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Testament U.S. tour with Exodus and Death Angel postponed to spring 2022

Posted by on October 4, 2021

 

 

The Bay Strikes Back U.S tour with Testament, Exodus and Death Angel has been postponed to 2022. While the tour has been rescheduled, these groups will continue to perform at this year’s Aftershock Festival on October 7th, and their hometown show on November 27th at Fox Oakland. The trek will now kick off on April 9th in San Luis Obispo, CA and run through May 20th in Salt Lake City, UT. 

Testament guitarist Eric Peterson comments:

“We were really on the fence with this decision. But seeing other bands make it through with a few mild cases and other bigger bands just canceling their entire tours, we felt it is in our best interest to postpone these shows to ’22.”    

 

Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick adds:

“It gives none of us any pleasure to be the bearers of bad news yet again, but here we are. Although Bay Strikes Back is a top tour package for theaters, the reality is this: It can’t afford to take the risks that top-grossing larger venue tours have been taking. The type of disruptions Kiss and other large outdoor venue tours have experienced could cause our shows to be permanently canceled – a lose/lose for everyone. The fact that a lower-budget tour such as ours is limited to indoor venues with tight backstage space only adds to the risk. It should go without saying that calling off these dates was a ‘last resort’ decision, and everyone involved would much rather this weren’t the case. However, this is the new reality we’re all in. All we can do is hope for everyone’s understanding, which we ask for sincerely.”  

 

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt states:

“We are saddened to announce that the Bay Strikes Back tour is being postponed, but the risk of canceled shows due to positive tests leading to tour personnel being quarantined and isolated is just too great at this time. We want to feel safe, enjoy the tour and be able to hang out with our close friends. The silver lining in this is that Tom Hunting no longer needs chemo and will have more time to work his way back to doing a full tour. He will make his return behind the drums at Aftershock but a full tour requires more preparation, so that is the good part.”   

 

Death Angel vocalist Mark Osegueda expresses:

“Usually when I’m asked to contribute a quote to an announcement it pertains to something I’m extremely excited about. In this case, I’m gutted… It pains me to announce that The Bay Strikes Back U.S. Tour is being postponed. No one was looking forward to this more than me. But, on the brighter side of things, the tour is in fact going to happen – just at a later time. And I can assure you that the already ravenous to play live members of Death Angel promise to provide a crushing set during a crushing tour. The Bay WILL Strike Back!”  

 

Rescheduled 2022 Tour Dates:

04/09/2022 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater  

04/10/2022 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues  

04/12/2022 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues  

04/13/2022 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues  

04/15/2022 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre  

04/16/2022 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater  

04/19/2022 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom  

04/20/2022 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall  

04/21/2022 Austin, TX @ Emo’s  

04/22/2022 Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live  

04/23/2022 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues  

04/26/2022 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade  

04/27/2022 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz  

04/30/2022 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom  

05/01/2022 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage  

05/02/2022 Boston, MA @ House of Blues  

05/03/2022 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts  

05/05/2022 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount  

05/06/2022 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom  

05/07/2022 Cincinnati, OH @ Madison Theater  

05/09/2022 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE  

05/10/2022 Cleveland, OH @ The Agora  

05/11/2022 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall  

05/12/2022 Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre  

05/14/2022 Joliet, IL @ The Forge  

05/15/2022 Joliet, IL @ The Forge  

05/17/2022 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre  

05/19/2022 Denver, CO @ Summit  

05/20/2022 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot  

*More dates to be added  

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