Sep 032012

Megadeth kicked off the Countdown To Extinction 20th-anniversary tour yesterday [Sunday, September 2] at Royal Center in Bogotá, Colombia. Video footage of the Countdown To Extinction [the song] performance from yesterday’s concert can be seen below.

Commented Megadeth bassist David Ellefson: “Not that it’s a competition or anything, BUT Bogota set the bar REALLY high for audience participation tonight!! The ENTIRE audience coordinated holding up custom Vic Rattlehead [Megadeth‘s mascot] signs during the song ‘Countdown To Extinction’, custom dollar/peace signs during ‘Peace Sells….’ and killer Vic Rattlehead masks everywhere!!! One of the coolest things I’ve EVER seen at our shows….gave me goose bumps!!”

The setlist was as follows:

01. Trust
02. Hangar 18
03. She-Wolf
04. A Tout Le Monde
05. Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)
06. Public Enemy No. 1
07. Skin o’ My Teeth
08. Symphony of Destruction
09. Architecture of Aggression
10. Foreclosure of a Dream
11. Sweating Bullets
12. This Was My Life
13. Countdown to Extinction
14. High Speed Dirt
15. Psychotron
16. Captive Honour
17. Ashes in Your Mouth


18. Peace Sells
19. Holy Wars… The Punishment Due

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine previously stated about the band’s plans for the Countdown To Extinction anniversary celebration, “Megadeth will be going down to South America, we’re going celebrate ‘Countdown To Extinction’‘s 20th anniversary and ‘Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying’‘s 25th anniversary, so depending on where we’re at we might end up doing more than one show. We’re definitely going to do‘Countdown To Extinction’ in its entirety and if we get a second night, we’ll probably play most of ‘Peace Sells’. There’s a couple of songs on there I don’t really like playing anymore, but other than that, it’s a fun record to play.”

Megadeth‘s fifth LP, Countdown To Extinction was released on July 14, 1992 through Capitol Records. The band’s best-selling full-length CD to date, it was certified double-platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for U.S. shipments in excess of two million copies. The album also produced the band’s most successful hit singles, “Symphony Of Destruction”“Sweating Bullets”“Skin O’ My Teeth” and “Foreclosure Of A Dream”.

Upcoming Shows:
Sep 05 Via Funchal, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sep 07 Teatro Caupolican, Santiago, Chile [Sold Out]
Sep 08 Theater Caupolicán, Santiago, Chile
Sep 11 Teatro De Verano Montevideo, Uruguay
Sep 14 Estadio Cubierto Malvinas, Río Seco, Argentina
Sep 16 Orfeo, Cordoba, Argentina
Sep 19 Pepsi Center WTC, Mexico, NY
Sep 20 Pepsi Center WTC, Mexico City, Mexico
Sep 21 Arena VFG, Vallarta Poniente, Mexico

For an updated Megadeth’s 2012 tour schedule click here.

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‘Dave Mustaine’ Interviewed At ‘Beale St. Music Festival’ [Video] [May 2012]
New Video Interview With ‘Chris Broderick’ [May 2012]
‘Dave Mustaine’ On his Surgery, Lineup Changes And Winning Awards [May 2012]
‘Megadeth’ At France’s ‘Hellfest’; Video Footage Available [June 2012]
Behind -The-Scenes Footage: ‘Megadeth’ At Belgium’s ‘Graspop Metal Meeting’ [June 2012]
‘Megadeth’ Taps Producer ‘Johnny K’ For New Album [Aug. 2012] 

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