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MEGADETH's previously announced North American tour with LAMB OF GOD, TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES has officially been rescheduled for 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The 55-date trek was slated to be split into two legs. The first leg of the tour was supposed to kick off June 12 at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, and wrap August 1 at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California. The second run was due to launch October 2 at iTHINK Financial Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida, and conclude on November 13 at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada. Earlier today, MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES released the following joint statement: "We are excited to share the new 2021 dates for 'The Metal Tour Of The Year'. All tickets will be honored for the new rescheduled dates. If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new show, you will receive an email directly allowing you to request a refund. For more details, please visit livenation.com/refund. "We can't wait to get back on stage and get this tour kicked off." The 2021 dates for "The Metal Tour Of The Year": July 09 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre July 10 - Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino July 11 - Toronto, ONT @ Budweiser Stage July 13 - Burgettstown, PA @ S&T Bank Music Park July 14 - Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion July 16 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live July 17 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Pavilion July 18 - Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater July 20 - Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion July 21 - Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach July 23 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC July 24 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center July 26 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Paivlion July 27 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica July 28 - Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center July 30 - Laval, QC @ Place Bell July 31 - Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre Aug. 03 - Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center Aug. 04 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory Aug. 06 - Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Aug. 07 - Kansas City, MO @ Spring Center Aug. 08 - Rogers, AR @ Walmart Amp Aug. 10 - St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Aug. 11 - Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium Aug. 12 - Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre Aug. 14 - W. Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre Aug. 18 - Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center Selena Auditorium Aug. 20 - Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater Aug. 21 - Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory Aug. 22 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Aug. 24 - El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center Aug. 25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater Aug. 27 - Denver, CO. @ Pepsi Center Aug. 29 - Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre Aug. 31 - Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center Sep. 01 - Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheater Sep. 02 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion Sep. 04 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center Sep. 05 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre Sep. 07 - Pocatello, ID @ Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre Sep. 08 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre Sep. 10 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of concerts and festivals have either been postponed or canceled, as social distancing and self-quarantining make performing live music and attending live shows all but impossible. MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recently traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to begin recording the band's 16th studio album. The early sessions for MEGADETH's new LP took place last year with co-producer Chris Rakestraw, who previously worked on 2016's "Dystopia". MEGADETH's new effort will be the first to feature drummer Dirk Verbeuren (ex-SOILWORK), who joined the band almost four years ago. LAMB OF GOD's self-titled album was released on June 19 via Epic Records. The follow-up to "VII: Sturm Und Drang" marks LAMB OF GOD's first recordings with Art Cruz, who joined the band last July as the replacement for the group's founding drummer, Chris Adler. "Lamb Of God" was recorded with longtime producer Josh Wilbur (KORN, MEGADETH, GOJIRA, TRIVIUM) and includes special guest appearances by Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT).
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