Directly off of a tour of Central and South America supporting Black Sabbath, American thrash legends Megadeth kicked off a string of U.S. tour dates last night (Oct. 29) at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles.

Opening with the fan-favorite and live staple 'Hangar 18', the band continued to tear through a set of mostly greatest hits, including 'Symphony of Destruction' and 'Peace Sells.' Megadeth's latest album, 'Super Collider,' which came out in June, was surprisingly underrepresented in the setlist, although the one song they did play, 'Kingmaker,' blended seamlessly with their classic material. An extended version of 'Holy Wars...The Punishment Due' rounded out the set as the band's encore.

Yesterday was particularly special for bassist and founding member David Ellefson, whose autobiography, 'My Life With Deth,' was released. Earlier in the day, Ellefson did a special reading at the Hollywood store Book Soup.

Check out our pics of Megadeth at The Shrine below, and see the band's full touring itinerary here.

Photos of Megadeth at the Shrine in Los Angeles:

Charles Epting for Loudwire.
Charles Epting for Loudwire.
Charles Epting for Loudwire.
Charles Epting for Loudwire.
Charles Epting for Loudwire.
Charles Epting for Loudwire.
Charles Epting for Loudwire.
Charles Epting for Loudwire.
Charles Epting for Loudwire.
Charles Epting for Loudwire.
Charles Epting for Loudwire.
Charles Epting for Loudwire.