Symphony of Destruction: Megadeth Live in Hershey, PA (Photos)
Hershey, Pennsylvania - a town which might be the purest possible manifestation of both chocolate and capitalism - is also home to the Hersheypark Stadium, which is where Megadeth played last Saturday, on tour with Five Finger Death Punch, The Hu, and Fire from the Gods - an unusually rock-focused lineup to see Megadeth in (photographer Nadine noted it's one of the oddest she's ever attended), but hey, it's post-COVID touring, anything goes. For those unfamiliar with the openers, The Hu play a mix of metal and rock rooted in Mongolian folk metal, relying on throat singing and traditional instruments, and Fire from the Gods plays socially-conscious rap metal.
Megadeth's latest album, The Sick, The Dying... and the Dead! released on September 2nd, continuing their penchant for thrash metal rooted in war, sickness, and other forms of human-driven misery. Their lineup right now is the ever-present Dave Mustaine plus Kiko Loureiro (guitar, ex-Angra), Dirk Verbeuren (drums), and James LoMenzo (bass). The thrashers' high-octane set included career highlights like "Hangar 18," "Peace Sells," and "Symphony of Destruction," with "We'll Be Back" from the new album also featured. The set concluded with the legendary "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due" as an encore.
We've got photos from the show below - keep scrolling.
Photo Credit: Nadine Maziarz
Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, The Hu, and Fire from the Gods Tour Dates:
09/30/2022 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago
10/01/2022 Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
10/04/2022 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center
10/05/2022 Detroit, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
10/07/2022 Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater
10/08/2022 Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis
10/10/2022 Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/12/2022 Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
10/14/2022 Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
10/15/2022 Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Megadeth - Festival Appearances:
12/04/2022 Hell & Heaven Metal Fest - San Mateo Otzacatipan, MX @ Foro Pegaso