Less than a week ago, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine announced he was now accepting requests on the video messaging service Cameo. It's safe to say that the demand for Mustaine birthday wishes and what-not was quite high, as in the last five days, Mustaine has made some pricing adjustments.
When the announcement was made, Mustaine began charging $150. Then, he quickly raised the fee to $200. Yesterday, it was $250, and currently sits at $300.
Basic rules of supply and demand say he was likely getting so much demand, that Mustaine would rather charge a bit more to do less work. With Cameo's 25% fee taken into consideration, if Mustaine does 10 at the $300 price point, that ends up being $2250 for a day's work or $11,250 for five days (or a week's) work. If he does it seven days a week, that's up to $15,750 a week. Not a bad payday.
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Mustaine is busy finishing up his new album. Megadeth will also be touring with Lamb of God, Trivium and In Flames starting on August 20, so I'd imagine we'll know who their choice for a new bassist is by then the latest. Dates below.
Aug. 20 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater [Tickets]
Aug. 21 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory [Tickets]
Aug. 22 – Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [Tickets]
Aug. 24 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center [Tickets]
Aug. 25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater [Tickets]
Aug. 27 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena [Tickets]
Aug. 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre [Tickets]
Aug. 31 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center [Tickets]
Sep. 01 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Sep. 02 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion [Tickets]
Sep. 04 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center [Tickets]
Sep. 05 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Sep. 09 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago [Tickets]
Sep. 11 – Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Festival* [Tickets]
Sep. 12 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater [Tickets]
Sep. 13 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion [Tickets]
Sep. 15 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion [Tickets]
Sep. 16 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center [Tickets]
Sep. 18 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center [Tickets]
Sep. 19 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre [Tickets]
Sep. 20 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion [Tickets]
Sep. 22 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP [Tickets]
Sep. 24 – Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Sep. 26 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis [Tickets]
Sep. 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Armory [Tickets]
Sep. 30 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage [Tickets]
Oct. 01 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell [Tickets]
Oct. 02 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron [Tickets]
*Festival date featuring all four bands.