MEGADETH's previously announced North American tour with LAMB OF GOD, TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES has officially been rescheduled for 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe.
The 55-date trek was slated to be split into two legs. The first leg of the tour was supposed to kick off June 12 at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, and wrap August 1 at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California. The second run was due to launch October 2 at iTHINK Financial Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida, and conclude on November 13 at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada.
Earlier today, MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES released the following joint statement: "We are excited to share the new 2021 dates for 'The Metal Tour Of The Year'. All tickets will be honored for the new rescheduled dates. If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new show, you will receive an email directly allowing you to request a refund. For more details, please visit livenation.com/refund.
"We can't wait to get back on stage and get this tour kicked off."
The 2021 dates for "The Metal Tour Of The Year":
July 09 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 10 - Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino
July 11 - Toronto, ONT @ Budweiser Stage
July 13 - Burgettstown, PA @ S&T Bank Music Park
July 14 - Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
July 16 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 17 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Pavilion
July 18 - Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
July 20 - Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
July 21 - Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach
July 23 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
July 24 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 26 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Paivlion
July 27 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
July 28 - Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 30 - Laval, QC @ Place Bell
July 31 - Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
Aug. 03 - Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
Aug. 04 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
Aug. 06 - Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 07 - Kansas City, MO @ Spring Center
Aug. 08 - Rogers, AR @ Walmart Amp
Aug. 10 - St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 - Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Aug. 12 - Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 - W. Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Aug. 18 - Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
Aug. 20 - Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Aug. 21 - Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Aug. 22 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 24 - El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
Aug. 25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 27 - Denver, CO. @ Pepsi Center
Aug. 29 - Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
Aug. 31 - Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
Sep. 01 - Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheater
Sep. 02 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
Sep. 04 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Sep. 05 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Sep. 07 - Pocatello, ID @ Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre
Sep. 08 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Sep. 10 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of concerts and festivals have either been postponed or canceled, as social distancing and self-quarantining make performing live music and attending live shows all but impossible.
MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recently traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to begin recording the band's 16th studio album.
The early sessions for MEGADETH's new LP took place last year with co-producer Chris Rakestraw, who previously worked on 2016's "Dystopia".
MEGADETH's new effort will be the first to feature drummer Dirk Verbeuren (ex-SOILWORK), who joined the band almost four years ago.
LAMB OF GOD's self-titled album was released on June 19 via Epic Records. The follow-up to "VII: Sturm Und Drang" marks LAMB OF GOD's first recordings with Art Cruz, who joined the band last July as the replacement for the group's founding drummer, Chris Adler.
"Lamb Of God" was recorded with longtime producer Josh Wilbur (KORN, MEGADETH, GOJIRA, TRIVIUM) and includes special guest appearances by Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT).