by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Megadeth at MSG in 2012 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
Megadeth

Thrash legends Megadeth are heading out an a big North American tour with support from Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom and Havok. The "Dystopia" tour will hit NYC for two shows at Terminal 5 on 3/16-17. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (12/11) at noon, and a fan club/VIP presale for the whole tour starts Tuesday (12/8) at 10 AM local time via cyberarmy.megadeth.com.

Megadeth have a new album called Dystopia due out January 16, and they've released a couple of songs in advance of that, "The Threat is Real" and "Fatal Illusion." While both are basically pro-forma Megadeth tracks, they also have some of Dave Mustaine's classic political edge. Given Mustaine's widely-publicized beliefs, that comes across as politically questionable at best and Islamophobic at worst ("The Threat is Real" in particular, starts with middle-eastern style singing, which is just...why?).

Stream those new tracks and check out all tour dates below...

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Megadeth/Suicidal Tendencies/Havok/Children of Bodom -- 2016 Tour Dates
Feb. 20 - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom
Feb. 21 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
Feb. 23 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium
Feb. 24 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Feb. 26 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
Feb. 27 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
Feb. 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
Mar. 02 - Honolulu, HI - The Republik (MEGADETH only)
Mar. 03 - Honolulu, HI - The Republik (MEGADETH only)
Mar. 05 - Penticton, BC - South Okanagan Events Centre
Mar. 06 - Calgary, AB - Grey Eagle Resort
Mar. 08 - Dawson Creek, BC - Encana Events Centre
Mar. 09 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
Mar. 10 - Moose Jaw, SK - Mosaic Place
Mar. 13 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
Mar. 15 - Niagara Falls, NY - The Rapids Theatre
Mar. 16 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Mar. 17 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Mar. 19 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Mar. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Mar. 21 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues
Mar. 23 - Bangor, ME - Cross Insurance Center
Mar. 24 - Quebec, QC - Centre Videotron
Mar. 26 - Sioux Falls, SD - Badlands Pawn