Megadeth set to rock at Stadium Negara tomorrow
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