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Metal legends Megadeth perform at The Colosseum on July 5 on their North American Dystopia Tour

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Metal legends Megadeth perform at The Colosseum on July 5 on their North American Dystopia Tour

For immediate release: April 25, 2017

Windsor, ON –Caesars Windsor is thrilled to welcome one of metal’s most influential and respected acts, Megadeth, making their debut at The Colosseum on Wednesday, July 5 at 8 PM with special guests Meshuggah.

It was over 30 years ago that lead singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine founded Megadeth and in the process of pioneering the sound that would become known the world over as thrash metal. From the very beginning, the band proved to be the most audacious unit on the heavy music scene, pushing thrash to the limits of musical ferocity and instrumental virtuosity on early efforts like their 1985 debut, "Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!”, and 1986’s seminal “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?”.

Megadeth has reinvented themselves once again with the 2016 release of their 15th studio album, Dystopia, featuring the Grammy-award winning title track “Dystopia”. The hit single reached #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Hard Music/Top Rock charts. Hear their newest singles and greatest hits live including “Prince of Darkness,” “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due,” “In My Darkest Hour” and more!

In the decades since, Megadeth has taken their place as one of metal’s most successful band: Over the course of their career, they have sold 38 million albums, notched six consecutive platinum efforts—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction—and garnered 11 Grammy nominations. On stage they continue to be a world-dominating metal force, shaking stadiums from the U.S. to Bulgaria, playing shows to massive crowds in every corner of the globe. Along with band visionary Dave Mustaine at the helm, Megadeth’s current lineup includes Kiko Loureiro on guitar, David Ellefson on bass and Dirk Verbeuren on drums.

Opening for Megadeth is special guest Swedish extreme metal band Meshuggah.  Labelled as one of the 10 Most Important Hard Rock and Metal bands by Rolling Stone magazine, Meshuggah has attracted metal fans across the globe for their experimental and innovative musical style. They have played Ozzfest, charted on the Billboard 200 as well as earned two Swedish Grammy awards. Fan favourites include their epic 47-minute song “Catch Thirtythree” and “Bleed”.

Don’t miss out on seeing these two award-winning metal bands live! Tickets start at $25 Canadian and will go on sale at noon on Saturday, April 29.

Ticket purchases can be made through, or at the Box Office located in the main casino building on the second floor, open Friday, Saturday, Sunday from noon to 8 pm and on additional show days. Show days open until midnight.

Beat the Box Office! Total Rewards® members receive exclusive ticket presale benefits! Show your Total Rewards® card and photo ID at the Box Office on Sunday, April 16 starting at noon and be the FIRST to buy tickets before the public for Lionel Richie! To learn more, visit the Total Rewards® Centre for all the details.

Upcoming shows: Bill Engvall (May 5), Dance to the Movies ALL AGES (May 12), Trevor Noah (May 19), Thunder from Down Under (May 26), ZZ Top (June 2), Journey (June 22) SOLD OUT, Lionel Richie (June 24), Alessia Cara ALL AGES (July 2), Jeff Dunham (August 5), Tony Orlando (Aug 10) and Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson (Aug 20).

About Caesars Windsor Caesars Windsor is the largest casino resort in Canada and the first of its kind outside of the U.S. to be branded with this legendary, world-renowned name. Proud recipient of the 2017 Forbes Best Employer Award; the CAA/AAA Four Diamond hotel award for 17 consecutive years, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence (COE) for five consecutive years and Hall of Fame member; and is 4-Green Key certified from the world recognized Green Key Eco-Rating program for its outstanding environmental efforts. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for eight consecutive years for its gourmet steakhouse, Neros. Voted “Best Hotel” for 16 consecutive years by Casino Player Magazine. Since 2011, the Colosseum has been ranked in the Top 25 in Canada for Theatre Venues in Canada by Pollstar®.



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