MEGADETH: Water Bottle Incident Nearly Derails Salt Lake City Concert

MEGADETH's concert in Salt Lake City Friday night (Sept. 15) as part of Gigantour 2006 came to a sudden halt a couple of songs into the band's set after an unidentified "fan" reportedly threw a water bottle at the soundboard, which caused the equipment to malfunction. "Dave [Mustaine, MEGADETH mainman] got PISSED," another fan who attended the concert wrote on the band's message board. "[He] said the concert was over left the stage and everything... but I guess everyone just talked him back into doing the concert after all. So after 30-45 minutes were wasted setting everything back up, the concert continue[d]."

MEGADETH's Salt Lake City setlist – Sept. 15, 2006:

01. Blackmail The Universe
02. Set The World Afire
03. Skin O' My Teeth
04. Wake Up Dead
05. In My Darkest Hour
06. Devil's Island
07. She Wolf
08. Symphony Of Destruction
09. Take No Prisoners
10. Trust
11. Hangar 18
12. Tornado Of Souls
13. Kick The Chair
14. Peace Sells… But Who's Buying?!
15. Washington's Next
16. Holy Wars

The North American installment of Gigantour 2006 kicked off September 6 in Boise, Idaho. The trek features LAMB OF GOD, ARCH ENEMY, OPETH, OVERKILL, THE SMASHUP, INTO ETERNITY and SANCTITY in addition to the headliner MEGADETH. The trek's next stop is scheduled for tonight (Saturday, Sept. 16) in Denver, Colorado.

MEGADETH's new CD, "United Abominations", is scheduled for release in early 2007 via Roadrunner Records. Dave Mustaine recently told Gary Graff of that the album, which he's producing with Jeff Balding, "has a lot of variation on it. It's got some surprises, but there's a really old-school vein to it, I would say." The group has been careful not to rush the album, either, holding sessions in London, Los Angeles and Nashville since earlier this year.


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