SLAYER, MEGADETH ANNOUNCE NEW, CONFIRMED SCHEDULE FOR
AMERICAN CARNAGE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Slayer and Megadeth are thrilled to announce confirmed routing for the American Carnage North American Tour, which will commence with the rescheduled Canadian Carnage East dates in Quebec City on Friday, July 23.
Slayer will then head to Europe for a run of festival dates, returning to kick off the American Carnage leg in Albany, NY on August 11. American Carnage will play 26 dates across the United States and Eastern Canada up to the Labor Day weekend, ending in Portland, OR on September 4. Testament will be Special Guest on all shows.
Tickets purchased for the American Carnage shows when they first went on sale late last year will be honored for these rescheduled dates. Complete information regarding ticket sales can be found at Slayer's wesbite, Megadeth's site and/or Testament's site.
Due to venue availability and other conflicts, the shows originally scheduled in El Paso, Houston, Nashville, Duluth, and Louisville cannot be rescheduled at this time, and ticket holders may obtain refunds at point of purchase. However, new cities have been added to the American Carnage itinerary, with dates now scheduled in Cleveland, Kansas City, San Diego, and Sacramento. The confirmed, complete itinerary is below.
The American Carnage Tour, originally scheduled to take place in January and February, had to be put on hold due to Slayer's vocalist/bassist, Tom Araya's ongoing, minimally-invasive treatments for what was diagnosed as a Cervical Radiculopathy, an occupational hazard for the rocker who is known for aggressively swinging his long mane of hair while performing. Right after the first of the year, Araya made the difficult decision to undergo a surgical procedure, called an Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion, a relatively routine practice with an excellent recovery rate. That surgery took place early last week.
"The doctors said that Tom's surgery went very smoothly and was a resounding success," said Rick Sales, long-time Slayer manager. "He's home now, doing really well, and he said the numbness in his fingers had already diminished considerably."
Shortly after the surgery, Slayer's Kerry King received a text from Tom: "Awake and feeling good, actually whatever he did, it feels better."
The American Carnage Tour will mark the first time that Slayer, Megadeth and Testament will have toured the U.S. together since 1991's epic Clash of the Titans tour, making this truly a "must-see" event.
Slayer recently announced the rescheduling of its headline tour in the U.K. and Europe, and Megadeth and Testament are currently on tour together playing U.S. cities that will not be on the American Carnage itinerary.
Slayer/Megadeth/Testament American Carnage North American Tour Dates
07/23/10 Fri Pavillon de la Jeunesse Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
07/24/10 Sat Parc Jean-Drapeau Montreal, QC
07/26/10 Mon Halifax Metro Centre Halifax, NS
07/27/10 Tue Moncton Coliseum Moncton, NB
07/29/10 Thu Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, ON
07/30/10 Fri John Labatt Centre London, ON
08/11/10 Wed Glens Falls Civic Center Glens Falls, NY
08/12/10 Thu IZOD Center East Rutherford, NJ
08/14/10 Sat Paul Tsongas Arena Lowell, MA
08/15/10 Sun Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
08/16/10 Mon Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre Wallingford, CT
08/18/10 Wed Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City Cleveland, OH
08/19/10 Thu Joe Louis Arena Detroit, MI
08/20/10 Fri UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL
08/21/10 Sat Roy Wilkins Auditorium St. Paul, MN
08/23/10 Mon Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone Bonner Springs, KS
08/25/10 Wed Magness Arena Denver, CO
08/26/10 Thu Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque, NM
08/27/10 Fri Dodge Theatre Phoenix, AZ
08/29/10 Sun Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre Chula Vista, CA
08/30/10 Mon Long Beach Arena Long Beach, CA
08/31/10 Tue Cow Palace Daly City, CA
09/01/10 Wed Arco Arena Sacramento, CA
09/03/10 Fri WaMu Theatre Seattle, WA
09/04/10 Sat Washington County Fair & Rodeo Hillsboro, OR
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