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:
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
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