Tour: Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax

Megadeth

Leg two of the American Carnage tour kicks off in late September and features metal giants Slayer (performing all of Seasons in the Abyss), Megadeth (performing all of Rust in Peace), and Anthrax, who replaces Testament, the current opening act.

Anthrax

There are all sorts of ticket deals so make sure you do your homework to find cheap tickets as this is a show not to be missed if you’re a metal fan.

American Carnage – Leg Two – tour dates

Sep. 24 – Verizon Wireless Theatre, Dallas, TX
Sep. 25 – AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
Sep. 26 – Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX
Sep. 28 – Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA
Sep. 30 – Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN
Oct. 01 – The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 02 – Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
Oct. 03 – Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami, FL
Oct. 05 – Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
Oct. 06 – Eagles Auditorium, Baltimore, MD
Oct. 08 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, NY
Oct. 09 – Toyota Pavilion @ Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA
Oct. 10 – LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
Oct. 12 – Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
Oct. 14 – War Memorial Coliseum, Ft.Wayne, IN
Oct. 15 – DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, MI
Oct. 16 – Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 19 – E Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 20 – The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 21 – Gibson Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA

Live: Megadeth – 11/18/09 – Columbus, Ohio

Though I’ve been a fan of Megadeth since the Peace Sells … but Who’s Buying? release (1986), I somehow had never managed to see Dave Mustaine and whoever currently backs him up until just last week. In a way, that’s probably a great thing as the 2,000+ crowd (I’m terrible with estimating sizes of crowds, but the Lifestyles Community Pavilion was near packed and holds 2,200 for a sold-out show) was treated to a run through of Megadeth’s greatest hits as well as a few new songs from the return-to-form Endgame CD.

Having a unique vantage point from the photo pit for the first 3 songs, the thing that struck me was that there didn’t seem to be any bonding between band members – something that is decidedly different when you see a new, young band play a small club where they are forced to interact to avoid bumping into each other. And Dave Mustaine seemed very focused on playing with technical proficiency which came across as a bit stiff. Nevertheless, the opening 3 songs sounded amazing and I was particularly happy to hear “Wake Up Dead” so early in the set.

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