Hey Fiends, I got this bit of touring news that will definitely appeal to you bass heads. Well, also any fans of Dave Ellefson and his numerous adventures. Check it out.
The Press Release:
Grammy Award Winning Megadeth bassist, author, entrepreneur, and Metal Icon David Ellefson has announced the first dates for his BASSTORY tour, a series of limited and exclusive “Storytellers” dates, starting 9/21 in Portland. 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.”
The Tour Dates:
9/21 Portland, OR – Dante’s
9/22 Spokane Valley, WA – The Roadhouse
9/23 Fife, WA – Louie G’s
9/28 San Antonio, TX – Fitzgerald’s
9/29 Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club
BASSTORY is also the launching pad for Ellefson, and partner Thom Hazaert, to announce the formation of their new booking agency, ETA – Ellefson Touring Agency, with veteran agent Keith Rowley personally booking the trek.
Says Hazaert, “In our management and label endeavors, one of the hardest things to find is a good agent, especially for the more developing artists. So we found a few great agents ourselves, and have started to build a boutique agency to handle not only some of our internal Ellefson/EMP/Combat artists and tours, but a small roster of outside artists. Every day, Myself and David challenge ourselves to find new, underserved niches in the music business, and this one has definitely been a long time coming.”
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Hey don’t look at me I play the drums ? That said I do think these are cool for those who command the four string implements of musical destruction though and think if a clinic is happening near my area in the future I would attend for reporting purposes. What do you folks think about this news? Let me know down in the comments section below.