Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer to play Louisville in October!

I was royally irritated when the Megadeth/Slayer Louisville show scheduled for February was cancelled because of Tom Araya’s bad back … and I nearly coughed up blood when the two hit the road after Araya recovered and left Louisville completely off the tour.

But now, I take back everything bad I said about those guys. Really. Give me the crow and I’ll eat it.

Why am I suddenly so forgiving? Because Slayer and Megadeth are coming to Louisville on Oct. 12 AND THEY’RE BRINGING ANTHRAX WITH THEM!

It’s a nostalgia tour, to be sure: Megadave will be performing “Rust In Peace” in its entirely and Slayer will be doing “Seasons in the Abyss” front to back. And the Thrax is back with Joey Belladonna, so you’d logically expect much of their set will be from “Among The Living” and “Spreading the Disease” with a dash of “Persistence of Time” thrown in … in other words, there won’t be much played on this tour that was written after 1992.

But so what? Three legendary bands on one stage, right in our back yard. That’s an offer that’s hard to refuse.

Presale tix go on sale Wednesday, June 14 at www.megadeth.com, www.anthrax.com and www.slayer.net. Some shows will even have $10 tickets (not for the L’ville show, but oh well). After that, tix will be available on www.ticketmaster.com.

Here are the complete tour dates.

SEPTEMBER

24        Verizon Wireless Theatre, Dallas, TX

25        AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

26        Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX

28        Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA

30        Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN

OCTOBER

 1         The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, GA

 2         Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL

 3         Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami, FL

 5         Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

 6         Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD

 8         Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, NY

 9         Toyota Pavilion @ Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA

10        LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH

12        Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY

14        War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN

15        DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, MI

16        Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI

19        E Center, Salt Lake City, UT

20        The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV

21        Gibson Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA

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