Megadeth has announced “They Only Come Out at Night’ – Live at Budokan – A Global Livestream Event! Taking place on February 27th 2023, 6pm JST / 9am GMT, the event will be viewable on-demand for 2 days after the live stream. The On-demand window is Tues 28 Feb 7.30am GMT – Thur 2 Mar 7.30am GMT. Tickets are on sale now at the link below. Produced by Driift & Wowow, the fully-live performance will be streamed worldwide at 6.00 pm Tokyo-time (JST) / 9:00 am London (GMT). The show will then be re-broadcast so fans around the world can watch at a more convenient time. The show has been heavily rumored to feature former Megadeth lead guitarist Marty Friedman as a guest performer.
“To all our fans and friends in Japan! I am so excited to return to and to finally play the world famous Budokan. Be part of history, and I’ll see you there!” says Dave Mustaine.
Fans will be treated to virtual VIP access to the band as part of Megadeth’s entourage. Follow the band as they land in Japan and go sightseeing and explore the beauty of the country, all leading into the band’s live performance at the world’s famous Budokan where they will be performing classic tracks such as Sweating Bullets from 1992’s double platinum release, Countdown To Extinction, Hanger 18 from the GRAMMY®-nominated album Rust In Peace, as well as tracks from their current album, The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!, including the GRAMMY® nominated single, We’ll Be Back.
Stream at the following times:
Live Show: 9am GMT / 6pm JST
Re-Broadcast #1: 7pm GMT / 8pm CET
Re-Broadcast #2: 8pm EST
Re-Broadcast #3: 8pm PST
Tickets grant access to the livestream, all re-broadcasts, and the 2-day on-demand viewing period.
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In September, Megadeth released their highly anticipated 16th studio album The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! to both fan and critical acclaim. The album debuted at the top of the charts during its first week of sales, taking the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 as well as number ones on Top Album Sales, Top Current Albums Sales, Top Rock & Alternative Album, Top Rock Albums, and Top Hard Rock Albums. The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! is the highest charting Megadeth album of all time around the world, also notching No.1 in Finland, No. 2 in Australia, Poland, Switzerland and Scotland, No.3 in the UK, and more. Megadeth also received their 13th GRAMMY® nomination for Best Metal Performance for the song We’ll Be Back from The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! at this year’s 65th Annual Grammy® Awards.
Megadeth- The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!
1) The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!
2) Life In Hell
3) Night Stalkers (feat. Ice T)
4) Dogs Of Chernobyl
8) Killing Time
9) Soldier On!
11) Mission To Mars
12) We’ll Be Back
13) Police Truck *
14) This Planet’s On Fire (Burn In Hell) (feat. Sammy Hagar) *
* (digital only)