|Tour by Slayer, Megadeth, Testament, Anthrax|
|Associated album|| World Painted Blood |
The Formation of Damnation
|Start date||July 23, 2010|
|End date||October 21, 2010|
|No. of shows||45|
The American Carnage Tour was a North American concert tour headlined by American thrash metal bands Slayer and Megadeth.The first leg of the tour took place from July 23 to September 4, 2010, and was supported by Testament. The second leg of the tour ran from September 24 to October 21, 2010, and was supported by Anthrax.
Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work. The lyrics often deal with social issues and criticism of The Establishment, using direct and denunciatory language, an approach borrowed from hardcore punk.
Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California. The band was formed in 1981 by vocalist and bassist Tom Araya and guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman. Slayer's fast and aggressive musical style made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. Slayer's current lineup comprises King, Araya, drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt. Hanneman and drummers Dave Lombardo and Jon Dette are former members of the band.
Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson formed the band in 1983 shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. Along with Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer, Megadeth is one of the "Big Four" of American thrash metal, responsible for its development and popularization. Their music features complex arrangements and fast rhythm sections, and lyrical themes of death, war, politics, and religion.
The American Carnage tour marked the first time since the Clash of the Titans tour in 1990–1991 that Slayer, Megadeth, Testament and Anthrax toured together; unlike Clash of the Titans, however, this tour did not feature Suicidal Tendencies or Alice in Chains. Megadeth, Slayer and Testament were still touring in support of their respective albums World Painted Blood , Endgame and The Formation of Damnation , while Anthrax (who had just reunited with Joey Belladonna as their singer) were working on their tenth studio album Worship Music , which was released in the following year.
Clash of the Titans was a concert tour co-headlined by American thrash metal bands Megadeth and Slayer, which took place in September and October 1990 and again from May to July 1991. Launched in support of their respective albums Rust in Peace and Seasons in the Abyss, the tour had two legs, first in Europe and second in the United States. Clash of the Titans is considered one of the most successful tours in heavy metal history, and bridged the gap between the popularity of thrash metal and rise of the alternative rock and grunge scene.
Suicidal Tendencies is an American crossover thrash band formed in 1980 in Venice, California by vocalist Mike Muir, who is the only remaining original member of the band. Along with D.R.I., Corrosion of Conformity, and Stormtroopers of Death, they are often credited as one of "the fathers of crossover thrash". Their current lineup includes Muir, guitarist Dean Pleasants, bassist Ra Díaz and drummer Dave Lombardo. Notable musicians who have contributed to the band's studio or live activities include guitarists Rocky George, Mike Clark and Ben Weinman, bassists Louiche Mayorga, Robert Trujillo, Josh Paul and Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner, and drummers Amery Smith, Jimmy DeGrasso, Brooks Wackerman, David Hidalgo Jr., Thomas Pridgen and session musician Josh Freese.
Alice in Chains is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1987 by guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, who later recruited bassist Mike Starr and lead vocalist Layne Staley. Starr was replaced by Mike Inez in 1993. William DuVall joined the band in 2006 as co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, replacing Staley, who died in 2002. The band took its name from Staley's previous group, the glam metal band Alice N' Chains.
|July 23, 2010||Quebec City||Canada||Pavillon de la Jeunesse|
|July 24, 2010||Montreal||Heavy MTL|
|July 26, 2010||Halifax||Halifax Metro Centre|
|July 27, 2010||Moncton||Moncton Coliseum|
|July 29, 2010||Toronto||Molson Amphitheatre|
|July 30, 2010||London||John Labatt Centre|
|August 11, 2010||Glens Falls||United States||Glens Falls Civic Center|
|August 12, 2010||East Rutherford||Izod Center|
|August 14, 2010||Lowell||Tsongas Arena|
|August 15, 2010||Camden||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|August 16, 2010||Wallingford||Oakdale Theatre|
|August 18, 2010||Cleveland||Time Warner Cable Amphitheater|
|August 19, 2010||Detroit||Cobo Arena|
|August 20, 2010||Chicago||UIC Pavilion|
|August 21, 2010||Saint Paul||Roy Wilkins Auditorium|
|August 23, 2010||Bonner Springs||Sandstone Amphitheater|
|August 25, 2010||Denver||Magness Arena|
|August 26, 2010||Albuquerque||Tingley Coliseum|
|August 27, 2010||Phoenix||Dodge Theater|
|August 28, 2010||Chula Vista||Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre|
|August 30, 2010||Long Beach||Long Beach Arena|
|August 31, 2010||Daly City||Cow Palace|
|September 1, 2010||Sacramento||ARCO Arena|
|September 3, 2010||Seattle||WaMu Theater|
|September 4, 2010||Portland||Wash County Fairgrounds|
|North America Leg #2 (Jägermeister Music Tour)|
|September 24, 2010||Dallas||United States||Gexa Energy Pavilion|
|September 25, 2010||San Antonio||AT&T Center|
|September 26, 2010||Houston||Verizon Wireless Theater|
|September 28, 2010||New Orleans||Lakefront Arena|
|September 30, 2010||Knoxville||James White Civic Coliseum|
|October 1, 2010||Duluth||Arena at Gwinnett Center|
|October 2, 2010||Orlando||Hard Rock Cafe|
|October 3, 2010||Miami||Bayfront Park Amphitheatre|
