July 12, 2007 - NORTH AMERICAN FALL HEADLINE TOUR - PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEGADETH ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN FALL HEADLINE TOUR
Thrash pioneers Megadeth have announced their first U.S. headline dates in support of the critically acclaimed Roadrunner Records release United Abominations. The band has just taken Europe by storm, having played across the continent last month to hundreds of thousands at some of the largest and most renowned summer festivals, including Download, Rock IM Park and Rock AM Ring. “We are back and we are serious, and we are coming to see you as soon as we can,” Dave Mustaine commented on Megadeth.com upon returning home this past weekend.
This spring the band toured North America with Heaven and Hell. The critics raved:
“Leader Dave Mustaine awakened minds and bloodied noses with biting guitar work, while his rejuvenated quartet flashed a mean streak it hasn't possessed in years.” – Chicago Tribune
“…a hard-bitten set reaped from its ‘80s thrash period” – Los Angeles Times
“Mr. Mustaine was one of speed-metal’s originators and his double-time riffs are propulsive…he gives solos the direct feeling of wrestling with the music as he plays it, with chaos and aggression.” – New York Times
“..Ferocious…outstanding…pure energy.” –Illinois Entertainer
“Dave Mustaine has put together a lineup that is unstoppable.” – Harder Beat
Tour and on-sale dates are:
Megadeth fan club will be providing an opportunity for members to access tickets before the general public. These presale tickets will also offer priority venue access. For more information log on to megadeth.com and click on the fan club link.
Here’s what the press is saying about United Abominations:
"Delightfully jagged slice of aggro" –Spin
“…fast, brutal and apocalyptic.” – Rolling Stone
“Mustaine is once again at the front of the Metal movement.” – Guitar One
“United Abominations marks a full return to Megadeth’s classic thrash sound. Mustaine and the rest of the band sound lean, mean and ready to show the new generation how it’s done. It’s the kind of record Megadeth fans have been dreaming about for decades.”—Revolver
United Abominations is packed with angular, melodic thrash riffs and jugular-ripping solos…a new level of ferocity.” – Guitar World
“A true return to form…it is the group’s strongest effort since Cryptic Writings” – Metal Edge
For further information, please visit www.megadeth.com.