Talk about a mind-blowing double-header. Slayer and Megadeth – two of the bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – will perform together for the first time ever in Australia and New Zealand when they co-headline six shows in October.
Both Slayer and Megadeth have recently emerged from the recording studio with brand new albums – Slayer’s World Painted Blood, due out later this year, and Megadeth’s Endgame set for a September 11th release.
The bands will be well-warmed up for the Australian/New Zealand dates, as they co-headlined the “Canadian Carnage” trek in June, marking the first time they’ve shared a stage in more than 15 years. According to various Canadian press outlets: “It was a night of thrash impossible to trash…” “Tales about war, death, destruction, Satan, aliens and serial killers have never been so much fun…” “The two heavy metal heavyweights …went head-to-head on a level playing field. Both bands brought their A game. And the results were anything but pretty – unless you include pretty freakin’ loud and pretty freakin’ awesome.”
In related news, Lamb Of God, Devil Driver and Shadows Fall are touring in December.
Tickets on sale Monday 10th August 2009
Monday 5th October Logan Campbell Centre Auckland
www.ticketek.co.nz 0800 TICKETEK (842538)
Wednesday 7th October Riverstage Brisbane
www.ticketmaster.com.au 136 100, Rocking Horse 07 3229 5360
Thursday 8th October Hordern Pavilion Sydney
www.ticketek.com.au 132 849, Utopia Records 02 9571 6662
Friday 9th October Festival Hall Melbourne
www.ticketmaster.com.au 136 100, Festival Hall Box Office 288 Rosslyn St West Melbourne
Sunday 11th October Thebarton Theatre Adelaide
www.venuetix.com.au 08 8225 8888
Tuesday 13th October Challenge Stadium Perth
www.ticketmaster.com.au 136 100