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Testament Expand World Tour Plans


04/29/2009
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(PR) Bay Area Thrash Legends Testament announce a UK tour, hot off the heels of their support stint with Judas Priest and exclusive show in London where the band played their first two albums in their entirety.

Guitarists Alex Skolnik and Eric Peterson are looking forward to the band's return. Says Alex: "It was so nice to hear that we have a whole week of July dates in the UK, one of our favourite places with some of the best fans. In earlier years, with the exception of London, we somehow never had the opportunity to do proper tours of the region. Now, it feels we're experiencing a rebirth there and it's good to be able to make up for lost time. Looking forward to a week of great shows in the UK with good friends, witty humor and lots of curries, ales and pasties."

"Better late than never!" adds Eric Peterson. "It's taken us twenty years to finally do extensive touring in the UK. We've always asked to play more cities other than just playing London when we come through to Europe. London has always been one of our favorite cities in the world to play, and the English crowd rules! Long live England! Long live Testament!"

Frontman Chuck Billy is in agreement: "I can't wait to play a full set after only giving a 40 minute teaser on the Priest Feast. Prepare for the devastation!"

UK Tour

7/19 - Manchester, Uk Academy Ii
7/20 Sheffield, Uk-Corporation
7/21 Glasgow, Uk-Garage
7/22 Newcastle, Uk- Academy
7/23 Bristol, Uk-Academy
7/24 London, Uk-Shepherds Bush Empire
7/25 Birmingham, Uk- Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall

Additional European Festival And Tour Dates Are As Follows:

7/02 Zwolle, Holland - Hedon
7/03 - Zurich, Switzerland Soundock 14
7/04 Tomin, Slovenia Metalcamp Festival
7/05 Rome,Italy - Ippodrome Co-Headline With Kreator & Exodus
7/06 Rimini, Italy - Velvet Co-Headline With Kreator & Exodus
7/07 Padova, Italy - Villa Contarini Co-Headline With Dragonforce
7/09 Kilafors, Sweden - Rockweeland Festival (Second Stage)
7/10 Kvinesdale, Norway - Rock Festival
7/12 Krackow, Poland - Knockout Festival
7/17 Tokaj, Hungary Hegyalja Festival
7/27 Athens, Greece - Olympic Fencing Arena
7/29 Turkey - Kucukciftlik Park
8/01 Wacken, Germany Wacken Open Air Festival
8/02 Helsinki, Finland - Ankka Rock Festival
8/07 - Prague, Czechoslovakia - Brutal Assault
8/08 Deinze, Belgium Alcatraz Festival


Testament Headliner North America W/ Unearth And Lazarus Ad:
(* - Sirius Xm Not Giving Out Tickets/Passes)
5/02 - Seattle, Wa El Corazon*
5/03 - Spokane, Wa Knitting Factory*
5/04 - Vancouver, Bc- Commodore Ballroom*
5/06 - Calgary, Ab Macewan Ballroom*
5/07 - Edmonton, Ab Edmonton Events Center*
5/09 - Winnipeg, Mb The Garrick*
5/10 - Maplewood, Mn The Rock
5/12 - Milwaukee, Wi Eagles Club
5/13 - Sauget, Il Pop's
5/15 - Chicago, Il- House Of Blues
5/16 - Detroit, Mi Harpo's
5/17 - Cleveland, Oh - House Of Blues
5/18 - Cincinnati, Oh Bogart's
5/20 - Toronto, On The Sound Academy*
5/21 - Montreal, Que Metropolis*
5/22 - Sayreville, Nj Starland Ballroom
5/23 - Hartford, Ct Webster Theatre
5/24 - Worcester, Ma The Palladium
5/26 - Baltimore, Md Rams Head Live
5/27 - Philadelphia, Pa Trocadero
5/28 - Norfolk, Va The Norva
5/29 - Raleigh, Nc The Lincoln Theatre
5/30 - Atlanta, Ga Masquerade
5/31 - New Orleans, La House Of Blues
6/02 - Houston, Tx - Scout Bar
6/03 - San Antonio, Tx - Scout Bar
6/04 - Fort Worth, Tx Ridglea Theater
6/06 - Kansas City, Mo The Beaumont The American Waste Festival
6/07 - Denver, Co Gothic Theatre
6/09 - Las Vegas, Nv House Of Blues
6/10 - San Diego, Ca House Of Blues
6/11 - W. Hollywood, Ca House Of Blues
6/12 - San Francisco, Ca The Fillmore

Testament Japanese Dates:
9/17 - Osaka Big Cat - W/ Kreator
9/19 Kawasaki - Club Citta - W/ Exodus, Kreator, Heathen
9/20 Kawasaki - Club Citta - W/ Exodus, Kreator, Heathen
9/21 Nagoya - Ell



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