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Testament announce U.S. headlining tour

November 26, 2012
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imgBay Area thrash metal legends Testament are proud to announce their first U.S. headlining tour since releasing their new album, Dark Roots of Earth. The trek promises to be one of the best thrash metal lineups of the year, with support coming from the world renowned Overkill and Flotsam and Jetsam, as well as Australian thrashers 4ARM.

"It's a thrill to announce our upcoming dates with Overkill and Flotsam and Jetsam,” 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." 

VIP packages are now available for each show but will be on a limited basis per gig. Act now before they’re all gone!

VIP ticket packages will include the following:

* Meet and greet with members of Testament.
* Photos with  members of Testament.
* Special VIP collector pass.
* 8x10 photo of Testament.
* 1 Merchandise item.
* Discount coupon for online shopping.
* VIP purchasers will receive a raffle ticket. Two lucky raffle winners per show will get to watch a portion of Testament' s set side stage with the opportunity to sing background vocals on “Into The Pit!”
* All VIP purchasers will be in an end of the tour drawing for a signature Eric Peterson Dean guitar signed by Testament.
 
TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, 4ARM
 
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

* - Denotes FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will not be playing

Testament is:
Chuck Billy – Vocals
Eric Peterson – Guitar
Alex Skolnick – Guitar
Greg Christian – Bass
Gene Hoglan – Drums
 
For more info visit: www.testamentlegions.com
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