MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro has shared behind-the-scenes video from the rehearsal periods for the 2022 leg of the band’s “The Metallic Tour Of The Yr” with LAMB OF GOD, TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES. Take a look at the 11-minute clip under.
The 49-year-old Brazilian musician, who lives in Finland along with his spouse and youngsters, and his MEGADETH bandmates kicked off the 2022 leg of “The Metallic Tour Of The Yr” on April 9 at Michelob ULTRA Area in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Final month, MEGADETH bassist James LoMenzo mentioned the band’s setlist for the 2022 leg of “The Metallic Tour Of The Yr” throughout a bassist roundtable video chat with Knotfest‘s Ryan J. Downey. “You must keep in mind that Dave‘s [Mustaine, MEGADETH frontman] been by means of lots along with his voice, so a number of the songs that we choose are predicated on [the fact] that he’s therapeutic appropriately,” the bassist stated on the time, referencing Mustaine‘s current battle with throat most cancers. “In order that’s a part of it as effectively. But it surely’s an extended street forward. We’re at all times swapping in songs. We have an entire pile — they’re all sitting, ready to be let free. That is the beauty of being on this band, is that there is simply an inexhaustible catalog.
“I do not know easy methods to say this delicately, so I will simply say it. The reality of the matter is while you go to see a number of your favourite bands — let’s be the fan man; okay, let’s go to see our favourite band… I bear in mind when JUDAS PRIEST was doing all of ‘Nostradamus’,” he continued. “It was document, however it wasn’t ‘Hell Bent For Leather-based’. And I’ve gotta say that folks wanna hear the songs that they love. Why would not you play them for ’em?
“In order that’s the issue with a band like MEGADETH,” James added. “And there are bands, as we transfer alongside — all bands, as you progress alongside, you begin simply getting this large catalog. And the way do you get sufficient in there to provide the core followers what they really need versus the esoterics? You try to throw a factor right here and there, however you have gotta hold the hits, man.”
LoMenzo joined MEGADETH in 2006 and appeared on two of the group’s studio albums, 2007’s “United Abominations” and 2009’s “Endgame”. He was fired from the band in 2010 and changed with returning unique MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson.
Along with MEGADETH, LoMenzo has performed with Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde and WHITE LION. For the previous 9 years, LoMenzo has been performing with iconic rocker John Fogerty.
LoMenzo performed his first present with MEGADETH in almost 12 years final August in Austin, Texas. The live performance befell three months following Ellefson‘s dismissal from MEGADETH after sexually tinged messages and express video footage involving him have been posted on Twitter.
Ellefson was in MEGADETH from the group’s inception in 1983 to 2002, and once more from 2010 till his newest exit.
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