Nuclear Blast is proud to announce the US leg of "The Bay Strikes Back Tour" featuring thrash legends TESTAMENT, EXODUS, and DEATH ANGEL. The 30 date trek will kick off on October 6th at the Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo, CA and will make stops in Austin, New York, and Detroit before concluding at The Fox in Oakland on November 27th.
TESTAMENT's Eric Peterson comments, "Finally we are able to announce this suspended tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic! We are totally excited to get out on the road again and continue where we left off supporting our newest release 'Titans of Creation!' Along with our brothers of thrash EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL! Get your tickets now! Horns up!!!!!"
EXODUS' Gary Holt states. "YES!! Finally back on the road! This time we are bringing the 'Bay Strikes Back' to our own shores with our good friend's TESTAMENT and DEATH ANGEL! To say this is awesome would be an understatement! Cannot wait!!"
DEATH ANGEL comments. "At last the wait is over! We couldn’t be more pleased to announce the continuation of 'The Bay Strikes Back Tour' with our brothers TESTAMENT and EXODUS! This leg takes us across the United States to bring our brand of Bay Area Thrash to live onstage, coming soon to a theater near you. Join us for a long-overdue release of some serious pent-up energy! We’re gonna blow the roof off these joints! Come be a part of these explosive performances. See you soon!"
General admission tickets for the tour will go on sale on Thursday, July 1st at 10:00 AM local time. Blabbermouth will have a ticket pre-sale starting Tuesday, June 29th at 10 am local until Tuesday, June 29th at 10 pm local (PW: TITANS).
Before heading out on the tour, TESTAMENT will play the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, Virginia on September 9th.
Confirmed dates for "The Bay Strikes Back Tour" with TESTAMENT, EXODUS, and DEATH ANGEL are:
09/09/2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival - Danville, VA **
10/06/2021 Fremont Theater - San Luis Obispo, CA
10/07/2021 Aftershock Festival - Sacramento, CA ^^
10/08/2021 House Of Blues - San Diego, CA *
10/10/2021 House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA *
10/11/2021 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
10/12/2021 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM *
10/14/2021 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK *
10/15/2021 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill - Dallas, TX
10/16/2021 Emo's - Austin, TX *
10/17/2021 White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX
10/18/2021 House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA
10/20/2021 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA *
10/21/2021 The Ritz - Raleigh, NC
10/22/2021 TLA - Philadelphia, PA *
10/23/2021 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ *
10/24/2021 Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
10/26/2021 The Paramount - Huntington, NY *
10/27/2021 House Of Blues - Boston, MA *
10/28/2021 Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
10/29/2021 Madison Theater - Cincinnati, OH
10/30/2021 The Agora - Cleveland, OH
11/01/2021 Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
11/02/2021 Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
11/04/2021 The Majestic - Detroit, MI
11/05/2021 The Forge - Joliet, IL *
11/07/2021 Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
11/09/2021 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO *
11/10/2021 The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT *
11/11/2021 House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV ^
11/27/2021 The Fox - Oakland, CA
^ No EXODUS
* Rescheduled TESTAMENT Dates
~ No EXODUS & DEATH ANGEL
*Note* Tickets for the rescheduled TESTAMENT shows will be honored
Testament release fourth Titans Of Creation Video Trailer: Chuck In His Elements (All)
Pre-Order Titans Of Creation Here: nuclearblast.com/testament-toc
The time has arrived for legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT to unleash new thunder to the masses and reveal their thirteenth studio album: Titans Of Creation which will be released this Friday via Nuclear Blast.
Just as the elements of this planet thrive within all living creatures, each musician in TESTAMENT represents a necessary component of this latest musical creation.The band launched their multi-part series examining each member in their respective element. Today, the band releases the fourth episode where Chuck details his life in his element, here: https://youtu.be/FSrpFv8po68
Watch the previous 3 episodes below:
If you would like to try Eric's linguine with clam sauce recipe as seen in the video, download it here:nuclearblast.com/testament-recipe
Still filled with a massive and unstoppable energy since their last release, TESTAMENT has taken their style to the next level and present an album that is loyal to the roots of traditional thrash metal while still including alluring, brilliant, and progressive ingredients they are known for.
A few weeks ago, TESTAMENT released their second single "Children Of The Next Level" which was played live on the bands recent "Bay Strike's Back" European tour. Check out the video for the fan favorite here: https://youtu.be/IUDJKVqBvi8
Titans Of Creation will be available in the following formats
Pre-order your copy of Titans Of Creation in the format of your choice here: http://nuclearblast.com/testament-toc
Pre-save the album on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer: nblast.de/TESTAMENTpreSave
Below is the track listing:
Chuck Billy | Lead Vocals
Eric Peterson | Rhythm/Lead guitar & Vocals
Alex Skolnick | Lead Guitar
Steve Di Giorgio | Bass guitar
Gene Hoglan | Drums