Thrash metal veterans Megadeth and Slayer will launch a brief musical massacre north of the boarder this summer. The co-headline Canadian Carnage rampage will make four stops in three provinces, beginning with a June 24 concert at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC.
After launching, the tour will stop for a June 26 show at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB, and a June 27 gig at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, AB, before reaching its final destination for a June 29 closer at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB. The full itinerary for the four-date run is listed below, and tickets are already on sale to the public.
This tour marks the first time Megadeth and Slayer have played together in more than 15 years, according to a statement announcing the co-headline trek. San Francisco-based thrash metal band Machine Head will provide main support for the tour, with up-and-coming metal crew Suicide Silence opening each night of the four-show run.
Prior to starting the tour, Slayer will be putting the finishing touches on its 10th studio album. The projected release for the yet unnamed record will coincide with the July 10 kick-off of the second Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, which Slayer will co-headline with Marilyn Manson.
Megadeth is also in the studio recording its 12th album, which is tentatively scheduled for release in September, according to published reports. After dropping the new material, Megadeth will hit the road for a full-length world tour, which will cross back through Canada during its North American leg. Details of that tour will be announced closer to its launch date.
Slayer debuted in 1983 with the album “Show No Mercy” and has been sparking controversy ever since for the subject matter of its songs. A few years later, Megadeth debuted with the 1985 record “Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good!” Both band’s debuts failed to chart, but subsequent releases solidified both groups’ standings on the Billboard 200.
Megadeth & Slayer itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|June 24||Vancouver, BC||GM Place|
|June 26||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place|
|June 27||Calgary, AB||Pengrowth Saddledome|
|June 29||Winnipeg, MB||MTS Centre|
Last Updated on May 18, 2009 by By Allison Reitz