On Monday, April 25th, Megadeth premiered a 360o view of the band performing “Poisonous Shadows” taken from the Virtual Reality experience for the new album Dystopia. The video gives fans a unique perspective of a VR filming.
Featuring 11 tracks, Dystopia was released on January 22nd and debuted at no. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, no. 1 album on the Hard Music and Top Rock charts and no. 2 on the Top Album Sales chart. Globally, Dystopia also achieved top 10 debuts in Canada (no. 2), Japan (no. 2 international chart), Finland (no. 3), Mexico (no. 4), Czech Republic (no. 5), Australia (no. 6), New Zealand (no. 6), Switzerland (no. 7), Poland (no. 8) and Germany (no. 10), which along with Belgium, Ireland and Spain contributed to achieve MEGADETH’s highest ever chart positions in their thirty year history in a total of 10 countries around the world. Other countries with significant sales or chart debuts included UK, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, and France. A truly worldwide success, Dystopia outsold the band’s previous album Super Collider (2013) in only 4 weeks.
MEGADETH is currently on the North American leg of their Dystopia World Tour, visiting a total of 12 states and throughout Canada, before performing across Europe in June and July, and in Latin America in August. MEGADETH will also be making special festival appearances. Go to www.megadeth.com/tour for ticketing info and up-to-date information.
Apr 28 Coliseo de Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
Apr 30 Fort Rock @ JetBlue Park Ft. Myers, FL*
May 1 Welcome to Rockville @ Metropolitan Park Jacksonville, FL*
May 2 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
May 5 The Fillmore Silver Spring, MD
May 7 Carolina Rebellion @Rock City Campgrounds Concord, NC*
May 20-22 Rock On The Range @ MAPFRE Stadium Columbus OH*
May 22 Rock‘n Derby @ Shaghticoke Fairgrounds Schaghticoke, NY*
May 26 Badlands Pawn Sioux Falls, SD
May 27-29 Rocklahoma @ Catch The Fever Festival Grds Pryor, OK*
May 29 River City Rockfest @ AT&T Center San Antonio, TX*
* Festival Dates
MEGADETH burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.
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