Just as we are all getting our weeks rockin and figuring out our summer concert schedule the world of rock and metal is rocked as Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has announced via his Instagram account that he’s been diagnosed with throat cancer.
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I’ve been diagnosed with throat cancer. It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on – but I’ve faced obstacles before. I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90% success rate. Treatment has already begun. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Unfortunately, this requires that we cancel most shows this year. The 2019 Megacruise will happen, and the band will be a part of it in some form. All up to date information will be at megadeth.com as we get it. Megadeth will be back on the road ASAP. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Meanwhile, Kiko, David, Dirk and I are in the studio, working on the follow up to Dystopia – which I can’t wait for everyone to hear. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m so thankful for my whole team – family, doctors, band members, trainers, and more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ll keep everyone posted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See you soon, Dave Mustaine
Dave Mustaine has always been a fighter and determined to continue on so there’s no doubt that he’ll be ready to go full steam after Megadeth finishes their next studio album.
Periphery, whose new album, Periphery IV: HAIL STAN, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums, Rock Albums and Hard Rock Album charts, as well as entering the trade magazine’s Top Album Sales and Digital Albums charts at #9, announce their first North American headlining tour in support of the nine-song release, kicking off a month of shows on Sept. 9.
“We’re very pleased to announce that Periphery is heading out with Veil of Maya and Covet this September! We’ve been fans and friends of these bands for a long time so it’s a real treat for us to go out again together and play for you all,” offers guitar player Jake Bowen. “We’ll also be playing a bunch of new material from Periphery IV: HAIL STAN and bringing back some oldies! WE’VE COME FOR TOUR!”
September 9 Pittsburgh, PA Roxian Theatre
September 10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
September 12 Boston, MA The House of Blues
September 13 Montreal, QC Le National
September 14 Toronto, ON The Phoenix
September 16 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
September 17 Chicago, IL House of Blues
September 18 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater
September 20 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Centre
September 21 Saskatoon, SK Louis
September 23 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
September 24 Calgary, AB The Palace Theatre
September 26 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
September 27 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
September 28 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
September 30 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
October 1 Denver, CO Summit
October 2 Kansas City, MO The Truman
October 3 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
October 12 San Bernardino, CA Self Help Festival (NOS Events Center)
Veil of Maya and Covet open on all non-festival dates. Tickets are on-sale this Friday at 10 am local time.
November 1 Köln, Germany Gruenspan
November 2 Hamburg, Germany Gruenspan
November 4 Munchen, Germany Backstage Werk
November 5 Wiesbaden, Germany Schlachthof Halfhouse
November 6 Berlin, Germany Columbia Theater
November 8 Nijmegen, Netherlands Doornroosje
November 9 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg
November 11 Bristol, UK O2 Academy Bristol
November 12 Glasgow, UK Garage
November 14 Manchester, UK O2 Ritz Manchester
November 15 London, UK O2 Forum Kentish Town
Astronoid and Plini open on all European tour dates.
Periphery IV: HAIL STAN is the first release to follow the band’s 2017 GRAMMY® Award nomination in the “Best Metal Performance” category, for Periphery III: Select Difficulty album opener “The Price Is Wrong.” The 2016 album tallied 35 million cumulative streams and marked their third consecutive debut in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top 200. It represented the apex of a tireless decade-long grind. Along the way, the band graced the covers of Guitar World, Revolver, Modern Drummer, Bass Player and more. In between the touring, endorsements and appearances, they also launched a summer camp of their own, “Periphery Summer Jam.”