David Ellefson Explains Why Megadeth is Opening for Five Finger Death Punch on Their European Tour in 2020

October 3, 2019

In September 2019, Five Finger Death Punch announced their 2020 European tour with supporting acts Megadeth and Bad Wolves. While Megadeth very rarely is billed as a supporting act at this point in their career, bassist David Ellefson recently spoke with UK radio host Danny Stoakes about the band's decision.

"The Five Finger guys have been good friends of ours," Ellefson says. "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."

Ellefson goes on to say, "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. Obviously, it's big halls and arenas, and a lot of people will be there, and I think it'll be a good celebration."

Listen to the full interview below: