Slayer. Megadeth. Two names synonymous with fierce, crunching power. Two bands whose histories are inevitably intertwined in defining the thrash/metal genre. Individually, their respective prowess and accomplishments are impressive; but together, they're brutal and unstoppable. Megadeth and Slayer will join forces to co-headline "American Carnage," the most blistering, the most explosive, and the most eagerly-antcipated mega-tour of the winter - and you do not want to miss it.
"American Carnage" will kick off on January 18 in Seattle, WA for a 26-date trek across North America
that will include the six Canadian dates postponed earlier this month. Tickets for most shows go on sale this Friday, November 20. Ticketmaster is offering a special presage for most shows from Wednesday, November 18 at 10AM until Thursday, November 19 at 10PM.
"American Carnage" is the first time that Slayer and Megadeth will have toured the U.S. together since 1991's epic "Clash of the Titans" tour. To celebrate that, and in recognition of the tough economic times that many of their fans are having, Megadeth and Slayer have decided to roll back the price of a chunk of tickets at every U.S. show to the "1991 price" of $10.00. These specially-priced tickets will be limited and when they're gone, they're gone. Megadeth has also teamed with iloveallaccess.com
to provide an Ultimate Fan Package including premium seats, meet and greets, pre-show parties and more.
In addition, Testament, who was also on the '91 "Clash of the Titans" bill, will be Special Guests on the entire tour, marking the first time that all three bands have shared a stage together in more than 18 years, and making this a "must see" metal event.
Both Megadeth and Slayer will hit the road supporting new albums: Megadeth's 2009 album, ENDGAME, and Slayer's World Painted Blood, the band's 10th studio venture, which hit stores November 3. Testament's The Formation of Damnation: Special Tour Edition, will be released on February 23, 2010 with special unreleased bonus tracks.
Slayer and Megadeth are also rescheduling the east coast leg of the "Canadian Carnage tour, postponed from this fall.
Confirmed dates for "American Carnage" are as follows:
18 WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
19 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
21 Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA
22 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
23 Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
25 Magness Arena, Denver, C
26 Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM
27 El Paso Coliseum, El Paso, TX
29 Verizon Wireless, Houston, TX
31 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
1 Gwinnett Arena, Duluth, GA
2 Broadbent Arena, Louisville, KY
4 Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
5 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
6 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI
9 Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT
11 Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
13 Susquehanna Center, Camden, NJ
14 Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA
16 Pavillon de la Jeunesse, Quebec City, QC
18 John Labatt Centre, London, ON
19 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
20 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
22 Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB
23 Metro Centre, Halifax, NS