Dawn Patrol

By Jeff Owens

August 20, 2010

In ultimate road-dog fashion, the almighty Megadeth continue to tour as if their lives depend on it—and countless metal fans worldwide are most grateful they choose to do so. Said legion of fans are also rejoicing over the fact that original longtime bassist David Ellefson is back in the fold, and we at Jackson are ecstatic over the fact that he’s back using his trusty 4- and 5-string Jackson basses. Here’s a great shot of David in action:

Ellefson onstage during the Carnage Tour.

Where’s the shot from? We’ll let David explain: “36 countries and counting as we wrapped up the Canadian portion of the Carnage Tour with Slayer and Testament a few weeks back. We rolled out some new stage and lighting production for these new shows. Seen here proudly wailing away on my silver Jackson Concert 5-string bass during the song ‘Dawn Patrol’.”

The American Carnage portion of the tour kicked off earlier in August in Glen Falls, N.Y. Here are the remaining tour dates at which, in addition to some new and old Megadeth favorites, the band will be pounding out the classic 1990 Rust in Peace album in its entirety:

8.20   Chicago, UIC Pavilion
8.21   St. Paul. Minn., Roy Wilkins Auditorium
8.23   Bonner Springs, Kan., Sandstone
8.25   Denver, Magness Arena
8.26   Albuquerque, N.M., Tingley Coliseum
8.27   Phoenix, Dodge Theatre
8.29   Chula Vista, Calif., Cricket Wireless
8.30   Long Beach, Calif., Long Beach Arena
8.31   San Francisco, Cow Palace
9.1     Sacramento, Calif., Arco Arena
9.3     Seattle, WaMu Theatre