KINGS OF THRASH, the new band featuring former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar), has announced the first leg of a planned 2023 world tour

The “Thrashin’ USA” trek will cross the Midwest, East Coast, and southeastern part of the USA through March 15. As with the band’s 2022 warm-up shows, the group, which also includes drummer Fred Aching as well as guitarist/vocalist Chaz Leon, along with the occasional guest appearance by another former MEGADETH member, Chris Poland (guitar), will be performing MEGADETH‘s classic albums “Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!” and “So Far, So Good… So What!” in their entirety. Support on all shows will come from HATRIOT. VIP packages will be available on all shows.

KINGS OF THRASH has also signed a worldwide deal with Cleopatra Records and will release a live CD/DVD package called “Best Of The West…Live At The Whisky A Go Go” on March 24. The 17-song set was recorded and filmed live at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA on October 15, 2022 and also features performances with Poland. The DVD was directed by Michael Sarna for Inmotion Entertainment.

KINGS OF THRASH’s “Thrashin’ USA” 2023 tour dates:

Feb. 16 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
Feb. 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
Feb. 19 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
Feb. 20 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Feb. 21 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note
Feb. 22 – Columbus, OH – King Of Clubs
Feb. 24 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
Feb. 25 – Cincinnati, OH – Legends Bar And Venue
Feb. 27 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom And Tavern
Feb. 28 – Warrendale, PA – Jergels
Mar. 01 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Mar. 03 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Mar. 04 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Mar. 05 – Harrisburg, PA – Midtown Arts Center
Mar. 07 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
Mar. 08 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Mar. 10 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre
Mar. 11 – Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819
Mar. 12 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Mar. 14 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
Mar. 15 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)