Megadeth On The Road With Jagermeister Fall Music Tour: New Video From David Ellefson

Megadeth returned to the road last week for the Jägermeister Fall Music Tour with Slayer and Anthrax.  Jägermeistercaught up with Megadeth bassist David Ellefson to talk about the tour, his first experience with Jägermeister and more.  Check out the video now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoLF0IYPTXI.  Tickets for the Jägermeister Fall Music Tourare currently on sale at http://www.jagermeistermusictour.com.

Tour dates after the jump…

JÄGERMEISTER FALL MUSIC TOUR SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER

30        Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN

OCTOBER

1        The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, GA

2        Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL

3        Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami, FL

5        Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

6        1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD

8        Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, NY

9        Toyota Pavilion @ Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA

10        LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH

12        Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY

14        War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN

15        DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, MI

16        Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI

19        Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UT

20        The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV

21        Gibson Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA

About The Bands

Megadeth

Since rising to international fame in the 1980s, Megadeth has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, including six consecutive platinum albums, with eight consecutive Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance. In addition, Mustaine’s recently-released book MUSTAINE: A Heavy Metal Memoir debuted at #15 on the New York Times best seller list in the Hardcover Nonfiction category. Megadeth’s signature shredding and rousing lyrics have not only set standards in hard rock and metal, but helped define the genres. Founding lead vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine–who was the recipient of the first annual Revolver Golden God Award in 2009–is renowned for his ability to use music to shake things up, make a point and rattle your brain literally, figuratively and sonically. This is exactly what Mustaine and Megadeth did with 2009’s Endgame(Roadrunner Records), which received some of the highest critical accolades of the band’s career.  Megadeth recently released the Rust In Peace Live Blu-ray, DVD and CD (Shout! Factory), captured on the final night of Megadeth’s historicRust In Peace 20th anniversary tour at the legendary Hollywood Palladium, not far from where Dave Mustaine formed the band in 1983. Rust In Peace Live–which debuted at #2 on the Top Billboard 50 Music Videos chart (DVD/Blu-ray)–marks the return of original bassist David Ellefson (Megadeth 1983-2002) to the iconic multi-platinum group.  Ellefson (bass) joins Mustaine (lead vocals, guitar), Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar).  During the Jägermeister Music Tour, Megadeth continue to play their landmark 1990 Rust In Peacealbum–which cemented Megadeth’s status as one of the most important metal bands with masterpieces like “Hangar 18” and “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due”–from front to back.

Slayer

In the beginning, when there were no blueprints, no set paths, no boundaries or steps to follow, SLAYER assaulted the world with its new hybrid of metal and punk.  Heavier, faster and darker than the rest, Slayer–guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, vocalist/bassist Tom Araya, and drummer Dave Lombardo–set the new standard that all others continue to follow.  And that has continued through to 2010.   Revolver, SPIN and Metal Hammer have all named Slayer “Best Live Band.”  Esquire presented them with an Esky Award.  They’ve got two Grammys, a Kerrang! Hall of Fame Award, and multiple Revolver Readers’ Poll Awards.  And Slayer continues to be a groundbreaker as they become the first major artist to have a music-themed Apple app–“Slayer:  Pinball Rocks.”  Slayer’s most recent album, World Painted Blood (released 11/09), offers a Slayer-ized point of view of our world–God’s terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us, and a chilling hypothesis of how the rest of the world might view America. As one major daily wrote, “If Thomas Jefferson were alive today, he undoubtedly would be listening to Slayer.”  For “American Carnage,” Slayer’s Tom Araya promises, “no ballads, no acoustic numbers, no slow tempos.”

Anthrax

With worldwide sales in excess of 10 million, Anthrax, who along with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth, is credited with originating the thrash genre, is about to celebrate its 29th year as a band, and continues to be one of metal’s all-time great acts.  Over the band’s career, Anthrax has received multiple gold and platinum albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and a host of other accolades from the press, industry and fans.  Earlier this year, Anthrax announced that vocalist Joey Belladonna, an essential part of Anthrax’s lineup from 1985 to 1992, was rejoining the band, and has taken his place onstage this summer as Anthrax joined Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth–The Big Four founding members of thrash–as co-headliners of a series of Sonisphere Festivals in ten European cities.  Plans are for the “classic era” Anthrax to write and record a new album for a 2011 release.

About Jägermeister

Jägermeister, which translates to “master hunter,” is the #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States and one of the top shot brands in the world. The liqueur is based on a secret recipe, combining 56 different natural ingredients, including select herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits from every corner of the globe. Jägermeister, with the distinctive square bottle, was developed in 1934 in Germany and the brand quickly gained global fame through its innovative marketing, unique taste profile and its association with good times. Jägermeister Liqueur is 35% Alc./Vol. and imported exclusively by Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc., New Rochelle, NY www.jager.com. Jägermeister is available in the following sizes in the United States: 50ml, 100ml, 200ml, 375ml, 750ml, 1L, 1.75L.

About Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc.

Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. is the United States’ premier traveling festival production company.  SGE produces the Jägermeister Music Tours as well as the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival and co-produces the worldwide Rockstar Taste of Chaos as well as the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.  In 2010 alone, SGE will produce over 125 Large Music Festival Events in over 100 cities in 15 countries throughout the world with attendance in excess of 1 million people.  Company principals John Reese and John Oakes have a combined 32 years of experience in artist management, large scale festival production and brand integration and have worked with artists as diverse as Guns N’ Roses and The Cure. SGE excels at integrating brands’ needs with large scale musical entertainment.

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