Published Feb 01, 2010Hey, kids, guess what? It's time for your monthly instalment of "what's going on with that?" featuring thrash giants Slayer and their tour.
At this point, the on-again, off-again status of the Canadian Carnage Tour, featuring thrash giants Slayer and Megadeth, seems almost ridiculous. We've lost count as to how many times they've had to cancel, postpone and re-book the ordeal, mostly due to Slayer front-man Tom Araya's back injuries, as documented in the above links.
However, once again the tour is back on, and so too is the U.S. leg of the jaunt, appropriately dubbed the American Carnage Tour.
We totally called it when the stint was first cancelled though. The whole thing is due to Araya's thrashin' style, as revealed in the press release: "[Araya's back ailment was] diagnosed as a cervical radiculopathy, an occupational hazard for the rocker who is known for aggressively swinging his long mane of hair while performing."
Still, all reports say he's doing fine and ready to roll asap. No comment on if he'll actually bang anymore.
Regardless, we don't encourage holding your breath, but here are the most recent list of dates, which also feature Testament.
7/23 Quebec City, QC - Pavilion de la Jeunesse
7/24 Montreal, QC - Heavy MTL, Parc Jean-Drapeau
7/26 Halifax, NS - Metro Centre
7/27 Moncton, NB - Moncton Coliseum
7/29 Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre
7/30 London, ON - John Labatt Centre Centre
8/11 Glens Falls, NY - Glens Falls Civic Center
8/12 East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
8/14 Boston, MA - Tsongas Arena
8/15 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
8/16 Wallingford, CT - Chevrolet Theatre
8/18 Cleveland, OH - Tower City Amphitheatre
8/19 Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
8/20 Chicago, IL - UIC Pavillon
8/21 Minneapolis, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
8/23 Kansas City, KS - Cap Fed Park @ Sandstone
8/25 Denver, CO - Magness Arena
8/26 Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Coliseum
8/27 Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre
8/29 San Diego, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
8/30 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Arena
8/31 San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace
9/1 Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena
9/3 Seattle, WA - Wamu Theatre
9/4 Portland, OR - Washington County Fairgrounds