Special Guests Trivium & In Flames


MAY 9, 2022

Tickets Go On General Sale Friday, January 14th, 2022 At 10 am

"Be sure to catch this tour if it stops by your town." - Go Venue

"holy f**king hell, did it live up to its billing"- Metal Insider

"A show that was as brash and hardcore as it was a fun night out." - The Aquarian

"The Metal Tour of the Year was exactly as it was described. If anything, it was one of the best metal shows from the last several years- Get Some Magazine

"A sold-out venue waited for a heavy dose of fist pounding metal and this tour didn’t disappoint". - Metal Nexus

“I am here to say that this is a must-see tour. It not only delivers as a top-tier showcase of metal giants, but also comes to

show the power of a well-assembled, diversely-packaged, multi-band amphitheater tour.” The Hype Magazine

Following the enormous success of their 2021 co-headline US tour, metal titans MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD have today announced the second US run of their aptly named METAL TOUR OF THE YEAR. Joining them will be special guests TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES. Tickets for the second leg of THE METAL TOUR OF THE YEAR, produced by Live Nationwill go on general sale at 10 am on Friday, January 14th from

The Metal Tour of the Year featuring Megadeth and Lamb of God with special guests Trivium and In Flames will make a stop in Pittsburgh, PA, at the Peterson Events Center on Monday, May 9, 2022.

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 amphitheatre tours to hit the road in 2021 and saw co-headliners MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD hit 29 cities across North America with special guests TRIVIUM and HATEBREED, who stepped in to replace IN FLAMES who couldn’t join the tour due to travel restrictions. The tour was met with enormous acclaim, truly living up to its name and playing to a whopping 172,000 metal fans in the process. 

Speaking on the success of the initial leg of the tour and his excitement in hitting the road again in 2022, MEGADETH’s leader and frontman, 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.”

Randy Blythe, inimitable frontman of LAMB OF GOD, adds 

"It was great to get out on the road for an incredible tour last summer with Megadeth, Trivium and Hatebreed so we figured we'd do it again! We look forward to hitting new cities with Megadeth, Trivium and In Flames, who we're happy to have over for leg 2!"

TRIVIUM’s Matthew Kiichi Heafy adds 

“The Metal Tour Of The Year was one of the strongest, most incredible Metal tours in ages – it’s namesake nothing but accurate. How do you follow that up? By doing it again – even bigger, even better, and have it play everywhere it didn’t on the first leg. MTOTYII – let’s do this. “

With IN FLAMES singer, Anders Fridén stating 

”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.”

Produced by Live Nation, the second leg of this epic metal trek will kick off on Saturday, April 9th in Las Vegas, NV and hit a further 21 cities before wrapping in Allentown, PA on Sunday, May 15. Full tour itinerary below. 

The tour will be part of Live Nation’s Live Stubs initiative which provides digital, collectible NFT ticket stubs to ticket holders. Reimagining ticket stubs as digital collectible NFTs, Live Nation’s Live Stubs will mirror the unique section, row, and seat of each ticket purchased, allowing fans to collect ticket stubs once again – this time with more capabilities. Live Stubs will automatically be included with tickets on select Live Nation shows in North America. Fans will be able to view, share, gift, trade, and resell their live stubs on These are collector items and will not replace the digital tickets needed to physically enter the show. 

Tickets and VIP packages for all artists go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 14th, 2022 at 10am local time via

The Metal Tour Of The Year

Megadeth and Lamb of God 2022 North American Tour Dates: 

Sat Apr 09       Las Vegas, NV            Michelob Ultra Arena 

Sun Apr 10      Tucson, AZ                 Tucson Arena

Tue Apr 12       Colorado Springs, CO   Broadmoor World Arena

Thu Apr 14       Corpus Christi, TX        American Bank Center

Fri Apr 15        Lafayette, LA              Cajundome

Sat Apr 16       Brandon, MS               Brandon Amphitheater

Tue Apr 19       Grand Rapids, MI         Van Andel Arena

Thu Apr 21       Fort Wayne, IN            Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Fri Apr 22        Green Bay, WI            Resch Center

Sun Apr 24      Sioux Falls, SD           Denny Sanford PREMIER Center 

Tue Apr 26      Omaha, NE                 Baxter Arena

Wed Apr 27     Cedar Rapids, IA          Alliant Energy PowerHouse

Fri Apr 29        Kansas City, MO          T-Mobile Center

Sat Apr 30       Tulsa, OK                   BOK Center* No Trivium

Tue May 03     North Charleston, SC   North Charleston Coliseum

Wed May 04   Greenville, SC             Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Fri May 06      Nashville, TN              Bridgestone Arena

Sat May 07     Peoria, IL                    Peoria Civic Center

Mon May 09    Pittsburgh, PA             Petersen Events Center

Tue May 10     Rochester, NY            Blue Cross Arena

Thu May 12     Portland, ME               Cross Insurance Arena

Fri May 13      Uncasville, CT             Mohegan Sun Arena

Sun May 15    Allentown, PA             PPL Center

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