MEGADETH has revealed plans to stage the inaugural Megacruise in 2019, though further details have yet to be divulged beyond the tagline, “thrashing through the Pacific 2019” and the graphic seen above. For now, the band has launched a mailing list at http://www.megacruise.com through which subscribers will be “the first to know.”
In June, Megadeth mastermind Dave Mustaine told “Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon” that the band would be launching their own festival/tour. “We’ve got a huge festival that we’re gonna be announcing,” Mustaine said. “It’s really a big deal. It’s kind of the equivalent of Gigantour, but it’s a much fresher idea. We’ve got that set up in about 10 cities in April, and then we’re gonna do it again for a three-day weekend in the middle of the year, and we’re gonna do probably about another 10 of those dates at the latter part of the year.”
Megadeth is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1983 with its roots in thrash metal, a genre that its founder, singer/songwriter and guitarist Dave Mustaine helped pioneer. The band has since released 14 studio albums.
Mustaine’s musical roots began early on listening to AC/DC and Led Zeppelin, and took form in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal when he co-founded Metallica. Megadeth emerged in 1985 at the forefront of the thrash/speed metal scene with their seminal debut “Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good”, and continued on a blistering path of albums and tours throughout the decade.