Testament Announces Metal Hammer Sponsored UK Tour dates
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Bay Area Thrash Legends TESTAMENT has announced a METAL HAMMER-sponsored UK tour, hot off the heels of their support stint with Judas Priest and exclusive show in London where the band played their first two albums in their entirety.
Guitarists Alex Skolnik and Eric Peterson are looking forward to the band’s return. Says Alex: “It was so nice to hear that we have a whole week of July dates in the UK, one of our favourite places with some of the best fans. In earlier years, with the exception of London, we somehow never had the opportunity to do proper tours of the region. Now, it feels we're experiencing a rebirth there and it's good to be able to make up for lost time. Looking forward to a week of great shows in the UK with good friends, witty humor and lots of curries, ales and pasties.”
“Better late than never!” adds Eric Peterson. “It's taken us twenty years to finally do extensive touring in the UK. We've always asked to play more cities other than just playing London when we come through to Europe. London has always been one of our favorite cities in the world to play, and the English crowd rules! Long live England! Long live Testament!”
Frontman Chuck Billy is in agreement: “I can't wait to play a full set after only giving a 40 minute teaser on the Priest Feast. Prepare for the devastation!”
It’s not just the band who are excited. Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas is also suitably enthused: “All hail the thrash overlords! Metal Hammer is honoured to once again fly its colours for Testament. As anyone who saw that storming, sold-out Metal Hammer Presents Testament show last month will know, they’ll kick your ass up between your shoulder blades guaran-fucking-teed. My neck’s still aching!”
TESTAMENT's METAL HAMMER sponsored UK tour dates are as follows:
7/19 - MANCHESTER, UK ACADEMY II
7/20 – SHEFFIELD, UK-CORPORATION
7/21 – GLASGOW, UK-GARAGE
7/22 – NEWCASTLE, UK- ACADEMY
7/23 – BRISTOL, UK-ACADEMY
7/24 – LONDON, UK-SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE
7/25 – BIRMINGHAM, UK- WOLVERHAMPTON WULFRUN HALL
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