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MEGADETH Announces Summer European Tour Dates

Including multiple festival dates.

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Megadeth have just announced a set of European tour dates for 2023, kicking off in Poland on July 23 and wrapping up, as of right now, at the Riverside Festival on August 25 in Switzerland. It's not certain if this is the band's complete summer itinerary, but twelve dates have been confirmed, so far.

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As for more summer festival bonanzas, Megadeth is confirmed so far to play Wacken Open Air on August 4, Bloodstock Open Air on August 13, Summer Breeze 2023 in Denmark on August 16, and Dynamo Open Air in the Netherlands on August 19, plus a few other smaller events throughout Europe.

You can check out all confirmed dates just below.

7/23 – Katowice, PL – Spodek
7/26 – Tallinn, EE – Sea Arena @ Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
7/31 – Stockholm, SE – Annexet
8/2 – Smukfest 2023 – Skanderborg Dyrehave, Skanderborg, DK
8/4 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, DE
8/10 – Leyendas del Rock Festival – Alicante, ES
8/13 – Bloodstock Open Air – Catton Park, Walton on Trent, GB
8/16 – Summer Breeze 2023 – Dinkelsbuehl Airfield, Dinkelsbühl, DE
8/17 – Pardubice, CZ – Enteria Arena
8/19 – Dynamo Open Air – Eindhoven, NL
822 – Paris, FR – Olympia
8/25 – Riverside Festival – Aarburg, CH

In other news, Megadeth and former guitarist Marty Friedman are rumored to reunite on stage for the first time in 23 years next month when Megadeth visits Friedman's adopted home of Japan.

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According to Megadeth fan page Megadeth Of DestructionFriedman will join the band on February 27 at the Nippon Budokan venue in Tokyo. When asked in an interview with Next Guitar Hero about his potential appearance, Friedman simply stated "I can't give details. But we'll play together […] I believe it will be a magical night."

Friedman joined Megadeth in 1990 and performed with the band until 2000, playing on every record between Rust In Peace and RiskFriedman has since enjoyed a massively successful musical and acting solo career in Japan. Stay tuned, folks!

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