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March 17, 2010

Megadeth show rescheduled for tonight due to technical difficulties

look! it's megadeth, circa 1997! RAWK!Details are still murky at this point, but some kind of serious technical difficulty forced thrash metal gods Megadeth to scrap last night's sold-out show at Rams Head Live.

The band had to stop playing after a few songs, leaving more than a thousand concertgoers more than a little unhappy.

All is not lost, though -- Megadeth has booked a makeup gig tonight for all the folks who had tickets to last night's ill-fated show ...

"They're going to do a show tonight for the people who bought tickets last night, and do it for free, which is cool," said Mark Mangold, who handles booking for the Power Plant Live club.

Mark promised to update us tomorrow when he finds out exactly what went wrong at yesterday's show. Meanwhile, if you had tickets to last night's show, you can still see the band tonight.

(Press photo of Megadeth from 1997 courtesy of Capitol Records)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 3:16 PM | | Comments (14)
Categories: Local music


A free show? Great. Too bad neither myself nor my girlfriend can attend tonight. Guess I'm just out $100 for those 2 tickets. Thanks Rams Head for that "NO REFUNDS" thing!

You couldn't find a photo of the band more recent than 13 years old? Two of those in the photo aren't even in the band anymore.

@Pissed Off - you'll be lucky to ever find a return policy for a big name act. The venue has to pay the band show or no show...that's common practice in the music biz.

My roommate went to this show last night and was mad they didn't play.

My son was given tickets to this concert for his 16th bday. he met the band at a meet and greet monday and won a meet and greet before tuesdays show. He and his dad drove an hour and 45 minutes to the show. To say he was disappointed is mild. He did though go to the free concert and said it was epic. my husband who is not a fan loved the show. The band was great to my son at both meet and greets and exceeded his expectations in their performance tonight. My husband left with the feeling that they really do care for their fans. Sorry for those who paid but didn't see them.i for one is greatful that they made my sons 16th bday one he will never forget

hey not rams heads fault i spoke w them it was megadeaths sound board that went bad - they have a habit of walking off stage also i guess its time for them to call it a day

The fact that they were willing to go back and play the following night regardless of the 'inferior equipment' is testament (no pun intended) to their integrity. I know I'd be pissed off under the same circumstances, but blaming Megadeth would be futile...especially regarding their response.
@ metalhead..indeed: old school! :o)

Megadeth does NOT have a habit of walking off stage. How are you qualified to make that statement?

I live 2 hours away. I took off work, spent almost 200 on a room, and couldnt afford to stay another night. I know it is not Megadeth's fault, but maybe there should have been a credit toward another show at Ram's head...a lot of people couldnt make it...

over 1000 angry people that did 1000's of dollars worth of damage to Ramshead, people were so rowdy & fights were so bad in power plant that they closed other bars and All we hear are "Technical Diffuculties" Velvet Rope had 300 people outside of their venue a few weeks ago that were upset about a concert being over sold (there were NO arrests and no damage done) and that was a Riot! The sun reported that there were 50 police officers called to Velvet Rope for 300 African Americans and I barely saw an officer at Power Plant for the 1000 Angry/ violent mostly non african americans... I'm just sayin'

What does a meet and greet on Monday have to do with the show being cancelled last night???

backwards, you're a racist jack[rabbit]. there was no damage at the show and no fights. i was there til they took down the stage, on monday, and there was nothing. most likely you're a white girl filled with unnecessary guilt. instead of hiding on the internet go join a black awareness club and maybe you'll feel better

@metalhead -- This photo rawks and you know it.

you really should know what you are talking about before your mouth... I work there you dumb [rabbit]. I saw the fights, I saw the carpenters fixing all the holes in the walls, I was told it cost over 3k to fix ramshead not counting that board that someone threw a cup of water on and I saw Luckies close because of all the fights in power plant. BTW... I'm part of your "black awarness club" I am a white man living in a city that is 74% "black" and I know the politics of the city... 1000 white people is tourism... 1000 black people is a riot.

AND of course there was no damage on monday... the show and damage was on TUESDAY!

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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