MEGADETH have announced the upcoming “They Only Come Out At Night” global livestream event from Budokan in Tokyo, Japan
“They Only Come Out At Night” will be livestreamed worldwide on Monday, February 27 at 6 p.m. Tokyo time (JST).
Before the event begins, fans will be treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes video capturing the band’s trip through Japan, leading into their first-ever live performance at the legendary Budokan where they will be performing classic tracks, as well as songs from their current album, “The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!” The show will then be re-broadcast three times, so fans around the world can watch at a time suitable for them. Thereafter, the whole performance will be available to watch “on demand” for another 48 hours, as follows:
• Live Show: 6 p.m. JST / 9 a.m. GMT / 4 a.m. EST / 1 a.m. PST
• Rebroadcast #1: 7 p.m. GMT / 8 p.m. CET
• Rebroadcast #2: 8 p.m. EST
• Rebroadcast #3: 8 p.m. PST
• On demand opens: Monday, February 27 11:30 p.m. PST / 2:30 a.m. EST* / 7:30 a.m. GMT* (Tuesday, February 28) • On demand closes: Wednesday, March 1 at 11:30 p.m. PST / 2:30 a.m. EST / 7:30 a.m. GMT* (*Thursday, March 2).
Ticketholders will get access to the livestream, all re-broadcasts, and to on-demand replays. Fans can buy tickets via Dreamstage and watch all broadcasts and on-demand replays from anywhere around the world, except Japan.
For fans in Japan, “They Only Come Out at Night” is only accessible via Wowow.
Exclusive livestream merchandise is available to pre-order with tickets, during the livestream, and during the on-demand period. Orders will begin shipping approximately four weeks after the show.
The MEGADETH fan page Megadeth Of Destruction recently reported that former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will be joining the band on stage during the upcoming show at Budokan.
During an appearance on the Japanese radio program “Next Guitar Hero Is…” on InterFM897, Friedman was quoted as saying: “I can’t give details. But we’ll play together … I believe it will be a magical night.”
The last time Marty Friedman (known for being the band’s lead guitarist during the group’s much revered “Rust In Peace” era) played with MEGADETH was in 2000 when he left the Dave Mustaine fronted act.
Excited to announce ‘They Only Come Out at Night’ – Live at Budokan!— Megadeth (@Megadeth) February 6, 2023
This will be a Global Livestream Event from the legendary Budokan Arena in Tokyo on February 27, 2023 + on-demand for 2 days.
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