Megadeth’s Concert In Beijing Ends Abruptly

October 8, 2015

Megadeth’s concert in Beijing, China this past Tuesday (October 6) ended abruptly after only an hour, possibly due to the band being censored by officials.

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Fans saw instrumentals and extended guitar solos fill out Megadeth’s abbreviated concert, “Skin Of My Teeth” being played instrumentally and “Holy Wars” and “Angry Again” left out entirely.

Megadeth singer Dave Mustaine’s comments at the end of the show suggestion that an official intervention resulted in a shorter-than-expected concert. “Thank you for leaving so that we can come back and play again,” he said from the stage as the band waved to the crowd after performing “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?”

According to The Wall Street Journal, “authorities [in China] require entertainment companies to jump through hoops, submitting minute details of their show, including set lists. The process reflects the control held by China’s censors, who try to prevent incidents like one in 2008, in which Icelandic singer Bjork sang at a Shanghai concert about the ever-politically sensitive issue of Tibetan freedom.”

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Megadeth’s touring lineup features founding members Mustaine (guitar, vocals) and David Ellefson (bass) with Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler and Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro.

Megadeth’s new album, their 15th, “Dystopia”, will be released on January 22, 2016.

 

 

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