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Megadeth Announce ‘They Only Come Out at Night’ Livestream; Special Guest Also Revealed

Metal giants Megadeth have announced a one-off global livestream from the Budokan Arena in Tokyo. Get all the info on the event here…



Megadeth in 2022

Metal icons Megadeth have announced a one-off global livestream from the legendary Budokan Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

Entitled ‘They Only Come Out at Night’ and produced by Driift & Wowow, the fully-live performance will be streamed worldwide on February 27th, 2023 at 6.00 pm Tokyo-time (JST) / 9:00 am London (GMT). The show will then be re-broadcast so fans around the world can watch at a more convenient time. Following that, the show will be available to watch on-demand for 2 days.

Speaking about the event, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine said:

“To all our fans and friends in Japan! I am so excited to return to and to finally play the world famous Budokan. Be part of history, and I’ll see you there!”

In further news, the band have confirmed that Megadeth alumni Marty Friedman will join the band on stage marking the first time in more than 23 years performing with them. Marty was the guitarist with Megadeth from 1990 to 2000, touring and playing on five studio albums including the GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum selling album Countdown to Extinction, and platinum selling releases, Rust In Peace and Youthanasia.

On the reunion Dave Mustaine said “Marty and I have remained friends over 23 years, since we last played together. However, I hear his music every night, and he still is among the top guitar players I’ve ever heard. This is an amazing treat for the fans, as well as myself. I am going to enjoy this as much as the fans are, and I’m sure many of you will catch me sneaking a peek during Marty’s appearance. Domo arigato, Marty-San!”

Marty Friedman added:

“It has been a long time. 23 years to be exact since I’ve been on the same stage with Dave Mustaine making music. We`ve both taken drastically different paths since then. That doesn’t change the fact that I’m extremely proud of the part that I played in Megadeth`s history and legacy. I’m also very, very proud of the band’s many great achievements and continued success in my absence. For right now, I just feel immense joy and some serious adrenaline. I am looking forward to playing with Megadeth at this very cool place, The Budokan.”

Fans will be treated to virtual VIP access to the band as part of Megadeth’s entourage. Follow the band as they land in Japan and go sightseeing and explore the beauty of the country, all leading into the band’s live performance at the world’s famous Budokan where they will be performing classic tracks from their extensive back catalogue.

Livestream tickets are on sale now at this location.

Artwork for the album ‘The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!’ by Megadeth

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.