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 anticipated 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 presale 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 "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, while Slayer's World Painted Blood, the band's 10th studio venture, 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 have already massacred territories together outside of the U.S. - first with four explosive dates in June, 2009 across Western Canada - "Canadian Carnage" - marking the first time the bands had shared a stage anywhere in 18 years; and then six co-headlining "Carnage" dates in Australia followed in October.

According to various Canadian press outlets last summer: "It was a night of thrash impossible to trash..." "Tales about war, death, destruction, Satan, aliens and serial killers have never been so much fun..." "The two heavy metal heavyweights ...went head-to-head on a level playing field. Both bands brought their 'A' game. And the results were anything but pretty - unless you include pretty freakin' loud and pretty freakin' awesome."

Read the full press release here.


American Carnage Tour Dates

Jan. 18 - WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
Jan. 19 - Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
Jan. 21 - Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA
Jan. 22 - Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
Jan. 23 - Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
Jan. 25 - Magness Arena, Denver, CO
Jan. 26 - Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM
Jan. 27 - El Paso Coliseum, El Paso, TX
Jan. 29 - Verizon Wireless, Houston, TX
Jan. 31 - Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Feb. 01 - Gwinnett Arena, Duluth, GA
Feb. 02 - Broadbent Arena, Louisville, KY
Feb. 04 - Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 05 - UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
Feb. 06 - Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI
Feb. 09 - Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT
Feb. 11 - Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
Feb. 13 - Susquehanna Center, Camden, NJ
Feb. 14 - Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA
Feb. 16 - Pavillon de La Jeunesse, Quebec City, QC
Feb. 18 - John Labatt Centre, London, ON
Feb. 19 - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
Feb. 20 - Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
Feb. 22 - Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB
Feb. 23 - Metro Centre, Halifax, NS

(Also High On Fire are rumoured to be on this tour)





Source: slayer.net
Band profile: Slayer
Event: American Carnage Tour [CANCELLED]
 
Posted: 17.11.2009 by Abattoir



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Valentin B - 17.11.2009 at 13:16  
Wow, aren't the Americans a lucky bunch?
Warman - 17.11.2009 at 13:31  
They sure as hell are!!!

BTW, will Mustaine be okay with all the "SATAN, SATAN, SATAN, SATAN, SATAN'S HELL, HAIL SATAAAAAAAAAAN" from Slayer?
Valentin B - 17.11.2009 at 13:43  
Written by Warman on 17.11.2009 at 13:31

They sure as hell are!!!

BTW, will Mustaine be okay with all the "SATAN, SATAN, SATAN, SATAN, SATAN'S HELL, HAIL SATAAAAAAAAAAN" from Slayer?

it's interesting what people will do for money
Carrion Misery - 17.11.2009 at 16:11  
I'm not really into any of these bands anymore, but it looks like Slayer is finally touring with fitting bands.
ja-vi - 17.11.2009 at 16:36  
North Americans truly are lucky sons of bitches... Thinking of booking flights to the States because of this shit...
JÄY - 17.11.2009 at 17:14  
Fuck off, buck-o...

we get no fucking power metal

even our native PM bands dont tour here!
JÄY - 17.11.2009 at 17:14  
On a side not.....this kinda kicks ass
Overlord_PT - 17.11.2009 at 17:41  
Very nice! please come to portugal!
Paradox0 - 17.11.2009 at 17:43  
Honestly im considering going to this. Slayer, megadeath AND testament, all touring under one banner. It really doesnt get any better than this.
thesabbathfan - 17.11.2009 at 17:47  
Fuck me, come back to vancouver!!! you're starting at seattle, my as well come back to vancouver!!
Xnoybis - 17.11.2009 at 17:59  
Written by Valentin B on 17.11.2009 at 13:16

Wow, aren't the Americans a lucky bunch?


kinda. we get this tour. you get hellfest, roadburn, dutch doom days, wacken, tuska, etc. etc. etc. etc.

additionally while we might get more tours from American bands (aside from Canocheese, thanks) than you Europeans, but you get a lot more tours from European bands. and each continent has a lot of cool bands.
Valentin B - 17.11.2009 at 18:52  
Written by Xnoybis on 17.11.2009 at 17:59

Written by Valentin B on 17.11.2009 at 13:16

Wow, aren't the Americans a lucky bunch?


kinda. we get this tour. you get hellfest, roadburn, dutch doom days, wacken, tuska, etc. etc. etc. etc.

additionally while we might get more tours from American bands (aside from Canocheese, thanks) than you Europeans, but you get a lot more tours from European bands. and each continent has a lot of cool bands.

