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Testament To Open For Judas Priest, Motorhead And Heaven And Hell

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After nearly three months of rampant rumours, Testament singer Chuck Billy announced onstage last night that his band will be opening for the upcoming Judas Priest, Heaven and Hell and Motorhead tour this August.

“We’ll be on first, and we’re only gonna have 30 minutes, so we won’t be doing any talking,” Billy said towards the end of the band’s set at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in Midtown, New York. “We’re just gonna hit you hard — bam, bam, bam, bam — with everything we’ve got.”

On April 2, Pollstar prematurely posted (then removed) the first eight stops for the tour, which is reportedly slated to begin August 7 in Bristow, Virginia (additional dates below).

Aug. 07 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge
Aug. 09 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 10 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 13 - Toronto, ON @ The Molson Amphitheatre
Aug. 15 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
Aug. 16 - Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
Aug. 18 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 19 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Testament’s will release their new studio album, The Formation of Damnation on April 29. The disc is the band’s first studio release since 1999’s The Gathering and marks the return of lead guitarist Alex Skolnick and bassist Greg Christian, as well as the debut of drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-Slayer, Exodus).

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1. BoltThrower writes:

Testament, Motorhead, and Black Sabbath? I'd love to see this show but not with 30,000 other people.

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2. Diamond Oz writes:

And who says America doesn't get any decent tours?!

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 8:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

just too bad they prolly will not come anywhere near charlotte nc on this tour. damn bible belt facist christian b1tches always making sure the good tours stay away from here!!

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 9:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Slaytanic123 writes:

Hell Yes!!! About time Motorhead was in the Toronto area!

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. O-Matron writes:

Does anyone know when Nostradamus is scheduled to be released? Before this tour?

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

I forget when exactly it drops but i'm sure it will be released prior to the tour.

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 5:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Fuck a Name writes:

DOz: "And who says America doesn't get any decent tours?!"

That would be me! It seems someone noticed and decided to do something about it!! Yippeeee!!!!

I was listening to Priest just a second ago too!

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# Apr 8, 2008 @ 6:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Kalis_wrath writes:

Wow! I must say that I am glad a decent tour is comming to the states, but where is the west cost dates man?! Even my ol man who is a devout rivet head wants to see Motorhead live! I hope they stop by either in Or or Wa!

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 6:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BLACKDOG writes:

Oh yeah !!!!! TORONTO !!!!!!! WILL BE THERE !!!!!

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 7:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. FocusShift writes:

Post-Gazette, Hell yes.

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Public Execution writes:

Damn, that would be a great tour. Hopefully they decide to stop by the new Sprint Center in KC.

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