Megadeth’s first show in China full of censorship


So let me just throw this question out there for discussion…say you’ve been waiting your entire life to watch a band like Metallica or Megadeth in a country like China, and when they’re FINALLY able to come to China and officially perform (as opposed to coming in on tourist visas and basically sneaking into the country under the guise of being tourists when they’re really there to play shows)…but the ENTIRE setlist has to be adjusted with classics being cut out from the set because of government censorship. Or worse, in Megadeth’s case they play the songs but without the lyrics – what?? – What do you do in this type of situation? Would you still go?

To not hear Megadeth rip into Holy Wars in their first time in China would to me be totally a reason not to go watch the show…

Read the full review of their Beijing performance here in The Beijinger website: is an underground Asian music news website created for the sole purpose of supporting our own world. We support all bands and genres HOWEVER we do not support nor have any sympathy for homophobic, racist, sexist rhetoric in lyrical content or band material. UNITE ASIA!