European Carnage Tour

European Carnage Tour
Tour by Slayer, Megadeth
Start dateMarch 13, 2011
End dateApril 14, 2011
Legs1
No. of shows23

European Carnage Tour was a European tour headlined by American thrash metal bands Slayer and Megadeth. This tour marked the first time that both bands had toured Europe together since the Clash of the Titans Tour in 1990 when support was provided by Testament and Suicidal Tendencies. Slayer and Megadeth had previously toured together in North America on American Carnage Tour in 2010, with Testament and Anthrax as the supporting acts.[1][2]

A tour poster from the band's March 30 date confirmed that there would be a special guest band opening on the tour.[3] However, the tour did not have an opening act.

Gary Holt of Exodus was announced as Jeff's temporary replacement, in Slayer,[4] on March 13, to April 4, 2011.

There would have been a Swedish concert originally in Stockholm, Arenan, but the concert was cancelled,[5] and a newer Norwegian show was announced instead, in Oslo, Sentrum Scene, on March 20, 2011.[6]
The Switzerland show previously scheduled at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, on April 13, 2011 got been moved to the Volkshaus in Zurich.[7]

In Saint Petersburg on March 16, 2011, Megadeth performance was cut short due to Dave Mustaine's illness.[8][9]

Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O'Brien filled in for Exodus' Gary Holt when Holt left the Slayer European tour to play with his own band Exodus at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile on April 10, 2011. Holt's last show with Slayer was on April 4, 2011 in Padova, Italy, O'Brien joined the band for the April 6, 2011 show in Croatia, and finished the European dates on April 14, 2011 in the Netherlands.[10]

Tour Dates

Date City Country Venue
March 13, 2011 Kiev Ukraine Expo
March 15, 2011 Moscow Russia Olympic Stadium
March 16, 2011 Saint Petersburg Jubileeny
March 17, 2011 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
March 19, 2011 Oslo Norway Sentrum Scene
March 20, 2011
March 21, 2011 Aarhus Denmark Scandinavian Center
March 23, 2011 Brussels Belgium Forest National
March 24, 2011 Bamberg Germany Stechert Arena
March 26, 2011 Paris France Le Zénith
March 28, 2011 Madrid Spain La Riviera
March 29, 2011 A Coruña Coliseum
March 30, 2011 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
April 1, 2011 Barcelona Spain St. Jordi Club
April 3, 2011 Rome Italy Atlantico
April 4, 2011 Padua Gran Teatro
April 6, 2011 Zagreb Croatia Arena Zagreb
April 7, 2011 Vienna Austria Gasometer
April 8, 2011 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena
April 10, 2011 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
April 11, 2011 Łódź Poland Atlas Arena
April 13, 2011 Zurich Switzerland Volkshaus
April 14, 2011 Eindhoven Netherlands Klokgebouw
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