Thrash metal titans MEGADETH have announced their 2023 Canadian tour. The band's spring 13-city trek starts in Everett, Washington on April 26, with the Canadian leg kicking off April 28 in Abbotsford and wrapping up on May 15 in Halifax. Support on the tour will come from BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and ONI.
Says MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine: "We cannot wait to bring MEGADETH's 'Crush The World' tour to the Great White North. I'm still riding high from our sold-out Budokan show with Marty Friedman last week, but there is no letting up and it's your turn, Canada. Get ready!"
Advance tickets and VIP packages go on sale to the general public beginning Tuesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. local time at Megadeth.com. American Express members will have access to purchase presale tickets and VIP packages beginning Tuesday March 7 at 12 p.m. local time until Wednesday, March 8 at 10 p.m. local time at Ticketmaster.ca/americanexpress. Live Nation and venue presales will run on Wednesday, March 8 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Tickets will be available for the general public starting on Thursday, March 9 at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com.
U.S. tour date:
April 26 - Everett, WA - Angel of the Winds Arena
Canadian tour dates:
April 28 - Abbotsford , BC - Abbotsford Centre April
April 29 - Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place
May 01 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Centre
May 02 - Calgary, AB - Grey Eagle Event Centre
May 04 - Saskatoon, SK - SaskTel Centre
May 05 - Winnipeg, MB - Canada Life Centre
May 08 - Hamilton, ON - First Ontario Centre
May 09 - Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre
May 10 - Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
May 11 - Laval, QC - Place Bell
May 13 - Moncton, NB - Avenir Centre
May 15 - Halifax, NS - ScotiaBank Centre
Last September, MEGADETH's latest album, "The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!", debuted at the top of the charts during its first week of sales, taking the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 as well as number ones on Top Album Sales, Top Current Albums Sales, Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums. "The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!" was the highest-charting MEGADETH album of all time around the world, notching No. 1 In Finland, No. 2 in australia, poland, Switzerland, and Scotland, No. 3 in the U.K., and more.
MEGADETH's previous top 10 entries on the Billboard 200 were "Countdown to Extinction" (No. 2, 1992),"Youthanasia" (No. 4, 1994),"Cryptic Writings" (No. 10, 1997),"United Abominations" (No. 8, 2007),"Endgame" (No. 9, 2009),"Super Collider" (No. 6, 2013) and "Dystopia" (No. 3, 2016).
"The Sick, The Dying... And The Dead!" consolidates a furious return to form that began with the Grammy-winning "Dystopia", while pushing forward musically and marking Dave Mustaine's triumph over throat cancer. Reuniting Dave with co-producer Chris Rakestraw (DANZIG, PARKWAY DRIVE),who together helmed 2016's "Dystopia", the album was recorded at Mustaine's home studio in Nashville, Tennessee, with guitarist Kiko Loureiro and drummer Dirk Verbeuren. Bassist Steve DiGiorgio temporarily stepped in to record the album. With the kick-off of MEGADETH's recent tour, MEGADETH alumnus James LoMenzo rejoined the MEGADETH family as permanent bass player.
MEGADETH recently received its thirteenth Grammy nomination for "Best Metal Performance" for the song "We'll Be Back" from "The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!".
MEGADETH won the 2017 Grammy Award for "Best Metal Performance" for the title track of the band's 2016 album "Dystopia". This marked the group's twelfth Grammy nomination in this category (including nominations in the discontinued "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" category).