Watch Megadeth's Dave Mustaine surprise kids in the crowd in a sweet metal moment

'Metal is alive and well'
Dave Mustaine of Megadeth
Dave Mustaine of Megadeth Photo credit Chiaki Nozu/WireImage/Getty Images
By , Audacy

Currently on the road with their Metal Tour of the YearMegadeth frontman Dave Mustaine brought some unexpected smiles to a couple of kids' faces when he, as inconspicuous as Mustaine can be, dropped into the stands to personally hand out some gifts.

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Megadeth's historically ornery frontman, dressed in all black with a hood covering his face, was filmed slipping into the still arriving crowd at one of his recent Metal Tour of the Year stops, quietly sitting down behind a couple of kids.

As he hands each of them a guitar pick without saying a word, their guardians were completely unaware of the Rock royalty sitting just beside them. Interestingly enough, no one else seemed to notice Mustaine creeping around the stands either. As for the kids in the clip -- soundtracked by Megadeth's 1986 single "Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?" -- they were obviously impressed by the awesome experience, whether or not they knew exactly who Dave was in the moment.

As the video posted on his personal Instagram account ends, we see Mustaine hold a finger over his lips, wave goodbye, and quietly walk away. Like a Heavy Metal St. Nick, Mustaine captioned his clip simply, "Metal is alive and well." Indeed it is, Dave.

Megadeth is continuing their Metal Tour of the Year with friends Lamb Of God, In Flames, and Trivium into May. Check out their upcoming dates below and grab your tickets right HERE.

Metal Tour of the Year Upcoming Dates:

April 27 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ Alliant Energy PowerHouse
April 29 - Kansas City, MO @ T-Mobile Center
April 30 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center *No Trivium
May 03 - North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum
May 04 - Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
May 06 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
May 07 - Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
May 09 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
May 10 - Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
May 12 - Portland, MA @ Cross Insurance Arena
May 13 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
May 15 - Allentown, PA @ PPL Center

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