Testament Announces ‘Dark Roots Of Thrash II’

Topping a ticket that also includes metal masters Exodus and Texas’ Shattered Sun, Testament will shake up America beginning in April on the West Coast.
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Testament is going deep into its legacy on the upcoming “Dark Roots Of Thrash II” tour by serving up start-to-finish treatments of its 1987 album The Legacy and 1988’s The New Order.  The setlist will also include select tracks from 1989’s Practice What You Preach.

The upcoming tour also marks the “reintroduction” of bassist Steve DiGiorgio who played on 199’s The Gathering and 2001’s First Strike Still Deadly.  The adventure also includes the live debut of Alex Skolnick’s new signature ESP guitars and Budda amps.

“The stars have finally aligned,” Testament vocalist Chuck Billy said.  “After almost 30 years of touring, Testament and Exodus get to share our individual styles of thrash metal across the U.S. and Canada.  The Day of Reckoning is here and coming to a town near you.  Good times with good friends – heavy metal forever!”

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Murat Theater, Indianapolis, Ind.

Here’s the tour:

April 1 – San Francisco, Calif., The Regency Ballroom
April 2 – West Hollywood, Calif., House Of Blues
April 3 – Scottsdale, Ariz., Livewire
April 4 – Albuquerque, N.M., Sunshine Theatre
April 6 – San Antonio, Texas, Aztec Theater
April 7 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
April 8 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
April 10 – Sauget, Ill., Pop’s
April 11 – Joliet, Ill., Mojoes
April 12 – Detroit, Mich., Harpo’s Concert Theatre
April 13 – Grand Rapids, Mich., The Intersection
April 15 – Toronto, Ontario, The Phoenix Concert Theatre
April 16 – Niagara Falls, N.Y., Rapids Theatre
April 17 – Sayreville, J.J., Starland Ballroom
April 18 – Worcester, Mass., The Palladium (New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
April 19 – Huntington, N.Y., The Paramount
April 21 – Louisville, Ky., Mercury Ballroom
April 22 – Nashville, Tenn., Cannery Ballroom
April 23 – Atlanta, Ga., The Masquerade

Select cities are now on sale. Testament and Exodus have put together a combined VIP meet & greet package via Slotix.com that includes one premium reserved or general admission ticket, individual and group photo ops, posters, laminates and more.

But wait, there’s more.  While not part of the “Dark Roots Of Thrash II” tour, Testament and Exodus will appear at the Welcome To Rockville Festival in Jacksonville, Fla., April 25; and at FM99 Lunatic Luau at Farm Bureau Live in Virginia Beach, Va., May 1.  Check out TestamentLegions.com for more info.