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Megadeth’s David Ellefson Announces More ‘Basstory’ Touring


Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has announced another round of dates for his ‘Basstory‘ tour. His business partner Thom Hazaert will be joining him on that trek, as will guitarists Dave Sharpe (Dead By Wednesday) and Clayton Cagle (Hatchet). Dead By Wednesday drummer Opus Lawrence will round out the lineup.

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 – Revolutions
07/18 Pekin, IL – Twisted Spoke Saloon
07/19 Lombard, IL – Brauerhouse
07/22 Rockford, IL – Whiskey’s Roadhouse

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Ellefson will be touring on the July 16th release of his upcoming memoir ‘More Life With Deth‘ on the run. That outing will feature a companion album titled “Sleeping Dogs“, songs from which will be played live during this forthcoming tour. Speaking of the endeavor, Ellefson commented:

“When we got the unfortunate news that the Ozzy 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.”