Testament Announces North American Tour With Overkill And Flotsam And Jetsam

Posted by on November 26, 2012

Testament spent a good chunk of 2011 and 2012 touring with Anthrax and Death Angel. And now the group will kick off 2013 with another thrash-tastic touring featuring Overkill, Flotsam And Jetsam and 4ARM.

The Dark Roots Of Thrash tour kicks off on January 30 in San Francisco, and will find the groups touring throughout North America till the end of February. Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick had the following to say about the tour:

“It’s a thrill to announce our upcoming dates with Overkill and Flotsam And Jetsam. It’s a tour that brings together three different metal bands from three different regions: West Coast, East Coast and Southwest. All three bands sound very different from one another yet are highly compatible. All have been around the block (and the world) a few times and all have managed to keep a sound that feels current. This tour will be a ‘must see’ for fans who remember the early days of thrash/speed metal as well as those whose age is younger than the genre itself.”

As you may recall, Anthrax and Testament’s first trek together was supposed to include Overkill as well before the group shot down talks. While it still would’ve been great to see those three bands AND Death Angel touring together, at least we’ll get to see Testament and Overkill on the same stage.

Dates for the Dark Roots Of Thrash tour can be seen after the jump, while more information about VIP packages can be seen via Testament’s website.

1/30 The Filmore – San Francisco, CA*

1/31 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA*

2/1 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ*

2/2 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA*

2/4 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM*

2/5 Emo’s – Austin, TX

2/6 House of Blues – Houston, TX

2/7 House of Blues – Dallas, TX

2/9 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

2/10 The Filmore – Charlotte, NC

2/12 The Filmore – Silver Spring, MO

2/13 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

2/14 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY

2/15 The Paramount – Huntington, NY

2/16 The Palladium – Worcester, MA

2/17 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY

2/18 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON

2/20 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH

2/21 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

2/22 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

2/23 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

2/25 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

2/26 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT

2/27 Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

2/28 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA

* – Denotes Flotsam And Jetsam will not be playing

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