Monday, January 30, 2023

Megadeth announce summer European tour dates

Megadeth has announced dates for a summer tour of Europe.

The month-long series will see the band mix headline shows with appearances at a number of festivals, including Germany’s Wacken Open Air and Summer Breeze, Spain’s Leyendas del Rock, the UK’s Bloodstock Open Air, the Netherlands’ Dynamo Open Air and Switzerland’s Riverside Festival.

Most festival dates are on sale now, while a headlining show in France will go on sale Thursday, February 2, with tickets for events in Poland, Estonia, Sweden and the Czech Republic on sale Friday, February 3.

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The tour will see Megadeth supporting their latest album, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!” The group’s sixteenth studio record sees founder Dave Mustaine working alongside co-producer Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Parkway Drive), who together oversaw 2016’s “Dystopia.”

The 2022 project was recorded at the rocker’s home studio in Nashville, TN with guitarist Kiko Loureiro and drummer Dirk Verbeuren; bassist Steve DiGiorgio temporarily stepped in to record tracks on the project, with the live lineup now featuring Megadeth-alumni James LoMenzo as the permanent bass player.

You can pick up the new album here.

2023 European tour

Jul 23 - Katowice, PL @ Spodek
Jul 26 - Tallinn, EE @ Sea Arena at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
Jul 31 - Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
Aug 02 - Skanderborg, DK @ Smukfest 2023
Aug 04 - Wacken, DE @ Wacken Open Air
Aug 10 - Alicante, ES @ Leyendas del Rock Festival
Aug 13 - Walton on Trent, GB @ Bloodstock Open Air
Aug 16 - Dinkelsbühl, DE @ Summer Breeze 2023
Aug 17 - Pardubice, CZ @ Enteria Arena
Aug 19 - Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo Open Air
Aug 22 - Paris, FR @ Olympia
Aug 25 - Aarburg, CH @ Riverside Festival

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