TESTAMENT is pleased to announce a string of headlining dates this October with Louisiana metallers Soilent Green. The tour includes TESTAMENT’s appearance at the Hammerstein Ballroom on October 9 in New York City, where they will be direct support to headliners Children of Bodom; also special guests, The Black Dahlia Murder and Between The Buried and Me.
Guitarist Eric Peterson checked in to discuss the Metal Masters tour and the band’s upcoming US headlining dates: “We just finished the Metal Masters tour, and it was a great tour to be on. Unfortunately, it went by too quick. We got to know everyone towards the end, and it started to feel like family. It’s too bad it had to end so soon, especially after getting to know everyone. Hopefully, the Metal Masters will continue next year in Europe.
“In the meantime, we’re heading to Japan and Australia. The last time we played there in ’06, we promised our fans we’d have a new record out the next time we came around. We kept our promise and we’re excited to get back there and play it for them.
“Once we get back, we’ll be headlining some east coast shows, including a one-off with Children of Bodom at the infamous Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. We’ll have full production, so we’re excited to put on our whole show. This tour is going to focus on secondary markets, so we don’t spoil anything for next year. We plan on having a big year and putting a big package together, wink wink.”
Having just wrapped up the biggest tour of the summer – Metal Masters with Judas Priest, Heaven and Hell, and Motorhead – TESTAMENT has been touring to support their phenomenal new release, The Formation of Damnation. The album hit streets April 29 on Nuclear Blast Records and debuted at 59 on the Billboard 200. TESTAMENT has been in the top 3 on Sirius’ Hard Attack since March and were 1 on national metal radio for 12 weeks. The band recently won “Album of the Year” at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards for The Formation of Damnation.
9/25 – Brisbane, Australia – The Arena
9/26 – Melbourne, Australia – The HiFi
9/27 – Sydney, Australia – The Metro
11/09 – Christchurch, New Zealand – AMI Stadium – Southern Amp 2008
Testament headlining w/ Soilent Green:
10/1 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
10/4 – Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
10/5 – State College, PA – Lulu’s
10/7 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
10/8 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Café
10/9 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom (w/ Children of Bodom, The Black Dahlia Murder, Between The Buried And Me)
10/10 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
Testament in Mexico (venues TBA):
10/27 – Monterey, Mexico
10/29 – Guadalajara, Mexico
10/30 – Puebla, Mexico
10/31 – Mexico City, Mexico