David Ellefson of Kings of Thrash on New Live Whisky DVD, Thrashin’ USA Tour, and Upcoming Original EP – It’s a Nod to our Past and the Path to our Future!

David Ellefson
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Interview by Robert Cavuoto

David Ellefson Kings Of Thrash consists of former members of Megadeth with David Ellefson [bass], Jeff Young [guitar], who played on So Far So Good, So What?, Chris Poland [guitar], who played on Peace Sells and Killing Is My Business (and as session musician on The System Has Failed (2004), Chaz Leon [guitar/vocals], and Fred Aching [drums].

Following a series of warm-up shows in late 2022, the band announced the first leg of dates for their 2023 world tour commencing February 16th in Joliet, Illinois. The THRASHIN’ USA Tour will cross the Midwest, East Coast, and southeastern parts of the USA through March 15th, performing the Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good and So Far, So Good…So What albums in their entirety. VIP packages can be found here.

On March 24th, the band will release their Live CD/DVD Best of the West…Live at the Whisky A Go Go, which captures their infamous sold-out show at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA. Pre-orders for the Live CD/DVD can be found here.

It’s always a pleasure to speak to David Ellefson about his musical endeavors. During our interview for his latest project, Kings of Thrash, David shares his insight into the playing and recording a live concert at the Whisky, the unique and instantaneous chemistry between him, Chris, and Jeff, what fans can expect from their THRASHIN’ USA Tour and why putting out original material is so import to him and the band!


2/16 — Joliet, IL — The Forge
2/17 — Minneapolis, MN — Varsity Theater
2/19 — Madison, WI — Majestic Theatre
2/20 — Indianapolis, IN — The Vogue
2/21 — Columbia, MO — Blue Note
2/22 — Columbus, OH — King Of Clubs
2/24 — Flint, MI — The Machine Shop
2/25 — Cincinnati, OH — Legends Bar And Venue
2/27 — Cleveland, OH — Beachland Ballroom And Tavern
2/28 — Warrendale, PA — Jergels
3/1 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
3/3 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance
3/4 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
3/5 — Harrisburg, PA — Midtown Arts Center
3/7 — Ardmore, PA — Ardmore Music Hall
3/8 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
3/10 — Charlottesville, VA — Jefferson Theatre
3/11 — Greensboro, NC — Hangar 1819
3/12 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
3/14 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm
3/15 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade (Hell)