HAIL! — the supergroup featuring a rotating list of musicians, including current and former members of SEPULTURA, JUDAS PRIEST, TESTAMENT and MEGADETH— will play nine shows in Russia in December. The dates are as follows:
Dec. 02 – Megapolis, Irkutsk
Dec. 04 – Che Guevara, Krasnojarsk
Dec. 05 – Moscow, Kemerovo
Dec. 06 – Che Guevara, Barnaul
Dec. 07 – Rock City, Novosibirsk
Dec. 09 – Tele Club, Ekaterinburg
Dec. 10 – DKZhD, Magnitogorsk
Dec. 11 – Xleb, Moscow
Dec. 12 – Planetaryi, Ryazan
HAIL!‘s lineup for this tour will include drummer Paul Bostaph (SLAYER, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN), vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, BEYOND FEAR) , bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, WHITE LION) and newest member, guitarist Glen Drover (MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND, TESTAMENT).
“After seeing how crazy the Russian fans were when we played here in June 2010, we’re certainly excited to come back,” said Lomenzo.
“Consistent with the HAIL! philosophy of constantly expanding into new territories, we are playing in six new cities this year (plus returning to Moscow, Ekaterinburg and Novosibirsk).
“Touring with HAIL! is a lesson in world geography!”
Added Bostaph, “James and Glen had their MEGADETH reunion a few weeks ago in Turkey and it’s been awhile since I played with Glen, so I’m looking forward to our TESTAMENT reunion. We’re going to have a great time, so dress warm, grab a bottle of vodka and come join for a night of mayhem!”
In other HAIL! news, dates have been confirmed in February for the band’s first shows in Brazil. Additionally, they are evaluating possibilities for March 2012 and interested promoters are invited to contact band management at firstname.lastname@example.org.