Megadeth’s David Ellefson has announced the first set of dates for his summer “Basstory – More Life With Deth” tour. The trek will feature a Q&A session/discussion with Ellefson’s “More Life With Deth” co-author Thom Hazaert and a full live-band set featuring songs from the book’s companion album “Sleeping Giants.”
07/06 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
07/07 Long Branch, NJ – Brighton Bar
07/08 N. Branford, CT – Strangeland (book signing)
07/10 New Bedford, MA – Vault Music Hall at Greasy Luck
07/11 Waterbury, CT – Shamrock Pub and Grill
07/14 Long Island, NY – Revolution
07/18 Pekin, IL – Twisted Spoke Saloon
07/19 Lombard, IL – Brauerhouse
07/22 Rockford, IL – Whiskey’s Roadhouse
09/07 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
It’s worth noting that these shows will find Ellefson performing with Hazaert, Dead By Wednesday’s Dave Sharpe and Opus Lawrence, and Hatchet’s Clayton Cagle. Archer Nation, Last Crack, Bleed (a.k.a. Crawl), Green Death and more will also perform on select dates.
“When we got the unfortunate news that the Ozzy [Osbourne] tour was postponed, we thought we’d make the best of the downtime and take one more lap around the track to get up close and personal with the fans, and go talk about the book, and play some of these ‘Sleeping Giants’ songs live.
‘Basstory’ started out more in the vein of a ‘clinic’ and has evolved into a full-on live band show, and now with some new material to play, and revisiting some of my past material from other projects on ‘Sleeping Giants’, I think it’s going to be that much more exciting. That’s the great thing about ‘Basstory’ — it’s always a different show. And it’s always fun to get back into the clubs and get intimate with the fans in a way that’s not possible in a giant arena, and that’s really what ‘Basstory’ is all about.”
You can purchase a limited VIP dinner experience for each show HERE.