Digging deep into the early discography that launched a worldwide career spanning two-and-a-half decades, battle-scarred ambassadors of Bay Area thrash TESTAMENT will be performing an exclusive headlining set comprised of select tracks from their first three albums: 1987’s debut The Legacy, 1988’s The New Order, and 1989’s Practice What You Preach
Adding gasoline & road flares to the live pandemonium with direct support will be none other than mastery gunnery sergeants of thrash metal EXODUS. Opening every show will be Texan metal cowboys SHATTERED SUN.
Launching their seventeen-date trek on April 1st with a hometown show in San Francisco that’s sure to register on the Richter scale, the “Dark Roots of Thrash II” tour will hit fifteen additional U.S. cities plus Toronto, Canada, wrapping up in Georgia’s capital city of Atlanta on April 23rd.
Confirmed “Dark Roots of Thrash II” dates are:
04/01/15 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
04/02/15 House Of Blues – Hollywood, CA
04/03/15 Livewire – Scottsdale, AZ
04/04/15 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
04/06/15 Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
04/07/15 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
04/08/15 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
04/10/15 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
04/11/15 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
04/12/15 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
04/13/15 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
04/15/15 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/16/15 Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
04/17/15 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
04/18/15 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival – Worcester, MA
04/19/15 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
04/21/15 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
04/22/15 Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
04/23/15 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
04/25/15 Welcome To Rockville Festival – Jacksonville, FL
05/01/15 Lunatic Luau 15 – Virginia Beach, VA
05/03/15 Carolina Rebellion 2015 – Concord, NC
Additional dates will be announced soon.
VIP Packages are available via www.slotix.com and include:
· One Premium Reserved ticket or One General Admission ticket
· A Meet & Greet with select members of TESTAMENT and EXODUS
· Individual & Group Photo opportunities with select members of TESTAMENT and EXODUS
· Exclusive TESTAMENT/EXODUS poster
· Collectible TESTAMENT/EXODUS commemorative laminate
· On-site check-in staff
In 2012, TESTAMENT‘s Dark Roots Of Earth debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #1 on the Independent Albums chart, and #1 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart with the band’shighest first week sales since the inception of Soundscan. The album roared into the #9 position on the World Sales chart – a huge accomplishment for a metal band on a chart that included pop artists such as ADELE, JUSTIN BIEBER, LINKIN PARK, JENNIFER LOPEZ and MAROON 5. In 2013, TESTAMENT released their Dark Roots Of Thrash live DVD/CD, recorded via multi-camera angles at their sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, New York. Order both titles from theNuclear Blast USA Webshop.
After doubling the first week sales of their last studio album, Blood In, Blood Out by EXODUS debuted at #38 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #2 on the Hard Rock/Metal chart and #6 on the Independent Albums chartlast October. Withan appearance at #6 on Canada’s Hard Music chart,Blood In, Blood Out gained a foothold in European countries where the band had never previously charted by debuting in multiple Top 50 & Top 100 albums charts in Germany (#29), Finland (#30), Switzerland (#30), Austria (#38), the Czech Republic (#38), the U.K. (#72), France (#75), and the Netherlands (#85). Order the dual-disc Blood In, Blood Out digi-pak from http://smarturl.it/EXODUS-Blood.
“Blood In, Blood Out“ is the latest video by EXODUS.
Visit EXODUS online at www.EXODUSATTACK.com.