Californian thrash metal band Megadeth has added Malaysia to their “Dystopia World Tour 2017”.
Known to be one of the pioneers of thrash metal, the quartet band is credited as one of the genre’s “big four” alongside Anthrax, Metallica and Slayer.
This will be the band’s debut performance in Malaysia since their ban has been lifted as the group was previously banned from performing in the country back in 2001.
“I’m super thrilled about this,” said lead vocalist Dave Mustaine to Loudwire.
“We had been banned in Malaysia because of some knobhead in a remote area had conducted a black metal séance of some sort and killed somebody, then gave us the indubitable honour of spray painting Megadeth and Slayer on the wall,” he continued.
Megadeth’s Malaysian show will take place on 4 May 2017 at Stadium Negara Kuala Lumpur, as announced by organiser IME Asia.
Malaysia is the band’s latest date for the Asian leg of the tour, following Manila on 29 April and Singapore on 2 May.
Tickets for the show ranges from RM198 to RM428 and will go on sale via ticketcharge.com.my, starting from 10 February 2017.