This past week, two of metal’s biggest bands (although at different ends of the metal spectrum) have announced their new tour.
The festivities are set to kick off on the 14th September. The tour, aptly named Crazy World, is a nod to Scorpions’ 1991 album of the same name.
For those of you thinking this is an odd pairing, it really isn’t. Mustaine has stated in interviews how influential Scorpions’ former guitar player, Michael Schenker, was to him as a young guitarist, and after BABYMETAL opened for Guns n’ Roses and Red Hot Chili Peppers, is any lineup odd at all?
Both bands have had recent album releases, Scorpions with Return to Forever from 2015, and Megadeth with Dystopia in 2016, which is considered the band’s best album in the past decade. Scorpions will hit the road this time with new drummer Mikkey Dee, who is the kickass drummer for Motorhead from ’92 to 2015, and who also played with Helloween, Thin Lizzy, Don Dokken and King Diamond. Dee steps in replacing James Kottak, who was relieved of his duties in 2016. Both bands sound incredible, and as a guitar player, Megadeth is definitely the band to see. With Kiko Loureiro in tow, the band is sounding better than ever.
Dates are as follows:
September 14 - Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
September 16 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
September 19 - Laval, QC @ Place Bell
September 22 - Toronto, ONT @ Budweiser Stage
September 23 - Chicago, IL @ All State Arena
September 26 - Denver, CO @ 1st Bank Center
September 29 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
September 30 - Seattle, WA @ Tacoma Dome
October 3 - Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort
October 4 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
October 7 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
October 8 - Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Arena
October 11 - San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
October 12 - Dallas, TX @ Pavilion at the Music Factory
October 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
October 15 - Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Which concert will you be attending? Let us know in the comments!
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