Megadeth says they may be holding off on releasing their next album until they can support it on the road.
In an interview, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson provided an update on their plans, saying, “We’re working on album number sixteen, and just finishing it up now. We’ve got a big year of touring lined up — festivals in Europe; the big ‘The Metal Tour of the Year’ is rescheduled for July and August this year; Rock In Rio in Brazil in September. And it’s all confirmed, but it depends on what — COVID has a say in this matter, unfortunately.” He continued, “We’re gonna wanna be able to get on the road and promote it. It doesn’t make sense to drop a brand new record in the middle of a pandemic and not be able to support that. And so if that means we have to push things back a little bit so that it can be the most effective to tour it and support it, then I’m sure those are decisions that are being made … Quite honestly, those are decisions that get updated pretty much weekly inside the Megadeth camp.”
At this point everything remains on schedule for Megadeth with their touring set to resume in June and continuing through the summer into September. Their current tour dates are listed at the link- here.
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