Monday, September 9, 2019

Megadeth and Five Finger Death Punch team up for European tour

Megadeth will join Five Finger Death Punch on the band’s early 2020 tour of Europe.

The five-week series – with guests Bad Wolves – will open in Helsinki, Finland on January 20.

"The line-up is massive,” says FFDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory. “Bad Wolves were THE break out band of recent years and are certainly bringing the heat. Megadeth needs no introduction; they are absolute legends. Dave Mustaine's contribution to this genre is simply immeasurable. I consider him one of the founding fathers of not just thrash but heavy metal in general, because his riffs and guitar playing have influenced everyone that was in Megadeth's blast radius… and that's a big radius."

"Hindsight is always 20-20, but looking back it's still a bit fuzzy,” adds Mustaine. “Looking forward, you'll be in trouble if you don't come see us with Five Finger Death Punch in early 2020. You don't wanna miss it. See you soon!"

VIP pre-sales are underway with general public tickets going on sale at 10 a.m. local time this Friday, September 13.

This spring, Mustaine announced that he had been diagnosed with throat cancer and his treatment and recovery period would require Megadeth to cancel their 2019 live schedule.

“It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on - but I’ve faced obstacles before,” said the rocker at the time. “I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90% success rate. Treatment has already begun.”

Megadeth have also been spending time in the studio working on the follow-up to 2016’s “Dystopia.”

Five Finger Death Punch / Megadeth
European tour 2020

Jan 14 - Kiev, UA @ Palace Of Sports **
Jan 16 - Moscow, RU @ Adrenaline Stadium **
Jan 18 - St. Petersburg, RU @ A2 **
Jan 20 - Helsinki, FI @ Hartwell Arena
Jan 22 - Stockholm, SE @ Hovet
Jan 23 - Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
Jan 24 - Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
Jan 26 - Amsterdam, HL @ AFAS Live
Jan 28 - Paris, FR @ Zenith
Jan 30 - Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Arena
Jan 31 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena
Feb 03 - Berlin, DE @ Max-Schmeling Halle
Feb 04 - Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
Feb 06 - Frankfurt, DE @ Festhalle
Feb 08 - Oberhausen, DE @ Koenig-Pilsener Arena
Feb 09 - Stuttgart, DE @ Schleyerhalle
Feb 10 - Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle
Feb 12 - Warsaw, Poland @ Torwar
Feb 14 - Prague, CZ @ Tipsport Arena
Feb 16 - Milan, IT @ Alcatrazz
Feb 17 - Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
Feb 19 - Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
Feb 20 - Budapest, HU @ Budapest Sportarena

** Five Finger Death Punch headline show without Megadeth and Bad Wolves

See also:

Megadeth: Dave Mustaine thanks fans for support following cancer diagnosis
Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine reveals cancer diagnosis
Megadeth to perform Youthanasia 25th anniversary concert
Megadeth announce trio of album reissues
Search Megadeth at hennemusic