Some sad news to report: all of Megadeth’s gigs planned for the next month have been cancelled following the death of bassist David Ellefson’s brother. The band has posted the following statement to Facebook:
“Megadeth has canceled immediate tour plans as bassist David Ellefson and his family mourn the loss of his brother, who passed away on May 19, in Minneapolis, Minn. after battling cancer. A private family funeral service will be held. The band sends their deepest condolences and prayers to David during this time and ask that the fans please do the same.”
As it stands, the next time the band will take the stage will be June 20 at the Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, QC. We wish Ellefson and his family the best during this difficult time.