Megadeth, Lamb of God announce ‘Metal Tour of the Year’ 2022 leg

Following the success of their 2021 co-headline U.S. tour, Megadeth and Lamb of God have announced the 2022 run of the “Metal Tour of the Year,” with special guests Trivium and In Flames. Tickets for the tour, produced by Live Nation, will go on general sale at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, Jan. 14, at MetalTourOfTheYear.com.

The tour originally was planned for 2020 but was halted by the pandemic. The “Metal Tour of the Year” was one of the first national amphitheater tours to hit the road in 2021 and saw co-headliners Megadeth and Lamb of God hit 29 cities across North America with special guests Trivium and Hatebreed, which stepped in when In Flames couldn’t join the tour due to travel restrictions. The tour was met with enormous acclaim and played to 172,000 metal fans.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine said: “The ‘Metal Tour of The Year’ is exactly what it sounds like–a night of some of the best heavy metal bands in the world–live and loud. Anyone who came to a show last year knows what I mean, only this one’s going be even better. Do not miss out.”

“It was great to get out on the road for an incredible tour last summer with Megadeth, Trivium and Hatebreed, so we figured we’d do it again!” Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe said. “We look forward to hitting new cities with Megadeth, Trivium and In Flames, who we’re happy to have over for leg 2!”

Trivium’s Matt Heafy said: “The ‘Metal Tour of the Year’ was one of the strongest, most incredible metal tours in ages–it’s namesake nothing but accurate. How do you follow that up? By doing it again–even bigger, even better, and have it play everywhere it didn’t on the first leg. MTOTYII–let’s do this.”

”We are excited to finally be able to join our dear friends in Megadeth, Lamb of God and Trivium on this year’s ‘Metal Tour of the Year!'” In Flames vocalist Anders Friden said. “We can’t wait to be back on the road in America and to reunite with you all. Don’t miss this tour, it’s a juggernaut.”

The tour will be part of Live Nation’s Live Stubs initiative which provides digital, collectible NFT ticket stubs to ticket holders. Reimagining ticket stubs as digital collectible NFTs, Live Nation’s Live Stubs will mirror the unique section, row and seat of each ticket purchased, allowing fans to collect ticket stubs once again, this time with more capabilities. Live Stubs will automatically be included with tickets on select Live Nation shows in North America. Fans will be able to view, share, gift, trade and resell their live stubs on Livenation.com. These are collector items and will not replace the digital tickets needed to physically enter the show.

Tour dates:

Sat Apr 09 – Las Vegas, NV | Michelob Ultra Arena
Sun Apr 10 – Tucson, AZ | Tucson Arena
Tue Apr 12 – Colorado Springs, CO | Broadmoor World Arena
Thu Apr 14 – Corpus Christi, TX | American Bank Center Arena
Fri Apr 15 –  Lafayette, LA | Lafayette Cajundome
Sat Apr 16 – Brandon, MS | Brandon Amphitheater
Tue Apr 19 – Grand Rapids, MI | Van Andel Arena
Thu Apr 21 – Fort Wayne, IN | Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Fri Apr 22 – Green Bay, WI | Resch Center
Sun Apr 24 – Sioux Falls, SD | Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Tue Apr 26 – Omaha, NE | Baxter Arena
Wed Apr 27 – Cedar Rapids, IA | Alliant Energy PowerHouse
Fri Apr 29 – Kansas City, MO | T-Mobile Center
Sat Apr 30 – Tulsa, OK | BOK Center * No Trivium
Tue May 03 – North Charleston, SC | North Charleston Coliseum
Wed May 04 – Greenville, SC | Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Fri May 06 – Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena
Sat May 07 – Peoria, IL | Peoria Civic Center
Mon May 09 – Pittsburgh, PA | Petersen Events Center
Tue May 10 – Rochester, NY | Blue Cross Arena
Thu May 12 – Portland, ME | Cross Insurance Arena
Fri May 13 – Uncasville, CT | Mohegan Sun Arena
Sun May 15 – Allentown, PA | PPL Center

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