MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson spoke to Danny Stoakes about the decision to open for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH.
“The FIVE FINGER guys have been good friends of ours,” David said. We’ve seen ’em come up the ranks behind us. But they’re doing great. They’re very successful. They worked very hard. Their success is every bit deserved for them. And I think it’s kind of cool.
“Normally, we come over [to Europe] and we do the festivals,” he added. “We’ve been looking at ways to headline or do some kind of a package tour that gets us much more penetrated across Europe instead of only doing the festival circuit.
“And I think it’s a good way to do it. Obviously, it’s big halls and arenas, and a lot of people will be there, and I think it’ll be a good celebration.”
Dates are as follows:
Jan. 14 – Kiev, UA @ Palace Of Sports **
Jan. 16 – Moscow, RU @ Adrenaline Stadium **
Jan. 18 – St. Petersburg, RU @ A2 **
Jan. 20 – Helsinki, FI @ Hartwell Arena
Jan. 22 – Stockholm, SE @ Hovet
Jan. 23 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
Jan. 24 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
Jan. 26 – Amsterdam, HL @ AFAS Live
Jan. 28 – Paris, FR @ Zenith
Jan. 30 – Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Arena
Jan. 31 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena
Feb. 03 – Berlin, DE @ Max-Schmeling Halle
Feb. 04 – Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
Feb. 06 – Frankfurt, DE @ Festhalle
Feb. 08 – Oberhausen, DE @ Koenig-Pilsener Arena
Feb. 09 – Stuttgart, DE @ Schleyerhalle
Feb. 10 – Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle
Feb. 12 – Warsaw, Poland @ Torwar
Feb. 14 – Prague, CZ @ Tipsport Arena
Feb. 16 – Milan, IT @ Alcatrazz
Feb. 17 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
Feb. 19 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
Feb. 20 – Budapest, HU @ Budapest Sportarena
** FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH headline show without MEGADETH and BAD WOLVES.