Megadeth Announces North American Tour -
Megadeth is truly a band for the people. Always making generous efforts to provide something special and unique for their fans, the band kicked off the promotion of their Sanctuary Records debut 'The World Needs A Hero' with an intimate (and free) exclusive mini-tour & listening party, where fans received not only a chance to listen to the new album in its entirity before its release, but they also witnessed the band performing a first-time ever, full acoustic set comprised of both new and fan-favorite material!
Now it is time for the band to embark on a full North American tour in support of the album, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at an extremely respectable #16! How does Megadeth express their thanks to their fan base for assisting in such a prestigious achievement? By allowing them to choose the set lists in each market they are performing!
Frontman Dave Mustaine elaborates: "We evaluated our current position and relationship with American radio and our most loyal fans. We also wanted to continue our long-standing record of innovation and 'firsts' with the Internet and the online community. So we decided to permit the local stations to feature a link to our site, which would allow their users and listeners to join fans already familiar with www.megadeth.com and participate in choosing which songs we will be performing in their city. We will provide a list of 30 or more songs for the fans to choose from. Each show will consist of 24 songs and will be fully interactive with the fans, listeners and online community."
Also as an additional nod to their fans, each date of Megadeth's tour will occur in the intimate locales of small halls & theaters. Opening for Megadeth will be young Columbia/DV8 artist Endo.