Fan-filmed video footage of Megadeth‘s October 21 performance in Brisbane, Australia can be seen below.
After the Brisbane concert, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine uploaded a video message to his Periscope account in which he claimed he “fired” his guitar tech, whom he called as a “total waste of skin and life.” Mustaine went on to “apologize” to the Megadeth fans in Brisbane, explaining that “deserve way better than this jerkoff did tonight.” He added: “Megadeth is much better than what we appeared tonight.” He then got one last dig in, saying to the video camera: “But you know what the funny thing is? He has to live with himself. And as of like right now, I’ll never see his stupid ass again.”
Megadeth‘s current touring lineup is rounded out by founding bassist David Ellefson, Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler and Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with Angra.
Due to his Lamb Of God schedule, Adler was unable to play with Megadeth in China and Japan earlier in the month and was temporarily replaced by Tony Laureano (ex-Dimmu Borgir, Nile,, Angelcorpse), a veteran extreme-metal skinsman who has worked as Megadeth‘s drum tech since 2011.
Adler made his live debut with Megadeth in July at the Festival D’été De Québec (also known as by its acronym FEQ, or Quebec City Summer Festival in English), in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Megadeth‘s fifteenth “Dystopia” will be released on January 22, 2016. The follow-up to 2013’s “Super Collider” was recorded earlier in the year in Nashville, Tennesseeand was produced by Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine and Toby Wright (Alice In Chains, Korn). The CD was mixed by Josh Wilbur, who has previously worked with Lamb Of God, All That Remains & Gojira.
‘Oct. 28 – Bangalore, India
Oct 24 NH7 Weekender Festival @ Bhoirymbong Shillong, India
Oct 30 Harley Rock Riders @ Richardson & Cruddas Mumbai, India
Nov 01 NH7 Weekender Festival @ Nicco Park Grounds Calcutta, India
Nov 04 Stadium Live Moscow, Russian Federation
‘Nov 05 A2 Arena St Petersburg, Russia
Nov 09 3Arena Dublin, Ireland
Nov 11 Braehead Arena Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 12 O2 Apollo Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 14 SSE Arena Wembley, United Kingdom
Nov 15 O2 Academy Birmingham, United Kingdom
Dec 05 Centro Dinamico Pegaso Toluca, Mexico