After an 8 year break, David Ellefson will finally be returning to the legendary multi-platinum group, Megadeth. This comes just in time for the upcoming tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the iconic album Rust in Peace, which begins March 1 in Spokane, WA. The tour will include the band playing Rust in Peace in its entirety, as well as their other hits.
Ellefson co-founded the group in 1983 with lead vocalist and guitarist Dave Mustaine, and though their relationship has been strained since his split they seem to be on good terms now. “This shows the power of brotherly love and forgiveness,” says Mustaine. “David Ellefson belongs in Megadeth.”
Ellefson agrees, saying “This is a huge moment for all of us, band and fans alike. It is a great celebration of the music from one of the biggest landmark albums of our career.”
Ellefson will be replacing seasoned rocker James Lomenzo, who Mustaine thanked for “several years of loyal service on the bass,” and wished him the very best. Lomenzo is the second bassist to fill Ellefson’s shoes during his absence, the first being James MacDonough.
The group will be hitting the road soon in support of their latest and highly acclaimed effort, Endgame.
Check the Megadeth web site for tour details.