Upcoming tours – Slayer, Testament, Carcass

A veritable tour of the fallen? Perhaps. Blabbermouth recently blabbed about these bands going on a tour of the US some time in 2016. According to them, a March 3rd performance at the Fillmore in Philadelphia has leaked, but little else has been officially revealed. If this does turn out to be an actual tour, and not just an attempt by record labels to entrap some sort of leak at Blabbermouth, it’s… probably worth noting, but far from the best lineup you’re going to see. Slayer and Carcass, at the very least, have strong legacies under their belts (although recent works fail to live up to such), but Testament’s career has been iffy at best, despite some musically proficient if not particularly inspired speed metal at the beginning of their career. As usual, it’s up to you, the reader, to determine whether this concert is worth your time.

Editor’s note: The tour was later confirmed. As of December 3rd, here are the dates:

2/19 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
2/22 – War Memorial, Nashville, TN
2/24 – The National, Richmond, VA
2/26 – House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC
2/27 – The Ritz, Raleigh, NC
2/29 – The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
3/2 – Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
3/3 – The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
3/5 – The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
3/6 – The House of Blues, Boston, MA
3/8 – LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
3/9 – The Orpheum, Madison, WI
3/11 – Myth, St. Paul, MN
3/12 – Civic Auditorium, Fargo, ND
3/14 – MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB
3/15 – Shaw Centre, Edmonton, AB
3/17 – Revolution Event Center, Boise, ID
3/19 – The Paramount, Seattle, WA
3/20 – Roseland Ballroom, Portland, OR
3/22 – Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
3/26 – The Joint, Las Vegas, NV

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10 thoughts on “Upcoming tours – Slayer, Testament, Carcass”

  1. vOddy says:

    I saw Carcass live this year. I think that they played good grindcore / deathgrind.
    If you are in to that sort of music, then you should consider seeing them.

    1. Gabe Kagan says:

      It bears repeating that bands are more worth it when they play their best material, although anyone could tell you that.

      1. Chris says:

        Some bands don’t know what their best material is.

        1. Daniel Maarat says:

          Carcass always plays some stuff from everything. The main concern is them being totally bored and shitfaced halfway through a tour or at some shitty festival. I’ve seen ridiculous live vids from them but they were great the three (four if you count a double set) times I saw them since the reunion. Bill Steer is drunk as shit here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdyrKfqRciE

  2. OliveFox says:

    When I saw Slayer a few years ago they were touring with awful Gojira. At least an uninspired, irrelevant Carcass and Testament can cobble a decent set together and bash it out proficiently.

    1. morbideathscream says:

      Seeing carcass and testament watered down is still 100x better than watching gorjesusa.

  3. Cartum says:

    I would like to ask what do you guys think of Cruciamentum’s latest álbum?

    1. Gabe Kagan says:

      I personally wasn’t too impressed by Charnel Passages (see https://www.deathmetal.org/review/cruciamentum-charnel-passages-2015/).

  4. Sean G says:

    I want to see Slayer one last time in concert. It’s not even about the trying to see them before Tom hangs up his Mic and Kerry to tell you the truth I don’t think he will ever hang up his guitar. He will be like Keith Richards from the rolling stones 80years old and still rocking! I do want to go to this gigg they are playing in Chicago and its there new album REPENTLESS I kind of dig this album. They kind of went back to their roots a little. It’s a little faster and the guitar player from exodus took Jeff spot he doesn’t miss His lead at all. He good. Paul is the man on those skins he a monster on them.

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