Megadeth kicked off their 2021 Metal Tour with another heavy metal band Lamb of God last night at the Germania Insurance Amphitheater in Austin, Texas.
A full roster and video of the show can be viewed below.
The concert – the group’s first since February 2020 – marked the return of bassist James LoMenzo, a roster change that was recently announced.
“I’m super happy to join Megadeth for the next Metal Tour of the Year,” LoMenzo said in a statement. “There are no better fans than Megadeth fans. I can’t wait to get out and shred some Megadeth music with all of you.
LoMenzo, who joined the group in 2006, has already appeared on two albums Megadeth, 2007 United Abominations and 2009 End of Game, before being replaced in 2010 by original Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. (Ellefson was fired from the group earlier this year after finding out he had engaged in a series of sexually-oriented online interactions with a female fan. His bass tracks were also removed from Megadeth’s upcoming album. , although we still don’t know who plays bass on the LP.)
While there is no official release date, singer Dave Mustaine recently confirmed the title of Megadeth’s upcoming album: The sick, the dying and the dead.
Megadeth is set to continue her 27-date tour across North America, ending in Quebec, Canada, on October 2.
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Megadeth, Austin, Texas, August 20, 2021 Set List
1. “Harrange 18”
2. “The threat is real”
3. “Tornado of Souls”
4. “Sweaty bullets”
6. “Conquer or Die!”
8. “Symphony of Destruction”
9. “Peace sells”
11. “Holy wars … The punishment due”
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