Megadeth bassist David Ellefson spoke in an interview with Metal Casino and revealed the story about how they decided to arrange Megacruise tour in 2019. He said:

“We talked on the bus probably two years ago — me and Dave [Mustaine, vocals/guitar] and Kiko [Loureiro, guitar], we sat in the front lounge of the tour bus as we were driving from Casper, Wyoming, to Las Vegas; it was a very long drive.

One morning, we were sitting having coffee, where all good ideas start in Megadeth, over a cup of coffee, and we were just brainstorming about different things we could do besides make an album, go on tour. The cruise was one of them. What became the ‘Megadeth Boot Camp’ was another one that we did.

So it’s nice to see these ideas come to fruition. They take some time to put together. But it’s fun to be able to do some other things that sort of expand this kind of a V.I.P. experience for the fans. Different ways that they can be part of being in and around the band on a much more personal level.

I think with the cruise, we’re going to some different ports that most of the other rock and roll cruises don’t go to. It’s a good lineup. It’s heavy. I think it’s what a metal fan wants to see. I think it’s very focused and should be a lot of fun.”

Two weeks ago, Megadeth have announced that their first-ever Megacurise in 2019. Very anticipating line-up is revealed and it seems like alternate “The Big Four”.

Here’s the Line-up:

  • Megadeth (Headliner)
  • Anthrax
  • Testament
  • Corrosion of Conformity

Click here to entire interview.