SLAYER, MEGADETH TEAM UP FOR AMERICAN CARNAGE TOUR
Co-Headliners to Tour the U.S. Together For the First Time in Nearly Two Decades,
Testament to be Special Guest, Recession-Proof $10.00 Tickets Available in All U.S. Markets
Slayer. Megadeth. Two names synonymous with fierce, crunching power. Two bands whose histories are inevitably intertwined in defining the thrash/metal genre. Megadeth and Slayer will join forces to co-headline the American Carnage tour, which 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 presale 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.
According to various Canadian press outlets last summer: "It was a night of thrash impossible to trash..." "Tales about war, death, destruction, Satan, aliens and serial killers have never been so much fun..." "The two heavy metal heavyweights...went head-to-head on a level playing field. Both bands brought their 'A' game. And the results were anything but pretty - unless you include pretty freakin' loud and pretty freakin' awesome."
Slayer, Megadeth, and Testament, American Carnage Tour Dates
01/18/10 Mon WaMu Theatre Seattle, WA
01/19/10 Tue Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR
01/21/10 Thu Cow Palace Daly City, CA
01/22/10 Fri Long Beach Arena Long Beach, CA
01/23/10 Sat Dodge Theatre Phoenix, AZ
01/25/10 Mon Magness Arena Denver, CO
01/26/10 Tue Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque, NM
01/27/10 Wed El Paso County Coliseum El Paso, TX
01/29/10 Fri Verizon Wireless Theater Houston, TX
01/31/10 Sun Municipal Auditorium Nashville, TN
02/01/10 Mon Gwinnett Civic & Cultural Center Duluth, GA
02/02/10 Tue Broadbent Arena Louisville, KY
02/04/10 Thu Roy Wilkins Auditorium St. Paul, MN
02/05/10 Fri UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL
02/06/10 Sat Cobo Arena Detroit, MI
02/09/10 Tue Oakdale Theatre (Formerly Chevrolet Theatre) Wallingford, CT
02/11/10 Thu IZOD Center East Rutherford, NJ
02/12/10 Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY
02/13/10 Sat Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
02/14/10 Sun Paul Tsongas Arena Lowell, MA
02/16/10 Tue Pavillon de la Jeunesse Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
02/18/10 Thu John Labatt Centre London, ON
02/19/10 Fri Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON
02/20/10 Sat Bell Centre Montreal, QC
02/22/10 Mon Moncton Coliseum Moncton, NB
02/23/10 Tue Halifax Metro Centre Halifax, NS
Slayer and Megadeth are also rescheduling the east coast leg of the Canadian Carnage tour, postponed from this fall.
And check out JamBase's 2008 interview with Megadeth's Dave Mustaine here.