Starting at 10AM (local time) today, tickets and VIP packages for TESTAMENT’s upcoming US headlining tour will go on sale to the public. Included in the special VIP Packs are TONS of merch and opportunities to meet the band! The US headlining tour also features thrashers Unearth and Lazarus A.D. as support. Tickets and VIP packages go on-sale to the public Friday, March 20th with the exception of San Francisco going on sale Sunday, March 22nd.
There are two types of VIP packages available: Meet & Greet Package and Hot Sound Package. The Meet & Greet Package includes a special meet and greet opportunity, access to the sound check, a ticket to the show, autographed poster, merchandise item, collectible laminate, personalized Music Skins, and more! The Hot Sound Package includes a ticket to the show, early entry into the venue, access to the sound check, autographed poster, merchandise item, collectible laminate and more.
The TESTAMENT US tour is being presented by Revolver Magazine and is sponsored by DEAN Guitars, MusicSkins.com, and Dark Star Skateboards. All three sponsors have killer new TESTAMENT items including DEAN Guitars Eric Peterson “Old Skull” Flying V guitar, Dark Star’s Testament skateboard, and The Formation of Damnation-themed Music Skins for portable electronic devices to be included in part of the VIP packages. Also available in the packages will be a Paul Bostaph drumhead to be autographed by the whole band. Links are provided below.
TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson said: “Finally, with a well-received new record that's long over-due, it's time to tour our country! We've jumped around here and there, but it's been a while since we’ve toured most of the country. There are some places we are not hitting up, so check and see if you might need to drive out…we'll make it worth the drive! Life’s hard, but Testament is harder!”
Unearth vocalist Trevor Phipps added: “One of the main reasons I started singing was through inspiration from Testament and Chuck Billy's voice. At 12 years old I grabbed a shitty microphone and plugged it into my six inch Gorilla guitar amp and started singing along to my ‘Practice What You Preach’ tape. Needless to say, Testament helped mold my life in heavy metal, and I personally couldn't be looking forward to touring any more than this.
“Testament have made, and continue to make, important thrash albums over 20 plus years, and we are pumped to be part of their reunion headlining tour. We are, and have been, big fans of their music since we were kids, and sharing the stage with them is going to be a huge honor for us.
“We will be sure to bring our best show every night for our fans and theirs. Our set length is a solid one that will allow us to play new songs off our latest album ‘The March’ as well as some tunes from our earlier CD's. Get ready for six weeks of blazing metal, as this tour is sure to be one for the ages.”
Testament US headlining tour (with Unearth and Lazarus AD):
5/02 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
5/03 - Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
5/04 - Vancouver, BC – Commodore
5/06 - Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
5/07 - Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Centre
5/09 - Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
5/10 - Maplewood, MN – The Rock
5/12 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Theater
5/13 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
5/15 - Chicago, IL – House of Blues
5/16 - Detroit, MI – Harpos
5/17 - Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
5/18 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
5/20 - Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
5/21 - Montreal, QC – Metropolis
5/22 - Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
5/23 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
5/24 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
5/26 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
5/27 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
5/28 – Norfolk, VA – Norva
5/29 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
5/30 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
5/31 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
6/02 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
6/03 – San Antonio – Scout Bar
6/04 – Ft. Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater
6/06 – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont
6/07 – Denver, CO – Cervantes
6/09 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
6/10 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
6/11 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
6/12 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore