Grammy Award Winning Megadeth bassist, author, entrepreneur, and Metal Icon David Ellefson has announced a string of East Coast dates for his BASSTORYtour, with special guest BUMBLEFOOT (ex-Guns N’ Roses, Sons of Apollo)and opener Dead By Wednesday. These are in addition to already announced dates in Europe, the Pacific Northwest, Texas, and a special run of Midwest dates with support from COMBAT RECORDS artists Green Death and WRATH.

Dubbed “Basstory: An Intimate Evening of Riffs and Repartee with David Ellefson”, the show combines solo bass performance with David’s celebrated brand of storytelling, as he recounts intimate details of his struggles and triumphs in the name of Rock N’ Roll.

BASSTORY will also include special VIP meet and greets, exclusive merchandise, and more.

Says Ellefson, “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.”

Ellefson performed an intimate BASSTORY MASTERCLASS preview in IOWA last week, as part of his induction into the IOWA ROCK N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME.

Tickets and limited VIPS are available for purchase at

9/20 Portland, OR – Dante’s
9/21 Spokane Valley, WA – The Roadhouse
9/22 Fife, WA – Louie G’s
9/28 San Antonio, TX – Fitzgerald’s
9/29 Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club
10/3 Bradley, IL – The Looney Bin (w/ Green Death)
10/4 Lombard, IL – Brauer House (w/ Green Death, WRATH)
10/5 Sturtevant, WI – Route 20 Outhouse(w/ Green Death, WRATH)
10/6 Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo Center (w/ Green Death, WRATH)
10/7 Mankato, MN – What’s Up Lounge (w/ Green Death, WRATH, Kublai Khan)

11/16 Manchester, NH – Jewel Nightclub (w/ BUMBLEFOOT, Dead By Wednesday)
11/18 Holyoke, MA – Waterfront Tavern (w/ BUMBLEFOOT, Dead By Wednesday)
11/20 NYC – The Iridium (w/ BUMBLEFOOT, Dead By Wednesday)
11/21 Albany, NY – Chrome (w/ BUMBLEFOOT, Dead By Wednesday)
11/23 Niagara Falls, NY – Evening Star Concert Hall (w/ BUMBLEFOOT, Dead By Wednesday)
11/25 Waterbury, CT – Shamrock Pub (w/ BUMBLEFOOT, Dead By Wednesday)

(Presented by Metal Casino)
15 October: BIMM-Bristol/UK+
16 October: ACM-Guildford/UK+
17 October: Rockhal-Esch Sur Alzette/Luxemburg (
18 October: 013-Tilburg/Netherlands (
21 October: Le Relais des artistes-Les Bioux/Switzerland (Reservations via email only
22 October: Riff Megastore-Warsaw/Poland
23October: Private Club-Berlin/Germany+

+Private events. No public ticketing available.

BASSTORY is being exclusively booked by Ellefson, and partner Thom Hazaert’s new booking agency, ETA – Ellefson Touring Agency.

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