Published Nov 16, 2009Maybe it was a blessing in disguise when thrash metal giants Slayer recently announced that they were forced to postpone their tour with fellow speed freaks Megadeth earlier this month.
On November 3, the official release date of their 10th studio album World Painted Blood, Slayer were forced to announce that bassist/vocalist Tom Araya's back problems had put him in hospital and they would be unable to honour their touring commitments.
Araya has since been given a clean bill of health after back surgery and the band have declared the two behemoths - now bolstered by opening act Testament - have rescheduled those postponed shows for February of 2010, as well as announced the American Carnage portion of the tour.
It's the closest we'll ever get to something as monumental as the Big Four tour everyone pines for, or another Clash of the Titans stint like they had in the early 1990s.
The six Eastern Canadian dates round out the Canadian Carnage tour overall, which actually kicked off with Western shows during the summer. As for American Carnage, it swings through a large chunk of the U.S., hitting up such cities as Seattle, Houston, Chicago and Detroit.
1/18 Seattle, WA - WaMu Theatre
1/19 Portland, OR - Memorial Coliseum
1/21 San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace
1/22 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Arena
1/23 Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre
1/25 Denver, CO - Magness Arena
1/26 Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Coliseum
1/27 El Paso, TX - El Paso Coliseum
1/29 Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless
1/31 Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium
2/1 Duluth, GA - Gwinnett Arena
2/2 Louisville, KY - Broadbent Arena
2/4 Minneapolis, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
2/5 Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion
2/6 Detroit, MI - Cobo Arena
2/9 Wallingford, CT - Chevrolet Theatre
2/11 East Rutherford, NJ- Izod Center
2/13 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Center
2/14 Lowell, MA - Tsongas Arena
2/16 Quebec City, QC - Pavillon de la Jeunesse
2/18 London, ON - John Labatt Centre
2/19 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
2/20 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
2/22 Moncton, NB - Moncton Coliseum
2/23 Halifax, NS - Metro Centre