As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported on November 10, MEGADETH will team up with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, CHILDREN OF BODOM and HAVOK for a North American tour in early 2016. The four-band package — which will launch on February 20 in Dallas, Texas and wrap on March 24 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada — will mark MEGADETH’s first U.S. run of dates in support of its new album, “Dystopia”, slated for release in January.
The dates are as follows:
Feb. 20 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Feb. 21 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Feb. 23 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
Feb. 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Feb. 26 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl
Feb. 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Feb. 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
Mar. 02 – Honolulu, HI – The Republik (MEGADETH only)
Mar. 03 – Honolulu, HI – The Republik (MEGADETH only)
Mar. 05 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
Mar. 06 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Resort
Mar. 08 – Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre
Mar. 09 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Mar. 10 – Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
Mar. 13 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Mar. 15 – Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theatre
Mar. 16 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Mar. 17 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Mar. 19 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Mar. 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Mar. 21 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues
Mar. 23 – Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
Mar. 24 – Quebec, QC – Centre Videotron
Mar. 26 – Sioux Falls, SD – Badlands Pawn
For more information, visit www.megadeth.com/dystopiatour.
Denver, Colorado thrashers HAVOK, who last year signed with Century Media, are managed by Justis Mustaine, the 23-year-old son of MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine.
Dave Mustaine last month stated about MEGADETH’s touring plans: “[I am] really excited about coming back to the States and doing our North American tour there. The dates are coming along pretty well. And we’ve got three bands we’re gonna be taking out with us there. Not completely sure about confirming all of them, but if they do confirm, the guys that I’m thinking about — no, it’s not LAMB OF GOD for North America — if those guys are on it, I think it’s gonna be a cool, cool lineup.”
Rumors of a LAMB OF GOD and MEGADETH joint North American tour were sparked by a recent interview with LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler, who played on “Dystopia” and is sitting behind the kit for MEGADETH for their appearance at this weekend’s Knotfest in Mexico.
Due to his LAMB OF GOD schedule, Adler was unable to play with MEGADETH in China and Japan in October and was temporarily replaced by Tony Laureano (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, NILE, ANGELCORPSE), a veteran extreme-metal skinsman who has worked as MEGADETH’s drum tech since 2011.
Adler made his live debut with MEGADETH in July at the Festival D’été De Québec (also known as by its acronym FEQ, or Quebec City Summer Festival in English), in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
The follow-up to 2013’s “Super Collider”, “Dystopia” was recorded earlier in the year in Nashville, Tennessee and was mixed by Josh Wilbur, who has previously worked with LAMB OF GOD, ALL THAT REMAINS and GOJIRA.