Megadeth’s ‘Dystopia’ North American Run

That rumble on the horizon you’ve been hearing today is mighty metal machine known as Megadeth preparing to bring its Dystopia World Tour to places like Las Vegas, Seattle, Milwaukee and other fine cities.  Tickets go on sale later this week.

Photo: Denise Truscello
Pearl Concert Theater, Las Vegas, Nev.

Not only did Dave Mustaine & Co. announce dates ranging from Sept. 20 in Casper, Wyo., to Oct. 16 in Camden, N.J., but the band also premiered the video for the new single “Post American World,” from the Dystopia album.

“The filming of ‘Post American World’ was an eerie video shoot right from the beginning,” Mustaine said.  “Shot in just one day with only our guitars and drums, I knew that this was going to be amazing.  There is something to be said about the simplicity of an artist and only his guitar or drums.  This is clearly a ‘less is more’ concept and director Jake Macpherson nailed it!”

View the video via this link.

Soilwork’s Dirk Verbeuren has been designated as Megadeth’s full-time drummer.  Verbeuren is no stranger to the band, having been performing with the group for months.

The plan calls for Megadeth to hit 16 states with special guests Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church and Havok.

Sept. 20 – Casper, Wyo, Casper Events Center
Sept. 22 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sept. 24 – San Bernardino, Calif., San Manuel Amphitheater (Ozzfest)
Sept. 27 – Seattle, Wash., WaMu Theater
Sept. 28 – Eugene, Ore., Matthew Knight Arena
Sept. 29 – San Jose, Calif., City National Civic
Oct. 1 – Broomfield, Colo., 1stBank Center
Oct. 3 – Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mid-America Center
Oct. 4 – Saint Paul, Minn., The Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Oct. 5 – Hoffman Estates, Ill., Sears Centre Arena
Oct. 7 – Moline, Ill., I Wireless Center
Oct. 8 – Milwaukee, Wis., UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Oct. 9 – Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
Oct 11 – Bethlehem, Pa., Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Oct. 12 – Worcester, Mass., DCU Center
Oct. 13 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
Oct. 14 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
Oct. 16 – Camden, N.J., BB&T Pavilion 

Suicidal Tendencies does not appear Sept. 20 & 24.

Fan club presales begin July 19 and general onsales launch July 22.  Head over to for more details.