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Reissue of Megadeth’s Video Game-Friendly Countdown To Extinction Album Announced

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Posted on September 11, 2012 AT 10:40am

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Capitol/EMI have announced that a 20th anniversary deluxe edition of Megadeth’s Countdown to Extinction — songs from which have appeared in such games as the original Guitar Hero, G.H.5, Brutal Legend, and FlatOut2 — will be released on November 6.

Besides a remastered version of the original album, the two-disc collection will include a 1992 concert recorded at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, four postcards, a poster, and liner notes by music journalist Kory Grow.

Megadeth have also announced a Countdown To Extinction 20th Anniversary Tour, on which the band will play the entire album. Tickets for the tour go on sale September 13 (the 12th if you’re in the fan club).

The dates are as follows:

NOVEMBER

9: Providence, RI: Lupo’s at the Strand

10: Huntington, NY: Paramount Theatre

11: Worcester, MA: The Palladium

13: Wallingford, CT: Oakdale Theatre

14: Sayreville, NJ: Starland Ballroom

16: Atlantic City, NJ: : House Of Blues

17: Niagara Falls, NY: Rapids Theatre

19: Stroudsburg, PA: Sherman Theater

20: Columbus, OH: LC Pavilion

24: Myrtle Beach, SC: House Of Blues

25: Charlotte, NC: Fillmore

26: Atlanta, GA: The Tabernacle

28: Kansas City, MO: Midland Theatre

December

1: Salt Lake City, UT: Great Saltair

2: Boise, ID: : Knitting Factory

4: Reno, NV: : Grand Sierra Theatre

6: Las Vegas, NV: House Of Blues

7: Pomona, CA: Fox Theatre

For more information about the tour, visit the band’s website http://www.megadeth.com

Paul Semel, Contributor
Paul has been writing about movies, music, video games, books, TV, toys, celebrities, and other fun stuff since the early-’90s. A regular contributor to EGM since 2004, he's also written for Entertainment Weekly, Bikini, Maxim, Raygun, Walmart GameCenter, Rides, and Emmy, among others. Please follow him on Twitter at @paulsemel. Or don't. Whatever.

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