Wednesday, September 4, 2013

VIDEO: Megadeth bassist checks in from Iron Maiden tour

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has filed behind-the-scenes video from opening night of the Iron Maiden tour in Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday.

The two metal legends are playing a series of seven US dates over the next week a half, wrapping things up September 13 in San Bernardino, California.

Touring in support of their latest album, “Super Collider”, frontman Dave Mustaine raved about the whole opening night experience.

“Well, last night marked several highlights for me,” wrote Mustaine. “We started the Megadeth and Iron Maiden tour, I got to say hello to Nicko [McBrain], Adrian [Smith], Bruce [Dickinson], Steve [Harris], and their legendary manager Rod Smallwood.”

“We also added ‘Tornado Of Souls’ to the set, and when we came back to our dressing room, the incredible class of I.M. was on display in the form of an enormous bowl of ice with 6 chilled bottles of Moet champagne,” he continued. “The sign said, ‘Megadeth, welcome aboard... Here's to a fantastic tour!! From all at Iron Maiden,’ so I definitely knew it was for us.”

“[Drummer] Shawn [Drover] told me that I was the only other person he knows that gives Champagne to their tour guests, and I was surprised to hear that,” added Mustaine. “I also introduced Shawn to Nicko and semi-arranged a golf game between them in Lost Wages, erm, I mean Las Vegas.”

“It was overall an amazing day backstage, and only the audience could have made it better, and they did!,” summed up the guitarist. “This was the best reception that I can recall of us playing in the Carolinas, and my memory is still pretty accurate - nothing like "the keeper of the facts" David Ellefson - but still pretty good. So here's to a great September for all!”

Following the Iron Maiden dates, Megadeth will join Black Sabbath for a Latin American tour starting October 4 in Santiago, Chile.

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