Clash of the Titans (tour)

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Clash of the Titans
Tour by Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Alice in Chains, Suicidal Tendencies
Clash-europe.jpg
A promotional poster for a European show
Start date September 22, 1990
End date July 14, 1991
Legs 2
No. of shows 18 in Europe
49 in North America
1 cancellation
67 in total
Megadeth tour chronology
So Far...So Good...So What! Tour
(1988)
Clash of the Titans
(1990–91)
Rust in Peace Tour
(1990–91)
Slayer tour chronology
South of Heaven Tour
(1988–89)
Clash of the Titans
(1990–91)
Seasons in the Abyss Tour
(1990–92)
Testament tour chronology
Practice What You Preach Tour
(1989–90)
Clash of the Titans
(1990)
Souls of Black Tour
(1990–91)
Suicidal Tendencies tour chronology
Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Déjà Vu Tour
(1989)
Clash of the Titans
(1990)
Lights...Camera...Revolution! Tour
(1990–91)
Anthrax tour chronology
State of Euphoria Tour
(1988–89)
Clash of the Titans
(1991)
Persistence of Time Tour
(1990–91)
Alice in Chains tour chronology
Facelift Tour
(1990–91)
Clash of the Titans
(1991)
SAP Tour
(1992)

Clash of the Titans was the name of a worldwide tour from 1990 through 1991 by several popular American thrash metal bands of the 1980s, with alternating headliners from show to show.

History[edit]

The tour began in 1990 with a European leg featuring Megadeth, Slayer, Testament and Suicidal Tendencies. These bands participated in the four-week tour to support their then-new albums Rust in Peace, Seasons in the Abyss, Souls of Black and Lights...Camera...Revolution! respectively. A second leg in 1991 in the United States and Canada had a slightly different lineup; this time with headliners Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax, and supporting act Alice in Chains.

According to the documentary Get Thrashed, the Bay Area thrash metal band Death Angel were scheduled to be the supporting act, but after a near fatal tour bus crash, the band was forced to decline the offer. Death Angel was replaced by Alice in Chains. Notably, Metallica was the only "big 4" thrash band that did not partake in the Clash of the Titans tour.

On November 16, 2009, it was announced that the European Clash of the Titans lineup would be reunited after 19 years on the American Carnage Tour featuring Megadeth, Slayer and Testament. On July 13, 2010, a second leg of the American Carnage Tour was announced that would feature the American Clash of the Titans lineup: Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. Unlike the Clash of the Titans tour, Suicidal Tendencies or Alice in Chains did not play on either lineup.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
September 22, 1990 Genk Belgium Limburghal
September 23, 1990 Bern Switzerland Festhalle
September 24, 1990 Florence Italy Firenze Palasport
September 25, 1990 Milan Palatrussardi
September 27, 1990 Barcelona Spain Velòdrom d'Horta
September 28, 1990 San Sebastián Velodromo de Anoeta
September 30, 1990 Leiden Netherlands Groenoordhallen
October 2, 1990 Paris France Le Zénith
October 3, 1990 Stuttgart Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
October 4, 1990 Mainz Rheingoldhalle
October 5, 1990 Munich Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle
October 6, 1990 Düsseldorf Philips Halle
October 7, 1990 Bremen Stadthalle Bremen
October 9, 1990 Stockholm Sweden Solnahallen
October 10, 1990 Copenhagen Denmark K.B. Hallen
October 12, 1990 Edinburgh Scotland Exhibition and Trade Centre
October 13, 1990 Birmingham England National Exhibition Centre
October 14, 1990 London Wembley Arena
North America[1]
May 16, 1991 Dallas United States Starplex Amphitheatre
May 17, 1991 Lubbock, Texas Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
May 18, 1991 San Antonio Sunken Gardens Amphitheater
May 19, 1991 Houston, Texas The Summit
May 21, 1991 El Paso, Texas El Paso County Coliseum
May 22, 1991 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum
May 23, 1991 Phoenix, Arizona Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 24, 1991 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
May 25, 1991 Costa Mesa, California Pacific Amphitheatre
May 26, 1991 Daly City, California Cow Palace
May 27, 1991 Sacramento, California ARCO Arena
May 29, 1991 Portland, Oregon Memorial Coliseum
May 30, 1991 Seattle Mercer Arena
May 31, 1991 Spokane, Washington Spokane Coliseum
June 1, 1991 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
June 3, 1991 Salt Lake City United States Bonneville Raceway
June 5, 1991 Morrison, Colorado Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 6, 1991 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium
June 7, 1991 Bonner Springs, Kansas Sandstone Amphitheater
June 8, 1991 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Five Seasons Center
June 9, 1991 Forest Lake, Minnesota Trout Aire Amphitheatre
June 11, 1991 Springfield, Illinois Prairie Capital Convention Center
June 12, 1991 Louisville, Kentucky Louisville Gardens
June 14, 1991 Tinley Park, Illinois First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
June 15, 1991 East Troy, Wisconsin Alpine Valley Music Theatre
June 16, 1991 Columbus, Ohio Battelle Hall
June 18, 1991 Noblesville, Indiana Deer Creek Music Center
June 20, 1991 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
June 21, 1991 Toronto Canada Exhibition Stadium
June 22, 1991 Clarkston, Michigan United States Pine Knob Music Theatre
June 23, 1991 Mears, Michigan Val du Lakes Amphitheatre
June 25, 1991 Burgettstown, Pennsylvania Star Lake Amphitheatre
June 26, 1991 Corfu, New York Darien Lake
June 27, 1991 Middletown, New York Orange County Fair Speedway
June 28, 1991 New York City Madison Square Garden
June 29, 1991 Philadelphia Wachovia Spectrum[2]
June 30, 1991 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
July 1, 1991 Hampton, Virginia Hampton Coliseum
July 3, 1991 Hershey, Pennsylvania Hersheypark Stadium
July 4, 1991 Weedsport, New York Cayuga County Speedway
July 5, 1991 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center[3]
July 6, 1991 Mansfield, Massachusetts Great Woods
July 7, 1991 Bristol, Connecticut Lake Compounce
July 9, 1991 Fayetteville, North Carolina Cumberland County Crown Coliseum
July 10, 1991 Greenville, South Carolina Greenville Memorial Auditorium
July 11, 1991 Charleston, South Carolina King Street Palace
July 12, 1991 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
July 13, 1991 Lakeland, Florida Lakeland Civic Center
July 14, 1991 Miami Miami Arena

Cancellations[edit]

Date City Country Venue
June 17, 1991 Cincinnati United States Riverbend Music Center

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Alice in Chains Concert Chronology 1991 ((c) 2005, Dionysian Home Page)". 
  2. ^ Review of show at Philadelphia Note that review, in 7/3 newspaper, mentions show taking place "last Saturday night", which should be the 29th of June – a date already on this list. More research needed for this venue and the Buffalo one
  3. ^ http://www.theciviccenter.com/1991.asp

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