According to The Beijinger, MEGADETH’s October 6 concert at the MasterCard Center in Beijing, China ended abruptly after only an hour, possibly due to the band being censored by officials.
An unusual number of instrumentals and extended guitar solos filled out MEGADETH’s abbreviated performance, with “Skin Of My Teeth” being played instrumentally and several other of the band’s best-known songs — including “Holy Wars” and “Angry Again” — omitted entirely.
MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine’s comments at the end of the show suggestion that an official intervention resulted in a shorter-than-expected concert. “Thank you for leaving so that we can come back and play again,” he said from the stage as the band waved to the crowd after performing “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?”
MEGADETH’s current touring lineup features founding members Mustaine (guitar, vocals) and David Ellefson (bass) alongside LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler and Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with ANGRA.
MEGADETH’s fifteenth studio album, “Dystopia”, will be released on January 22, 2016. The follow-up to 2013’s “Super Collider” 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.