Megadeth guitarist and vocalist Dave Mustaine spoke out against "tyranny" in the medical business and schools during a show in Camden, NJ on September 15. Mustaine made the comments right before performing the final song of the night, "Holy Wars… The Punishment Due".
"I just wanna tell you how great it is. Look around you, guys. Look to your right, look to your left, and look how wonderful this is. We're all here together. We're not freaking out, and we're not yelling at people, 'Wear your fucking mask,'" said Mustaine.
"Listen, it starts with this kind of a sensation that we build right now," he continued. "We feel together, we feel like [there's] strength in numbers. We feel like we are invincible. People will not be able to stop us.
"Right now, what's going on is tyranny. This is called tyranny. Look it up when you get home. And tyranny isn't only in government. Tyranny right now is in the schools and tyranny is in the medical business. We have the power, especially us … heavy metal fans, we have the power to change things."
"If you look what happened in the Middle East right now… I said it a long time ago with this next song, 'Holy Wars'."
Thu Sep 16 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center* [Tickets]
Sat Sep 18 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center* [Tickets]
Sun Sep 19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre* [Tickets]
Mon Sep 20 Cincinnati, ON – PNC Pavilion [Tickets]
Wed Sep 22 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP* [Tickets]
Fri Sep 24 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Sat Sep 25 Indianola, IA – Knotfest Iowa** [Tickets]
Sun Sep 26 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis*** [Tickets]
Tue Sep 28 Minneapolis, MN – Armory [Tickets]
Thu Sep 30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage [Tickets]
Fri Oct 01 Laval, QC – Place Bell [Tickets]
Sat Oct 02 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron [Tickets]
*Festival Date featuring all 4 bands.
**Festival Date, Knotfest Iowa does not include Hatebreed