Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Megadeth prepare to launch world tour

Megadeth are gearing up for next month’s launch of a world tour in support of their latest album, “Super Collider.”

The band will hit more than 25 countries across four continents starting April 17 in Las Vegas.

The week before the tour opener, guitarist Dave Mustaine will perform as a featured soloist with the San Diego Symphony as part of evening entitled "Symphony Interrupted."

Mustaine and the Symphony will perform renditions of the "Summer" and "Winter" movements from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons", and Bach's "Air" (on the G string), in a completely original way. Richard Wagner’s "Ride of the Valkyries" and Antonin Dvorak's "New World Symphony" will also be performed by the symphony during the concert.

"I love the challenge," says Mustaine. "I really admire this genre of music because of the level of skill required and there are great dark undertones in these incredible pieces. The marriage of two such distinctly different genres is one thing, but cross-pollinating different societies is a whole new level of badass! I'm used to them being before me, but it's a bit unnerving to know so many talented eyes will be on my back. It's a bit intimidating, and to be given the opportunity to interpret these melodies - to meld what I am best at with what they incredibly present, it is a great honor."

2014 world tour

4/12 - San Diego, CA – Copley Symphony Hall
4/17 - Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater
4/19 - Tuscon, AZ – Pima County Fair
4/22 - Quito, Ecuador – Agros Casa de Cultura
4/24 - Montevideo, Uruguay – Teatro de Verano
4/26 - Santiago, Chile – Movistar Arena
4/29 - Córdoba, Argentina – Plaza de la Música
5/01 - Buenos Aires, Argentina – Estadio Cubierto Malvinas
5/04 - Sao Paulo, Brazil – Espaco Das Americas
5/06 - Bogota, Colombia – Royal Center
6/06 - Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
6/10 - Paris, France – Le Palais Des Sports
6/11 - Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg
6/13 - Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell Festival
6/15 - Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock
6/16 - Budapest, Hungary – Aerodrome Festival
6/17 - Prague, Czech Republic – Aerodrome Festival
6/22 - Clisson, France – Hellfest
6/23 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
6/26 - Rome, Italy – Rock In Roma @ Ippodromo Capannelle
6/27 - Milan, Italy – City Sound @ Ippodromo Del Galoppo
6/28 - Winterthur, Switzerland – Eishalle Deutweg
7/24 - Tolmin, Slovenia – Metaldays Festival
7/26 - Oulu, Finland – Qstock
8/01 - Rejmyre, Sweden – Skogsrojet Festival
8/02 - Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air Festival
8/04 - Istanbul, Turkey – Rock Off Festival
8/09 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into The Grave
8/10 - Derbyshire, England – Catton Park

See also:

Megadeth: Dave Mustaine with San Diego Symphony poster unveiled
Megadeth to release Icon compilation
Megadeth bassist releases Making Music Your Business audiobook
Megadeth cancel Australian dates
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