Megadeth/Rob Zombie Tour Rages On

Megadeth and Rob Zombie kicked off their co-headlining tour May 11 in Holmdel, NJ, and will wrap it up on Saturday, May 26 at Rocklahoma.
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Metal icons Megadeth are delivering volcanic performances and earning rave reviews on their co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together. The trek kicked off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ and will include two high-profile rock festival appearances including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma, where the tour wraps on Saturday, May 26. A list of confirmed dates is below. For additional information on purchasing tickets, visit

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After their tour with Rob Zombie wraps at Rocklahoma, Megadeth--singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine, bassist David Ellefson, drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick--will head to Europe for shows in Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Czech Republic, England, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, Romania, Turkey, Switzerland, Greece, Belgium, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland, then in September will head to South America for concerts in Chile, Argentina and Mexico.

A newly released video for the group’s next single “Whose Life (Is It Anyway?)” can be seen now; check it out here. The video is a heavy metal tour de force, depicting youth angst turned violent, resulting in an apocalyptic finale.

The current tour comes on the heels of Megadeth’s critically acclaimed return of the traveling festival Gigantour, created and curated by frontman Dave Mustaine. Rave reviews poured in for the festival, which also featured Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil. “The return of Gigantour, a nicely curated package tour of heavy metal bands, is just one more step in a great run underway by Megadeth,” wrote the Boston Globe. “It was a smart and well-paced show, one that illuminated metal’s various angles (1/31/12).”

2011 marked the release of Megadeth’s 13th album, the appropriately titled Th1rt3en. Released November 1 on Roadrunner Records, the album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart. The album also landed on international charts including Top 10 placements in Argentina, Finland, Korea and Japan. Megadeth also received their tenth Grammy nomination for this project, earning a “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” nomination for their single “Public Enemy #1.” The “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” category was, eerily, category #13.

Check out Megadeth in the following cities:

5/22 La Crosse, WI La Crosse Center

5/24 Sioux City, IA Tyson Center

5/25 Wichita, KS Hartman Arena

5/26 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma

5/31 Dessau, Germany Metalfest @ Airfield

6/1 Jaworzno, Poland Metalfest @ Zalew Sosina

6/2 Mining, Austria Metalfest @ Castle Mamling

6/3 Ljubljana, Slovenia Kino Siska

6/5 Zadar, Croatia Metalfest @ Zadar Beach

6/6 Milan, Italy Metalfest @ Alcatraz Club

6/7 St. Goarshausen, Germany Metalfest @ Loreley

6/8 Plzen, Czech Republic Metalfest @ Amphitheater Lochotin

6/10 Leicestershire, England Download Festival

6/12 London, England Electric Ballroom

6/13 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Den Atelier

6/14 Heerlen, Netherlands Parkstad Limburg Theater

6/15 Clisson, France Hellfest

6/17 Bucharest, Romania Ost Fest @ Romexpo

6/19 Istanbul, Turkey Hi-Voltage Festival

6/20 Athens, Greece Iera Oldos

6/22 Lausanne, Switzerland Les Docks

6/23 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting @ Festival Dessel

6/25 Moscow, Russia Stadium Live

6/27 Vilinius, Lithuania Teatro Arena

6/28 Tallinn, Estonia Rock Café

6/29 Helsinki, Finland Tuska Festival @ Sulvilhati

9/7 Santiago, Chile Teatro Caupolican

9/14 Buenos Aires, Argentina Estadio Cubierto Malvinas

9/16 Cordoba, Argentina Orfeo

9/19 Mexico City, Mexico Pepsi Center WTC