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Megadeth and Lamb of God Announce Rescheduled Dates for 2021 North American Co-Headlining Tour [Updated]

"The Metal Tour of the Year" launches in August

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Megadeth and Lamb of God Reschedule 2021 Fall Tour
Megadeth, photo by David Brendan Hall / Lamb of God, photo by Amy Harris

    Megadeth and Lamb of God have announced new rescheduled dates for their previously postponed North American co-headlining tour.

    The package tour had already been rescheduled from last year to this summer due to the pandemic, with hopes that it would kick off in early July. Now, it has been rescheduled once again, with a launch date of August 20th in Austin, Texas.

    Update, July 13th: Originally, Trivium and In Flames were slated to provide support, but international visa issues have forced In Flames off the bill. Trivium will still be along for the ride, but Hatebreed have taken In Flames’ spot on the bill.

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    Billed as “The Metal Tour of the Year”, the list of dates has shrunk with each rescheduling announcement, now spanning six weeks. From Texas, the trek will bring Megadeth and Lamb of God across the Southwest and up the West Coast before heading east. The itinerary concludes with three dates in Canada.

    “Can you hear that sound of armies on the march — of destruction on the horizon? That’s this tour, coming for you,” Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine said in a press release. “We cannot wait to return to the stage and I promise you you do not want to miss these shows. You’re not going to know what hit you!”

    Megadeth are currently readying the highly anticipated follow-up to their Grammy-winning 2016 album Dystopia. Considering the progress the band made on the recordings after Dave Mustaine’s battle with throat cancer, it’s likely nearing completion. Meanwhile, Lamb of God stayed busy during the pandemic, releasing a triumphant self-titled 2020 album (as well as a deluxe edition earlier this year) and hosting two high-profile livestream concerts.

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    “It’s been far too long since we got together to do our thing — by ‘we’ I mean bands, road crew, bus drivers, truck drivers, local venue staff, vendors, audience, parking lot attendants, the freaking janitors — the whole damn enchilada,” commented Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe in the press release. “ALL OF US. TOGETHER. Everyone has been waiting, but the time has come to put the puzzle back together — I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been more ready to hit the road with Lamb of God. Over a year with no live music? These shows are gonna be INSANE.”

    Tickets and VIP packages go on sale on Friday, May 7th at 10 a.m. local time. Get tickets via Ticketmaster or the secondary market. Check out the full list of rescheduled tour dates below.

    Megadeth and Lamb of God 2021 Fall Tour Dates with Trivium and Hatebreed:
    08/20 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
    08/21 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
    08/22 – Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
    08/24 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
    08/25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
    08/27 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
    08/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
    08/31 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
    09/01 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
    09/02 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
    09/04 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
    09/05 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
    09/09 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
    09/11 – Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Festival*
    09/12 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
    09/13 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion
    09/15 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
    09/16 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
    09/18 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
    09/19 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
    09/20 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
    09/22 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
    09/24 – Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
    09/26 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
    09/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Armory
    09/30 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
    10/01 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
    10/02 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron

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