Metal Tour of the Year: Megadeth, Lamb of God Coming to Grand Rapids in 2022
Lamb of God, Megadeth, Trivium, and In Flames are bringing the metal to Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids April 19th, 2022.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 14th at 10a.m. at MetalTourOfTheYear.com.
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The Metal Tour of the Year was originally announced and planned for 2020 but was halted by the pandemic. Fans waited patiently for touring to return and in the summer of 2021 were granted their wish. The Metal Tour of the Year was one of the first national amphitheater tours to hit the road in 2021 - and now we've got more metal coming at us in 2022!
Speaking on the success of the initial leg of the tour and his excitement in hitting the road again in 2022, Megadeth's leader Dave Mustaine says,
The Metal Tour of The Year is exactly what it sounds like – a night of some of the best heavy metal bands in the world – live and loud. Anyone who came to a show last year knows what I mean, only this one’s going be even better. Do not miss out.
We know that Megadeth have been working on the follow-up to their 2016 album "Dystopia". The new album, "The Sick, The Dying, and the Dead" is coming this spring.
In 2020 Lamb Of God released a self-titled album, regarded as the the band's best work to date, featuring new drummer Art Cruz.
Trivium also released new music recently, with their latest album "In The Court Of The Dragon" out last year.
In Flames had originally intended to be part of the first leg of the Metal Tour of the Year, but were prevented from doing so due to travel restrictions. In Flames singer Anders Fridén says,
”We are excited to finally be able to join our dear friends in Megadeth, Lamb of God, and Trivium on this year’s, Metal Tour of The Year! We can’t wait to be back on the road in America and to reunite with you all. Don’t miss this tour it’s a juggernaut.”
Excited to welcome all these great bands to Grand Rapids!