Slayer, Megadeth To Co-Headline "American Carnage" Tour with Testament as Special Guests
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Megadeth and Slayer will join forces to co-headline "American Carnage" across North America this winter. "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 presage 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 '91 "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," and Slayer's "World Painted Blood," the band's 10th studio venture, which 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.
Slayer and Megadeth are also rescheduling the east coast leg of the "Canadian Carnage" tour, postponed from this fall.
A video announcement of the "American Carnage" tour has been posted:
Confirmed dates for the "American Carnage" tour are as follows:
JANUARY 18 WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA*
JANUARY 19 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (tickets sold via www.rosequarter.com)
JANUARY 21 Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA*
JANUARY 22 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA * (tickets on sale 11/21)
JANUARY 23 Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, AZ**
JANUARY 25 Magness Arena, Denver, CO*
JANUARY 26 Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM*
JANUARY 27 El Paso Coliseum, El Paso, TX*
JANUARY 29 Verizon Wireless, Houston, TX**
JANUARY 31 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN*
FEBRUARY 1 Gwinnett Arena, Duluth, GA*
FEBRUARY 2 Broadbent Arena, Louisville, KY* (tickets on sale 12/4)
FEBRUARY 4 Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN* (tickets on sale 12/4)
FEBRUARY 5 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL* (tickets on sale 12/4)
FEBRUARY 6 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI*
FEBRUARY 9 Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT**
FEBRUARY 11 Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ*
FEBRUARY 13 Susquehanna Center, Camden, NJ*
FEBRUARY 14 Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA*
FEBRUARY 16 Pavillon de la Jeunesse, Quebec City, QC (tickets sold via Billetech.com)
FEBRUARY 18 John Labatt Centre, London, ON (tickets on sale 11/27 via JohnLabattCentre.com)
FEBRUARY 19 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON (tickets sold via Ticketmaster.ca)
FEBRUARY 20 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC (tickets sold via Admission.com)
FEBRUARY 22 Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB (tickets sold via MonctonColiseum.com)
FEBRUARY 23 Metro Centre, Halifax, NS (tickets sold via TicketAtlantic.com
* tickets sold through Ticketmaster
** tickets sold through LiveNation.com
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