Megadeth Plot U.S. Tour, Invite Contest Winner To New Year's Bash

December 3 [16:00 EDT] -- After they wrap up their current swing through South America, Megadeth will head back to the States for another run in support of their latest effort, "Cryptic Writings."

Dave Mustaine and company will return to U.S. soil with a show in Detroit on December 17, and will twist their way across the country before wrapping things up on January 19 in Baltimore.

In the midst of that run, the band will mark New Year's Eve with a show in Tucson, Arizona, and one lucky MTV Online user will win the chance to take a friend to the gig.

By dropping your e-mail address to the folks in the Live area of MTV Online, users will be eligible to win round trip air fare to the show as well as hotel accommodations, limo service, tickets and VIP passes, and other swell stuff.

If you aren't lucky enough to win, you'll have plenty of chances to catch the band

at the following venues:

  • 12/17 - Detroit, MI @ The Palace
  • 12/27 - Sacramento, CA @ MEMORIAL AUD.
  • 12/28 - San Jose, CA @ Events Center
  • 12/29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
  • 12/30 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
  • 12/31 - Tucson, AZ @ T.C.C Exhibit Hall
  • 1/2 - Albuquerque, NM @ Convention CTR.
  • 1/3 - Lubbock, TX @ Fair Park Coliseum
  • 1/4 - Amarillo, TX @ Civic Center
  • 1/5 - Wichita, KS @ Colillion
  • 1/6 - Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
  • 1/8 - Des Moines, IA @ Super Toad
  • 1/9 - Kalamazoo, MI @ State Theatre
  • 1/10 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
  • 1/11 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian
  • 1/15 - Providence, RI @ The Strand
  • 1/16 - Boston, MA @ The Orpheum
  • 1/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
  • 1/18 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Hall
  • 1/19 - Baltimore, MD @ 8th Ave