photo: Testament on Motorhead's cruise in 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Veteran thrash heavyweights Testament and Exodus were both already announced for a few festivals including New England Hardcore & Metal Fest, Welcome to Rockville and Carolina Rebellion (the latter two also with Slayer), and now they've announced a full North American tour surrounding those fests. The tour doesn't hit NYC proper, but it will be nearby for shows at NJ's Starland Ballroom on April 17 and Long Island's Paramount on April 19. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (2/20) at 10 AM. Paramount has venue and Live Nation presales starting Thursday (2/19) at 10 AM, and Starland has a presale starting Thursday at 9 AM.

Testament are promising a new setlist that includes their first two albums, 1987's The Legacy and 1988's The New Order, in full, as well as cuts from 1989's Practice What You Preach. They're also now back with bassist Steve DiGiorgio, who was in the band from 1998 to 2004.

Newer band Shattered Sun open on all dates. Full tour schedule, a few recent live videos, and streams of Testament's first two albums, below...


Testament / Exodus -- 2015 Tour Dates
4/1 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
4/2 Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
4/3 Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire
4/4 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
4/6 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
4/7 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
4/8 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 Niagara 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
5/1 Virginia Beach, VA @ Lunatic Luau 15
5/3 Concord, NC @ Carolina Rebellion 2015

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