14th February. Grab yours before they’re all gone.

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