Jason Newsted, the former bassist of Metallica, is set to perform with his NEWSTED project for the first time in almost ten years. The event is scheduled to take place on May 20 at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. NEWSTED comprises of Newsted as the bassist and lead vocalist, original members Jesus Mendez Jr. (UNDERLORD) on drums and Jessie Farnsworth (UNDERLORD) on guitar, and new member Humberto Perez on guitar.
The concert is expected to be a memorable one for fans of the band. Those interested in attending the event can purchase tickets starting Friday, April 21, at 10 a.m. The performance will be a reunion of sorts for NEWSTED, considering that the group disbanded in 2014. Newsted canceled an appearance at Australia’s Soundwave festival with NEWSTED in February of that year, citing “private and personal circumstances.” The cancellation came after a year of intensive touring and promotional activity in support of NEWSTED’s “Metal” EP and follow-up album, “Heavy Metal Music,” which received positive reviews from fans and critics.
Mike Mushok, STAIND’s guitarist, who joined NEWSTED in March 2013 and played on “Heavy Metal Music,” stated in a 2019 interview with “The Jasta Show” that Jason decided to discontinue the band because it was not financially viable for him to continue playing. The reunion concert is expected to be a one-of-a-kind event that will bring together fans from all over the world to experience NEWSTED’s unique sound.
The upcoming show in Fort Lauderdale is an opportunity for fans to see NEWSTED’s original members Jesus Mendez Jr. and Jessie Farnsworth perform together after several years. Fans of the band are eagerly awaiting the performance of classic tracks such as “Soldierhead,” “King of the Underdogs,” and “Heroic Dose.”
It’s important to note that this concert is not only significant for NEWSTED fans but for the music industry as a whole. NEWSTED’s contribution to the metal genre is noteworthy, and their music has inspired countless musicians worldwide. As such, the reunion concert is a historic moment that should not be missed by any metal fan.
In conclusion, Jason Newsted’s NEWSTED project will be performing for the first time in almost a decade on May 20 at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The concert will feature original members Jesus Mendez Jr. and Jessie Farnsworth, as well as new member Humberto Perez. Fans can purchase tickets for the event from Friday, April 21, at 10 a.m. The performance is a reunion for NEWSTED, which disbanded in 2014. The concert is expected to be a memorable event that fans should not miss.