Megadeth plays impromptu acoustic show in Istanbul
Photo by @GunesTurac obtained from TwitterIconic heavy metal band Megadeth hit the stage for a brief acoustic after-show, following its fourth concert in Istanbul on Aug. 4.
Dave Mustaine and his peers took the stage for an impromptu gig at the Hard Rock Cafe in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district in the early hours of Aug. 5, playing an intimate, yet energetic three-song set. The American band played “She Wolf,” “A Tout Le Monde” and “Symphony of Destruction” unplugged much to the awe of a lucky crowd.
The concert came hours after Megadeth’s performance at the Rock Off Festival at Küçük Çiftlik Park, where they played as part of a bill that also included cult metal bands HIM, Amon Amarth, Haggard, Stratovarius and Gojira over three days.
The Rock Off headlining was Megadeth’s fourth concert in Istanbul, following their 2001, 2005 and 2012 performances. The band, known for their heavy and thrash metal classics such as “Rust in Peace” and “Countdown to Extinction” through the 1980s and 1990s, is currently on tour for their latest release, 2013’s “Super Collider.”