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Anthrax Announce Co-Headlining Fall 2011 Tour With Testament

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It’s Christmas in the fall for thrash fans! Anthrax have announced a new co-headlining tour with Testament following their East Coast ‘Big 4’ show at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y. on Sept. 14. The tour will see the overlords of thrash traveling across the United States with opening act Death Angel for at least 23 shows, with the promise of additional dates on the horizon.

Anthrax’s new album ‘Worship Music’ comes out on Sept. 13, so fans can expect the live debut of many new songs along with a healthy dose of classic Anthrax. The trek kicks off Oct. 14 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and currently is scheduled through a Nov. 19 show in Milwaukee, Wis.

Anthrax and Testament haven’t toured together in more than 10 years, and Anthrax was actually the first band that Testament ever toured with, so they’re excited to do it all again more than 20 years later.

“We’ve been tight with the guys in Testament for a long, long time,” says Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. “So, we’re really looking forward to hanging out with them on the road. And all of us in Anthrax are big Death Angel fans, so this is going to be a monster of a good time — for all of us and for the fans.”

Testament singer Chuck Billy also weighed in on the tour: “It’s an accomplishment 20 odd years later that we’re going to do it again. The first time we performed with Anthrax, we only had a total of 10 songs, so obviously now we have many songs to pick from so it will be very different. It’s good to see that a lot of the faces in the bands are the same as back when we first did this original tour 20 years ago.”

Lucky members of the Anthrax Fan Club can buy pre-sale tickets today at www.anthraxarmy.com, and for everyone else, tickets go on sale Friday (Sept. 9) at 10AM ET.

Anthrax and Testament Co-Headlining Tour Dates:

10/14 – Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, Mich.
10/15 – Congress Theatre, Chicago, Ill.
10/16 – First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minn.
10/18 – The Cotillion, Wichita, Kan.
10/19 – Summit Music Hall, Denver, Colo.
10/22 – Nokia LA Live, Los Angeles, Calif.
10/23 – Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, Calif.
10/24 – House of Blues, San Diego, Calif.
10/26 – Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, N.M.
10/28 – South Side Music Hall, Dallas, Texas
10/29 – Emo’s East, Austin, Texas
10/30 – Warehouse Live, Houston, Texas
11/1 – House of Blues, Orlando, Fla.
11/2 – Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
11/4 – House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
11/5 – Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C.
11/6 – The Fillmore, Silver Spring, Md.
11/8 – Northern Lights, Clifton Park, N.Y.
11/10 – Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pa.
11/11 – Palladium, Worcester, Mass.
11/15 – Town Ballroom, Buffalo, N.Y.
11/17 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, Pa.
11/19 – Rave, Milwaukee, Wis.

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