shit i think you're right.. i guess it's just human nature, the grass is always greener on the other side..

well i can still bitch and complain that Romania doesn't get neither good tours most of the time nor festivals at least but still, i can't imagine how much a trip to a European festival must cost for someone coming from the USA compared to me(i plan on not breaking the 400$-equivalent mark), it must be a nightmare for you people..
SBGMetal - 17.11.2009 at 19:07  
Im fukin excited!
Thrash666 - 17.11.2009 at 19:22  
CANT FUCKIN WAIT FOR THIS SHIT!!!!!!
nb - 17.11.2009 at 20:06  
Written by Warman on 17.11.2009 at 13:31

They sure as hell are!!!

BTW, will Mustaine be okay with all the "SATAN, SATAN, SATAN, SATAN, SATAN'S HELL, HAIL SATAAAAAAAAAAN" from Slayer?


Just curious, why would he have a problem?
Silent Jay - 17.11.2009 at 21:46  
Because he's a new-born Christian these days and he's been known to kick bands off the Gigantour because of their lyrics and image etc. There are even certain Megadeth songs he vowed to not play live again.

You lucky Americans. I hope they bring this to UK shores but thats probs not going to happen. ><
dismaleuphony - 17.11.2009 at 22:10  
Written by Valentin B on 17.11.2009 at 18:52

well i can still bitch and complain that Romania doesn't get neither good tours most of the time nor festivals at least but still, i can't imagine how much a trip to a European festival must cost for someone coming from the USA compared to me(i plan on not breaking the 400$-equivalent mark), it must be a nightmare for you people..

For a quick breakdown: My trip to Hellfest in 2008 cost the following... $1100 for flight (June is the most expensive to fly to Paris from the US), nearly $200 for the 3 day pass, and maybe $150 for a hotel room. Add in some food, beer, and merch, and there you go

Last month I did a longer trip of course to Dutch Doom Days and Metal Female Voices, so a 2 week trip. I'd say that was between $2000 and $2500, and I stayed away from any touristy restaurants. The exchange rate really hurts, because a 10 euro train ticket between cities is more like a $16 ticket. However I found the beer prices to be cheaper relatively speaking in Europe, whereas beer at a concert in the US in my area is usually $5 - $7, and always remember in the US, tips are normal, unlike in the EU it seems.

But is it worth it? Of course. If you have the time and money to do something that could end up being one of the best things you do, it's not a nightmare, but a fantasy turned into a reality
Daggon - 17.11.2009 at 22:30  
If anyone here thinks that europeans or americans are unlucky, it's because you don't live in Mexico
-DC-002- - 18.11.2009 at 00:21  
Fucking Hell!
BrightNight - 18.11.2009 at 00:35  
Lucky Americans......:drool:
Warlock84 - 18.11.2009 at 02:37  
Can't wait for tickets to go on sale. This show is going to kick ass
Izarus - 18.11.2009 at 04:56  
Quote:
Quote:

For a quick breakdown: My trip to Hellfest in 2008 cost the following... $1100 for flight (June is the most expensive to fly to Paris from the US), nearly $200 for the 3 day pass, and maybe $150 for a hotel room. Add in some food, beer, and merch, and there you go

Last month I did a longer trip of course to Dutch Doom Days and Metal Female Voices, so a 2 week trip. I'd say that was between $2000 and $2500, and I stayed away from any touristy restaurants. The exchange rate really hurts, because a 10 euro train ticket between cities is more like a $16 ticket. However I found the beer prices to be cheaper relatively speaking in Europe, whereas beer at a concert in the US in my area is usually $5 - $7, and always remember in the US, tips are normal, unlike in the EU it seems.

But is it worth it? Of course. If you have the time and money to do something that could end up being one of the best things you do, it's not a nightmare, but a fantasy turned into a reality


I happen to agree with you, however that is still far too much money for me to scrape together in a foreseeable future!
How the blazes can you afford it?
Warlock84 - 18.11.2009 at 17:24  
Just bought 2 pit tickets for the Camden, NJ show. Anyone else going?
LeChron James - 19.11.2009 at 02:00  
We dont have shit for metal shows over here compared to you people across the world. stop whining, its only megadeth and slayer.

and wait WTF why are they already committing to another tour if they want tom araya back 100%?? i guess they are screwing you guys abroad over hahaha.
Overlord_PT - 20.11.2009 at 19:14  
Written by BrightNight on 18.11.2009 at 00:35

Lucky Americans......:drool:


+1

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