David Ellefson (Megadeth) Announces Spring European “Basstory” Dates

David Ellefson (Megadeth) has announced some spring European “Basstory” dates. These shows will see the bassist performing and telling stories.

Tour Dates:

03/06 Dusseldorf, GER – Pitcher
03/07 Nancy, FRA – M.A.I.
03/08 Auxerre, FRA – Le Silex
03/09 Strasbourg, FRA – La Laiterie
03/10 Lucern, SWI – Shuur
03/12 Ankara, TUR – 6:45 Hall
03/13 Istanbul, TUR – If Besiktas
03/15 Paris, FRA – L Empreinte
03/16 Madrid, SPA – Copernico
03/17 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
03/19 Milan, ITA – Legend Club

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Megadeth’s David Ellefson To Be Honored With “David Ellefson Day” In Jackson, MN

Megadeth’s David Ellefson will be honored with his own “David Ellefson Day” in his hometown of Jackson, MN on October 9. A ceremony will be held for the bassist at his old high school, Jackson High School, and the city’s mayor Wayne Walter is expected to attend.

Ellefson himself will also be hosting one of his special “Basstory” shows for the students, fans, and media at the event. Furthermore, he has also announced the formation of the David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, which will seek to provide instruments to underprivileged youth and schools with underfunded music programs. Instruments will be donated to Jackson High School during the ceremony. Ellefson said the following about that:

“I grew up in Jackson, and the music program at the High School was so instrumental to the fundamentals of my music education, and, really, served as a huge part of the foundation that I would build my career on. So it is a tremendous honor to not only be able to be honored by my hometown in such an incredible fashion, but to be able to give back, and hopefully help inspire the dreams of the next generation of musicians.”

David Ellefson (Megadeth) Announces East Coast “Basstory” Dates With Bumblefoot & Dead By Wednesday

David Ellefson (Megadeth) has announced some East Coast “Basstory” dates with Bumblefoot and Dead By Wednesday. The trek will see the bassist performing and telling stories. Here’s the new dates:

11/16 Manchester, NH – Jewel Nightclub
11/18 Holyoke, MA – Waterfront Tavern
11/20 New York City, NY – The Iridium
11/21 Albany, NY – Chrome
11/23 Niagara Falls, NY – Evening Star Concert Hal
11/25 Waterbury, CT – Shamrock Pub

Previously announced U.S. dates can be found HERE, while European/UK dates can be found HERE.

David Ellefson (Megadeth) Inducted Into Iowa Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame

David Ellefson (Megadeth) was inducted into the Iowa Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame during a ceremony in Okoboji, Iowa on Sunday (September 2). The honor was presented by the Iowa Rock ‘N’ Roll Music Association in the “individual artist” category for his achievements as a recording artist, performer, producer, writer, and entrepreneur, as well as his work with EMP Label Group, Ellefson Coffee Co., ETA (Ellefson Touring Agency), and Combat Records. A permanent Ellefson exhibit, featuring one of his Jackson Kelly Bird signature basses, will be on display in the Iowa Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame Museum, in Arnold’s Park, Iowa. The bassist commented:

“Growing up in Jackson [Minnesota], which is right on the border with Iowa, I spent as much time in Iowa, as I did in Minnesota,” Ellefson says. “My mom was from Iowa, and really, so much of my life growing up was here. The Iowa circuit is where I really cut my teeth as a musician, before moving to L.A. and joining MEGADETH, and it’s such an amazing honor to be recognized with the Iowa Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame Class of 2018. After the Grammy win for ‘Dystopia’, it was really a cherry on top, to be recognized by my peers, and the great people back home, and to get to come back and participate in this amazing weekend.”

[via Blabbermouth]

David Ellefson (Megadeth) Announces European/UK “Basstory” Dates

David Ellefson (Megadeth) has added some European/UK dates to his “Basstory” tour. That trek will see the bassist performing and telling stories. Here’s the newly announced shows:

10/15 Bristol, UK – BIMM
10/16 Guildford, UK – ACM
10/17 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
10/18 Tilburg, NET – 013
10/21 Les Bioux, SWI – Le Relais Des Artistes
10/22 Warsaw, POL – Riff Megastore
10/23 Berlin, GER – Private Club

The previously announced U.S. dates can be found HERE.

David Ellefson (Megadeth) Adds More Dates To His “Basstory” Tour

David Ellefson (Megadeth) has added more dates to his “Basstory” tour. The trek will see the bassist performing and telling stories. You can find more info on that HERE.

Ellefson commented:

“I have always done clinics, and a few years ago did an amazing spoken-word tour in Australia to support my book ‘My Life With Deth’, and have always welcomed the opportunity to be able to meet and connect with fans on a more intimate level. These important parts of my professional life converged to create ‘Basstory’. Not only will fans get to hear some of their favorite bass riffs, but the stories behind them. It’s not often I get to get into small, intimate rock clubs, the way this all started, and I’m excited for fans to get to experience this show.”

Tour Dates:

09/20 Portland, OR – Dante’s
09/21 Spokane Valley, WA – The Roadhouse
09/22 Fife, WA – Louie G’s
09/28 San Antonio, TX – Fitzgerald’s
09/29 Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club
10/04 Lombard, IL – Brauer House (with Green Death and Wrath)
10/05 Sturtevant, WI – Route 20 Outhouse (with Green Death and Wrath)
10/06 Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo Center (with Green Death and Wrath)
10/07 Mankato, MN – What’s Up Lounge (with Green Death and Wrath)

David Ellefson (Megadeth) Announces First Dates For His “Basstory” Tour

David Ellefson (Megadeth) has revealed the first set of dates for his “Basstory” tour. The trek will see the bassist performing and telling stories. You can find more info on that HERE. Ellefson commented:

“I have always done clinics, and a few years ago did an amazing spoken-word tour in Australia to support my book ‘My Life With Deth’, and have always welcomed the opportunity to be able to meet and connect with fans on a more intimate level. These important parts of my professional life converged to create ‘Basstory’. Not only will fans get to hear some of their favorite bass riffs, but the stories behind them. It’s not often I get to get into small, intimate rock clubs, the way this all started, and I’m excited for fans to get to experience this show.”

Tour Dates:

09/21 Portland, OR – Dante’s
09/22 Spokane Valley, WA – The Roadhouse
09/23 Fife, WA – Louie G’s
09/28 San Antonio, TX – Fitzgerald’s
09/29 Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club