On The Road… with Megadeth

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

The Phoenix crowd always seems to support Suicidal Tendencies relentlessly, however, the crowd at Comerica Theatre seemed to salivating and chanting the sound Meg A Deth, Meg A Deth. It was without question that this Phoenix crowd with so many metalheads was here for 1 reason – Megadeth!!!!!

A nearly sold out show of thousands came out to celebrate a 33 year career and fifteenth studio album Dystopia (Universal/Tradecraft).

The crowd was chanting Megadeth over and over again. Then the lights went dim, smoke rised from the stage and the displays come on and the intro plays Prince of Darkness. The crowd started to erupt.

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Silhouettes started to hit the stage and the show had begun. A short eerie intro, some screaming guitar, smoke and as the lights rise here is…….Dave Mustaine! Megadeth always seems to have new faces. This tour was no different. Megadeth has brought drummer Chris Adler (Lamb of God) and guitarist Kiko Loureiro (of Brazil Metal band Angra). There was an eruption and the “Threat is Real”.

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth came out with a barrage of metal that they are famous for!! Open with a new song then go way back to 1990 for “Hangar 18”! The crowd was singing along word for word of the lyrics and chanting Megadeth to the rhythm of Chris’ power beats!

After heating up the valley of the sun Dave Mustaine greets the Phoenix crowd and was given some love from his one time home crowd.

As the night rolled on Megadeth’s delivered goods from their expansive catalog, even had an appearance from Vic Rattlehead himself for “Peace Sells”

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

 

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

 

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

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Set list:

The Threat is Real

Hangar 18

Kingmaker

Wake Up Dead

In My Darkest Hour

Sweating Bullets

Dystopia

Dawn Patrol

Poison Was The Cure

She-Wolf

Trust

Skin o’ My Teeth

Fatal Illusion

A Tout Le Monde

Symphony of Destruction

Peace Sells

Encore:

Holy Wars… The Punishment Due

WORDS AND PHOTOS BY RICK TRIANA

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