Metal Masters Tour

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Metal Masters Tour
US tour by Judas Priest, Motörhead, Heaven & Hell and Testament
Start dateAugust 6, 2008
End dateAugust 31, 2008
No. of shows17

The Metal Masters Tour was a short 2008 American and Canadian concert tour featuring Judas Priest, Motörhead, Heaven & Hell, and Testament. [1]

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The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

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Concert tour series of concerts by a single artist in different venues

A concert tour is a series of concerts by an artist or group of artists in different cities, countries or locations. Often concert tours are named to differentiate different tours by the same artist and to associate a specific tour with a particular album or product. Especially in the popular music world, such tours can become large-scale enterprises that last for several months or even years, are seen by hundreds of thousands or millions of people, and bring in millions of dollars in ticket revenues. A performer who embarks on a concert tour is called a touring artist.


Heaven & Hell, Motörhead, Judas Priest, and Testament took part in the three-week arena tour to support the albums The Rules of Hell , Motörizer , Nostradamus , and The Formation of Damnation respectively. [1]

<i>The Rules of Hell</i> 2008 box set by Black Sabbath

The Rules of Hell is a collection of four albums by the heavy metal band Black Sabbath featuring Ronnie James Dio on vocals in remastered form. The albums included in the set are:

<i>Motörizer</i> 2008 studio album by Motörhead

Motörizer is the 19th studio album by the band Motörhead, released on 26 August 2008, their eleventh and last on the Steamhammer label.

<i>Nostradamus</i> (album) 2008 studio album by Judas Priest

Nostradamus is the sixteenth studio album by English heavy metal band Judas Priest, focusing on the 16th-century writer Nostradamus. It is a double album and the band's first concept album. it was originally intended to be released in late 2006 before being pushed back to a 2007 release, and was finally released in June 2008 on Epic Records. It is the band's final album to feature K. K. Downing, before his retirement.

Tour dates

Date [2] CityCountryVenue
August 6, 2008 Camden, New Jersey United States Susquehanna Bank Center
August 7, 2008 Bristow, Virginia Nissan Pavilion
August 9, 2008 Holmdel, New Jersey PNC Bank Arts Center
August 10, 2008 Wantagh, New York Nikon at Jones Beach
August 12, 2008 Hamburg, New York Erie County Fair
August 13, 2008 Toronto, Ontario Canada Molson Amphitheatre
August 15, 2008 Uncasville, Connecticut United States Mohegan Sun Arena
August 16, 2008 Burgettstown, Pennsylvania Post-Gazette Pavilion
August 18, 2008 Clarkston, Michigan DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 19, 2008 Tinley Park, Illinois First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 21, 2008 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma OKC Zoo Amphitheatre
August 22, 2008 Dallas, Texas Amphitheatre
August 23, 2008 The Woodlands, Texas Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 24, 2008 Selma, Texas Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 27, 2008 Albuquerque, New Mexico Journal Pavilion
August 28, 2008 Phoenix, Arizona Cricket Wireless Pavilion
August 30, 2008 Devore, California San Manuel Amphitheater
August 31, 2008 Mountain View, California Shoreline Amphitheatre


Testament setlist
  1. "Over the Wall"
  2. "The New Order"
  3. "More Than Meets the Eye"
  4. "Henchmen Ride"
  5. "The Formation of Damnation"

Note: 4 other songs varied from show to show, including "Electric Crown" and "Practice What You Preach"

Practice What You Preach (Testament song) single

"Practice What You Preach" is a song by American thrash metal band Testament, taken from their 1989 album Practice What You Preach. It was released as a promotional single to support the album. Due to being one of the band's most famous and popular songs, and for being one of the most frequently played songs at live concerts, "Practice What You Preach" can be considered Testament's signature song.

Motörhead setlist
  1. "Nothing Up My Sleeve"
  2. "Doctor Rock" (or "Rock Out")
  3. "Stay Clean"
  4. "Be My Baby"
  5. "Killers"
  6. "Metropolis"
  7. "Over the Top"
  8. "In the Name of Tragedy"
  9. "Just 'Cos You Got the Power" (or "Going to Brazil")
  10. "Killed By Death"
  11. "Ace of Spades"
  12. "Overkill"
Heaven & Hell setlist
  1. "E5150"
  2. "The Mob Rules"
  3. "Children of the Sea"
  4. "I"
  5. "Sign of the Southern Cross"
  6. "Ear in the Wall" (only played at first show)
  7. "Vinny Appice Drum Solo"
  8. "Time Machine"
  9. "Falling off the Edge of the World"
  10. "Tony Iommi Guitar Solo"
  11. "Die Young"
  12. "Heaven and Hell" (extended)
  1. "Neon Knights" (Not performed at some dates due to technical difficulties)
Judas Priest setlist
  1. "Dawn of Creation" (Intro)
  2. "Prophecy"
  3. "Metal Gods"
  4. "Eat Me Alive"
  5. "Between The Hammer and the Anvil"
  6. "Devil's Child"
  7. "Breaking the Law"
  8. "Hell Patrol"
  9. "Death" (not played at some dates)
  10. "Dissident Aggressor"
  11. "Angel"
  12. "The Hellion" (Intro)
  13. "Electric Eye"
  14. "Rock Hard Ride Free"
  15. "Sinner" (not played at some dates)
  16. "Painkiller"
  1. "Hell Bent for Leather"
  2. "The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)"
  3. "You've Got Another Thing Comin'"

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