This is some pretty fantasmic news to start the week off with.
Testament have announced their first U.S. headlining tour in support of their new album, Dark Roots Of Earth, easily one of the year’s best releases.
The “Dark Roots Of Thrash” will also feature Overkill, Flotsam and Jetsam, and 4ARM.
“It’s a thrill to announce our upcoming dates,” commented guitarist Alex Skolnick. “It’s a tour that brings together three different metal bands from three different regions: West Coast, East Coast and Southwest. All three bands sound very different from one another yet are highly compatible. All have been around the block (and the world) a few times and all have managed to keep a sound that feels current. This tour will be a ‘must see’ for fans who remember the early days of thrash/speed metal as well as those whose age is younger than the genre itself.”
We have those dates for you at the end of this post.
VIP packages for the tour will be available.
1/30: The Filmore – San Francisco, CA
1/31: House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
2/1: The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
2/2: House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
2/4: Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/5: Emo’s – Austin, TX
2/6: House of Blues – Houston, TX
2/7: House of Blues – Dallas, TX
2/9: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/10: The Filmore – Charlotte, NC
2/12: The Filmore – Silver Spring, MO
2/13: Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
2/14: Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
2/15: The Paramount – Huntington, NY
2/16: The Palladium – Worcester, MA
2/17: Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
2/18: Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
2/20: Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
2/21: The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
2/22: The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
2/23: First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
2/25: The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/26: In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
2/27: Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
2/28: Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA