Originally Posted by Sanitarium78
I think Megadeth needs to take a couple years off. Sometimes you need to let the fans miss you for a bit before touring again. The way they keep touring almost nonstop for the last four years isn't doing them any favors when it comes to ticket sales.
I saw the first gigantour in 2005 and that tour was a big deal because Dave had put the band on hiatus for a few years while he recovered from some nerve damage he had in his hand. My show was at an amphitheater and it drew a pretty good sized crowd. I would say most of the reserved seats were filled. Having Dream Theater as the co-headliner helped a lot to but certainly Megadeth making their big comeback was the major draw for the tour. While I don't think they have to be like Metallica and take 5 or 6 years between albums, no one can deny that Megadeth really needs to take a vacation for a bit.
I've been thinking the same thing for the last year. Even if he wanted to tour he should take a bit of time off between albums. He's released three albums in a little over three and a half years. He should let the albums sit a bit longer so people appreciate them (except that new one). But you're right about touring too. They come to town every six months or so, it seems. Maybe tour one summer, take time off for a bit then tour two summers later, every other year. Unless money is the big issue. I have no idea what his financial situation is like but wether they're playing to a half empty arena or a packed club I'm sure he gets paid the same either way.