Megadeth Address Youthanasia 20th Anniversary Tour Rumors

04/28/2014
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(hennemusic) Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has released a statement addressing rumors that the band was scheduled to perform a series of 20th anniversary shows in honor of their 1994 album, "Youthanasia", on their current South American tour.

Part of Megadeth's Super Collider world tour, the band launched the 3-week trek in Quito, Ecuador on April 22; dates wrap up May 11 in Zapopan, Mexico.

Here is Mustaine's statement: "For those of you that were unable to attend or to hear, see, or read any of the answers from our first press conference in Latin America, I have something to share with you.

"October 31, 1994 is the official release date of Youthanasia. The rumor that we are doing a 20th anniversary concert is a dreadful situation and as soon as I found out that this tour was presented to you, the fans - the brilliant Megadeth fans around the world that know how to read a calendar and know it ain't 20 years until 20 years have gone by - as the 20th Anniversary of Youthanasia, I told all of the interviews I did leading up to our arrival, that it was a terrible mistake and we have parted ways with the persons responsible.

"Now I know that doesn't help that you have been told one thing and we are telling you another, but you know me and you know Megadeth: we are going to make this right. We scrambled to get all four of us, who live very far apart (Shawn lives in Georgia), and we chose four songs to play for you until the real anniversary comes after October 31st. [NOTE: We specifically released Youthanasia on Halloween, and I may have slept in late today, but it ain't Halloween yet.]

"Besides having to get everyone in the same place, we also had to develop the live production and the video content that goes along with it. So, to make a long story boring...we started with 'A Tout Le Monde' in Las Vegas, added 'Reckoning Day' in Tucson, and added 'Youthanasia' to Quito." more on this story

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