MEGADETH will announce the details of its upcoming North American headlining tour on Monday, July 11, the band's leader, Dave Mustaine, has revealed. Joining MEGADETH on the five-week trek, which is expected to take place this fall, will be AMON AMARTH, along with METAL CHURCH, HAVOK and an as-yet-undisclosed fifth act.
A series of video clips posted by Mustaine on Periscope, taken in the two days prior to MEGADETH's July 10 appearance at the Rock Off festival in Istanbul, Turkey, can be seen below. The clips feature Mustaine showing the view from his hotel room, the MEGADETH frontman relaxing in hotel room, chatting online with fans, enjoying the sunrise, visiting a mosque and having dinner by the water.
MEGADETH's last full U.S. tour took place earlier in the year and featured support from SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, CHILDREN OF BODOM and HAVOK.
MEGADETH is continuing to tour in support of its fifteenth album, "Dystopia", which shifted 49,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending January 28. In terms of pure album sales, it opened with 48,000 copies, marking MEGADETH's highest-charting album since 1992's "Countdown To Extinction" debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the chart dated August 1 of that year. "Dystopia" also logged the group's best sales week since 2007, when "United Abominations" landed at No. 8 with first-week sales of 54,000.