Rude Awakening

Sanctuary Records

Tracks on Rude Awakening are taken from two live concerts, performed two nights in a row in November of 2001. The first night was at the Rialto Theater in Tucson, Arizona, followed the next night at the Web Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. The album was going to be recorded live at a concert in Argentina, but due to the September 11, 2001 attacks, the band decided to record it live in the U.S. Megadeth's first live album is two solid hours of aggression, introspection, intelligence, and emotion.