MEGADETH To Perform Entire ‘Countdown To Extinction’ Album In Mexico

MEGADETH will perform its 1992 album, “Countdown To Extinction”, in its entirety at the Pepsi Center in Mexico City, Mexico on Wednesday, September 19 and at the Arena VFG in Guadalajara, Mexico on Friday, September 21. Local act RAXAS is confirmed as the support act for both shows. Tickets for Mexico City go on sale to the general public Thursday, May 17 and for Guadalajara on on Saturday, May 19.

As previously reported, MEGADETH will also perform its 1992 album, “Countdown To Extinction”, in its entirety on September 7 at Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile.

Speaking to the Artisan News, Ellefson stated about the LP, “‘Countdown’ was really one of my favorite records of the whole MEGADETH catalog… for a number of reasons. Musically, I think it brought together the best of thrash, the melodic part, writing big, hooky riffs. And that record really launched us into the mainstream, which opened up a lot of other opportunites and things for us to do. But more importantly, I think, than all of that, is it was a really cool time when the four of us were really, probably, our most connected together as a band.”

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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