Thrashers Megadeth have announced an upcoming "down under" tour in October. They will tour Australia and New Zealand and will be joined by fellow Thrash juggernauts in Slayer. This will be the first time the two band have toured this area of the world together. Both bands will be touring in support of their respective upcoming new albums (Endgame for Megadeth and World Painted Blood for Slayer). Support acts will be announced soon and tickets go on sale at 9:00am on 10/08/09.

See below for the list of tour dates:

05/10 - Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
07/10 - Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia
08/10 - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
09/10 - Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
11/10 - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, Australia
13/10 - Challenge Stadium, Perth, Australia


Source: megadeth.com
Band profile: Megadeth
Event: Megadeth & Slayer - Australia/New Zealand Tour 2009
 
Posted: 27.07.2009 by Raiden



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Mr.Tugboat ;) - 27.07.2009 at 14:36  
Im there allready
Plaguebearer - 27.07.2009 at 16:15  
Fuckin australia. what about canada eh?
Demonmayonnaise - 27.07.2009 at 16:43  
Um.. Come to the US with this shit! you lucky australians.
Vitriolic Hate - 27.07.2009 at 19:55  
Written by Mr.Tugboat ;) on 27.07.2009 at 14:36

Im there allready

are you sure? you won't be in Finland this time??
Raiden - 28.07.2009 at 03:57  
Written by Plaguebearer on 27.07.2009 at 16:15

Fuckin australia. what about canada eh?

They both just came from Canada didn't they?
magatouve - 28.07.2009 at 17:55  
Hell yeah... Megadeth and Slayer at the same tour ... this must be fierce. I've seen Megadeth and Testament together in one show. But Slayer and Megadeth must be more 'classic'.
Thought. - 29.07.2009 at 02:13  
Written by magatouve on 28.07.2009 at 17:55

Hell yeah... Megadeth and Slayer at the same tour ... this must be fierce. I've seen Megadeth and Testament together in one show. But Slayer and Megadeth must be more 'classic'.


how is that more classic? they're all the same era west coast Big 5 thrash bands.
Black Conundrum - 29.07.2009 at 06:29  
Written by Thought. on 29.07.2009 at 02:13

Written by magatouve on 28.07.2009 at 17:55

Hell yeah... Megadeth and Slayer at the same tour ... this must be fierce. I've seen Megadeth and Testament together in one show. But Slayer and Megadeth must be more 'classic'.


how is that more classic? they're all the same era west coast Big 5 thrash bands.


The west coast big five thrash bands? I've heard of the big four, but not the big five.
Ozman - 29.07.2009 at 12:53  
Written by Thought. on 29.07.2009 at 02:13

Written by magatouve on 28.07.2009 at 17:55

Hell yeah... Megadeth and Slayer at the same tour ... this must be fierce. I've seen Megadeth and Testament together in one show. But Slayer and Megadeth must be more 'classic'.


how is that more classic? they're all the same era west coast Big 5 thrash bands.


First off like Table o Black said... it is the Big Four of thrash and not five,
and secondly Anthrax who are part of the big four are from the east coast and not the west coast
Plaguebearer - 29.07.2009 at 16:40  
Written by Raiden on 28.07.2009 at 03:57

Written by Plaguebearer on 27.07.2009 at 16:15

Fuckin australia. what about canada eh?

They both just came from Canada didn't they?

unfortunately only western Canada
magatouve - 29.07.2009 at 18:12  
Written by Thought. on 29.07.2009 at 02:13

Written by magatouve on 28.07.2009 at 17:55

Hell yeah... Megadeth and Slayer at the same tour ... this must be fierce. I've seen Megadeth and Testament together in one show. But Slayer and Megadeth must be more 'classic'.


how is that more classic? they're all the same era west coast Big 5 thrash bands.


Although Testament came from the Bay Area and has been around since 1983, their first album wasn't released until 1987. Slayer and Megadeth, specially if you take into consideration Mustaine's work with Metallica (1981-1983), have been active since 1981 releasing their first albums in 1983 and 1984 respectively. Also Megadeth and Slayer are two of the Big Four. So in that sense I feel like Megadeth and Slayer are more associated with the classic thrash metal sound than Testament. Anyway, that doesn't mean in any sense that Testament is not an original thrash metal band. I'm going to handbang on their thrashy songs in a couple of hours here in Istanbul
Raiden - 30.07.2009 at 03:41  
Written by Plaguebearer on 29.07.2009 at 16:40

Written by Raiden on 28.07.2009 at 03:57

Written by Plaguebearer on 27.07.2009 at 16:15

Fuckin australia. what about canada eh?

They both just came from Canada didn't they?

unfortunately only western Canada

Oh that sucks. Not viable to make it over to the other side for the show?
Thought. - 30.07.2009 at 04:17  
Written by Ozman on 29.07.2009 at 12:53

Written by Thought. on 29.07.2009 at 02:13

Written by magatouve on 28.07.2009 at 17:55

Hell yeah... Megadeth and Slayer at the same tour ... this must be fierce. I've seen Megadeth and Testament together in one show. But Slayer and Megadeth must be more 'classic'.


how is that more classic? they're all the same era west coast Big 5 thrash bands.


First off like Table o Black said... it is the Big Four of thrash and not five,
and secondly Anthrax who are part of the big four are from the east coast and not the west coast


I know my thrash. more than i know my own brother.
watch "Get Thrashed". people say it should be the Big 5 to include Testament. I just include them anyway. why? cuz they're that fucking thrash.
also...
Testament was formed '83. Megadeth was formed '83. Slayer was formed '81. ...so, classic? how? 2 years hardly constitutes a difference in eras. no. they are the same era thrash bands. Bands still exist before they release their first album.

METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT. That's how i've known thrash, the big bands, the Big 5.

...
Ozman - 30.07.2009 at 07:34  
Written by Thought. on 30.07.2009 at 04:17

Written by Ozman on 29.07.2009 at 12:53

Written by Thought. on 29.07.2009 at 02:13

Written by magatouve on 28.07.2009 at 17:55

Hell yeah... Megadeth and Slayer at the same tour ... this must be fierce. I've seen Megadeth and Testament together in one show. But Slayer and Megadeth must be more 'classic'.


how is that more classic? they're all the same era west coast Big 5 thrash bands.


First off like Table o Black said... it is the Big Four of thrash and not five,
and secondly Anthrax who are part of the big four are from the east coast and not the west coast


I know my thrash. more than i know my own brother.
watch "Get Thrashed". people say it should be the Big 5 to include Testament. I just include them anyway. why? cuz they're that fucking thrash.
also...
Testament was formed '83. Megadeth was formed '83. Slayer was formed '81. ...so, classic? how? 2 years hardly constitutes a difference in eras. no. they are the same era thrash bands. Bands still exist before they release their first album.

METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT. That's how i've known thrash, the big bands, the Big 5.

...


I know Get Thrashed, I reviewed it before anyone here had even seen it. I own both the screening version and the retail version and there is some difference between the two. But of course that s not what this is about.
In Get Thrashed only Mustaine mentions five instead of four.
As for years a band was formed that doesn't really come into the equation, because then Overkill should be there as well. It is all about how BIG the thrash bands were at the time, and let me guarantee you Testament wasn't big at all the big four were miles ahead of the rest popularity and sales wise. Even Exodus was bigger than Testament at the time. Another aspect that is important is the year of release of band's demos and debut albums. Testament only released their demo (still under the monicker of Legacy) in 1985 and their debut album only in 1987 so clearly making them part of the second thrash wave. Coming back to Exodus... they were a couple of years ahead of Testament both in the demo and debut album department.
Xnoybis - 30.07.2009 at 08:26  
The concept of the Big Four is just too big for today's youth.
Thought. - 30.07.2009 at 10:48  
Written by Ozman on 30.07.2009 at 07:34

I know Get Thrashed, I reviewed it before anyone here had even seen it. I own both the screening version and the retail version and there is some difference between the two. But of course that s not what this is about.
In Get Thrashed only Mustaine mentions five instead of four.
As for years a band was formed that doesn't really come into the equation, because then Overkill should be there as well. It is all about how BIG the thrash bands were at the time, and let me guarantee you Testament wasn't big at all the big four were miles ahead of the rest popularity and sales wise. Even Exodus was bigger than Testament at the time. Another aspect that is important is the year of release of band's demos and debut albums. Testament only released their demo (still under the monicker of Legacy) in 1985 and their debut album only in 1987 so clearly making them part of the second thrash wave. Coming back to Exodus... they were a couple of years ahead of Testament both in the demo and debut album department.


ok, sales wins. i've always just known it as big 5. my mistake. still, back to square one, personally, i don't think slayer is any more "classic" than testament. but its a dumb argument. so it really doesn't matter. point of all this crap is that aussies will still have a kickass show.
Ozman - 30.07.2009 at 11:27  
Written by Thought. on 30.07.2009 at 10:48

point of all this crap is that aussies will still have a kickass show.


True, I would give my right hand for this combo to play here in the The Netherlands. Last time I saw Megadeth with Slayer here was during the Clash Of The Titans tour all the way back in 1990
Plaguebearer - 30.07.2009 at 16:27  
Written by Raiden on 30.07.2009 at 03:41

Written by Plaguebearer on 29.07.2009 at 16:40

Written by Raiden on 28.07.2009 at 03:57

Written by Plaguebearer on 27.07.2009 at 16:15

Fuckin australia. what about canada eh?

They both just came from Canada didn't they?

unfortunately only western Canada

Oh that sucks. Not viable to make it over to the other side for the show?

Dude, the other side is like a 3 day/night drive
Raiden - 31.07.2009 at 02:01  
Written by Plaguebearer on 30.07.2009 at 16:27

Written by Raiden on 30.07.2009 at 03:41

Written by Plaguebearer on 29.07.2009 at 16:40

Written by Raiden on 28.07.2009 at 03:57

Written by Plaguebearer on 27.07.2009 at 16:15

Fuckin australia. what about canada eh?

They both just came from Canada didn't they?

unfortunately only western Canada

Oh that sucks. Not viable to make it over to the other side for the show?

Dude, the other side is like a 3 day/night drive

Oh right fair enough haha. Wasn't sure how East the East side was and vice versa.
Raiden - 31.07.2009 at 02:16  
Written by Ozman on 30.07.2009 at 11:27

Written by Thought. on 30.07.2009 at 10:48

point of all this crap is that aussies will still have a kickass show.

True, I would give my right hand for this combo to play here in the The Netherlands. Last time I saw Megadeth with Slayer here was during the Clash Of The Titans tour all the way back in 1990

Weeeeell, if you were ever planning a holiday over here...


Written by Mr.Tugboat ;) on 27.07.2009 at 14:36

Im there allready

You need your ticket first!

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