Bay Area thrash legends Testament are taking the stage once again for their first US headlining tour in support of the award-winning "The Formation of Damnation". The band's first new studio album in nine years won "Album of the Year" at the 2008 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards (and "The best Thrash Metal album of 2008" at the Metal Storm Awards).

The tour will feature the classic lineup of vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, bassist Greg Christian, and drummer Paul Bostaph. Testament will be bringing along metalcore "heroes" Unearth and neo-thrashers Lazarus A.D.

Singer Chuck Billy commented on the upcoming US headlining tour: "It was really exciting last summer touring with Judas Priest, Heaven And Hell, and Motörhead, playing in front of all the old-school as well as new-school metalheads. Now we look forward to CRUSHING on our first headline tour on the Damnation Vacation US run. Heavy metal forever!"

The dates are as follows:

May 02 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
May 03 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
May 04 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore
May 06 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom
May 07 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Centre
May 09 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre
May 10 - Maplewood, MN - The Rock
May 12 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Theater
May 13 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
May 15 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
May 16 - Detroit, MI - Harpos
May 17 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
May 18 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
May 20 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
May 21 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
May 22 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
May 23 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
May 24 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
May 26 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
May 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
May 28 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
May 29 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater
May 30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
May 31 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Jun. 02 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Jun. 03 - San Antonio - Scout Bar
Jun. 04 - Ft. Worth, TX - Ridglea Theater
Jun. 06 - Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont
Jun. 07 - Denver, CO - Cervantes
Jun. 09 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Jun. 10 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Jun. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
Jun. 12 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

All info about the tour at this location.

Band profile: Testament
Event: Testament
Posted: 16.03.2009 by Abattoir


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Galar - 16.03.2009 at 22:18  
Cool. Havta go.
Baz Anderson - 16.03.2009 at 23:03  
About time Testament did some headlining shows, they have been opening and supporting other bands for too long over the past year or so.
Clintagräm - 16.03.2009 at 23:07  
June 6th for Kansas City huh? Maybe I'll try and make it. I can stand Unearth again to see Testament and Lazarus A.D.
Daggon - 17.03.2009 at 00:13  
I hope they can make some space for a Latin America tour. Their short supporting Judas Priest here was too short, I would like to see the Damnation Vacation Tour here in Mexico City!
-Morbid- - 17.03.2009 at 01:19  
Goddammit, no Oregon stops.

So many tours ignore this shithole.
brandomaster90 - 17.03.2009 at 04:06  
I am definately going. I've been wanting to see Testament for a while now. I missed them last time around.
Insineratehymn - 17.03.2009 at 04:12  
Alas, none of those gigs are in my area. I am sad.
Thrashard - 17.03.2009 at 04:20  
LeChron James - 17.03.2009 at 07:00  
Oh my god STOP coming to the goddamn filmore. WARFIELD WARFIELD WARFIELD.
Icedburden - 17.03.2009 at 07:36  
Yes, Baltimore. No, Ram's Head..... Ehhh, Ill have to deal with the sound i guess
thesabbathfan - 17.03.2009 at 20:11  
Doc Godin - 17.03.2009 at 23:59  
The ballroom eh? Interesting....I'll be there.
BrightNight - 18.03.2009 at 00:08  
Whole lotta testament tours all over the world. Lucky bastards are the thrash fans.

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