MEGADETH & LAMB OF GOD announce rescheduled dates for 'The Metal Tour Of The Year'

Alongside Trivium and In Flames for one thrilling way to cap off the summer.

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With health ordinances slowly being lifted across the country and vaccine rollout steadily growing, the live music industry is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Tour announcements are arriving on the daily and fans will have many choices to mark their return to the live setting. When it comes to heavy music, The Metal Tour Of The Year is one that you won't want to miss.


Headlined by the legendary likes of MEGADETH, the originally scheduled Metal Tour Of The Year is now set to return with a new string of dates that find the thrash legends joined by LAMB OF GOD, TRIVIUM, and IN FLAMES, rounding out one stacked tour package. The event will be MEGADETH's first proper North American Tour since 2017 and will allow for fans to experience TRIVIUM's What The Dead Men Say (2020) and LAMB OF GOD's self-titled (2020) for the first time in the flesh. The return of The Metal Tour Of The Year has sparked excitement among the bands and each had something to say.


MEGADETH’s Dave Mustaine comments:

“Can you hear that sound of armies on the march - of destruction on the horizon? That’s this tour, coming for you. We cannot wait to return to the stage and I promise you you do NOT want to miss these shows. You’re not going to know what hit you!”


LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe adds:

“It’s been far too long since we got together to do our thing— by ‘we’ I mean bands, road crew, bus drivers, truck drivers, local venue staff, vendors, audience, parking lot attendants, the freaking janitors- the whole damn enchilada. ALL OF US. TOGETHER. Everyone has been waiting, but the time has come to put the puzzle back together— I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been more ready to hit the road with lamb of god. See y’all in a few months with Megadeth, Trivium, & In Flames. Over a year with no live music? These shows are gonna be INSANE...”

TRIVIUM’s Matthew Kiichi Heafy:

“The Metal Tour of the year couldn’t be stopped by anything. It is still happening, and we can’t wait to bring back shows with this monumental tour. We’re ready. Are you?”

IN FLAMES' own Anders Fridén:

“I can’t really describe how good it feels to be really talking about going on tour, let alone The Metal Tour of the Year. This setup is long overdue and we can’t wait to finally make it happen.”


North American Tour Dates:

08/20 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater

08/21 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

08/22 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

08/24 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center

08/25 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

08/27 Denver, CO – Ball Arena

08/29 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre

08/31 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center

09/01 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre

09/02 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion

09/04 Portland, OR – Moda Center

09/05 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

09/09 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago

09/11 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Festival *

09/12 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

09/13 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion

09/15 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion

09/16 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

09/18 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

09/19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

09/20 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion

09/22 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP

09/24 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre

09/26 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis

09/28 Minneapolis, MN – Armory

09/30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

10/01 Laval, QC – Place Bell

10/02 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron

*Festival Date features all 4 bands


Tickets for the rescheduled dates will go on-sale this Friday, May 7th at 10am local time via Live Nation. For those who purchased tickets prior to the tour's cancellation, the tickets will still be honored.