May 7, 2001
MEGADETH LAUNCH BRAND NEW ALBUM IN CANADA WITH INTIMATE PERFORMANCES AND AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS IN TORONTO, QUEBEC CITY AND MONTREAL
Megadeth are getting a fresh start in the music business with the release of their highly anticipated ninth full-length album titled, The World Needs A Hero (co-produced by Dave Mustaine and Bill Kennedy). The heavy rocking quartet, lead vocalist/guitarist DAVE MUSTAINE, guitarist AL PITRELLI, bassist DAVE ELLEFSON and drummer JIMMY DEGRASSO are re-establishing their place at the top of the heavy metal hierarchy with a raw and extraordinary new album which hits stores on Tuesday, May 15 and is the first under the band's new contract with Sanctuary Records.
Fans who were becoming weary of not hearing anything new from Megadeth will be happy to hear that the band is back fiercer than ever. The new album features 11 tracks written by Dave Mustaine ("Promises" co-written with Al Pitrelli), and has the kinetic and cathartic sound of their nascent years. The World Needs A Hero is the album the band insisted on making - it's real Megadeth in their truest form.
Look for in-store appearances and/or acoustic performances from the band in select cities across Canada beginning on May 15 in Toronto where Megadeth will sign autographs for eager fans at HMV 333 (downtown Toronto) from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The first 250 fans that purchase the brand new CD at the in-store will also receive a single pass to the bands acoustic performance/listening party that evening at The Reverb (651 Queen St. W.).
On May 16 in Quebec City the band will host an acoustic performance/listening party at The Liquor Store (2600 Boul Laurier) as part of an intimate radio promotion. As an added bonus, the first 50 fans to purchase a copy of The World Needs A Hero at HMV (2700 Boul Laurier, Ste Foy) will receive a single pass to attend the special event that night.
Megadeth will finish their Canadian autograph sessions in Montreal on May 17 at HMV (1020 Rue St. Catherines) where they will sign from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The band will then head to Musique Plus for an acoustic performance Live at Musique Plus.
A world tour will follow the release of The World Needs A Hero, with a freshly charged Megadeth entertaining fans all over the globe.
For more information, please contact Charlotte Thompson, EMI National Media Relations, at (905) 677-5050 x370 or email@example.com www.megadeth.com www.emimusic.ca