May 022012
 

The official lyric video for Megadeth‘s song Whose Life [Is It Anyways?] can be seen below. The track comes off the band’s new album, Th1rth3en, which sold 42,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Th1rth3en was recorded at Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine‘sVic’s Garage studio in San Marcos, California with producer Johnny K [full name: John Karkazis], who has previously worked with Disturbed, Sevendust, Machine Head and Staind, among others. The artwork was once again created by artist John Lorenzi, who worked on the last two Megadeth studio albums, 2007’s United Abominations and 2009’s Endgame, as well as the band’s 2007 box set, Warchest.

Th1rt3en marks the recorded return of bassist David Ellefson who was part of the band’s classic lineup from 1983 to 2002. In a move that delighted the band’s legion of diehards, Ellefson returned to performing live with Megadeth in early 2010 and has remained a fixture on the stage ever since. This is the first time Ellefson has played on a Megadeth record since 2002’s Rude Awakening.

As previously reported, Megadeth and Rob Zombie recently announced a co-headlining tour. The trek, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together, kicks off Friday, May 11th in Holmdel, NJ and encompasses high-profile appearances at several rock festivals, including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma. Dates and locations are listed below.

Megadeth was among the nominees for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which was held on February 12 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band’s tenth Grammy nomination was for its new single, Public Enemy No. 1, off Megadeth’s latest album, Th1rt3en, which came out on November 1, 2011. Read our recently posted review here.

USA

May 03, 2012 Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, MS
May 04, 2012 Beale Street Music Festival @ Tom Lee Park, Memphis, TN
May 05, 2012 Crawfish Boil @ Schaeffer Eye Center, Birmingham, AL
May 06, 2012 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
May 08, 2012 Tennessee Theater, Knoxville, TN
May 09, 2012 The National, Richmond, VA
May 11, 2012 Megadeth/Rob Zombie @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
May 12, 2012 Megadeth/Rob Zombie @ Toyota Pavilion, Scranton, PA
May 13, 2012 Megadeth/Rob Zombie @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
May 15, 2012 Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN
May 16, 2012 Megadeth/Rob Zombie @ Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
May 18, 2012 Megadeth/Rob Zombie @ The Deltaplex, Grand Rapids, MI
May 19, 2012 Pointfest 30 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO
May 20, 2012 Rock On The Range @ Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH
May 22, 2012 Megadeth/Rob Zombie @ La Crosse Center, La Crosse, WI
May 24, 2012 Megadeth/Rob Zombie @ Tyson Center, Sioux City, IA
May 25, 2012 Megadeth/Rob Zombie @ Hartman Arena, Wichita, KS
May 26, 2012 Rocklahoma @ Fever Music Festival Grounds, Pryor, OK

EUROPE

May 31, 2012 Metalfest @ Airfield, Dessau, Germany
Jun 01, 2012 Metalfest @ Zalew Sosina, Jaworzno, Poland
Jun 02, 2012 Metalfest @ Castle Mamling, Mining, Austria
Jun 03, 2012 Kino Siska, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jun 05, 2012 Metalfest @ Zadar Beach, Zadar, Croatia
Jun 06, 2012 Metalfest @ Brianteo Stadium, Monza, Italy
Jun 07, 2012 Metalfest @ Loreley, St. Goarshausen, Germany
Jun 08, 2012 Metalfest @ Amphitheater Lochotin, Plzen, Czech Republic
Jun 10, 2012 Download Festival @ Donington Park, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England
Jun 13, 2012 Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Jun 14, 2012 Parkstad Limburg Theater, Heerlen, Netherlands
Jun 15, 2012 Hellfest, Clisson, France
Jun 17, 2012 Ost Fest @ Romexpo, Bucharest, Romania
Jun 19, 2012 Hi-Voltage Festival @ Kucukciftlik Park, Istanbul, Turkey
Jun 20, 2012 Iera Odos, Athens, Greece
Jun 22, 2012 Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland SOLD OUT
Jun 23, 2012 Graspop Metal Meeting @ Festivalpark Dessel, Dessel, Belgium
Jun 25, 2012 Stadium Live, Moscow, Russia
Jun 27, 2012 Teatro Arena, Vilnius, Lithuania
Jun 28, 2012 Rock Cafe, Tallinn, Estonia
Jun 29, 2012 Tuska Festival @ Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland
Sep 07, 2012 Teatro Caupolican, Santiago, Chile

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

Related articles:
‘Megadeth’s’ ‘David Ellefson’ Is Studying to Become a Pastor [Jan. 2012]
‘David Ellefson’ :‘Dave Mustaine’ And I Study Scripture Together [Feb. 2012]
Megadeth – Th1rt3en [CD review]
 ‘Megadeth’ & ‘Rob Zombie’ Announce Co-Headlining Tour [Feb. 2012]
‘David Ellefson’ ‘There Are A Lot Of Artists Who Are Very Open About Their Faith’ [March 2012]
‘Megadeth’ Bassist’s ‘Unsung’ Book Now Available [March 2012]
‘David Ellefson’ Discusses ‘Unsung’ Book In New Interview [March 2012]
New Video Interview With ‘David Ellefson’ [March 2012]
‘Chris Broderick’ Talks To WatchMojo About Gigantour, Big 4 Shows [March 2012]
‘David Ellefson’ Launches ‘Ellefson Concert Series’ Rock And Roll Accessories Line [April 2012]

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