Megadeth have announced details for their upcoming world tour which will kick off with a North American leg next month and will include stops in over 25 countries.
Prior to the tour kick off, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine will take the stage as a featured soloist at the Copley Symphony Hall with the San Diego Symphony for "Symphony Interrupted."
The special performance will be taking place on April 12th and the tour is scheduled to kick off in Las Vegas on April 17th at the Pearl Concert Theater and will conclude on August 10th in Derbyshire, England at Catton Park.
The Megadeth camp sent over more details about the special "Symphony Interrupted" performance. They state that Mustaine and the Symphony will perform renditions of the "Summer" and "Winter" movements from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons", and Bach's "Air" (on the G string), and Richard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" and Antonin Dvorak's "New World Symphony" will also be performed by the.
Mustaine had this to say about the event, "I love the challenge. I really admire this genre of music because of the level of skill required and there are great dark undertones in these incredible pieces. The marriage of two such distinctly different genres is one thing, but cross-pollinating different societies is a whole new level of badass! I'm used to them being before me, but it's a bit unnerving to know so many talented eyes will be on my back. It's a bit intimidating, and to be given the opportunity to interpret these melodies - to meld what I am best at with what they incredibly present, it is a great honor."
4/12 San Diego, CA - Copley Symphony Hall
4/17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater
4/19 Tuscon, AZ - Pima County Fair
4/22 Quito, Ecuador - Agros Casa de Cultura
4/24 Montevideo, Uruguay - Teatro de Verano
4/26 Santiago, Chile - Movistar Arena
4/29 Córdoba, Argentina - Plaza de la Música
5/01 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Estadio Cubierto Malvinas
5/04 Sao Paulo, Brazil - Espaco Das Americas
5/06 Bogota, Colombia - Royal Center
6/06 Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
6/10 Paris, France - Le Palais Des Sports
6/11 Utrecht, Netherlands - TivoliVredenburg
6/13 Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhell Festival
6/15 Nickelsdorf, Austria - Nova Rock
6/16 Budapest, Hungary - Aerodrome Festival
6/17 Prague, Czech Republic - Aerodrome Festival
6/22 Clisson, France - Hellfest
6/23 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
6/26 Rome, Italy - Rock In Roma @ Ippodromo Capannelle
6/27 Milan, Italy - City Sound @ Ippodromo Del Galoppo
6/28 Winterthur, Switzerland - Eishalle Deutweg
7/24 Tolmin, Slovenia - Metaldays Festival
7/26 Oulu, Finland - Qstock
8/01 Rejmyre, Sweden - Skogsrojet Festival
8/02 Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air Festival
8/04 Istanbul, Turkey - Rock Off Festival
8/09 Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Into The Grave
8/10 Derbyshire, England - Catton Park