A HEAVY TIME TRIP BACK TO 1990
Megadeth and Slayer, who last toured the U.S. together nineteen years ago on the "Clash of the Titans" tour, have confirmed that they will each perform, start to finish, their 1990 releases - Slayer's Seasons In The Abyss and Megadeth's Rust In Peace - on the upcoming Canadian and American Carnage Tours. The six-date Canadian Carnage kicks off July 23 in Quebec City, while the 19-city American Carnage dates begin August 11 in Glens Falls, NY. With Slayer and Megadeth co-headlining, Testament will be special guest on all dates.
The American Carnage Tour, originally scheduled to take place in January and February, had to be postponed due to Slayer's vocalist/bassist, Tom Araya's treatment for severe back pain, an occupational hazard for the rocker who is known for aggressively swinging his long mane of hair while performing. A surgical procedure in January corrected the problem once and for all, and he felt better almost immediately.
"Right after the surgery, " said Araya, "I could tell that the issue was fixed. There's no more pain; it just feels really good. I'm really excited and I'm anxious to get together with the rest of the guys and start rehearsing again. We cancelled two tours, and I don't feel great about that, but I couldn't deal with the pain anymore, and that's now completely gone. I know the fans are excited to see the band - the tour is on, we're keeping our word, there will be no more cancellations."
"If you missed us playing with our friends Slayer back in the 90s, well, here's your chance to make it up to yourself," says Megadeth's Dave Mustaine. "If you miss it this time, well then you ain't metal anyway!"
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