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Slayer, Megadeth & Testament: American Carnage Tour 2010

Discussion in 'Testament' started by ms. anthrope, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. ms. anthrope

    ms. anthrope back off, mofo...

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    November 16, 2009

    YES, THE RUMORS ARE TRUE:

    SLAYER, MEGADETH TEAM UP FOR

    "AMERICAN CARNAGE"

    Co-Headliners to Tour the U.S. Together For the First Time in Nearly Two Decades

    Testament to be Special Guest

    Recession-Proof $10.00 Tickets Available in All U.S. Markets



    Los Angeles, CA - MONDAY, November 16, 2009 -- Slayer. Megadeth. Two names synonymous with fierce, crunching power. Two bands whose histories are inevitably intertwined in defining the thrash/metal genre. Individually, their respective prowess and accomplishments are impressive; but together, they're brutal and unstoppable. Megadeth and Slayer will join forces to co-headline "American Carnage," the most blistering, the most explosive, and the most eagerly anticipated mega-tour of the winter - and you do not want to miss it.


    "American Carnage" will kick off on January 18 in Seattle, WA for a 26-date trek across North America that will include the six Canadian dates postponed earlier this month. Tickets for most shows go on sale this Friday, November 20. Ticketmaster is offering a special presale for most shows from Wednesday November 18 at 10am until Thursday November 19 at 10pm.



    "American Carnage" is the first time that Slayer and Megadeth will have toured the U.S. together since 1991's epic "Clash of the Titans" tour. To celebrate that and in recognition of the tough economic times that many of their fans are having, Megadeth and Slayer have decided to roll back the price of a chunk of tickets at every U.S. show to the "1991 price" of $10.00. These specially-priced tickets will be limited and when they're gone, they're gone. Megadeth has also teamed with iloveallaccess.com to provide an Ultimate Fan Package including premium seats, meet and greets, pre-show parties and more.


    In addition, Testament - who was also on the "Clash of the Titans" bill, will be Special Guests on the entire tour, marking the first time that all three bands have shared a stage together in more than 18 years, and making this a "must see" metal event.


    Both Megadeth and Slayer will hit the road supporting new albums: Megadeth's 2009 album, ENDGAME, while Slayer's World Painted Blood, the band's 10th studio venture, hit stores November 3. Testament's The Formation of Damnation: Special Tour Edition, will be released on February 23, 2010, with special unreleased bonus tracks.


    Slayer and Megadeth have already massacred territories together outside of the U.S. - first with four explosive dates in June, 2009 across Western Canada - "Canadian Carnage" - marking the first time the bands had shared a stage anywhere in 18 years; and then six co-headlining "Carnage" dates in Australia followed in October.


    According to various Canadian press outlets last summer: "It was a night of thrash impossible to trash..." "Tales about war, death, destruction, Satan, aliens and serial killers have never been so much fun..." "The two heavy metal heavyweights ...went head-to-head on a level playing field. Both bands brought their 'A' game. And the results were anything but pretty - unless you include pretty freakin' loud and pretty freakin' awesome."


    Slayer. Few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer - guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, vocalist/bassist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo - brings to its live shows, having been named "Best Live Band" by numerous media outlets including Revolver, SPIN, and Metal Hammer. World Painted Blood offers a Slayer-ized point of view of our world - God's terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us, and a chilling hypothesis of how the rest of the world might view America. The album was recorded in Los Angeles over two time periods, during October 2008 and then between late January and March 2009. World Painted Blood was produced by Greg Fidelman, who's spent time in the studio with Metallica, the Gossip, the (International) Noise Conspiracy, Slipknot and others, and executive produced by long-time Slayer colleague, Rick Rubin, who suggested Fidelman for the project. One reviewer called the album "the heaviest, bloodiest and best album in almost two decades." Fans got a couple of early morsels of the brutal new Slayer material -- "Psychopathy Red," a Hanneman song inspired by the heinous Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, who confessed to savagely murdering 56 children, was recorded last October and then leaked online. Then, the King-penned track, "Hate Worldwide," was made available in July as a limited-edition single through Hot Topic. For "American Carnage," Slayer's Tom Araya promises, "no ballads, no acoustic numbers, no slow tempos."


    Megadeth. 2009 saw the release of ENDGAME, what has been heralded as Megadeth’s best album in years. It’s the record where it all comes full circle in a career that has not only set standards in hard rock and metal, but defined them. Megadeth’s signature shredding and rousing lyrics are the hallmarks of ENDGAME, with vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine once musing and making declarations about the world we live in, having named the album after a government document that should strike fear in the hearts of Americans! But that’s Mustaine and Megadeth, using the vehicle of music to shake things up, to make a point and to rattle your brain, literally, figuratively and sonically. Revolver magazine said of ENDGAME, ““One of their best albums.” VH1’s That Metal Show deemed it, “One of the metal albums of the year”, and Popmatters said, ““the record positively scorches with an intensity not heard since Rust in Peace.


    Legendary thrash metal titans Testament, whose latest award-winning release (2008 Album of the Year, Metal Hammer's Golden God Award) The Formation of Damnation, displays them as the quintessential modern heavy metal band, whose experience and accumulated skill allows them to attack with reserves of anger, energy and finesse that make them more powerful than ever. Lead singer Chuck Billy says, "Uniting these bands is the heavy metal event of generations. We are so proud to be a part of it."

    Slayer and Megadeth are also re-scheduling the east coast leg of the “Canadian Carnage” tour, postponed from this fall.

    JANUARY

    18 WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA*

    19 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR - tickets sold via www.rosequarter.com

    21 Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA*

    22 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA* (tickets on sale 11/21)

    23 Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, AZ**

    25 Magness Arena, Denver, CO*

    26 Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM*

    27 El Paso Coliseum, El Paso, TX*

    29 Verizon Wireless, Houston, TX**

    31 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN*


    FEBRUARY

    1 Gwinnett Arena, Duluth, GA* (tickets on sale 11/20)

    2 Broadbent Arena, Louisville, KY* (tickets on sale 12/4)

    4 Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN* (tickets on sale 12/4)

    5 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL* (tickets on sale 12/4)

    6 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI*

    9 Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT**

    11 Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ*

    13 Susquehanna Center, Camden, NJ*

    14 Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA*

    16 Pavillon de La Jeunesse, Quebec City, QC - tickets sold via Billetech.com

    18 John Labatt Centre, London, ON - tickets on sale 11/27 via JohnLabattCentre.com

    19 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON - tickets sold via Ticketmaster.ca

    20 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC - tickets sold via Admission.com

    22 Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB - tickets sold via MonctonColiseum.com

    23 Metro Centre, Halifax, NS - tickets sold via TicketAtlantic.com


    * tickets sold through Ticketmaster

    ** tickets sold through LiveNation.co
     
  2. ms. anthrope

    ms. anthrope back off, mofo...

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  3. Alteredmindeath

    Alteredmindeath Wasteland Survivor

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    ok now it's true. Man megadeth have really been sucking up to slayer. These bastards are skipping my city goddamn.
     
  4. kayleigh copeland

    kayleigh copeland The cycle of the wash..:p

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    Nice one U.S dudes!!! thats waay cool...but they need to do the same 4 the uk lols!! :p
     
  5. levi

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    Sweet Im stoked it hasnt even been a year since I seen them last this rules.
     
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    Bring it to Sweden!
     
  7. Darth Grimby

    Darth Grimby Hell's Satans - \m/oncton

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    Yeah!!! TESTAMENT!!! In my Hometown. Last time I saw them I had to travel to Houston TX to see 'em.
     
  8. Pascal79

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    I already bought tickets. This show will be amazing.

    I still can't believe this is actually happening. :hotjump:
     
  9. Zznwolet

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    By the looks of things Megadeth aren't playing most of these markets on their current Fall headlining tour. So I guess it makes sense to do them next winter instead.
     
  10. redfly

    redfly Ruled By The Riff

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    Re releasing" Formation"? I thought they said they didn't have any bonus tracks left over.Or are these completely new?
    This is why people download music illegally.I've already bought 4 copies of "Formation" 1 signed,1 regular and 2 for friends.
    Now I have too buy it again for 2 tracks! I am all for supporting my bands, Testament deserves all the money they can get
    but c'mon.I hate it when bands do this,why can't they put out an EP!...of course I'm going to buy it,and love it.I hope they are fast songs!
     
  11. kayleigh copeland

    kayleigh copeland The cycle of the wash..:p

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    will they be available for download these tracks mr and mrs moderators? :)
     
  12. Darth Grimby

    Darth Grimby Hell's Satans - \m/oncton

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    So, forgive my ignorance, but who exactly is in Testament now? Billy, Skolnick, Bostaph...?
     
  13. redfly

    redfly Ruled By The Riff

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    Billy,Peterson,Skolnick,Christian,Bostaph :D
     
  14. redfly

    redfly Ruled By The Riff

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    Yeah really,I can't believe we're getting this in the US.I expect it in Europe even Canada but not here.Awesome!!
     
  15. ms. anthrope

    ms. anthrope back off, mofo...

