Bay Area thrash legends Testament are taking the stage once again in support of their award-winning 2008 release “The Formation of Damnation”. Testament will be touring as special guest with fellow Thrash Legends Megadeth and Slayer. The tour will feature the classic lineup of vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, bassist Greg Christian, and drummer Paul Bostaph and marks the 20th anniversary of these major players taking the stage together on the same stage as Megadeth and Slayer. For over 20 years, Testament has remained committed to the thrash metal sound that brought them to prominence in the late 1980s. The band has never compromised its unmatched intensity or musicianship and has only continued to up the ante with each release.

‘The Formation of Damnation’ was named one of MySpace’s Top Albums for 2008 and found itself at the top of many year-end lists including #9 Rock Album of the Year on iTunes for 2008, #4 Album of 2008 in Revolver Magazine, #10 on Metal Edge Top 50 of 2008, #1 on Metal Maniacs Top 20 of 2008, and the #2 Brave Pick in Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles. The album also dominated metal radio, coming in at #1 on Sirius-XM’s metal channel, #1 on CMJ’s LoudRock charts, and was the most played album on metal radio according to FMQB.

The highly successful and award-winning album ‘The Formation of Damnation’ will be reissued just in time for this amazing tour with Slayer and Megadeth with a bonus CD that contains live renditions of the classics; The New Order, Practice What You Preach and Souls Of Black. The tracks will also feature enhanced video clips recorded in Alcatraz for their MTV special 52 bands feature as well as the music video for “More Than Meets The Eye”. This Special album re-release with bonus material will be in stores on February 23rd . Testament will have the tour reissue available on all of the dates of the upcoming Carnage Tour prior to it hitting stores.

As a special exclusive to the dedicated Testament Legions, there were be an exclusive VIP package available for purchase. The Testament VIP Pack will include the following:

– One general admission ticket with early entry
– Exclusive Meet & Greet with the members of Testament
– Personal photograph with the band
– Autograph session (includes 8X10 photo)
– Exclusive Testament Affliction Shirt
– Collectible Tour Poster (limited, numbered)
– Exclusive Testament Music Skin
– Official VIP Meet and Greet Laminate
– Official set of Testament Guitar Picks

The password for the Testament ticket pre-sale is “Damnation”. VIP Packs and tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com (unless noted otherwise)

Tour Dates:

01/18 – WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
01/19 – Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
01/21 – Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA
01/22 – Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
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
02/04 – Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
02/05 – UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
02/06 – Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI
02/09 – Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT
02/11 – Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
02/12 – Glen Falls Civic Center Albany, NY
02/13 – Susquehanna Center, Camden, NJ
02/14 – Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA
02/16 – Pavillon de La Jeunesse, Quebec City, QC
02/18 – John Labatt Centre, London, ON
02/19 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
02/20 – Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
02/22 – Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB
02/23 – Metro Centre, Halifax, NS

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