Irresistible / Anthrax To Tour Europe With Kreator And Testament

A formidable collaboration will arise this winter as the UK and Europe will experience American Heavy Metal giant Anthrax unite with German Thrash Metal titans Kreator, creating an international Metal force. Testament, the Bay Area’s metal machine, will make a special guest appearance, adding to this powerhouse lineup. 

With Slayer in retirement and Metallica cardigan-clad luvvies, it’s down to Megadeth and Anthrax to keep the Big Four’s flag flying. “And with due respect to Mr Mustaine,” wrote MetalTalk’s Paul Hutchings on the return of Anthrax in 2022, “it’s the New York quintet who still excite most in the live setting. The crown of Thrash Metal sits with Anthrax.”

Anthrax - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT - 3 February 2023
Anthrax – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT – 3 February 2023. Photo: Shannon Wilk/MetalTalk

“It’s been about four years since we last toured the UK AND Europe,” Anthrax told us, “so these dates are long overdue. And what a lineup – Anthrax, Kreator and Testament – so much fucking 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.”

Kreator, Hellfest 2022
Kreator, Hellfest 2022. Photo: Aggie Anthimidou/MetalTalk

Kreator are more than excited, too. “This is possibly the most irresistible thrash package ever put together,” they told us. “The best of the US and Europe in one night. 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.”

Testament, Bloodstock 2022.
Testament, Bloodstock 2022. Photo: John Inglis/MetalTalk

Testament, who were over for Bloodstock 2022, have a long history with Anthrax. “As 2024 kicks off, we are thrilled to announce plans to wind down the year in epic fashion,” Testament told us, “by touring with Kreator and Anthrax, two of the mightiest bands who are also great friends. 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 favourite 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 the West Coast come together to unite the world – Kreator, Anthrax and Testament.”

Tickets are on sale starting Friday, 26 January 2024 at 9 am GMT. Visit here for more details.

Anthrax - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT - 3 February 2023
Anthrax – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT – 3 February 2023. Photo: Shannon Wilk/MetalTalk


21nov7:00 pmAnthrax - Kreator - Testament | European Tour - MANCHESTERO2 Apollo

22nov7:00 pmAnthrax - Kreator - Testament | European Tour - WOLVERHAMPTONCivic Hall

23nov7:00 pmAnthrax - Kreator - Testament | European Tour - LONDONEventim Apollo

25nov7:00 pmAnthrax - Kreator - Testament | European Tour - DUBLIN3 Arena

27nov7:00 pmAnthrax - Kreator - Testament | European Tour - GLASGOWOVO Hydro

European Dates:

29-Nov-2024 FR – Paris, Zenith

30-Nov-2024 DE – Düsseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle

01-Dec-2024 DE – Munich, Zenith

03-Dec-2024 LU – Esch-sur-Alzette, Rockhal

04-Dec-2024 CH – Zurich, Halle 622

06-Dec-2024 IT – Milan, Alcatraz

07-Dec-2024 DE – Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle

08-Dec-2024 DE – Berlin, Verti Music Hall

10-Dec-2024 HU – Budapest, Barba Negra

11-Dec-2024 PL – Katowice, Spodek

13-Dec-2024 DE – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle

14-Dec-2024 DE – Hamburg, Edel Optics Arena

15-Dec-2024 NL – Den Bosch, Mainstage

Anthrax - Kreator - Testament - European Tour 2024 Poster
Anthrax – Kreator – Testament – European Tour 2024

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