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Megadeth play a Halloween Kimmel before album release

MEGADETH will play live in Hollywood, CA on Monday, October 31 on ABC-TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” where they’ll perform on the show’s outdoor stage.

The next day (11/1/11), the group–singer/guitarist DAVE MUSTAINE, drummer SHAWN DROVER, guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK and bassist DAVID ELLEFSON–will release TH1RT3EN (Roadrunner Records), which features the single “Public Enemy No 1.” Marking the band’s 13th studio album, it has already been hailed by Revolver magazine as “Megadeth’s best and most vital album of the 21st century (11/11),” while Spin cited the band’s continued relevance: “Mustaine’s fevered tirades bemoaning the state of the world feel utterly apt, given today’s headlines: ‘We the People’ clearly belongs on the apocalypse’s official soundtrack” (10/10/11).

In November, MEGADETH will head to South America for–appropriately–13 headlining shows in 9 countries beginning November 9 and wrapping December 1 (see tour dates below). In 2012, they will re-launch for the first time since 2008 their critically acclaimed package festival GIGANTOUR. The multi-artist bill–with metal heavyweights MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL, all personally picked by MUSTAINE–will kick off in early 2012 with dates tentatively set for late January through early March. GIGANTOUR was founded by MEGADETH frontman DAVE MUSTAINE in 2005 and was last in the U.S. in May 2008. Stay tuned for official tour dates and on-sale information at

MUSTAINE recently talked about the new album and a few of his favorite songs. Of “Public Enemy No. 1,” MUSTAINE said, “I was dreaming of this riff and I woke up all of the sudden. I dialed my cell phone as fast as I could and recorded it immediately.” In an interview with Revolver magazine, Mustaine talked about “Whose Life (Is It Anyways?),” saying, “It’s energetic. It’s youthful. It’s not the typical Megadeth track with a lot of riffing. It’s more of a chord progression kind of thing; just a simple song.” And of “Never Dead,” he said, “I’d written that riff while out on tour; a real breakneck rhythm pattern…this has all the elements of a video-game song, too–it starts off spooky and builds.” MUSTAINE adds, “It’s killer.”

MEGADETH tour dates:

Date: City: Venue:
11/9 Buenos Aires, Argentina Estadio Cubierto Malvinas
11/10 Buenos Aires, Argentina Estadio Cubierto Malvinas
11/12 Santiago, Chile Maquinaria Festival, Club Hipico
11/14 Sao Paulo, Brazil SWU Music & Arts Festival
11/16 Mexico City, Mexico Jose Cuervo Salon
11/17 Mexico City, Mexico Jose Cuervo Salon
11/19 Guadalajara, Mexico H&H Metal Fest, Calle 2
11/20 Monterrey, Mexico Banamex Auditorium
11/23 Bogota, Colombia Coliseo El Campin
11/25 La Paz, Bolivia Estadio Rafael Mendoza Castellon
11/27 Asuncion, Paraguay Live Ace Arena
11/29 Medellin, Colombia Polideportivo Envigado
12/1 Heredia, Costa Rica Rosabal Cordero Stadium

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