Thrash bands Anthrax and Testament announced they will be pairing up this fall for a North American co-headlining tour that will take the bands coast to coast. Anthrax will close all shows, and Death Angel will be main support for the entire tour. The fall 2011 co-headlining tour begins Oct. 14 in Grand Rapids, MI and concludes on November 19 in Milwaukee, WI. You can catch Anthrax, Testament, and Death Angel in Chicago, IL on Oct. 15 at the Congress Theater.
Anthrax and Testament’s fall 2011 co-headlining tour will have the bands performing in more than two dozen cities over a five-week period. Anthrax and Death Angel will be debuting brand new material from their new albums, both set for summer/fall release; Testament’s new album is set to be released in 2012.
“We’ve been tight with the guys in Testament for a long, long time,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante. “so we’re really looking forward to hanging out with them on the road. And all of us in Anthrax are big Death Angel fans, so this is going to be a monster of a good time – for all of us and for the fans. Plus, with the incredible success of The Big Four shows over the last year, we wanted to tour with some of the ‘second wave’ of thrash bands.”
Anthrax will be touring this fall 2011 in support of Worship Music, which is set to be released Sept 13, 2011. It’s the band’s first new studio album in eight years, and the first with Belladona since 1990’s Persistence of Time.
“We’re excited to do this tour because Anthrax was actually the first band we ever toured with,” adds Testament vocalist Chuck Billy. “It’s an accomplishment 20 odd years later that we’re going to do it again. The tour kick-off date is actually about five days difference from the kick off date of the first tour 20 years ago. The first time we performed with Anthrax, we only had a total of ten songs, so obviously now we have many songs to pick from so it will be very different. It’s good to see that a lot of the faces in the bands are the same as back when we first did this original tour 20 years ago.”
The band has spent the last three years touring the world in support of The Formation of Damnation, and now brings its original, classic lineup back home to the United States with Anthrax and Death Angel. Tickets for Anthrax and Testament fall 2011 Thrashfest Extravaganza tour go on sale today, Sept 9 at Ticketfly.
Ticket prices for Anthrax and Testament’s Chicago show at Congress Theater range from $23.00 – $138.88 and can be purchased by clicking here.
Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel Fall 2011 tour dates:
14 Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI
15 Congress Theater, Chicago, IL
16 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
18 The Cotillion, Wichita, KS
19 Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO
21 TESTAMENT/DEATH ANGEL ONLY – LVCS, Las Vegas, NV
22 Nokia LA Live, Los Angeles, CA
23 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
24 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
26 Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
28 South Side Music Hall, Dallas, TX
29 Emo’s East, Austin, TX
30 Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
1 House of Blues, Orlando, FL
2 Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
4 House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC
5 Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
6 The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
8 Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY
10 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
11 Palladium, Worcester, MA
15 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
17 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
19 Rave, Milwaukee, WI