"This is possibly the most irresistible thrash package ever put together." Anthrax, Kreator and Testament announce UK and European tour

Scott Ian, Mille Petrozza and Chuck Billy on stage
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Thrash metal fans across the UK and Europe are about to be treated to an all-time great tour lineup, as Anthrax and Kreator have announced a co-headline run for later this year that'll feature support from none other than fellow thrash heavyweights Testament.

The 18-date trek will kick off on November 21 in Manchester before heading across further UK and Irish dates and then onto the European mainland for shows in France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Luxembourg, Zurich and The Netherlands.

"It’s been about four years since we last toured the UK AND Europe, so these dates ARE LONG overdue!" comment Anthrax. "And what a line-up – Anthrax, Kreator and Testament – so much f**cking metal! We can’t wait to bring the noise to you, and maybe surprise you with a song from our brand new album coming later this year. So get ready to rage friends, this time, we ARE coming!"
“This is possibly the most irresistible thrash package ever put together, the best of the US and Europe in one night!" add Kreator. "These will be some of our biggest shows in Europe, so we are bringing a huge production and plan to tear it up every show!’’

“As 2024 kicks off, we are thrilled to announce plans to wind down the year in epic fashion: By touring with Kreator and Anthrax, two of the mightiest bands who are also great friends," state Testament. "Our first tour with Kreator was in 2023, and was a perfect fit. Our history with Anthrax dates all the way to our earliest years, through some of our favorite tours of the 2010s. 2024 will mark the first time all three bands tour together as a package. So join us as the heaviest sounds from Europe, the East Coast and West Coast come together to unite the world - Kreator, Anthrax & Testament!" 

Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 26th, from Anthrax and Kreator's official websites. See the full list of dates below.

Anthrax, Kreator and Testament UK and Euro dates 2024

Nov 21: Manchester O2 Apollo
Nov 22: Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Nov 23: London Eventim Apollo
Nov 25: Dublin 3 Arena
Nov 27: Glasgow OVO Hydro
Nov 29: Paris Zenith
Nov 30: Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Dec 1: Munich Zenith
Dec 3: Esch-sur-Alzette  Rockhal
Dec 4: Zurich Halle 622
Dec 6: Milan Alcatraz
Dec 7: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
Dec 8: Berlin Verti Music Hall
Dec 10: Budapest Barba Negra
Dec 11: Katowice Spodek
Dec 13: Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle
Dec 14: Hamburg Edel Optics Arena
Dec 15: Den Bosch Mainstage

Anthrax and Kreator tour poster

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Merlin Alderslade
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Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He has also presented and produced the Metal Hammer Podcast, presented the Metal Hammer Radio Show and is probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.