KK DOWNING, LES BINKS AND TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS TO PERFORM FULL-LENGTH SET OF JUDAS PRIEST CLASSICS ON FIRST NIGHT OF DAVE ELLEFSON’S ‘MORE LIVE WITH DETH’ TOUR WITH BLAZE BAYLEY SUPPORTING
17 September 2019
Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will embark upon a European solo tour in November, including a very special one-off show at KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton on Sunday 3rd November.
The night will include a full band set from Ellefson’s Sleeping Giants band, followed by a full-length set of Judas Priest classics with legendary former Priest guitarist KK Downing, former Priest drummer Les Binks, and former Priest vocalist Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens. Former Iron Maiden vocalist, Blaze Bayley will be the evening’s opening support act.
KK tells us: “I am very pleased to have been asked to perform a unique and special concert with Megadeth’s David Ellefson to celebrate the release of his new book, ‘More Life With Deth’. The concert will also bring about the opportunity to play again with some very dear and talented Metal legends from the past.
“The combination of these icons will for sure enable us to deliver up one of the most exciting concerts this year, so much so that it would not be out of place to call this the ultimate ass kicking ‘MegaPriest’ fest, and is one that is not to be missed.”
Dave Ellefson tells us: “I speak very candidly in my new book ‘More Life with Deth’ about the significance Judas Priest played in my early musical trajectory, specifically the ‘Unleashed In The East’ live album with its picture-perfect image of what Heavy Metal should look and sound like. To me that album, along with its powerful cover image, captured the excitement I felt for a new era of music, one that would transition me from my roots in American hard rock over to that of British Heavy Metal.
“Over the years KK and I became fast friends while we toured together with Priest and Megadeth, and I’m beyond thrilled to perform together onstage with him and his former Priest bandmates as we light up the Steel Mill together for a night of molten Metal classics!
“Thom [Hazaert] and I have been touring all summer across the USA supporting the new book and our ‘Sleeping Giants’ release. Plus Ripper and I have shared stages all around the world in the last decade or so, and now to add Les Binks in the mix, who to my generation was the ultimate Metal double bass drummer, this has become the ultimate Metal family reunion!”
Additionally on November 3rd, the Steel Mill will also host a special pre-show VIP event whereby attendees will be treated to a ‘More Life With Deth’ book signing event and one on one Q&A session with Ellefson, Downing and Hazaert, moderated by Mark Eglinton who co-authored KK Downing’s autobiography, ‘Heavy Duty Days And Nights In Judas Priest’.
‘MORE LIVE WITH DETH’ TOUR EUROPE 2019
3rd November: KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton (featuring KK Downing, Les Binks and Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens)
4th November: Camden Underworld, London
8th November: Pit, Bellinzona, CH
9th November: Padiglione 14, Collegno, ITA
10th November: Legend Club, Milano, ITA
12th November: Alchemica, Bologna, ITA
13th November: Supernova, Tuoro Sul Trasimeno, ITA
14th November: Let It Beer, Roma, ITA
Tickets for 3rd November at KK’s Steel Mill and 4th November at Camden Underworld are available right here.