One of the world’s top heavy metal bands credited with popularising the genre, Megadeth, is finally coming to Malaysia!
After a much-anticipated wait, Megadeth’s debut performance in Kuala Lumpur – organised by IME Malaysia – will see the band rock Stadium Negara on Thursday, 4th May 2017 at 8pm.
Founded in 1983, Megadeth virtually gave birth to a genre when their debut release became recognised as the “Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time”.
“Kuala Lumpur is somewhere I’ve always wanted to hit when we’ve been trekking through Asia,” co-founder and front man Dave Mustaine was quoted saying in an interview recently. “They’re going to let us bring our brand of metal music, it’s really rewarding,” he added.
For the past 3 decades, Megadeth has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 12 Grammy nominations and scoring 5 consecutive platinum albums.
The tour is in support of their latest album “Dystopia”, their 1st album in 3 years and their 15th album to date. Rock critics and fans around the world are hailing “Dystopia” as a triumphant return from one of the most important bands in the scene.
The album earned a Grammy nomination for “Best Metal Performance” in 2017.
With 49,000 units sold in its first week of release, Dystopia took the #3 spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart alongside Adele and Justin Bieber. It’s the highest charting album for the band since 1992’s “Countdown to Extinction” which peaked at #2 on the chart. “Dystopia” was listed as one of the “20 Best Metal Albums of 2016” by Rolling Stone magazine.
The current Megadeth line up comprises of Dave Mustaine on vocals and guitar, David Ellefson on bass, guitarist Kiko Loureiro, and drummer Dirk Verbeuren.
Tickets to Megadeth Live in Malaysia are priced at RM428 (Deth Pitt Zone, Free Standing), RM388 (VIP, Numbered Seat), RM358 (Rock Zone, Free Standing), RM288 (CAT1, Numbered Seat) and RM198 (CAT2, Free Seating).
Tickets are available via TicketCharge online or the hotline +603-92228811 starting from 10th February 2017, 11am onwards. Fans also can purchase ticket at selected outlets for Speedy video, Victoria Music, Rock Corner, Chambers Music, PJ Live Arts, the information counter at The Mines shopping mall, and 1 Shamelin. Or outstation outlets such as Eden Ultimate (Kuantan) and Blonde Brunette (Penang).
All ticket prices are inclusive of 6% GST but exclusive of the RM4 processing fee.