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Megadeth cancel Soundwave tour

Megadeth have canceled their Soundwave tour citing “circumstances beyond its control”.

“Unfortunately Megadeth has to cancel their Australian dates,” frontman Dave Mustaine announced via Facebook. “Megadeth’s decision is unrelated to the fact that Jason Newsted is performing at Soundwave. Jason and I spoke recently and continue to be friends.”

Last week former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted’s new band was officially dropped from the bill of Megadeth’s Soundwave sideshows. According to a statement released by Soundwave, the lineup change was made “at the request of Megadeth”. However Megadeth’s tour manager Jim Carroccio denied the festival’s announcement. “Dave Mustaine is not responsible for booting Newsted off [the Soundwave festival],” Carroccio told ABC News Radio “Dave did not put him on the bill and did not take him off the bill. Dave submitted a list of bands he was comfortable with and the promoter ignored the list. Dave and Jason are friends [and] this has blown up into something silly.”

Promoter AJ Maddah has described the Megadeth saga as one of the weirdest experiences he has ever had and claims that the band had asked him to lie about the cancellation. Megadeth are the third act to pull out of the 2014 Soundwave lineup following Sevendust and Stone Temple Pilots.





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hellboy1975

hellboy1975 said on the 9th Feb, 2014

Hopefully this means Mastodon can headline the metal stage now...

hedonism gibbon

hedonism gibbon said on the 9th Feb, 2014

... well, could i possibly i have another reason to be happy to be going to 3 sideshows and not the festival?!?!

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 9th Feb, 2014

Fans have been disappointed by Megadeth, much like the way everyone else was disappointed by Megadeth's parents.

Quicky

Quicky said on the 9th Feb, 2014

I wanted to see them live but it don't matter now since they ain't coming.

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 9th Feb, 2014

Maybe they could get 28 days as a replacement

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 9th Feb, 2014

Megadeth were okay live when I saw them but that was probably just because they were playing Rust In Peace in full.

Wouldn't see them again though so I wish they didn't pull out cause I needed more clash fodder.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 9th Feb, 2014



What? You wanted to, but now that you can't you don't want to? Well, aren't you easy to please.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 9th Feb, 2014



I saw them play with Slayer a few years ago. They're no Slayer, that's for sure.

Demosthenes

Demosthenes said on the 9th Feb, 2014

These cancellations aren't a good look for Maddah. He's starting to look careless.

snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 9th Feb, 2014

Grinspoon reunion in 3.. 2.. 1..

Seriously though, get Spiderbait on the blower.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 9th Feb, 2014



Starting?

Grinspoon reunion in 3.. 2.. 1..

Seriously though, get Spiderbait on the blower.

Seriously though, any more 90's Aus-rock stalwarts and I might have to look at getting a ticket. Add a Sidewinder or Ammonia reunion set and I'm so there.

Demosthenes

Demosthenes said on the 10th Feb, 2014

Starting?/QUOTE]

*shrug*

YNWIM! :)

nos235

nos235 said on the 10th Feb, 2014

going retro aus rock? get reformed INXS with <{insert name here}> current lead singer , they seem to be all the rage at the moment.

/magenta

12487jb

12487jb said on the 10th Feb, 2014

Hah, they're still playing Auckland apparently