Thrash pioneers Megadeth have announced their first U.S. headline dates in support of the critically acclaimed Roadrunner Records release United Abominations. The band has just taken Europe by storm, having played across the continent last month to hundreds of thousands at some of the largest and most renowned summer festivals, including Download, Rock IM Park and Rock AM Ring. "We are back and we are serious, and we are coming to see you as soon as we can," Dave Mustaine commented on upon returning home this past weekend.

This spring the band toured North America with Heaven and Hell. The critics raved:

"Leader Dave Mustaine awakened minds and bloodied noses with biting guitar work, while his rejuvenated quartet flashed a mean streak it hasn't possessed in years." - Chicago Tribune

"...a hard-bitten set reaped from its ‘80s thrash period" - Los Angeles Times

"Mr. Mustaine was one of speed-metal's originators and his double-time riffs are propulsive...he gives solos the direct feeling of wrestling with the music as he plays it, with chaos and aggression." - New York Times

"..Ferocious...outstanding...pure energy." -Illinois Entertainer

"Dave Mustaine has put together a lineup that is unstoppable." - Harder Beat

Tour and on-sale dates are:

Date City Venue On Sale:

Sept 4 Anchorage, AK Egan Convention Center July 13

Sept 5 Fairbanks, AK Carlson Center July 13

Sept 7 Seattle, WA Moore Theater July 13

Sept 8 Spokane, WA Big Easy July 14

Sept 9 Portland, OR Roseland July 14

Sept 11 San Francisco, CA Warfield July 15

Sept 12 Anaheim, CA Grove July 14

Sept 14 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues July 14

Sept 16 Denver, CO Ogden July14

Sept 18 Sauget, IL Pops July 14

Sept 19 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club July 14

Sept 21 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room July 13

Sept 22 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall July 14

Sept 23 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room July 13

Sept 25 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom July 14

Sept 26 New York, NY Irving Plaza July 13

Sept 28 Providence, RI Lupos July 13

Sept 29 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino July 13

Sept 30 Washington, DC 9:30 Club July 13

Oct 01 Richmond, VA Toad's Place July 13

Oct 03 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution July 14

Oct 04 Orlando, FL House of Blues July 14

Oct 05 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues July 14

Oct 06 Norfolk, VA Norva July 13

Megadeth fan club will be providing an opportunity for members to access tickets before the general public. These presale tickets will also offer priority venue access. For more information log on to and click on the fan club link.

Here's what the press is saying about United Abominations:

"Delightfully jagged slice of aggro" -Spin

", brutal and apocalyptic." - Rolling Stone

"Mustaine is once again at the front of the Metal movement." - Guitar One

"United Abominations marks a full return to Megadeth's classic thrash sound. Mustaine and the rest of the band sound lean, mean and ready to show the new generation how it's done. It's the kind of record Megadeth fans have been dreaming about for decades."-Revolver

"United Abominations is packed with angular, melodic thrash riffs and jugular-ripping solos...a new level of ferocity." - Guitar World

"A true return to is the group's strongest effort since Cryptic Writings" - Metal Edge