Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Megadeth to headline virtual concert event

Megadeth will headline a June 12 virtual concert event to mark what would have been the start of their North American tour.

Originally set to begin in Bristow, VA on Friday, “The Metal Tour Of The Year” was to feature tour mates Lamb Of God, Trivium and In Flames; all four bands will stream full sets for the virtual concert, which will start June 12 at 2 PM, PST/5 PM, EST/10 PM, BST/11 PM, CEST.

Hosted by SiriusXM's Jose Mangin, Megadeth will be streaming their 2016 secret show from St Vitus in Brooklyn; Lamb Of God will be streaming their surprise show from House Of Vans in Chicago from February this year; Trivium will be streaming their 2019 performance from DreamHack Dallas; and, In Flames will be streaming their 2019 headline set from their own festival Borgholm Brinner in Sweden.

In addition to the concert streams and exclusive interviews, The Metal Tour Of The Year will also launch a brand new merch store featuring new, exclusive tour items that will only be available for 72 hours – check it out at

A portion of the proceeds from the merch store will go to Crew Nation, Live Nation's fund to help support live music crews who have been directly impacted as shows are put on pause due to COVID-19.

The Metal Tour of The Year is also partnering with Spotify and taking over the Kickass Metal playlist beginning on June 12. Listen to the playlist, exclusively on Spotify, to hear multiple songs from each band plus more of the biggest metal tracks of the moment. Visit each of the bands profiles on Spotify to donate to MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund which aids the music community during this crisis.

The Metal Tour Of The Year, co-headlined by Megadeth and Lamb Of God with Trivium and In Flames, was due to kick off the summer leg of it's gargantuan, 55-city tour on June 12 in Bristow, VA before being postponed to 2021; the fall leg the trek is currently scheduled to start on October 2 in West Palm Beach, FL.
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