Slayer and Megadeth reschedule tour

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Slayer and Megadeth have rescheduled their highly anticipated American Carnage North American tour. The pair of heavy metal stalwarts, who had been scheduled to play the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell (formerly the Tsongas Arena) this month, will now play Lowell on Saturday, August 14. Tickets purchased for the original show will be honored for the rescheduled date, while additional tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster and range in price from just $8.50 to $57.50. Testament will open the show.
The American Carnage Tour had to be put on hold when doctors ordered Slayer vocalist/bassist Tom Araya to undergo back surgery. That surgery recently took place and has been declared a success by doctors.
“The doctors said that Tom’s surgery went very smoothly and was a resounding success,” said Rick Sales, long-time Slayer manager, in a press release. “He’s home now, doing really well, and he said the numbness in his fingers had already diminished considerably.”
Meanwhile, Megadeth recently announced that co-founder and original bassist David Ellefson will rejoin the band. “This shows the power of brotherly love and forgiveness,” said frontman and co-founder Dave Mustaine in a statement. “David Ellefson belongs in Megadeth. Next we are going to show you the power of getting your asses kicked…Hard!”. The move comes as the band gets ready to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark album, 1990’s Rust In Peace. Ellefson added, “This is a huge moment for all of us, band and fans alike. It is a great celebration of the music from one of the biggest landmark albums of our career.”
The American Carnage Tour will mark the first time that Slayer, Megadeth and Testament will have toured the U.S. together since 1991’s “Clash of the Titans” tour.


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