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 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.
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 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.
Slayer and Megadeth are also rescheduling the east coast leg of the Canadian Carnage tour, postponed from this fall.
Confirmed dates for American Carnage
01/18 WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA*
01/19 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (tickets sold via www.rosequarter.com)
01/21 Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA*
01/22 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA * (tickets on sale 11/21)
01/23 Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, AZ**
01/25 Magness Arena, Denver, CO*
01/26 Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM*
01/27 El Paso Coliseum, El Paso, TX*
01/29 Verizon Wireless, Houston, TX**
01/31 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN*
02/01 Gwinnett Arena, Duluth, GA*
02/02 Broadbent Arena, Louisville, KY* (tickets on sale 12/4)
02/04 Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN* (tickets on sale 12/4)
02/05 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL* (tickets on sale 12/4)
02/06 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI*
02/09 Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT**
02/11 Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ*
02/12 Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY* (tickets on sale 11/28)
02/13 Susquehanna Center, Camden, NJ*
02/14 Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA*
02/16 Pavillon de la Jeunesse, Quebec City, QC (tickets sold via Billetech.com)
02/18 John Labatt Centre, London, ON (tickets on sale 11/27 via JohnLabattCentre.com )
02/19 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON (tickets sold via Ticketmaster.ca )
02/20 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC (tickets sold via Admission.com)
02/22 Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB (tickets sold via MonctonColiseum.com)
02/23 Metro Centre, Halifax, NS (tickets sold via TicketAtlantic.com)
* tickets sold through Ticketmaster
** tickets sold through LiveNation.com <http://LiveNation.com>