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Slayer and Megadeth announce “American Carnage” tour

Two long running heavyweights of heavy metal, Slayer and Megadeth, have announced they will be touring together at the start of 2010.

“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 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 ’91 “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, 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.

Confirmed dates for “American Carnage” are as follows:

18 WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA*
19 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR  (tickets sold via )
21 Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA*
22 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA *  (tickets on sale 11/21)
23 Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, AZ**
25 Magness Arena, Denver, CO*
26 Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM*
27 El Paso Coliseum, El Paso, TX*
29 Verizon Wireless, Houston, TX**
31 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN*

1 Gwinnett Arena, Duluth, GA*
2 Broadbent Arena, Louisville, KY*  (tickets on sale 12/4)
4 Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN*  (tickets on sale 12/4)
5 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL*  (tickets on sale 12/4)
6 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI*
9 Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT**
11 Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ*
12 Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY*  (tickets on sale 11/28)
13 Susquehanna Center, Camden, NJ*
14 Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA*
16 Pavillon de la Jeunesse, Quebec City, QC  (tickets sold via
18 John Labatt Centre, London, ON  (tickets on sale 11/27 via
19 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON  (tickets sold via
20 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC  (tickets sold via
22 Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB  (tickets sold via
23 Metro Centre, Halifax, NS  (tickets sold via

* tickets sold through Ticketmaster
** tickets sold through

Check out the American Carnage tour announcement below.


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