FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 6, 2013
Assemblyman Jim Frazier Honors Chuck Billy of Thrash Metal Band Testament
Sacramento, CA – Today Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) honored musician Chuck Billy of Antioch on the State Assembly floor for the positive influence he has made in the Native American community and on the general public.
On January 14, 2013, Chuck Billy earned the distinction as the first Native American entertainer to be permanently featured in the memorabilia display at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Chuck was also among those recognized in the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian’s exhibit, Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture.
“The world of music is inhabited by creative and talented individuals whose work enhances the quality of life for all who are fortunate enough to have entered their sphere of influence,” said Jim Frazier. “Not only does Chuck Billy embody all of these admirable qualities, he also personifies the strength and enduring spirit of Native Americans.”
Chuck Billy, a descendent of the Pomo Native Americans, was born in Oakland and spent much of his youth on the Hopland Indian Reservation north of San Francisco. He is best known as the vocalist for Testament, where he plays several songs including Trail of Tears, Allegiance, and Native Blood, in honor of his ancestral lineage.
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6-6-13 Chuck Billy Press Release
Scion Rock Fest 2013
On June 1, 2013, the annual Scion Rock Fest will be held in Memphis, Tennessee. Once again, the event will bring together 32 metal bands to play at multiple venues throughout the day. The lineup covers the full spectrum of legends, the genre’s current top acts and emerging talent.
Retail Ticket Pick-Up: If you choose a retail location for ticket pick-up, please bring the confirmation e-mail you receive after RSVPing along with valid ID for proof of identity and age to the retail location you selected. You can pick up your ticket starting Monday, May 6th, 2013. All tickets must be picked up from the retailer you select no later than store closing on Monday, May 20th, 2013. Any tickets not picked up by store closing on Monday, May 20th, 2013 will no longer be available and your RSVP will be void.
Will Call Ticket Pick-Up: If you choose Will Call for ticket pick-up, please bring the confirmation e-mail you receive after RSVPing along with valid ID for proof of identity and age to the Will Call location on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. Will Call opens at 1:00 p.m. and will be located at Handy Park on Beale St. between 3rd St. and Handy Circle.
*Free admission with ticket. Maximum one (1) ticket per person. Must be 21+ to gain entry to Club 152. Must be 18+ to gain entry to Band Box. All ages are welcome at New Daisy Theater and Hard Rock. Early arrival is suggested as space is limited. Entry is NOT guaranteed. Line up subject to change.
To all our friends in China and Taiwan:
It is with regret that we must inform you of the cancellation of our performances in Shanghai and Taipei until further notice due to visa issues beyond the control of the band or promoter. Fans in the Asian Pacific region are encouraged to come visit us at our shows in Japan. As we had a terrific experience performing in China and Taiwan in 2007, we eagerly await the resolution of the visa issues and hope to visit again very soon.
Thanks for your understanding and your undying support.
Testament’s Chuck Billy greets German fans
Chuck Billy, singer for thrash legends TESTAMENT, has recorded a short video message for all fans around Germany and the surrounding countries the band will tour in March.
Check out the clip at: http://youtu.be/XNm6M7kPftA
TESTAMENT will tour Europe in support of their latest studio effort, „Dark Roots Of Earth“, which was released in Summer 2012 and marked the band’s highest chart entries around the world.
TESTAMENT live 2013
16.03. I Reggio Emilia – Tempo Rock Club
17.03. D Nürnberg – Rockfabrik
18.03. D Dresden – Schlachthof
20.03. D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
21.03. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
22.03. D Hamburg – Docks
23.03. D Köln – Live Music Hall
25.03. D München – Backstage
26.03. CZ Prag – Nova Chmelnice
27.03. PL Krakau – Studio Club
28.03. D Berlin – Huxley’s
30.03. NL Schijndel – Paaspop Festival
31.03. F Paris – La Machine de Moulin Rouge