MEGADETH And LAMB OF GOD Announce Massive 2020 Co-headline Tour Across North America

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Two of the biggest bands in heavy metal – MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD – will be joining forces on a co-headline tour across North America this year, presented by SiriusXM. And to add to the firepower of this already formidable tour, Trivium and In Flames are joining, making this THE must-see heavy music package of the year. Tickets will go on general sale Friday, February 14th from LiveNation.com

MEGADETH, fueled by Dave Mustaine’s triumphant return to the stage following his diagnosis and recovery of throat cancer, will embark on their first North American tour since 2017. Speaking on the epic announcement, MEGADETH’s leader and frontman, Dave Mustaine says

“Hello me! I’m back again, better than ever and coming to a town near you with Lamb of God, Trivium and In Flames. If you want high octane metal madness this is the tour for you.”

LAMB OF GOD released their first new music in five years last week with the single “Checkmate”. The track is the first to be released from the band’s self-titled eighth studio album, due out May 8th, which is one of the most anticipated and important metal records of the year. Commenting on their upcoming co-headline run, Mark Morton, lead guitarist of LAMB OF GOD, adds

The world has never needed heavy more than it does today and top to bottom, this tour delivers! Lamb Of God has toured with and been friends with all of these bands for years, but for all of us to be on the same bill is something extra special. Come early and stay late. This is THE metal tour of the year.”

TRIVIUM’s Matt Heafy adds

“We are happy to be a part of the biggest real metal tour of the year. This tour is the main event and represents heavy metal and the culture that goes with it.“

With IN FLAMES singer, Anders Fridén stating

“We were honored to be asked to join this package. We were actually supposed to take this Summer off, but of course we couldn’t say no. After playing shows with all of these guys for years, 2020 is going to feel like a kick ass reunion. See you on the road, Jesterheads!”

Produced by Live Nation, this epic 55-city tour will stretch across summer and fall, kicking off June 12th in Bristow, VA and hit every region of the U.S. before wrapping November 13th in Reno, NV. Multiple Canadian shows are scheduled as well. See full itinerary below.

Tickets and VIP packages for all four artists go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 14th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets & VIP packages beginning Tuesday, February 11th at 10am local time until Thursday, February 13th at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

Megadeth and Lamb of God 2020 North American Tour Dates:
SUMMER 2020:

Fri, Jun 12, 2020 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sat, Jun 13, 2020 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Sun, Jun 14, 2020 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
Tue, Jun 16, 2020 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Wed, Jun 17, 2020 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Thu, Jun 18, 2020 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Sat, Jun 20, 2020 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun, Jun 21, 2020 Boston, MA Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Tue, Jun 23, 2020 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Wed, Jun 24, 2020 Providence, RI Bold Point Park
Fri, Jun 26, 2020 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
Sun, Jun 28, 2020 Burgettstown, PA S&T Bank Music Park*
Mon, Jun 29, 2020 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Wed, Jul 1, 2020 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Thu, Jul 2, 2020 Mount Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
Fri, Jul 3, 2020 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Music Center
Sun, Jul 5, 2020 Atlanta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Tue, Jul 7, 2020 Cincinnati, OH PNC PAVILION
Wed, Jul 8, 2020 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Fri, Jul 10, 2020 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
Sat, Jul 11, 2020 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO*
Sun, Jul 12, 2020 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Tue, Jul 14, 2020 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP*
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Fri, Jul 17, 2020 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat, Jul 18, 2020 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory+
Mon, Jul 20, 2020 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Tue, Jul 21, 2020 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre
Thu, Jul 23, 2020 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
Sat, Jul 25, 2020 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Sun, Jul 26, 2020 Portland, OR Moda Center
Wed, Jul 29, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Thu, Jul 30, 2020 Pocatello, ID Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre
Sat, Aug 1, 2020 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion

FALL 2020:
Fri, Oct 2, 2020 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Tue, Oct 6, 2020 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Wed, Oct 7, 2020 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena
Fri, Oct 9, 2020 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center Arena
Sun, Oct 11, 2020 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
Wed, Oct 14, 2020 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
Fri, Oct 16, 2020 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Wed, Oct 21, 2020 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Fri, Oct 23, 2020 Huntington, WV Mountain Health Arena
Sat, Oct 24, 2020 Bethlehem, PA The Wind Creek Event Center
Tue, Oct 27, 2020 Quebec City, QC Centre Videotron
Wed, Oct 28, 2020 Laval, QC Place Bell
Fri, Oct 30, 2020 St. Paul, MN Armory
Sat, Oct 31, 2020 Green Bay, WI Resch Center*
Mon, Nov 2, 2020 Omaha, NE Baxter Arena
Tue, Nov 3, 2020 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Thu, Nov 5, 2020 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Sat, Nov 7, 2020 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
Tue, Nov 10, 2020 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
Wed, Nov 11, 2020 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center Arena
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 Reno, NV Reno Events Center

*on sale starts 11am local time
+on sale starts 12pm local time

It was over 30 years ago that Dave Mustaine founded MEGADETH, in the process pioneering the sound that would become known the world over as thrash metal. And from the very beginning, the band proved to be the most lethal and audacious unit on the heavy music scene, pushing thrash to the limits of musical ferocity and instrumental virtuosity on early efforts like their 1985 debut, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! and 1986’s seminal Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?.

MEGADETH have taken their place as one of metal’s most influential and respected acts—not to mention among its most successful. They have gone on to sell more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including a 2017 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Metal Performance” for the title track “Dystopia,” 12 GRAMMY® nominations, and scoring five consecutive platinum albums. With sheer determination and a relentless recording and touring schedule, MEGADETH worked their way up from headlining clubs to headlining arenas, festival and stadiums, cementing a legacy that continues to grow and spread throughout the world. MEGADETH are slated to release their 16th studio album later this year. 

LAMB OF GOD propelled heavy metal into the new millennium two decades ago with the prophetically titled New American Gospel. They followed with 2003’s As the Palaces Burn, which made the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake, released in 2004, was the first LAMB OF GOD album to be certified gold by the RIAA, as was 2006’s Sacrament, which also made a Top 10 Billboard 200 chart debut. In 2009, LAMB OF GOD released Wrath, their first with Wilbur at producer, and earned the number one album spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock, Rock, and Tastemaker charts, with a number two position on the Billboard 200. 

Those number one positions were repeated with 2012’s Resolution, which swung effortlessly between thrash, traditional metal, sludgy doom, with flashes of crust punk swagger and bravado. LAMB OF GOD’s last album, VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) made its debut on the Billboard 200 at number three and finished number 2 in the world charts, reaching Top 5 in five countries and six addition Top 15 positions.

In 2020, LAMB OF GOD is re-energized and unrelenting, ready to lay claim to the metal throne.

Tickets for this gargantuan tour package are bound to fly out when they go on sale on Friday 14th February. Grab yours before they’re all gone.

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