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MEGADETH is coming to Halifax!!

(Halifax, NS) – Thrash metal titans MEGADETH announce their 2023 Canadian tour kicking off on April 28 in Abbotsford and wrapping up in Atlantic Canada with two shows, including the Avenir Centre in Moncton, May 13 and Halifax’s Scotiabank Centre on May 15.  Special guests are BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and ONI.

“We cannot wait to bring Megadeth’s Crush The World tour to the Great White North – I’m still riding high from our Sold Out Budokan show with Marty Friedman last week, but there is no letting up and it’s your turn, Canada. Get ready!” – Dave Mustaine

Tickets for the Moncton show will be available online at avenircentre.comevenko.ca and livenation.com.

Tickets for the Halifax show will be available online at ticketatlantic.comevenko.ca and livenation.com.

Cyber Army Fan Club and VIP packages go on sale this Tuesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. local time at megadeth.com.

American Express members will have access to purchase presale tickets & VIP packages beginning Tuesday March 7 at 12 noon local time until Wednesday, March 8 at 10 p.m. local time and Live Nation, evenko, and venue presales will run on Wednesday, March 8 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. local time.

Last week, Megadeth performed for the first time to a sold-out crowd at the world-famous Budokan Arena in Tokyo, Japan. Billed as “They Only Come Out At Night”, the concert was also a global livestream event, that included a special appearance of Marty Friedman. For those unable to be in Japan for this historic moment in rock history, the global livestream of the full performance was available for two days.

Last year, MEGADETH released their highly anticipated sixteenth studio album The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! to both fan and critical acclaim. The album debuted at the top of the charts during its first week of sales, taking the No. 1 slot on Top Album Sales, Top Current Albums Sales, Top Rock & Alternative Album, Top Rock Albums, and Top Hard Rock Albums, and No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200. The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! is the highest charting MEGADETH album of all time around the world, also notching No. 1 in Finland, No. 2 in Australia, Poland, Switzerland, and Scotland, No. 3 in the UK, and more. MEGADETH received their 13th GRAMMY® nomination for Best Metal Performance for the song “We’ll Be Back” from The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! (The band won a Grammy in 2016).

MEGADETH unleashed Killing Time: Chapter V, part of their epic multi-part short film from their most recent studio album The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead! (UMe) released last year. The first chapter We’ll Be Back: Chapter I premiered in June 2022 and within the first hour of release, the album’s first track and video were met with overwhelming fan reaction resulting in the band trending on Twitter. So far, all five chapters combined have culminated in an astounding 10M plus views to date, a number that continues to grow.

Canadian Tour Dates:
April 28, 2023 – Abbotsford , BC – Abbotsford Centre
April 29, 2023 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
May 1, 2023 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Centre
May 2, 2023 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre
May 4, 2022 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
May 5, 2023 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
May 8, 2023 – Hamilton, ON – First Ontario Centre
May 9, 2023 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
May 10, 2023 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
May 11, 2023 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
May 13, 2023 – Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre 
May 15, 2023 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre