Dave Mustaine Of Megadeth

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine: “Tyranny Right Now Is In The Schools And Tyranny Is In The Medical Business”


With a body of lyrical content practically built upon politics, Megadeth vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine is no stranger to addressing the state of the world. Ahead of performing the band’s set closing “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due” during last night’s show in Camden, NJ, Mustaine addressed the crowd, commenting on the tyrannical behavior he feels is currently going on.

Speaking from the stage, he offered:

“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 in fucking bags. We’re not freaking out, and we’re not yelling at people, ‘Wear your fucking mask’…

Listen, it starts with this kind of a sensation that we build right now. We feel together, we feel like we’re 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. So you guys look it up.

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‘.”

Megadeth are currently out on the ‘Metal Tour Of The Year‘ with Lamb Of God, Trivium and Hatebreed. Mustaine also revealed during the aforementioned set that another leg of ‘Metal Tour Of The Year‘ is planned for 2022, though it may not be with the same lineup. The remaining dates of this year’s leg include:

09/16 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/18 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
09/19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/20 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
09/22 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
09/24 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
09/25 Indianola, IA – Knotfest Iowa (no Hatebreed)
09/26 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
09/28 Minneapolis, MN – Armory
09/30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
10/01 Laval, QC – Place Bell
10/02 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron

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