MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed in his latest TheLiveLine "audioblog" that the band will play its classic 1990 album "Rust In Peace" in its entirety on the group's upcoming tour of Mexico and South America.
"We are so excited to be heading down to South America," he said.
"We're gonna keep playing the 'Rust In Peace' record on our way down there.
"We haven't decided what we're gonna do in Europe yet [on the upcoming tour that kicks off May 30 in Lisbon, Portugal] because we feel that if we continue to [keep playing 'Rust In Peace' on its entirety], we're gonna distract ourselves from [the latest MEGADETH album] 'Endgame', and also we're not gonna be able to play anything else BUT ['Rust In Peace'] in some situations if [our allotted set time at various festivals] is only 45 minutes. But we love you, we love the way the way you've been responding to this record, to the 'Rust In Peace' tour, the combination of 'Endgame' and 'Rust In Peace', and it's been a great year so far."
MEGADETH Mexico/South America tour dates:
Apr. 17 - Mexico City, Mexico - Sports Palace
Apr. 22 - Brasilia, Brasil - Ginasio Nilson Nelson
Apr. 24 - Sao Paulo, Brasil - Credicard Hall
Apr. 26 - Porto Alegre, Brasil - Pepsi on Stage
Apr. 30 - Santiago, Chile - Movistar Arena
May 02 - Lima, Peru - Explanada del Monumental
May 06 - Caracas, Venezuela - CIEC Metropolitan University
May 13 - Guatemala City, Guatemala - Mundo e Pavillion
You can hear Mustaine's entire two-minute TheLiveLine message using the audio player below.
TheLiveLine is a service Mustaine launched that enables musicians to connect to their audience over the phone.
Get updates on Mustaine and leave messages for him by calling (866) 597-6342.
For more information, visit www.theliveline.com.
About TheLiveLine: In the spring of 2008, Dave Mustaine and friend Scott Holmen approached the founders and president of SmartReply, Inc. with Dave's concept of using their technology to engage fans and artists. This innovative platform would serve as a way for fans to let the artists know what they are up to and for artists to keep fans informed of what is going on in their world.
In the summer of 2008 a Beta version of TheLiveLine.com was released and it was a smashing success. Fans and artists engaged in communication via mobile phone (voice and text messaging) and the TheLiveLine web site, which gave them exactly what they were looking for — up-to-the-minute information from each other.
(Thanks: Hugo García / Jedbangers)