MUSTAINE: Getting Ready To Leave For MEGADETH's Longest-Ever South/Central America Tour

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has issued the following update:

"Wow! What a week!!

"I have been running and gunning since we got back from this tour. From the tour bus to the studio to my house, and add in two funerals, several doctors' appointments, a trip to the dentist, therapist, and a priest and that was my first week back.

"Of course there is all of the work that we are doing here at Megadeth.com, with the MEGADETH fan club, Megadeth Radio, TheLiveLine.com [a service Mustaine launched that enables musicians to connect to their audience over the phone], the studio and Mustaine Music Academy, my new book, 'Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir', and anything else I can sink my teeth into, just in case I get bored in between tours.

"But you know all of that.

"So I want to tell you that we are getting ready to leave for our most expansive and longest-ever MEGADETH tour in South and Central America.

"I am still deciding if we are going to have meet-and-greets down there because, as you can probably guess, not everyone in the MegaFanClub is a fan, and L..A may have pretty much sealed it for everyone else. I mean I know that the meet-and-greet attendees read the instructions that say ONLY ONE THING, and sadly most of them completely disregard them, ultimately ruining it for us all. Then there is the getting pawed at (which I hate!!!), which can only be made up for with the good humor upon hearing their excuses why they should be different from all of you Droogs with honor — who can read.

"What would you do?

"Anyway, Megadeth Radio is progressing nicely. I have been getting rid of a lot of the songs that have somehow found there way onto the station. I am also adding new music each week, as well as answering emails now.

"Just remember to keep it about the station or I won't be able to answer ya.

"TheLiveLine.com is starting to really pick up speed and this will be a good way to keep track of us in South and Central America.

"If you are in the fan club and are a TheLiveLine.com member, you can use TheLiveLine.com to notify you of any MegaFanClub information.

"I have the great pleasure of telling you that we will be making a pretty important announcement soon regarding TheLiveLine/MegaFanClub, including but not limited to announcing some new and tremendous talent, as well as some new features, and the higly anticipated announcement of the winner of 'The Big Four – Getaway'.

"My book is finally finished and has cleared all of the attorneys. We have a solid release date and I am going to be booking a small book signing tour around the States, and that is all I have for now."

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