ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY are among the confirmed bands for MEGADETH's first-ever Megacruise. The Norwegian Jewel will set sail on October 13, 2019 from Los Angeles, California and hit ports of San Diego, California and Ensenada, Mexico before returning on October 18, 2019.
According to the official web site: "While there are dozens of daily performances by our featured artists, that's just the beginning of the fan experience. Quite simply, the Norwegian Jewel will become the home of artists and fans, interacting in many different ways throughout the five-night voyage.
"This interactive experience affords you a variety of events and activities that will put you front and center with metal icons that have been an integral part of your life. From Artist Photo Experiences to Intimate Morning Coffee Jams, Music Clinics to Fan/Artist Sporting Competitions and more, there's always a way to get up close and personal with your favorite artists.
"You might happen to bump into one of your faves at one of the Jewel's many watering holes, or possibly share a moment at the Charity Auction…this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
"Megacruise is the ultimate Heavy Metal Experience, where music and cruising combine for the vacation of a lifetime!"
MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine told Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show about next year's Megacruise: "It's gonna start in Long Beach and we're gonna cruise out to Catalina and then go down to Mexico and turn around, head back up to San Diego. And I think we're gonna stop in San Diego. We may return up to Long Beach, but I think San Diego's gonna be where the cruise is gonna end for us."
He continued: "We've got a lot of really great bands that we've planned. One I'm super excited about is ARMORED SAINT. I've always been a fan of ARMORED SAINT. Of course, they're not headlining — there's several other bands that are above them on the bill — but they're there. And I like ARMORED SAINT a lot. I like the Sandoval brothers and love Joey [Vera]. So, I think it's gonna be fun. And that's what we wanted — we wanted something that people would stop thinking about, 'How do we have the most successful this?', and, 'How do we make the most money that?' Well, how about you treat the fans with dignity and respect and you give them their money's worth, you know?"
Confirmed bands so far:
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
For more information, visit Megacruise.com.