David Ellefson’s Kings of Thrash announces new live album & US tour dates

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Ex-Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has announced a new live album and an upcoming tour with his Kings of Thrash project.

The live album, titled Best of the West…Live at the Whisky a Go Go, is due out March 24. It was recorded during a Kings of Thrash show at the famed Los Angeles venue last fall.

The tour, meanwhile, will run from February 16 in Joliet, Illinois, to March 15 in Atlanta. The shows will feature Kings of Thrash, which also includes former Megadeth guitarist Jeff Young, performing the Megadeth albums Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good! and So Far, So Good…So What! 

For the full list of dates and all ticket info, visit KingsofThrash.com.

Megadeth, meanwhile, released a new album, The Sick, the Dying…and the Dead!, in September. It marked the group’s first record since Ellefson was let go from the band in 2021.

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