MEGADETH played a six-song acoustic set for around 50 contest winners chosen by Detroit, Michigan’s WRIF 101.1 FM radio station. The performance took place earlier today (Thursday, February 9) at 3:00 p.m. EST at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan and was streamed online at WRIF.com.
The band performed the following songs:
* Use The Man
* Angry Again
* A Tout Le Monde
* Public Enemy No. 1
* Symphony Of Destruction
Video footage of the performance can be seen in the YouTube clip below.
Gigantour — the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH — is making its highly anticipated return for the first time since 2008. The multi-artist bill — with metal heavyweights MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL all personally picked by MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine — kicked off on January 26 in Camden, New Jersey. Before wrapping February 28 in Denver, Colorado, the tour will make stops all across the U.S. and Canada, including a February 24 show in Los Angeles.
MEGADETH is among the nominees for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, February 12 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band’s tenth Grammy nomination is for its new single, “Public Enemy No. 1”, off MEGADETH‘s latest album, “TH1RT3EN”, which came out on November 1.
“Public Enemy No. 1” actually marks the second Grammy nomination for music from “TH1RT3EN”, as the song “Sudden Death” was first unveiled in the 2010 video game “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock” and received a “Best Metal Performance” nod.
“Use The Man” performance (audio):
MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson prior to acoustic performance: