Me­gadeth set to rock at Sta­dium Ne­gara to­mor­row

New Straits Times - - Entertainment -

TICK­ETS to the Amer­i­can rock­ers Me­gadeth’s Thurs­day con­cert are sell­ing fast with the RM198 (free seat­ing) and RM428 (Deth Pitt Zone, free stand­ing) are sold out.

Still avail­able are RM388 (VIP, num­bered seat), RM358 (Rock Zone, free stand­ing) and RM288 (num­bered seat).

Me­gadeth Live In Malaysia, the award-win­ning band’s first Malaysian con­cert will be held at Sta­dium Ne­gara, Kuala Lumpur at 8pm. It is part of their Dystopia World Tour.

One of the world’s top heavy metal acts, the band, which is made up of lead singer and gui­tarist Dave Mus­taine, bassist David Ellef­son, gui­tarist Kiko Loureiro and drum­mer Dirk Ver­beuren, was founded in 1983 and is cred­ited with pop­u­lar­is­ing the genre.

Dystopia is their first al­bum in three years and their 15th to date. It earned a Grammy Award for Best Metal Per­for­mance this year. With 49,000 units sold in its first week of re­lease, it took the No. 3 spot in the Bill­board Top 200 chart along­side al­bums by singers Adele and Justin Bieber.

It is the high­est chart­ing al­bum for the band since 1992’s Countdown To Ex­tinc­tion, which peaked at No. 2 on the chart.

Dystopia was listed as one of the 20 Best Metal Al­bums of 2016 by Rolling Stone mag­a­zine. The con­cert is or­gan­ised by IME Malaysia and is part of the band’s come­back to the rock scene.

Most re­cently, the group hosted an ul­ti­mate fan ex­pe­ri­ence boot camp and also rocked with the Scor­pi­ons from Ger­many.

Tick­ets are avail­able via Tick­etCharge on­line at www.tick­etcharge.com.my or it hot­line 039222 8811.

Fans can also pur­chase tick­ets at Speedy Video, Vic­to­ria Mu­sic, Rock Cor­ner and Cham­bers Mu­sic out­lets, as well as at PJ Live Arts, The Mines Shop­ping Mall in Se­lan­gor and 1 Shamelin in Kuala Lumpur.

They are also sold at Eden Ul­ti­mate in Kuan­tan, Pa­hang, and Blonde Brunette in Pe­nang. All ticket prices are in­clu­sive of 6 per cent Goods and Ser­vices Tax, but ex­clude the RM4 pro­cess­ing fee. By Den­nis Chua

Me­gadeth band mem­bers (from left) Dirk Ver­beuren, David Ellef­son, Dave Mus­taine and Kiko

Loureiro.

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