California thrash metal kings Testament, who recently re-introduced bassist Steve DiGiorgio to the fold, have just announced plans to embark on the “Dark Roots of Thrash II” tour this spring with help from thrash masters Exodus and Texas metalcore unit Shattered Sun. The outing will see Testament performing an exclusive new set list consisting of The Legacy and The New Order LPs being played in their entirety, plus select cuts off of Practice What You Preach.
The trek will conquer North America for five weeks, hitting the greater NYC-area on April 19 at The Paramount in Long Island. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday (2/20) at 10am.
Testament are currently working on new material for a fresh new album, the follow-up to last year’s Blood In, Blood Out. Full LP details are TBA. All other “Dark Roots of Thrash II” tour dates are below.
Testament, Exodus & Shattered Sun:
04/01/15 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
04/02/15 House Of Blues – Hollywood, CA
04/03/15 Livewire – Scottsdale, AZ
04/04/15 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
04/06/15 Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
04/07/15 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
04/08/15 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
04/10/15 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
04/11/15 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
04/12/15 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
04/13/15 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
04/15/15 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/16/15 Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
04/17/15 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
04/18/15 The Palladium – Worcester, MA, New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
04/19/15 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
04/21/15 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
04/22/15 Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
04/23/15 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Additional Testament & Exodus Festival Dates (No Shattered Sun):
04/25/15 – Metropolitan Park – Jacksonville, FL, Welcome To Rockville Festival
05/01/15 – Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA, Lunatic Luau 15
05/03/15 – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Concord, NC, Carolina Rebellion 2015
Additional dates will be announced soon.