One of the most influential thrash metal band, Megadeth announced a European tournee in the beginning of 2020. They are working now at the successor of “Dystopia” (2016) so there is a chance to see Dave Mustain with fresh repertoire.
– Dave Mustaine (vocals, guitars); Megadeth leader and member from the beginning
– David Ellefson (bass); Megadeth member from the beginning
– Kiko Loureiro (guitars) from Brazil; also known from playing in Angra and in Tarja (ex-Nightwish)
– Dirk Verbeuren (drums) probably from Belgium; joined Megadeth after “Dystopia”; also known from The Project Hate MCMXCIX
To make sure that everybody is on the same boat: Megadeth is not a new child of Five Finger Death Punch, but one among four largest thrash metal powerhouses under the sun. This band exists since 1983 and has released 15 longplays. Especially “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?” (1986) and “Rust in Peace” (1990) are masterpieces which each metal fan ought to know (reminder for younger readers).
The newest Megadeth album “Dystopia” (2016) is a highlight of their discography. Politically engaged, massive, creative and energetic music. In my opinion, the compositions are more interesting on “Dystopia” than on “Th1rt3en” (2011) and “Supper Collider” (2013). I would add that “Dystopia” is a bigger achievement than:
– Slayer: “World Painted Blood” (2009) and “Repentless” (2015);
– Anthrax: “For All Kings” (2016);
– Metallica: everything after “Black Album” so: “Load” (1996), “Reload” (1997), “St. Anger” (2003), “Death Magnetic” (2008), “Hardwired… To Self – Destruct” (2016).
source: Megadeth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEkXyEIu3OU
Buy Megadeth CD’s / LP’s and official T-shirt’s / hoodies right now:
If you don’t like where we’re going
Then you won’t like what’s coming next
Megadeth “Post American World”
20.01.2020 Helsinki, Finland
read more about Helsinki https://musictivity.org/2019/07/17/helsinki/
22.01.2020 Stockholm, Sweden
23.01.2020 Oslo, Norway
read more about Oslo https://musictivity.org/2019/11/27/oslo/
24.01.2020 Copenhagen, Denmark
read more about Copenhagen: https://musictivity.org/2019/08/30/opeth-the-vintage-caravan-copenhagen-17-11-2019/
26.01.2020 Amsterdam, Nederland
28.01.2020 Paris, France
30.01.2020 Cardiff, Wales
31.01.2020 London, England
02.02.2020 Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
03.02.2020 Berlin, Germany
read more about Berlin: https://musictivity.org/2019/08/22/mustasch-in-berlin/
04.02.2020 Hamburg, Germany
read more about Hamburg: https://musictivity.org/2019/08/13/jessy-martens/
06.02.2020 Frankfurt, Germany
08.02.2020 Oberhausen, Germany
09.02.2020 Stuttgart, Germany
10.02.2020 Munich, Germany
12.02.2020 Warsaw, Poland
14.02.2020 Prague, Czech Republic
read more about Prague: https://musictivity.org/2019/08/11/bruce-dickinson/
16.02.2020 Milan, Italy
17.02.2020 Zurich, Switzerland
19.02.2020 Vienna, Austria
read more about Vienna: https://musictivity.org/2019/08/17/rage-wings-of/
20.02.2020 Budapest, Hungary
22.02.2020 Sofia, Bulgaria
read more about Sofia: https://musictivity.org/2019/09/08/deep-purple-sofia-07-12-2019/
MAKE USE OF YOUR DUTCH TIME
I’ve published few articles on Musictivity about my favorite country in Europe, Nederland, (original Dutch spelling) but I didn’t create yet full advice regarding its capital Amsterdam.
If you stay a little longer around the international Amsterdamse airport, (Schiphol) then you can try this itinerary:
I admit, I’ve written this advice to show fans of U.D.O. that Nederland is much more than only Amsterdam. Therefore, I’ve added many enhancing videos inside this article.
This time, I want to make it less complex and focus on one particular activity which is dynamic, fun, educative and allow you to understand basic facts related to Dutch culture in just 60 minutes.
As I’ve listed above, Megadeth will perform in Amsterdam on January 26th, 2020. Precisely in AFAS Live (formerly called Heineken Music Hall; you may also encounter the nick name “Black box”) located in Amsterdam Zuidoost (south-eastern part of the city). This is not a typical tourist zone, but there are also other large concert venues in the proximity: Ziggo Dome (Ziggo is the largest phone, TV and Internet operator in NL) and Johan Cruijff Arena (largest football stadium in NL, home of AFC Ajax).
If you have at least two – three hours free around the concert time, I would recommend you to commute towards the Central Station of Amsterdam using the handy website:
THIS IS HOLLAND
You have countless options once you get to the Amsterdam Central, but perhaps limited time. Downtown looks fantastic, but it is dirty and smelly.
You can leave the central station by the southern gate, turn right into the large outdoor bike parking, come closer to this crazy parking, turn right again, then cross a longer tunnel (don’t walk on bike line!). After the tunnel, you will see an IJ river and a ferry station. Every 5 minutes, a free ferry can take you to the second bank of this river (you don’t pay for this short journey, and it’s perfectly fine to use it together with your bike).
Once you get to the second side of IJ river, let’s turn left towards the small bridge. You will see a bike store / tourist information center. An agent will inform you with a smile about tourist attractions available around. You can ask them about direction, but if you follow my advice, you would be fine to just cross the small bridge, and after that, turn right into the round building with a large sign: THIS IS HOLLAND.
So what exactly can you make of THIS IS HOLLAND? It’s a modern, interactive display about all UNESCO Dutch Heritage Sites. The whole experience consists of two brilliant video presentations and mega flying 666 HD over all of these Dutch places. It all takes 45-60 minutes. Dear Dave Mustain, please check it out 😉
WHERE TO STAY
I’ve made an additional research for you in case you wish to see Megadeth (and mega THIS IS HOLLAND as well) in the Netherlands, but you don’t live a driving distance from Amsterdam.
Well, each time when I travel abroad (I make it regularly) I search for my accommodation using this reliable browser.
It’s convenient for me to see hundreds of offers in one place, have easy access to tons of reviews written by real guests, use sophisticated search options, sort it all as I like and finally trace the status of each booking in the same booking account. It’s just useful and saves my time.
There are few hotels located straight by AFAS Live. You would need to sort all results by distance to: Ziggo Dome, because these two venues are almost in the same point on a map. Well selected examples let you know what is possible:
– easyHotel Amsterdam Arena Boulevard, 2 stars, around 60-70 euros / night
– Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam / Arena Boulevard, 3 stars, around 80-90 euros / night
– Holiday Inn Amsterdam – Arena Towers, 4 stars, around 100 euros / night
I’m not responsible for relevance of prices in these hotels. It’s only an approximation.
Please share this article with all of your friends. Hopefully, Dave Mustaine will find a flying opportunity mentioned here and you will fly together with him!
author: Sam O’Black