Thrash metal pioneers Megadeth have officially announced a short tour with Meshuggah and TesseracT, confirming rumors that have been circling since March.
The run will precede Megadeth’s opening slot with Scorpions this fall.
Megadeth recently received a Grammy for “Best Metal Performance” for “Dystopia” off the 2016 album of the same name and recently completed a US tour with Amon Amarth and Suicidal Tendencies.
Direct support will come from Swedish progressive metal giants and “djent” forefathers Meshuggah, who released The Violent Sleep of Reason in October.
Meshuggah recently completed a North American tour this fall with High on Fire. After making an unquestionable impact on modern metal production with drummer Thomas Hakke’s involvement with Toontrack’s Drumkit from Hell product, The Violent Sleep of Reason is the first album in a long while where the band tracked live.
“[Previous Meshuggah albums] Obzen and Koloss are great albums,” Hakke told Metal Hammer. “But, to me, they are a little too perfect. It didn’t really capture what we sounded like honestly. But where we recorded live, you get to hear the push and pull – one person might be a little ahead and the other might be a little behind. If you kill that, you kill the energy.”
Also along for the tour is the UK “djent” act TesseracT, whose latest album Polaris has been getting rave reviews from the progressive metal community. A slight oddity on the tour as they can venture quite far from the “traditional” metal spectrum occupied by Megadeth, but Meshuggah fans will find some overlap with the band’s use of monolithic detuned guitar riffs and polyrhythms.
Megadeth with Meshuggah and TesseracT
6/25- Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
6/27- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
6/28- Portsmouth, VA @ Portsmouth Harbor Center Pavilion
6/29- Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
6/30- Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
7/05- Windsor, CA @ The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor*
7/07- Saint Charles, MO @ Family Arena
7/08- Oklahoma City, OK @ Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre
7/09- Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
7/11- Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
*Megadeth and Meshuggah only
Written by Eugene
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