|October 5, 2010||Hampton||Hampton Coliseum|
|October 6, 2010||Baltimore||1st Mariner Arena|
|October 8, 2010||Uniondale||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|October 9, 2010||Scranton||Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain|
|October 10, 2010||Columbus||Lifestyle Communities Pavilion|
|October 12, 2010||Louisville||Freedom Hall|
|October 14, 2010||Fort Wayne||War Memorial Coliseum|
|October 15, 2010||Walker||DeltaPlex Arena|
|October 16, 2010||Milwaukee||Eagles Ballroom|
|October 19, 2010||West Valley City||Maverik Center|
|October 20, 2010||Paradise||Pearl Concert Theatre|
|October 21, 2010||Universal City||Gibson Amphitheatre|
Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California. Formed in 1983 under the name Legacy, the band's current lineup comprises guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, lead vocalist Chuck Billy, drummer Gene Hoglan, and bassist Steve Di Giorgio. Since its inception, Testament has had numerous lineup changes, leaving Peterson as the only constant member. Billy replaced original singer Steve "Zetro" Souza in 1986, prior to the recording of their first studio album, The Legacy, and has been a member of the band since. Peterson and Billy are the only members to appear on all of Testament's studio albums.
Anthrax is an American heavy metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by rhythm guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker. The group is considered one of the leaders of the thrash metal scene from the 1980s and is one of the "Big Four" thrash metal bands with Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer; Anthrax is the only one of the four from the East Coast, and often credited as one of the early thrash metal bands to emerge from there, along with Overkill and Nuclear Assault. As of April 2017, the band has released 11 studio albums, several other albums, and 26 singles, including collaborating on a single with American hip hop group Public Enemy. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Anthrax sold 2.5 million records in the United States from 1991 to 2004, with worldwide sales of 10 million.
Kerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist and songwriter for the American thrash metal band Slayer. He co-founded the band with Jeff Hanneman in 1981 and has been a member ever since.
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Jeffrey John Hanneman was an American musician, best known as a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer. Hanneman contributed both lyrical and musical material to every Slayer album up until his death in 2013 and wrote the songs "Raining Blood", "War Ensemble," "South of Heaven," "Seasons in the Abyss," and "Angel of Death," all of which have been played at almost every live Slayer performance after their respective compositions. He had his own signature guitar, the ESP Jeff Hanneman Signature model.
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Metal Church is an American heavy metal band. They originally formed in San Francisco, California in 1980 before relocating to Aberdeen, Washington the following year and briefly using the name Shrapnel. Their self titled debut album was released in 1984, and their latest, Damned If You Do, was released on December 7, 2018.
Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1979 in Richmond, California. They have gone through numerous lineup changes, two extended hiatuses, and the deaths of two former band members. Their current lineup consists of guitarists Gary Holt and Lee Altus, bassist Jack Gibson, drummer Tom Hunting, and lead vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza. Hunting is one of the original members, and departed from Exodus twice, in 1989 and 2004, but rejoined in 2007. Holt joined the band about two years after its formation, and is the only member of Exodus to appear on all their releases.
Death Angel is an American thrash metal band from Daly City, California, initially active from 1982 to 1991 and again since 2001. Death Angel has released eight studio albums, two demo tapes, one box set and two live albums. The band has gone through several line-up changes, leaving guitarist Rob Cavestany as the only constant member; he and vocalist Mark Osegueda are the only members of Death Angel to appear on all of their studio albums.
Gigantour was a sporadically organised traveling heavy metal music festival organized by Megadeth's Dave Mustaine. The tour was founded in 2005 with dates across North America, and the 2006 and 2007 line-ups also traveled to Australia. The bands appearing at the festival were chosen by Mustaine. The tour is set as an alternative to tours such as Ozzfest. The name "Gigantour" was inspired by the classic 1960s anime Gigantor. The most recent Gigantour took place in 2013.
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Volbeat are a Danish rock band formed in Copenhagen in 2001. They play a fusion of rock and roll, heavy metal and rockabilly. Their current line-up consists of vocalist and guitarist Michael Poulsen, guitarist Rob Caggiano, drummer Jon Larsen and bassist Kaspar Boye Larsen. The band is signed to Dutch label Mascot Records and has released six studio albums and one DVD. All of their studio albums have been certified gold in Denmark. Their second album Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil received platinum status, and their 2010 release Beyond Hell/Above Heaven was subject to widespread international critical acclaim, receiving double platinum in Denmark, platinum in Finland and Germany, and gold in the United States, Sweden and Austria. Volbeat's sixth album entitled Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie was released worldwide on 3 June 2016.
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