Watch Megadeth's first show with bassist James LoMenzo in almost 12 years

James Lomenzo, Dave Mustaine, and Kiko Loureiro of Megadeth performs on stage at the Germania Insurance Amphitheater in Austin, Texas on August 20, 2021.
(Image credit: SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images)

Megadeth have played their first live show with returning bassist James LoMenzo in almost 12 years.

Appearing on Friday (August 20) in Austin, Texas for the first show of the Metal Tour of the Year – the band's 29-date North America run with Lamb of God, Trivium and Hatebreed – the thrash-metallers tore through an 11-track set of classics, including Hangar 18, Tornado of Souls, Symphony of Destruction and Holy Wars...The Punishment Due. Check out footage below.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.