Sunday, April 13, 2014

Megadeth to fly born-deaf woman to Las Vegas for her first concert

Megadeth will launch their 2014 Super Collider world tour in Las Vegas on Thursday, and the band are flying a born-deaf woman who received hearing implants to the show so she can experience her first rock concert.

Sarah Churman received her first hearing implant in 2011; a YouTube video of the then-29-year-old hearing for the first time was an internet sensation, eventually racking up almost 21 million views online.

The Las Vegas Review Journal reports Megadeth is flying Churman and her husband Sloan to see the band and Motorhead perform at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas this week

“Yes sir. First trip to Vegas. First rock concert. There’s a lot of firsts happening,” said Churman from Forth Worth, Texas. “We pinch pennies and live on a shoestring, pretty much. So concerts are something we don’t get to go to very often. I’m excited.”

When the band offered to fly her to the show, she was thrilled and appreciative. “I was like, ‘Heck yeah, nobody’s gonna turn that down. That’s awesome,’ ” she said.

Given the legendary volume the two bands play at, Churman says there’s no real danger to her recently-found hearing.

“Oddly enough, my cyborg parts – they have a governor on it,” she said. “They shut down at a certain decibel, so you can’t damage anything.”

Watch Churman’s emotional video of experiencing sound for the first time, below.

Megadeth’s “Super Collider” world tour will see the band hit more than 25 countries across four continents.

See also:

VIDEO: Dave Mustaine of Megadeth performs with San Diego Symphony
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Motorhead's Motorboat cruise to feature Megadeth, Anthrax and more
Megadeth: San Diego Symphony prepare for show with Dave Mustaine
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