Megadeth's Dave Ellefson Explains Why They're Opening For Five Finger Death Punch In Europe

Bassist Dave Ellefson sets the record straight about the band's opening slot on their upcoming tour.

Megadeth's Dave Ellefson Explains Why They're Opening For Five Finger Death Punch In Europe

When it was announced that Megadeth and Five Finger Death Punch would tour Europe together early next year, fans rejoiced -- but some people responded negatively upon finding out that FFDP would headline, and the thrash titans would open for them. Now, bassist Dave Ellefson has spoken out about the running order, and he's being a mensch about it.

Talking to radio personality Danny Stoakes, Dave said, "The Five Finger guys have been good friends of ours. We've seen 'em come up the ranks behind us. But they're doing great. They're very successful. They worked very hard. Their success is every bit deserved for them. And I think it's kind of cool.

"Normally, we come over [to Europe] and we do the festivals," he added. "We've been looking at ways to headline or do some kind of a package tour that gets us much more penetrated across Europe instead of only doing the festival circuit. And I think it's a good way to do it.

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Good on Dave and the Megadeth guys for being not being divas about the running order.

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Catch Megadeth and Bad Wolves opening up for Five Finger Death Punch in Europe early next year at one of the following dates:

January 2020

20 Helsinki, FI, Hartwell Arena
22 Stockholm, SE, Hovet
23 Oslo, NO, Spektrum
24 Copenhagen, DK, Royal Arena
26 Amsterdam, HL, AFAS Live
28 Paris, FR, Zenith
30 Cardiff, UK, Cardiff Arena
31 London, UK, Wembley Arena

February 2020

03 Berlin, DE, Max-Schmeling Halle
04 Hamburg, DE, Sporthalle
06 Frankfurt, DE, Festhalle
08 Oberhausen, DE, Koenig-Pilsener Arena
09 Stuttgart, DE, Schleyerhalle
10 Munich, DE, Olympiahalle
12 Warsaw, Poland, Torwar
14 Prague, CZ, Tipsport Arena
16 Milan, IT, Alcatrazz
17 Zurich, SE, Hallenstadion
19 Vienna, AT, Stadthalle
20 Budapest, HU, Budapest Sportarena

Meanwhile, U.S. fans can catch FFDP at one of the following dates later this year:


01 - Las Vegas NV @ The Joint @ Hard Rock
02 - Las Vegas NV @ The Joint @ Hard Rock
05 - Tucson AZ @ Tucson Arena
07 - El Paso TX @ Don Haskins Arena
09 - Corpus Christi TX @ American Bank Center
10 - Beaumont TX @ Ford Park Center
12 - Baton Rouge LA @ Raising Cane’s River Center Arena
13 - Huntsville AL @ Von Braun Center Arena
15 - Pensacola FL @ Pensacola Bay Center
16 - Ft. Meyer FL @ Hertz Arena
18 - Jacksonville FL @ Vystar Veterans Arena
20 - Columbia SC @ Colonial Life Arena
22 - Greensboro NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Arena
23 - Chattanooga TN @ McKenzie Arena
26 - Columbus OH @ Nationwide Arena
27 - Youngstown OH @ Covelli Centre
29 - Knoxville TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
30 - Charleston SC @ North Charleston Coliseum


02 - Norfolk VA @ Norfolk Scope Arena
03 - Allentown PA @ PPL Center
05 - Toledo OH @ The Huntington Arena
06 - Lexington KY @ Rupp Arena
08 - Peoria IL @ Peoria Civic Center
09 - Fort Wayne IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
11 - Madison WI @ Alliant Energy Center
12 - Duluth MN @ Amsoil Arena
14 - Omaha NE @ CHI Health Center
15 - Des Moines IA @ Wells Fargo Arena

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