The rumors were true! Slayer will be hitting the road with Testament and Carcass for a 2016 North American tour!

This is a real powerhouse of a bill featuring three pioneering acts of their respective genres. Slayer and Testament both represent the absolute best thrash to come out of California, while Carcass hail from England as one of their country's most important extreme metal acts.

The tour begins Feb. 19 in Chicago and finishes up in Las Vegas on March 26. Members of Slayer's fan club will be able to snag pre-sale tickets today (Dec. 3) at 12 noon local time. Other ticket pre-sales begin Dec. 4 at 10AM local time and sale to the general public will commence Dec. 5 at 10AM local time.

Slayer will offer limited-availability VIP packages which will include perks like watching Slayer's entrance and the band's first three songs from the actual concert stage. You'll also be given access to Slayer's soundcheck, autographed collectables and a variety of custom VIP swag. Check out Slayer's Facebook page for the VIP package info.

Check out the full list of tour dates below! Additional tour dates will be announced, so stay tuned!

Slayer, Testament + Carcass 2016 North American Tour Dates:

02/19 - Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Ill.
02/22 - War Memorial, Nashville, Tenn.
02/24 - The National, Richmond, Va.
02/26 - House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
02/27 - The Ritz, Raleigh, N.C.
02/29 - The Fillmore, Charlotte, N.C.
03/02 - Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, N.Y.
03/03 - The Fillmore, Philadelphia, Pa.
03/05 - The Fillmore, Silver Spring, Md.
03/06 - The House of Blues, Boston, Mass.
03/08 - LC Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio
03/09 - The Orpheum, Madison, Wis.
03/11 - Myth, St. Paul, Minn.
03/12 - Civic Auditorium, Fargo, N.D.
03/14 - MacEwan Hall, Calgary, Alberta
03/15 - Shaw Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
03/17 - Revolution Event Center, Boise, Idaho
03/19 - The Paramount, Seattle, Wash.
03/20 - Roseland Ballroom, Portland, Ore.
03/22 - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, Calif.
03/26 - The Joint, Las Vegas, Nev.

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