The Bay Strikes Back Tour — with Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel — Is Back

The Bay Strikes Back Tour — with Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel — Is Back

Picture this: you’ve just gotten rolling on what might be the coolest thrash music tour of the year, and then suddenly you find yourself in the middle of a global pandemic. That’s exactly what happened in early 2020 when Bay Area legends Exodus, Testament, and Death Angel started the first run of “The Bay Strikes Back” tour. They’d launched it with a string of dates in February of that year, right as COVID-19 was rearing its ugly head.

The tour had to be cancelled, of course, and rescheduled dates were first proposed and then abandoned in 2021 as the pandemic raged on. But now that things are looking much better on the global health front, the three bands are loading the trucks and hitting the road with a long string of dates in spring 2022. Additionally, Testament and Exodus will be continuing the hard rocking in a series of European shows and festival dates over the summer.

The Bay Strikes Back Tour features a number of great ESP players and Signature artists.From Testament, there’s legendary virtuoso and ESP Signature artist Alex Skolnick. From Exodus, there’s ESP Signature artist, the mighty Gary Holt, and his bandmate Lee Altus. Death Angel include the influential ESP Signature artist Ted Aguilar. Chances are very high that you’ll see all of these artists rocking their signature models and other ESP guitars at these great shows.

Visit the Testament, Exodus, or Death Angel sites for the latest “Bay Strikes Back” tour info and tickets.

APR 9: Fremont Theater (San Luis Obispo, CA)
APR 10: House Of Blues (Anaheim, CA)
APR 12: House of Blues (San Diego, CA)
APR 13: House of Blues (Las Vegas, NV)
APR 15: Rialto Theatre (Tucson, AZ)
APR 16: Sunshine Theater (Albuquerque, NM)
APR 19: Diamond Ballroom (Oklahoma City, OK)
APR 20: White Oak Music Hall (Houston, TX)
APR 21: Emos (Austin, TX)
APR 22: Amplified Live (Dallas, TX)
APR 23: House of Blues (New Orleans, LA)
APR 25: Hard Rock Live (Orlando, FL)
APR 26: The Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)
APR 27: The Ritz (Raleigh, NC)
APR 28: The Signal (Chattanooga, TN)
APR 30: Starland Ballroom (Sayreville, NJ)
MAY 1: Baltimore Soundstage (Baltimore, MD)
MAY 2: House Of Blues (Boston, MA)
MAY 3: Tla (Philadelphia, PA)
MAY 5: The Paramount (Huntington, NY)
MAY 6: Town Ballroom (Buffalo, NY)
MAY 7: Madison Theater (Cincinnati, OH)
MAY 9: Stage AE (Pittsburgh, PA)
MAY 10: Agora Theater & Ballroom (Cleveland, OH)
MAY 11: Newport Music Hall (Columbus, OH)
MAY 12: Majestic Theatre (Detroit, MI)
MAY 14: The Forge (Joliet, IL)
MAY 15: The Forge (Joliet, IL)
MAY 17: Skyway Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)
MAY 19: Summit Music Hall (Denver, CO)
MAY 20: The Depot (Salt Lake City, UT)
MAY 22: The Showbox (Seattle, WA)
MAY 23: Roseland Theater (Portland, OR)
MAY 25: Ace Of Spades (Sacramento, CA)

JUL 9: Rockharz Open Air 2022 (Ballenstedt, Germany)
JUL 10: Masters of Rock 2022 (Vizovice, Czechia)
JUL 11: STUDIO (Kraków, Poland)
JUL 12: Refinery Gallery (Bratislava Ii, Slovakia)
JUL 13: Hole 44 (Berlin, Germany)
JUL 14: Gefle Metal Festival 2022 (Gävle, Sweden)
JUL 16: AREA 53 Open Air 2022 (Leoben, Austria)
JUL 17: Luppolo In Rock 2022 (Cremona, Italy)
JUL 19: Rock in Roma (Roma, Italy)
JUL 20: Dynamo (Zürich, Switzerland)
JUL 21: Rock am Stück 2022 (Fritzlar, Germany)
JUL 22: Kulturzentrum Schlachthof (Wiesbaden, Germany)
JUL 23: Knust (Hamburg, Germany)
JUL 24: Turock (Essen, Germany)
JUL 25: Musikbunker (Aachen, Germany)
JUL 26: Jubez (Karlsruhe, Germany)
JUL 29: Vagos Metal Fest 2022 (Vagos, Portugal)
JUL 30: SALA ANDEN 56 (Burgos, Spain)
JUL 31: Totem (Pamplona, Spain)
AUG 2: Rock City (Valencia, Spain)
AUG 3: PARIS 15 (Málaga, Spain)
AUG 4: Leyendas del Rock 2022 (Villena, Spain)
AUG 5: Sala Riviera (Madrid, Spain)
AUG 6: Razzmatazz (Barcelona, Spain)
AUG 7: Sylak Open Air (Saint-maurice-de-gourdans, France)
AUG 9: Rocher de Palmer (Bordeaux, France)
AUG 12: Bloodstock Open Air 2022 (Walton Upon Trent, United Kingdom)
AUG 13: Alcatraz Festival (Kortrijk, Belgium)
AUG 14: Garage (Saarbrucken, Germany)
AUG 16: Music Hall (Innsbruck, Austria)
AUG 17: Summer Breeze Open Air 2022 (Dinkelsbühl, Germany)
AUG 18: LA (Cham, Germany)
AUG 19: Reload Festival 2022 (Sulingen, Germany)
AUG 20: Dynamo Metalfest (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
AUG 21: MOTOCULTOR Festival (Saint-nolff, France)


Will be awesome. Thanks JEFF K.

Dioer D.

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I am going to the show in Seattle on May 22nd. Can't wait! Testament, Alex Dominick will be awesome.

Greg B.



I wish I could be there.. anywhere..