Testament, Exodus to tour

Posted by on February 17, 2015

testamentexodusThere’s a pretty short list of ’80s thrash bands that have not only stood the test of time, but are still putting out relevant music that stands alongside their earliest work. Testament and Exodus are two of those bands and they’ve just announced that they’ll be touring together. The Dark Roots of Thrash II tour has been announced, and the five week tour will find the two metal heavyweights joined by Shattered Sun. The tour includes a previously-announced stop at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, and while the below dates are on sale now, there will be additional dates announced soon.

Testament will be paying tribute to their, um, legacy by playing their first two album, The Legacy and The New Order, in their entirety, as well as select cuts off their third album, Practice What You Preach. This will also mark the first time bassist Steve DiGiorgio will have played live with the band since rejoining them last year. The first Dark Roots of Thrash tour featured Testament along with Overkill and Flotsam and Jetsam. Here’s what Chuck Billy had to say about the tour:

“The stars have finally aligned. 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!”

There’s a VIP experience available via slotix.com that includes meet and greets with members of both bands and more. Here’s where you can catch the tour.


4/01 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
4/02 Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
4/03 Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire
4/04 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
4/06 San Antonie, TX @ Aztec Theater
4/07 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
4/08 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
4/10 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
4/11 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
4/12 Detroit, MI @Harpo’s
4/13 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
4/15 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/16 Niagra Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
4/17 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
4/18 Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
4/19 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
4/21  Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
4/22  Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
4/23  Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
4/25 Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville Festival (no Shattered Sun)
5/01 Virginia Beach, VA @ Lunatic Luau 15 (no Shatttered Sun)
5/03 Concord, NC @ Carolina Rebellion 2015 (no Shattered Sun)

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