"When Sanctuary, our record company, suggested recording a live show, we managed to put in two dates in Argentina. This was earlier in the summer. The continuing events of the 11th September tragedy have weighed heavily on our families and so we have decided against the pressures of flying the band touring entourage and recording crew and equipment out of the USA at this point in time. Megadeth looks forward to visiting their South American fans as soon as possible as they have been tremendously loyal during the band's entire career." (Mustaine, 2001)
"I dedicate this record to all of our Argentine fans that would have been the audience for this record, had it not been for the events of September, 11, 2001, and to all of the people who lost their lives on that tragic day - 'I will meet you in the next life, I promise you'." (Mustaine, 2001)
When Megadeth announced in October 2001, that they will not record their forthcoming live album in Argentina as previously planned, they received so much criticism from their fans that it prompted Dave Mustaine to go off on one of his famous rants on the messageboard of the band's official website www.megadeth.com.
"I must tell you that except for a few very considerate and understanding people I am very disappointed with the selfishness of the people who are pissed off at us for putting our personal and families' safety ahead of a live record. I am disgusted with some of the things that I have read like, 'bring your son,' 'fuck you and your terrorism,' 'you are imperialists' etc. It makes me never want to go Argentina again. But thank God for the real fans in Argentina who 'really' love us who are 'smart' enough to realize that it is just a live record and that hopefully the war won't keep us from ever coming down there again. Think about that? How would you smart ass fucks like it if we never came back?" (Mustaine, 2001)
"Our personal safety is at stake here, not yours. Our whole country is at war and we are in danger wherever we go because we are American. It has nothing to do with Argentina. Jesus fucking Christ I thought our 'real' Argentine fans would understand. I am hoping that the people who are bitching are just upset and will regain their senses. This was not an easy decision for us to make." (Mustaine, 2001)
"I will say this; as of this second, anyone saying anything adverse to our decision to put our own safety and the safety of our families ahead of a concert, are not fans of Megadeth, and I urge you to leave and never come back here. Remember, I can understand some Spanish too, and so do some of the moderators. God, I thought you'd be happy. What a waste of skin you whiners are." (Mustaine, 2001)
The set lists for each show of the tour were chosen by the fans via voting through the band's official web site, www.megadeth.com.
"We evaluated our current position and relationship with American radio and our most loyal fans. We also wanted to continue our long-standing record of innovation and 'firsts' with the Internet and the online community. So we decided to permit the local stations to feature a link to our site, which would allow their users and listeners to join fans already familiar with www.megadeth.com and participate in choosing which songs we will be performing in their city. We will provide a list of 30 or more songs for the fans to choose from. Each show will consist of 24 songs and will be fully interactive with the fans, listeners and online community." (Mustaine, 2001)
"During the North American tour we encouraged fans to go to www.megadeth.com and vote for their favorite songs that we would perform in their city. There were a few variances but for the most part it became obvious which songs should be on the live disc because they were selected night after night. Again, this is for the fans so we let them pick the set list." (Ellefson, 2001)
Some very rare editions of this album featured two bonus tracks - "Prince of Darkness" and "Peace Sells Medley" (made up of "Peace Sells" and fragments of "Anarchy in the UK" and "Paranoid").
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