Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson to Embark on Basstory Tour


Story by Anne Erickson

David Ellefson of Megadeth is gearing up to release a new book and do a tour in support of it

Megadeth bass player David Ellefson has a new memoir on the way, “More Life with Deth,” and now, he also has a tour to go along with the new read.

The tour, dubbed the Basstory tour, will offer an “intimate evening of riffs and repartee.” The trek will kick off Sept. 21 in Portland, Oregon, and will run through a Sept. 29 date in Houston, Texas.

“Not only will fans get to hear some of their favorite bass riffs, but the stories behind them,” Ellefson said in a statement. “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.”

For information on the tour and to find tickets, head to the tour’s official website at

“More Life with Deth” is Ellefson’s follow-up to his 2013 book “My Life with Deth.” The new book kicks off in the mid-2000s and takes readers from the time Ellefson left Megadeth through his reunion with Dave Mustaine and company in 2010. “More Life with Deth” will hit stores in November.

At the moment, Ellefson is on tour with Megadeth in Europe. The metal back picked up their first-ever Grammy Award in 2017 for Best Metal Performance for their album, “Dystopia.”

Megadeth Bass Player Davide Ellefson’s Basstory Tour Dates:

9/21 — Portland, OR, Dante’s
9/22 — Spokane Valley, WA, The Roadhouse
9/23 — Fife, WA, Louie G’s Pizza
9/28 — San Antonio, TX, Fitzgerald’s Bar & Live Music
9/29 — Houston, TX, BFE Rock Club



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