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Testament Gearing Up for North American Tour

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Testament frontman, Chuck Billy, has checked in with the following update:

"What’s Up Mother Fuckas...

"Testament is about to embark on a KILLER North American tour and I am stoked!!! Formation of Damnation took us all over the world playing 126 gigs so far since the release of The Formation Of Damnation in April 2008. We even played rare shows in Eindhoven and London where we got to perform our first 2 Albums; it was incredible being on stage with our original line up performing songs from the early days of our career. It made us realize that we have a whole new generation of fans out there who love to thrash. Now we are coming home and there is nothing better than Headlining stages Coast to Coast. We are thrilled to be able to brutalize the nation and to be bringing some Class A Metal Acts: Unearth and Lazarus A.D. along for the ride.

"Dudes, we have something SICK planned for you, we know times are tough and it is hard to get out there and spend the money on a ticket so we are making this tour YOURS. It is your choice what we play, check out the BRAND NEW contest live on our MySpace and VOTE on 3 set lists to determine our musical fate for the evening. We promise which ever set wins, we will get out on stage every night and kick your motha-fucking ass... Also, for the first time EVER we have VIP packages for sale. Not only does the VIP package include a ticket to the show but... hey, Go ahead have a drink ON US! ...and with us, you will hang with us and check out our sound check, PLUS receive an autographed poster, collectible laminate, Testament Music Skins, a Very Special Limited Edition Merch Item and you will be entered into a raffle to win one of our NOT EVEN OUT YET Darkstar Testament Skateboard as well as Eric Peterson’s signature Dean guitar “Old Skull” V, and more! So don’t waste time take a look at our dates, see when we are coming to your city, buy a ticket to the show & GET INTO THE PIT!

"~ Heavy Metal Forever! Chuck Billy"

You can vote at Testament's MySpace at www.myspace.com/testamentlegions.

Here are upcoming Testament tour dates:

North American tour:

May 02 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
May 03 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
May 04 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
May 06 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
May 07 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Centre
May 09 Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre
May 10 Maplewood, MN - The Rock Nightclub
May 12 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
May 13 Sauget, IL - Pop's
May 15 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
May 16 Detroit, MI - Harpos
May 17 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
May 18 Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
May 20 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
May 21 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
May 22 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
May 23 Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
May 24 Worcester, MA - Palladium
May 26 Baltimore, MD - Ramshead Live
May 27 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
May 28 Norfolk, VA - The Norva
May 29 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
May 30 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
May 31 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Jun. 02 Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Jun. 03 San Antonio, TX - Scout Bar
Jun. 04 Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theatre
Jun. 06 Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
Jun. 07 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Jun. 09 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Jun. 10 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Jun. 11 Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
Jun. 12 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore

As previously announced, Testament will be embarking on an UK tour this summer. Dates are as follows:

Jul. 19 Manchester, UK - Academy II
Jul. 20 Sheffield, UK - Corporation
Jul. 21 Glasgow, UK - Garage
Jul. 22 Newcastle, UK - Academy
Jul. 23 Bristol, UK - Academy
Jul. 24 London, UK - Shephers Bush Empire
Jul. 25 Birmingham, UK - Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall

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1. bbristowe writes:

Cool, Alex Skolnick rocks.

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2. wilco writes:

cool testament rocks live
they kicked a$$ in holland this year
did see them with judas priest
awsome show

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3. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Thinking about if I want to go to this show or not. Two days before college graduation and im going to the music as a weapon tour the next day. We'll see.

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4. weasel321 writes:

GREAT! Coming to New Orleans!! Got to go check it out!

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5. MetalFan420 writes:

Damm i have to miss both Calgary and Edmonton shows as im out of province and return the day after....how lame

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6. nocturno666 writes:

f***!!...WHY THEY ALWAYS LEAVE FLORIDA OUT?.....THERE ARE METALHEADS HERE TOO, MOTHERf***ERS!

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