MEGADETH Kicks Off ‘Countdown To Extinction’ 20th-Anniversary Tour In Colombia (Video)

MEGADETH kicked off the “Countdown To Extinction” 20th-anniversary tour earlier tonight (Sunday, September 2) at Royal Center in Bogotá, Colombia.

Commented MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson: “Not that it’s a competition or anything, BUT Bogota set the bar REALLY high for audience participation tonight!! The ENTIRE audience coordinated holding up custom Vic Rattlehead [MEGADETH‘s mascot] signs during the song ‘Countdown To Extinction’, custom dollar/peace signs during ‘Peace Sells….’ and killer Vic Rattlehead masks everywhere!!! One of the coolest things I’ve EVER seen at our shows….gave me goose bumps!!”

The setlist was as follows:

01. Trust
02. Hangar 18
03. She-Wolf
04. A Tout Le Monde
05. Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)
06. Public Enemy No. 1
07. Skin o’ My Teeth
08. Symphony of Destruction
09. Architecture of Aggression
10. Foreclosure of a Dream
11. Sweating Bullets
12. This Was My Life
13. Countdown to Extinction
14. High Speed Dirt
15. Psychotron
16. Captive Honour
17. Ashes in Your Mouth


18. Peace Sells
19. Holy Wars… The Punishment Due

Video footage of the “Countdown To Extinction” (the song) performance from tonight’s concert can be seen below.

MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine previously stated about the band’s plans for the “Countdown To Extinction” anniversary celebration, “MEGADETH will be going down to South America, we’re going celebrate ‘Countdown To Extinction’‘s 20th anniversary and ‘Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying’‘s 25th anniversary, so depending on where we’re at we might end up doing more than one show. We’re definitely going to do ‘Countdown To Extinction’ in its entirety and if we get a second night, we’ll probably play most of ‘Peace Sells’. There’s a couple of songs on there I don’t really like playing anymore, but other than that, it’s a fun record to play.”

MEGADETH‘s fifth LP, “Countdown To Extinction” was released on July 14, 1992 through Capitol Records. The band’s best-selling full-length CD to date, it was certified double-platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for U.S. shipments in excess of two million copies. The album also produced the band’s most successful hit singles, “Symphony Of Destruction”, “Sweating Bullets”, “Skin O’ My Teeth” and “Foreclosure Of A Dream”.



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