In what I foresee to be the tour of the year, Nuclear Blast presents the US leg of The Bay Strikes Back Tour 2021 featuring thrash metal titans TESTAMENT, EXODUS, and DEATH ANGEL. The tour was originally set for 2020 but postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read on to see if the wrecking crew will be hitting your town and get all the details below.
From The Press Release
Nuclear Blast is proud to announce the US leg of “The Bay Strikes Back Tour” featuring thrash legends TESTAMENT, EXODUS, and DEATH ANGEL. The 30 date trek will kick off on October 6th at the Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo, CA and will make stops in Austin, New York, and Detroit before concluding at The Fox in Oakland on November 27th.
TESTAMENT’s Eric Peterson comments, “Finally we are able to announce this suspended tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic! We are totally excited to get out on the road again and continue where we left off supporting our newest release ‘Titans of Creation!’ Along with our brothers of thrash EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL! Get your tickets now! Horns up!!!!!”
EXODUS’ Gary Holt states. “YES!! Finally back on the road! This time we are bringing the ‘Bay Strikes Back’ to our own shores with our good friend’s TESTAMENT and DEATH ANGEL! To say this is awesome would be an understatement! Cannot wait!!”
DEATH ANGEL comments. “At last the wait is over! We couldn’t be more pleased to announce the continuation of ‘The Bay Strikes Back Tour’ with our brothers TESTAMENT and EXODUS! This leg takes us across the United States to bring our brand of Bay Area Thrash to live onstage, coming soon to a theater near you. Join us for a long-overdue release of some serious pent-up energy! We’re gonna blow the roof off these joints! Come be a part of these explosive performances. See you soon!”
General admission tickets for the tour will go on sale on Thursday, July 1st at 10:00 AM local time. Blabbermouth will have a ticket pre-sale startingTuesday, June 29th at 10 am local until Tuesday, June 29th at 10 pm local (PW: TITANS).
Before heading out on the tour, TESTAMENT will play the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, Virginia on September 9th.
Confirmed dates for “The Bay Strikes Back Tour” with TESTAMENT, EXODUS, and DEATH ANGEL are:
09/09/2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival – Danville, VA **
10/06/2021 Fremont Theater – San Luis Obispo, CA
10/07/2021 Aftershock Festival – Sacramento, CA ^^
10/08/2021 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA *
10/10/2021 House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA *
10/11/2021 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
10/12/2021 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM *
10/14/2021 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK *
10/15/2021 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
10/16/2021 Emo’s – Austin, TX *
10/17/2021 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
10/18/2021 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
10/20/2021 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA *
10/21/2021 The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
10/22/2021 TLA – Philadelphia, PA *
10/23/2021 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ *
10/24/2021 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
10/26/2021 The Paramount – Huntington, NY *
10/27/2021 House Of Blues – Boston, MA *
10/28/2021 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
10/29/2021 Madison Theater – Cincinnati, OH
10/30/2021 The Agora – Cleveland, OH
11/01/2021 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
11/02/2021 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
11/04/2021 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
11/05/2021 The Forge – Joliet, IL *
11/07/2021 Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
11/09/2021 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO *
11/10/2021 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT *
11/11/2021 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV ^
11/27/2021 The Fox – Oakland, CA
^ No EXODUS
* Rescheduled TESTAMENT Dates
~ No EXODUS & DEATH ANGEL
*Note* Tickets for the rescheduled TESTAMENT shows will be honored.
Still filled with massive and unstoppable energy since their last release, TESTAMENT has taken their style to the next level and present an album that is loyal to the roots of traditional thrash metal while still including alluring, brilliant, and progressive ingredients they are known for.
Titans Of Creation, their thirteenth album, was produced by Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson while Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios handled co-producing, recording, and engineering. Andy Sneap was responsible for the mixing and mastering of the album. Eliran Kantor stepped up once again to create a new masterpiece of artwork for the cover of this release. Order your copy of Titans Of Creation in the format of your choice here: http://nuclearblast.com/testament-toc
Chuck Billy | Lead Vocals
Eric Peterson | Rhythm/Lead guitar & Vocals
Alex Skolnick | Lead Guitar
Steve Di Giorgio | Bass guitar
Gene Hoglan | Drums
For thousands of years the word EXODUS has been used to describe a massive human migration; embarking upon an epic journey and change filled with such power that the earth itself shakes upon its commencement. All such grand exploits begin with a soft awareness for what truly lies beyond, yet 4 decades ago EXODUS had no way of knowing the extent to which their band would rise, conquer, trip up, and rise again.
The formation of the beast we now call EXODUS began in Richmond California 1979, and although many started their journey as fans a few years down the line, there is no debating that the early ’80s was a time for major growth in the world of Thrash Metal, especially in the Bay Area of California. Currently, the EXODUS lineup is comprised of: Tom Hunting on Drums, Gary Holt on Guitar, Lee Altus on Guitar, Jack Gibson on Bass, and Steve “Zetro” Souza as lead vocalist. Regardless of how we metalheads may see it, heavy metal will forever be one of the more niche genres in the music industry. Longevity is the key here; to have reigned for over 40 years and created 10 unique, game-changing, full-length albums amidst the even smaller bailiwick of thrash metal. EXODUS not only remain unwavering in their delivery but in their strength and progression as a successful and unique sonic endeavor that make your every bone rattle and your blood churn in the best of ways
Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming new album.
|ABOUT DEATH ANGEL|
DEATH ANGEL are celebrating the continued success of their latest album “Humanicide,” which was one of 2019’s most critically praised metal records and nominated for a “Best Metal Performance” GRAMMY AWARD.
Purchase & Stream Humanicide here: Nuclearblast.com/deathangel-humanicide
DEATH ANGEL is:
Rob Cavestany | lead guitar/vocals
Mark Osegueda | lead vocals
Ted Aguilar | rhythm guitar
Will Carroll | drums
Damien Sisson | bass