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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