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Anthrax, Tesament, Death Angel U.S. Tour Dates Announced

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Anthrax and Testament, who haven't toured together in more than a decade, are set to co-headline a U.S. tour beginning Friday, October 14 in Grand Rapids, MI. Anthrax will close all shows, and Death Angel will be main support for the entire tour. The coast-to-coast trek will hit more than two dozen cities over a five-week period, with both Anthrax and Death Angel debuting brand new material from their new albums, both set for summer/fall release; Testament's new album is set to be released in 2012.

"We've been tight with the guys in Testament for a long, long time," said Anthrax's Charlie Benante. "so we're really looking forward to hanging out with them on the road. And all of us in Anthrax are big Death Angel fans, so this is going to be a monster of a good time - for all of us and for the fans. Plus, with the incredible success of The Big Four shows over the last year, we wanted to tour with some of the 'second wave' of thrash bands."

The tour will follow Anthrax's Big Four "hometown" appearance at Yankee Stadium on September 14, with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth.

"We're excited to do this tour because Anthrax was actually the first band we ever toured with," adds Testament vocalist Chuck Billy. "It's an accomplishment 20 odd years later that we're going to do it again. The tour kick-off date is actually about five days difference from the kick off date of the first tour 20 years ago. The first time we performed with Anthrax, we only had a total of ten songs, so obviously now we have many songs to pick from so it will be very different. It's good to see that a lot of the faces in the bands are the same as back when we first did this original tour 20 years ago."

Here are the latest Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel Fall 2011 tour dates, with more to be announced:

October 14 - Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI
October 15 - Congress Theatre, Chicago, IL
October 16 - First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
October 18 - The Cotillion, Wichita, KS
October 19 - Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO
October 22 - Nokia LA Live, Los Angeles, CA
October 23 - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
October 24 - House of Blues, San Diego, CA
October 26 - Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
October 28 - South Side Music Hall, Dallas, TX
October 29 - Emo's East, Austin, TX
October 30 - Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
November 1 - House of Blues, Orlando, FL
November 2 - Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
November 4 - House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC
November 5 - Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
November 6 - The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
November 8 - Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY
November 10 - Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
November 11 - Palladium, Worcester, MA
November 15 - Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
November 17 - Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
November 19 - Rave, Milwaukee, WI

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

HOLY FK YES...THE FILLMORE NOV 5TH!!!!!

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 10:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Shame Overkill aren't on the bill like initially said but that's an amazing lineup all the same. Have fun all those attending!

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. R10 writes:

Oooh yes! Worcester the 11th! Oz,Overkill on this one would have put this one over the top! Looking forward to Anthrax,havent seen them since 98 or so. Can never get sick of seeing Testament.

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 11:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. bonerbolts writes:

i'm going to furiously beat off now

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 11:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. TO Branded: writes:

I thought you like A7x, attack attack, and disturbed? Why are going to see this? These bands play too fast for you!

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. brandedcfh420 writes:

ahahahhahha, good one!!!! just wish slayer was on this one....

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 3:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. R10 writes:

If Slayer was on this one Branded,i dont think it would be held at these smaller venues. I dont know about the place in Charlotte your seeing this,but the Palladium is about 1600 capacity. I actually prefer to see shows like this at smaller venues,as opposed to basketball/hockey arenas. Plus Slayer toured with Testament last summer on American Carnage. Exodus or Overkill would have made great additions imo.

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 3:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. alice666 writes:

I plan to go to this...I saw death angel at a smaller show last year; they're excellent live. They're a good fit for this tour.

I've never heard of this venue though... and I've been to all of them in my area. That's pretty weird.

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brandedcfh420 writes:

where are you located alice666?

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 6:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. silvermountains writes:

I'll be at both DENVER and AUSTIN for this one! Shame overkill wont spend a few weeks away from the studio and play but hell yeah... can't wait! \m/

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 6:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. KC writes:

I thought Overkill was supposed to be on this?

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 7:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. KC writes:

Just looked, Overkill has some festival dates while this tour's going on. Hopefully we get a few pop in's. That'd make this killer!

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. deathbringer writes:

looks like The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD is a fairly new HOB venue... Should be interesting to check out.

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 9:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Jenny writes:

LOL at post 4.

I hope to see an Oregon date announced soon.

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 9:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

I'll be there \m/

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 9:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. NW_MetalHead writes:

Absolutely nothing even close to Seattle................buncha jerks

# Sep 7, 2011 @ 12:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. O matron writes:

Faaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. This would have been awesome, nov 11, Cant go. Rats!!!! Have fun everyone.

# Sep 7, 2011 @ 2:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. mudguts666 writes:

You lucky bast**ds. I would love to see this tour. I can only hope that this tour streches out to Australia. This is where I am located. We get nothing like this at all. I will keep asking for this one to come to Australia and hope that my post get's answered. For the now really bummed out!

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19. Jds197 writes:

November 17th! Only wish Metallica would play in Pittsburgh for once, I would have gotten to see almost all the great 80s thrash bands if they did.

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