The Beijinger has reported that Megadeth‘s concert in Beijing came to a grinding halt due to alleged censorship. The first night of the Dystopia tour ended rather abruptly after an hour of Megadeth being on stage by officials and the censorship conclusion is being drawn from one of their tracks, Skin of My Teeth being performed as an instrumental instead of being played with its usual lyrics.
The Beijinger reports: For a band with a 30-year career, there seemed to be an inordinate number of instrumentals and extended guitar solos. The group also did not play several of their best-known songs, including “Holy Wars/The Punishment Due” and “Angry Again.”
Megadeth founder and lead singer Dave Mustaine‘s comments at the end of the show may have indicated some kind of official action to stop. “Thank you for leaving so that we can come back and play again,” he said from the stage as the band waved to the crowd after performing “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?”
Check out the clip below and see if the band’s lyrics warranted the alleged censorship.