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Megadeth Plan ‘Countdown to Extinction’ 20th Anniversary With Tour, Expanded Reissue

Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine has personally overseen a new 20th Anniversary Edition of the band’s most popular album, 1992’s double Platinum-certified Countdown to Extinction, to be released Nov. 6 by Capitol/EMI.

After wrapping up their “TH1RT3EN World Tour” this fall, Megadeth will perform the acclaimed album in its entirety on their “Countdown to Extinction 20th Anniversary Tour” this November and December (dates and pre-sale / on sale details below).

Presented in a 2CD lift-top box and digitally, Countdown to Extinction‘s new commemorative edition pairs the remastered original album with a 1992 concert, recorded live at San Francisco’s Cow Palace, which has never before been released in its entirety. The concert audio has been newly remixed for this release. The physical and digital versions both include a booklet with a new liner notes essay by music journalist Kory Grow, and the 2CD box also contains a 24″ x 36″ poster and four collectible postcards.

Local pre-sale tickets for the tour are available starting today, Sept. 13, and will be available tomorrow, Sept. 14.

Countdown to Extinction, Megadeth’s fifth studio album, was recorded in Los Angeles in 1992 as rioting raged across the city in response to the Rodney King trial verdicts. American tensions weren’t limited to LA, by any means, as the Gulf War was still fresh in people’s minds, the state of the environment was becoming headline news, and President George H.W. Bush was seeking reelection in a heated campaign season.

Watch ‘Sweating Bullets (Live)’ Video

Megadeth: Countdown to Extinction (20th Anniversary Edition) [2CD, digital]
CD 1
Skin O’ My Teeth
Symphony of Destruction
Architecture of Aggression
Foreclosure of a Dream
Sweating Bullets
This Was My Life
Countdown To Extinction
High Speed Dirt
Captive Honour
Ashes In Your Mouth

CD 2 – Live At Cow Palace, 1992
1. Intro
2. Holy Wars . . . The Punishment Due
3. Skin O’ My Teeth
4. Wake Up Dead
5. Hangar 18
6. Countdown to Extinction
7. Foreclosure Of A Dream
8. This Was My Life
9. Lucretia
10. Sweating Bullets
11. In My Darkest Hour
12. The Conjuring
13. Tornado
14. Ashes In Your Mouth
15. Symphony Of Destruction
16. Peace Sells
17. Anarchy In the UK

Watch ‘Symphony of Destruction (Live)’ Video

Megadeth: “Countdown to Extinction 20th Anniversary Tour” dates:

9 Providence, RI Lupo’s at the Strand
10 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre
11 Worcester, MA The Palladium
13 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theatre
14 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
16 Atlantic City, NJ House Of Blues
17 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
19 Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater
20 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
24 Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
25 Charlotte, NC Fillmore
26 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
28 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre

1 Salt Lake City, UT Great Saltair
2 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
4 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Theatre
6 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
7 Pomona, CA Fox Theatre

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