‘A Really Big Surprise’ Awaits MEGADETH Fans At Their Buenos Aires Show, Says DAVE MUSTAINE

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MEGADETH, the legendary thrash metal band that rocked the world with their 2023 international tour across Europe, Canada and the US, has revealed new dates for their “Crush The World” tour in 2024. The band will be back in Latin America for 10 amazing shows, starting with Lima, Peru on Saturday, April 6. The tour will also visit Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil and México.

Fan-club members can get their tickets for some of the dates from Saturday, November 11 at 10 a.m. local time at MEGADETH’s official website. The general public can buy their tickets for some of the dates from 10 a.m. local venue time on November 13.

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine said: “April of 2024 MEGADETH returns to South America to support our latest record, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!, and I always get excited because there is something truly different about South America. I don’t know what it is… but whatever IT is, they come by it naturally. We are also planning a really big surprise for where ‘Aguante Megadeth’ all started in Buenos Aires, too! So… if you can, DO NOT MISS THAT SHOW!”

“Crush The World” Latin American tour 2024 dates are as follows:

April 06 – Lima, Peru @ Arena 1
April 09 – Santiago, Chile  @ Movistar Arena
April 11 – Montevideo, Uruguay @ Arena Antel
April 13 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Movistar Arena
April 16 – Asuncion, Paraguay @ Jockey Club
April 18 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Espaco Unimed
April 21 – Bogota, Colombia @ Movistar Arena
April 23 – San Salvador, El Salvador @ Complejo Cuscatlan
April 25 – Ciudad de México, México @ Arena Ciudad de México
April 27 – Monterrey, México @ Arena Monterrey

During a last month’s interview with Greg Prato from Ultimate Guitar, Mustaine discussed welcoming Teemu Mäntysaari of WINTERSUN and SMACKBOUND as their new touring guitarist.

Mäntysaari is stepping in for MEGADETH‘s regular guitarist, Kiko LoureiroLoureiro has chosen to skip the upcoming leg of MEGADETH‘s “Crush The World” tour to spend time with his children in Finland.

Commenting on Kiko‘s non-participation in the current MEGADETH tour, Mustaine said: “I love [Kiko] and I want him to get whatever he’s going through worked out. And fortunately, he had mentioned the name of a guy, Teemu MäntysaariTeemu came out, and he was prepared.

He continued: “I don’t know when Kiko is coming back. He won’t be back for this run [of tour dates]. He’s at home, and he’s soldiering on — for lack of a better term — and working through whatever it is he needs to get through.

“Out of respect for him, I didn’t pry and ask what exactly it was — because it’s really none of my business unless he tells me. But I think for any of the fans that are going to say, ‘How’s it going to sound? What’s it going to be like?’ Don’t worry. I’ve picked good guitar players in the past, and I train them well. Teemu is very capable of playing these songs. In fact, we’re adding new songs to the set. That is really exciting, too.”

“I wish Kiko the very best,” Dave added. “I love him, and I hope to get some good news from him soon.”