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    For Immediate Release

    November 17, 2009

    TESTAMENT ANNOUNCES 2010 TOUR WITH MEGADETH AND SLAYER
    VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE NOW

    Bay Area thrash legends TESTAMENT are taking the stage once again in support of their award-winning 2008 release “The Formation of Damnation”. TESTAMENT will be touring as special guest with fellow Thrash Legends Megadeth and Slayer. The tour will feature the classic lineup of vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, bassist Greg Christian, and drummer Paul Bostaph and marks the 20th anniversary of these major players taking the stage together on the same stage as Megadeth and Slayer.

    For over 20 years, TESTAMENT has remained committed to the thrash metal sound that brought them to prominence in the late 1980s. The band has never compromised its unmatched intensity or musicianship and has only continued to up the ante with each release.

    “The Formation of Damnation” was named one of MySpace's Top Albums for 2008 and found itself at the top of many year-end lists including #9 Rock Album of the Year on iTunes for 2008, #4 Album of 2008 in Revolver Magazine, #10 on Metal Edge Top 50 of 2008, #1 on Metal Maniacs Top 20 of 2008, and the #2 Brave Pick in Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles. The album also dominated metal radio, coming in at #1 on Sirius-XM's metal channel, #1 on CMJ's LoudRock charts, and was the most played album on metal radio according to FMQB.The highly successful and award-winning album “The Formation of Damnation” will be reissued just in time for this amazing tour with Slayer and Megadeth with a bonus CD that contains live renditions of the classics; The New Order, Practice What You Preach and Souls Of Black. The tracks will also feature enhanced video clips recorded in Alcatraz for their MTV special 52 bands feature as well as the music video for “More Than Meets The Eye”. This Special album re-release with bonus material will be in stores on February 23rd . Testament will have the tour reissue available on all of the dates of the upcoming Carnage Tour prior to it hitting stores.

    As a special exclusive to the dedicated TESTAMENT Legions, there were be an exclusive VIP package available for purchase. The TESTAMENT VIP Pack will include the following:

    - One general admission ticket with early entry
    - Exclusive Meet & Greet with the members of Testament
    - Personal photograph with the band
    - Autograph session (includes 8X10 photo)
    - Exclusive Testament Affliction Shirt
    - Collectible Tour Poster (limited, numbered)
    - Exclusive Testament Music Skin
    - Official VIP Meet and Greet Laminate
    - Official set of Testament Guitar Picks

    The password for the TESTAMENT ticket pre-sale is "Damnation”. VIP Packs and tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com (unless noted otherwise) More details will follow regarding Meet and Greet and VIP ticket packs .
    Stay tuned for more details on TESTAMENT's upcoming US tour!

    JANUARY
    01/18 WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
    01/19 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
    01/21 Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA
    01/22 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
    01/23 Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
    01/25 Magness Arena, Denver, CO
    01/26 Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM
    01/27 El Paso Coliseum, El Paso, TX
    01/29 Verizon Wireless, Houston, TX
    01/31 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN

    FEBRUARY
    02/1 Gwinnett Arena, Duluth, GA
    02/2 Broadbent Arena, Louisville, KY
    02/4 Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
    02/5 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
    02/6 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI
    02/9 Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT
    02/11 Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
    02/12 Glen Falls Civic Center Albany, NY
    02/13 Susquehanna Center, Camden, NJ
    02/14 Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA
    02/16 Pavillon de La Jeunesse, Quebec City, QC
    02/18 John Labatt Centre, London, ON
    02/19 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
    02/20 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
    02/22 Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB
    02/23 Metro Centre, Halifax, NS

    http://www.testamentlegions.com
     
  16. blind_cynic

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    why bother with a Vegas date? fuck whoever came up with all these dates!
     
  17. NYthrash

    NYthrash Crazydrummer

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    yea im kinda bummed about the no NYC date, whatever looks like its time for a roadtrip for this awsome show :hotjump:


    edit - looks like ill be going to albany, this is gunna be sick!
     
  18. Alteredmindeath

    Alteredmindeath Wasteland Survivor

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    oh but there is, look more closely.

    02/12 Glen Falls Civic Center Albany, NY
     
  19. redfly

    redfly Ruled By The Riff

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    OK I take it back,I should have never doubted the guys.Double disc with the Alcatraz stuff and video sounds awesome!!
     
  20. Defiance

    Defiance I vårens ljusa kvällar

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    Yeah, I'm gonna miss them by only two weeks. Dammit!!! :Smug: I'm going to Canada, but I'm coming back ca. 28th :( . Ahhhhhhh bollocks.
     

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