Slayer and Megadeth Tour Australia October 2009 – Double Dragon as support for National Tour

Adelaide’s Double Dragon have scored the national support spot for the upcoming Slayer/Megadeth Australian tour. Shows are now sold out for Sydney at the Hordern Pavilion and Adelaide Thebarton Theatre. Others are selling fast so get in now to catch this classic double header!

Megadeth   Talk about a mind-blowing double-header. Slayer and Megadeth – two of the bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – will perform together for the first time ever in Australia and New Zealand when they co-headline six shows in October.
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Both Slayer and Megadeth have recently emerged from the recording studio with brand new albums – Slayer‘s World Painted Blood, due out later this year, and Megadeth‘s Endgame set for a September 11th release.

Slayer and Megadeth will be well-warmed up for the Australian/New Zealand dates, as the bands co-headlined the “Canadian Carnage” trek in June, marking the first time the bands had shared a stage in more than 15 years. According to various Canadian press outlets: “It was a night of thrash impossible to trash…” “Tales about war, death, destruction, Satan, aliens and serial killers have never been so much fun…” “The two heavy metal heavyweights …went head-to-head on a level playing field. Both bands brought their A game. And the results were anything but pretty – unless you include pretty freakin’ loud and pretty freakin’ awesome.”  

Few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named “Best Live Band” by numerous media outlets including Revolver, SPIN, and Metal Hammer. Slayer – guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, vocalist/bassist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo – recorded World Painted Black in Los Angeles between October 2008 and April 2009 with Greg Fidelman producing and Rick Rubin executive producing. Fans around the world were given an early taste of the brutal new Slayer material when “Psychopathy Red,” a song inspired by the heinous Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, who confessed to savagely murdering 56 children, was leaked online last Fall. Fans in Australia and New Zealand will be treated to Slayer performing “Psychopathy Red” live on stage.

With over 20 million albums sold worldwide, the icon that is Megadeth culminated the past April with Dave Mustaine’s acceptance of the highly coveted “Golden God” accolade and the band’s headline performance at the inaugural Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles. Megadeth – lead guitarist/lead vocalist Dave Mustaine, lead and rhythm guitarist Chris Broderick, bassist James Lomenzo and drummer Shawn Drover – recorded Endgame, their 12th studio album in Los Angeles with Andy Sneap. Known for their ferocious live show, Megadeth will once again bring this intensity to their loyal throng of Australian and New Zealand followers.

Tickets on sale Monday 10th August 2009

Monday 5th October Logan Campbell Centre Auckland 0800 TICKETEK (842538)

Wednesday 7th October Riverstage Brisbane 136 100, Rocking Horse 07 3229 5360

Thursday 8th October Hordern Pavilion Sydney – SOLD OUT!! 132 849, Utopia Records 02 9571 6662

Friday 9th October Festival Hall Melbourne 136 100, Festival Hall Box Office 288 Rosslyn St West Melbourne

Sunday 11th October Thebarton Theatre Adelaide – SOLD OUT!! 08 8225 8888

Tuesday 13th October Challenge Stadium Perth 136 100