This week, Megadeth will be playing a one-off show in Tokyo with former lead guitarist Marty Friedman as the Dave Mustaine-led metal band kicks off its 2023 world tour on February 27 at the legendary Nippon Budokan Arena. It has been confirmed that they will meet again on stage for
Home to Friedman, an accomplished solo artist who has lived in Japan for many years, it’s sure to be a moment that comes full circle. In 2016, he became a Japan Heritage Ambassador. He recently shared his own official Japan Heritage theme song.
Listen to the song towards the bottom of this post.
Mustaine said in a February 13 statement: But I listen to his music every night and he’s one of the top guitarists I’ve ever heard. This is a great reward not only for the fans but also for myself. Honestly, it might make you dizzy while listening. [Megadeth’s] Kiko [Loureiro] Play with Marty! “
Mr. Friedman had already confirmed the reunion in the Japanese media. “Megadeth, the band I used to play in, will be performing at the Budokan.
He continues: …it will be a miraculously special night.
It’s been 23 years since Friedman left Megadeth in the 1999s and 2000. dangerousHe joined the band in 1990 and contributed to the first last in peace.
In 2021, longtime Megadeth bassist David Ellefson was fired amid a sex scandal involving the bassist. Lomenzo stepped in to replace him. Ellefson is currently playing his early Megadeth classics with his band Kings of Thrash.
Last year, Megadeth released their 16th studio album. The sick, the dying, and the dead! See below for the band’s 2023 tour dates. Get Megadeth tickets here.
Megadeth’s February 27 Budokan performance will also be broadcast as a global livestream. they only come out at night.
Marty Friedman Japan Heritage Official Theme Song (Music Video)
Megadeth 2023 Tour Dates
Feb. 27 – Tokyo, Japan @ Budokan
February 28 – Osaka, Japan @ Grand Cube
March 21 – Adelaide, Australia @ Entertainment Ctr
March 22 – Melbourne, Australia @ Margaret Court
March 24 – Melbourne, Australia @ Knotfest
March 25 – Sydney, Australia @ Knotfest
March 26 – Brisbane, Australia @ Knotfest
March 31 – Scottsdale, Arizona @ WestWorld
July 16 – Mansfield, Ohio @ Inkcarceration
July 23 – Katowice, Poland @ Spodek
July 26 – Tallinn, Estonia @ Tallinn Song Festival
July 31 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Annexet
August 2 – Skanderborg, Denmark @ Smukfest
August 4 – Wacken, Germany @ Wacken Open Air
August 10 – Alicante, Spain @ Leyendas Rock Fest
August 13 – Derbyshire, England @ Bloodstock
August 16 – Dinkelsbuhl, Germany @ Summer Breeze
Aug 17 – Pardubice, Czech Republic @ Enteria Arena
August 19 – Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Dynamo Fest
August 22 – Paris, France @ Olympia
August 25 – Aarburg, Switzerland @ Riverside Fest
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