Megadeth are to embark on a massive North American tour in February with supporting special guests Suicidal Tendencies, and Children of Bodom, who are touring their current release I Worship Chaos. The tour kicks off February 20th in Dallas, Texas, where Dave Mustaine and company will be supporting their upcoming release Dystopia. According to a tour flyer on Children of Bodom's Facebook page, Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler will be performing with the band. You can grab your tickets to the tour at this link.
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
It has been a tough couple of months for legendary metal act Megadeth. Not only has the band lost axeman Chris Broderick of 7 years, but long time drummer Shawn Drover as well. The two former members left the group almost in tandem and have recently announced their formation of a new unit with ex-Scar the Martyr vocalist Henry Bonner. Aside from front-man Dave Mustaine, Megadeth has had at least 18 band members over the course of its thirty-two year history. However former Deth drummer, Nick Menza may have just spilled the bean on who the new drum-man is stating in a YouTube comment, “Well since Adler is playing on Megadeth new album do I get to play on Lamb of God new album? I’m down for it. Chris, you rock! One of my favorite drummers. Good luck bro.” In addition to Menza's enlightenments, bassist Dave Ellefson has stated that the record is "pretty much done." We will have more updates on Megadeth's line-up and upcoming able as they are revealed.
*UPDATED 3/30/15* Lamb of God stick-man Chris Adler has officially entered Megadeth as confirmed by the band this weekend. The drummer commented on his entry with, “Megadeth was the game changer for me. Growing up, there was no other band that meant as much to my musical interest and direction. There is no doubt I would not be doing what I have been doing for the past three decades had I not stumbled across Killing Is My Business and the bible of all metal, Peace Sells, in my formative years.”