Alex Skolnick Announces Testament US Tour

Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick has announced that the band will embark on a headlining US tour in support of their latest album ‘The Dark Roots Of Earth’ early next year. Dates and venues can be found below.
Joining Testament for the tour will be Overkill and Flotsam and Jetsam, with additional support to be provided by Australian metal act 4ARM.
Skolnick said that the show will appeal to fans of old school thrash metal as well as newcomers to the genre: “It’s a tour that brings together three different metal bands from three different regions: West Coast, East Coast and Southwest. All three bands sound very different from one another yet are highly compatible. All have been around the block (and the world) a few times and all have managed to keep a sound that feels current. This tour will be a ‘must see’ for fans who remember the early days of thrash/speed metal as well as those whose age is younger than the genre itself.”
The first five dates of the trek, which kicks off January 30 in San Francisco, will not include Flotsam and Jetsam.
Testament 2013 Tour Dates with Overkill, Flotsam and Jetsam and 4ARM:
Jan. 30 – The Filmore – San Francisco, CA*
Jan. 31 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA*
Feb. 01 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ*
Feb. 02 – House of Blues – Hollywood, CA*
Feb. 04 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM*
Feb. 05 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Feb. 06 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Feb. 07 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Feb. 09 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Feb. 10 – The Filmore – Charlotte, NC
Feb. 12 – The Filmore – Silver Spring, MO
Feb. 13 – Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 14 – Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
Feb. 15 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
Feb. 16 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Feb. 17 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
Feb. 18 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
Feb. 20 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Feb. 21 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Feb. 22 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Feb. 23 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 25 – The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Feb. 26 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
Feb. 27 – Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
Feb. 28 – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
* Flotsam and Jetsam not appearing