Kings Of Thrash, the band featuring former Megadeth members bassist David Ellefson and guitarist Jeff Young, will hit the road next month for US tour featuring Hatriot as the openers. The band will play Megadeth's Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good and So Far, So Good…So What albums in their entirety just like they did during their 2022 warm-up shows.
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)
Kings Of Thrash will also release their new live album Best of the West…Live at the Whisky A Go Go on March 24. Pre-orders are available here. In an interview with Ghost Cult Magazine, Ellefson and Young revealed they're also working on original Kings Of Thrash material.
"We're doing it to two-inch tape analog-style, live in a room like real men, they used to do… They're just demos right now with my guitar and bass and a click track," said Young. "Soon they'll have drums and it'll be a real version of the first song. But people we've let hear it are really digging it.
"It's got the vibe of Megadeth — it's on that playing field, but it's got all of its own stuff and all of our influences and some Soundgarden [or] Tool vibes in maybe the music and melodies."