Megadeth confirm date for new album and tour with Heaven and Hell

Megadeth will release their 11th studio album ‘United Abominations’ May 15 via their new label Roadrunner Records. The band will also tour North America with Heaven and Hell (featuring members of Black Sabbath) beginning March 11 in Vancouver, BC.  On this tour, frontman Dave Mustaine will exclusively play his new signature axe from Dean Guitars that he unveiled at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, CA in January.

Mustaine recently completed tracking and mixing the album in rural Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap (Killswitch Engage, Testament, Arch Enemy). The album was recorded in Los Angeles and England by Mustaine (guitar/vocals) with Glen Dover (guitar), Shawn Drover (drums) and James Lomenzo (bass). 

Of the new album, Mustaine says listening to it “puts a smile on the inside of me for the first time in years. We all can smile on the outside, but the project has satisfied me, and I am completely content deep inside. I can’t remember when I had such a pleasant time making a record. It is fast, heavy, melodic, and of course controversial, as well as hooky with some unexpected twists.” 

“Metal needs a really good old school record again,” says Mustaine.  “I believe I have delivered.”

The album’s first single is “À Tout Le Monde (Set Me Free),” a newly recorded version of the early Megadeth classic that now features guest vocals by Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil. 

Meanwhile, Megadeth released the electrifying live DVD That One Night: Live In
Buenos Aires March 6 via Image Entertainment.  In 2006, Image Entertainment released a DVD and CD from the multi-act 2005 Gigantour festival, which Mustaine founded that year for “positive bands that play heavy music in a high energy environment.” 

The 2005 tour, DVD and CD featured Megadeth with Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Nevermore, Life Of Agony, Symphony X, Dry Kill Logic and Bobaflex.  Appearing along with Megadeth on the 2006 Gigantour were: Lamb of God, Opeth, Arch Enemy, Overkill, Into Eternity, Sanctity and The Smash-Up. 

The current Megadeth tour dates are as follows:

Date          City                   Venue    
Sun 3/11      Vancouver, BC          Pacific Coliseum
Tue 3/13      Edmonton, AB           Rexall Place
Wed 3/14      Calgary, AB            Saddledome
Fri 3/16      Regina, SK             Brandt Centre
Sun 3/18      Winnipeg, MB           MTS Centre
Tue 3/20      Sault St. Marie, ON    Steelback Centre
Thu 3/22      Toronto, ON            Air Canada Centre
Sat 3/24      London, ON             John Labatt Centre
Mon 3/26      Montreal, PQ           Bell Centre
Tue 3/27      Quebec City, PQ        Colisee Pepsi Arena
Wed 3/28      Ottawa, ON             Civic Center
Sun 4/22      Phoenix, AZ            Dodge Theatre
Tue 4/24      San Jose, CA           HP Pavilion
Wed 4/25      Los Angeles, CA        Forum
Thu 4/26      San Diego, CA          Coors Amphitheater
Sat 4/28      Albuquerque, NM        Journal Pavilion
Sun 4/29      Denver, CO             Broomfield Events Center
Tue 5/1       San Antonio, TX        Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Wed 5/2       Houston, TX            Cynthia Mitchell Woods
Thu 5/3       Dallas, TX             Nokia Theater
Sat 5/5       Chicago, IL            All State Arena
Sun 5/6       Minneapolis, MN        Theatre at Target Center
Tue 5/8       Cincinnati, OH         US Bank Arena
Thu 5/10      Philadelphia, PA       Wachovia Arena
Fri 5/11      Cleveland, OH          Tower City Amphitheater
Sat 5/12      Detroit, MI            Cobo Hall
Mon 5/14      Albany, NY             Times Union Center
Tue 5/15      Uncasville, CT         Mohegan Sun Arena
Thu 5/17      Lowell, MA             Tsongas Arena
Fri 5/18      Baltimore, MD          Merriweather Pavilion
Sat 5/19      Holmdel, NJ            PNC Arts Center

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