MEGADETH bassist, author and entrepreneur David Ellefson has announced the first dates for his "Basstory" tour, a series of limited and exclusive "storytellers" dates, starting September 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.”
Tickets are available for purchase at davidellefsonbasstory.com.
"Basstory" tour dates:
Sep. 20 - Portland, OR - Dante's
Sep. 21 - Spokane Valley, WA - The Roadhouse
Sep. 22 - Fife, WA - Louie G's
Sep. 28 - San Antonio, TX - Fitzgerald's
Sep. 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."