ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, and DEATH ANGEL will be teaming up for a U.S. tour this fall.
“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.”
Tentative tour dates: October 2011 14 Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI 15 Congress Theatre, Chicago, IL 16 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 18 The Cotillion, Wichita, KS 19 Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO 22 Nokia LA Live, Los Angeles, CA 23 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA 24 House of Blues, San Diego, CA 26 Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM 28 South Side Music Hall, Dallas, TX 29 Emo’s East, Austin, TX 30 Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
November 2011 1 House of Blues, Orlando, FL 2 Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 4 House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC 5 Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 6 The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD 8 Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY 10 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA 11 Palladium, Worcester, MA 15 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY 17 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA 19 Rave, Milwaukee, WI