Testament, Death Angel and Exodus announce joint UK tour dates

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Thrash metal legends Testament, Death Angel and Exodus have teamed up for a European tour early next year, dubbed "The Bay Strikes Back".

The Bay Area legendary metallers will all be hitting UK shores in March 2020 for four epic shows in Bristol, London, Manchester and Glasgow.

"It's finally happening!!!! All of us have spoken over the years of how killer it would be to tour together and bring Bay Area Thrash Metal across the world and we are starting in Europe," Testament's Chuck Billy comments.

"I'm sure I can speak for all three bands in saying that we are proud of where we all came from and we are still delivering some of the best thrash metal we can to the fans. Be ready for the Bay Area Strikes Back Tour 2020.”

Exodus' Gary Holt says: "I am fired up to FINALLY return to Europe with Exodus! Along with our Bay Area friends Testament and Death Angel! An epic tour for the ages! Looking forward to crushing everyone Bay Area style! See you there!!! I cannot wait!”

"Bay Area Thrash Attack in full force! All three bands have been close friends for decades and our mutual respect is of the highest level," adds Death Angel's Rob Cavestany adds. 

"That said, we will surely push each other to go beyond expectations each and every night. This is a first - the three of us have never toured together in the same package... it’s about time! See you in the pit!”

Death Angel will be touring in support of their latest album, Humanicide, while Testament and Exodus are working on the follow up to their respective albums 2016's Brotherhood Of The Snake (Testament) and 2014's Blood In, Blood Out (Exodus).

Tickets for the UK dates will go on sale Friday August 2 at 10am (BST) and will be available here (opens in new tab).

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The Bay Strikes Back (Testament, Exodus, Death Angel) Tour Dates 2020
Feb 06: Copenhagen, Amager Bio DK
Feb 07: Stockholm, Arenan Fryshuset SE
Feb 10: Helsinki, The Circus FI
Feb 11: Tampere, Pakkahuone FI
Feb 13: Hamburg, Docks DE
Feb 14: Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle DE
Feb 15: Wiesbaden, Schlachthof DE
Feb 16: Utrecht, Tivoli NL
Feb 18: Berlin, Huxleys DE
Feb 19: Wroclaw, Orbita Hall PL
Feb 20: Vienna, Arena AT
Feb 21: Munich, Backstage DE
Feb 22: Filderstadt, Filharmonie DE
Feb 25: Milano, Live Club IT
Feb 27: Barcelona, Razzmatazz ES
Feb 28: Madrid, Palacio Vistalegre ES
Feb 29: Toulouse, Bikini FR
Mar 01: Paris, Elysee Montmartre FR
Mar 03: Bristol, O2 Academy UK
Mar 04: Dublin, National Stadium IE
Mar 06: London, The Forum UK
Mar 07: Manchester, Academy UK
Mar 08: Glasgow, Barrowland UK
Mar 10: Brussels, AB BE
Mar 11: Hannover, Capitol DE