Drummer Nick Menza has been replaced in the lineup for the upcoming MEGADETH tour, according to a posting on MEGADETH's web site. In his place will be Shawn Drover (EIDOLON). "We look forward to the upcoming tour with Shawn and wish Nick best of luck in his next endeavor," the posting adds. Shawn joins brother Glen (EIDOLON, ex-KING DIAMOND) on guitar and James MacDonough (ex-ICED EARTH) on bass, alongside mainman Dave Mustaine.
MEGADETH's "Blackmail the Universe Tour" will kick off October 23 in Reno, NV. EXODUS will join the trek on October 25 in Anaheim, CA. Also appearing on the bill will be EARSHOT.