CRUSH THE WORLD TOUR 2023
SPECIAL GUESTS BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE & ONI WILL JOIN
Thrash metal titans Megadeth announce their 2023 Canadian tour. The spring 13-city tour starts in Everett WA on April 26, with the Canadian leg kicking off April 28 in Abbotsford and wraps up on May 15 in Halifax.
“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!” -Dave Mustaine
Last week, Megadeth performed for the first time to a sold-out crowd at the world-famous Budokan Arena in Tokyo, Japan. Billed as “They Only Come Out At Night”, the concert was also a global livestream event, that included a special appearance of Marty Friedman. For those unable to be in Japan for this historic moment in rock history, the global livestream of the full performance was available for 2 days.
Last year, MEGADETH released their highly anticipated sixteenth studio album The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! to both fan and critical acclaim. The album debuted at the top of the charts during its first week of sales, taking the No. 1 slot on Top Album Sales, Top Current Albums Sales, Top Rock & Alternative Album, Top Rock Albums, and Top Hard Rock Albums, and No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200. The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! is the highest charting MEGADETH album of all time around the world, also notching No. 1 in Finland, No. 2 in Australia, Poland, Switzerland, and Scotland, No. 3 in the UK, and more. MEGADETH received their 13th GRAMMY® nomination for Best Metal Performance for the song “We’ll Be Back” from The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! (The band won a Grammy in 2016).
MEGADETH unleashed Killing Time: Chapter V, part of their epic multi-part short film from their most recent studio album The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead! (UMe) released last year. The first chapter We’ll Be Back: Chapter I premiered in June 2022 and within the first hour of release, the album’s first track and video were met with overwhelming fan reaction resulting in the band trending on Twitter. So far, all five chapters combined have culminated in an astounding 10M plus views to date, a number that continues to grow.
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