After making some of the most brutal, breathtakingly aggressive, all-hell’s-a-breaking-loose music ever created, being one of the four bands that defined an entire musical genre and being the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to… after nearly 37 years, releasing 12 studio albums, multiple live recordings, compilations, live video and two box sets, playing nearly 3000 concerts in all corners of the world, receiving countless awards including five Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards, gold records and other accolades…having its own exhibit in the Smithsonian Institute, gracing hundreds of magazine covers, experiencing the devastating loss of a founding brother, and even appearing on “The Tonight Show”, the age of SLAYER, one of the greatest thrash/metal/punk bands of this or any age, is coming to an end.
SLAYER announces that it will do one last concert tour around the globe to thank their fans for all of their support over the years, for making the last three and a half decades so packed with good times and unforgettable experiences, and will then move on.
LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, BEHEMOTH and TESTAMENT will support SLAYER on the first leg, North America, of its final world tour.
A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m. EST and end on Thursday, January 25 at 10 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code “THETOUR” to access tickets before the general public.
General admission tickets will be available for purchase starting Friday, January 26 at 10 a.m. local time.
May 10 – Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
May 11 – FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
May 13 – Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
May 16 – PNE forum, Vancouver, BC
May 17 – South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
May 19 – Big Four, Calgary, AL
May 20 – Shaw Centre, Edmonton, AB
May 22 – Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB
May 24 – The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
May 25 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
May 27 – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI
May 29 – Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON
May 30 – Place Bell, Montreal, PQ
Jun. 01 – Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
Jun. 02 – PNC Banks Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
Jun. 04 – Santander Arena, Reading, PA
Jun. 06 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
Jun. 07 – Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
Jun. 09 – KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
Jun. 10 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
Jun. 12 – VUHL Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA
Jun. 14 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
Jun. 15 – Orlando Amphitheatre, Orlando, FL
Jun. 17 – Smart Financial Center, Houston, TX
Jun. 19 – The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX
Jun. 20 – Austin 360 Amphitheatre, Austin, TX
SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD and BEHEMOTH last hit the road in North America together in the summer of 2017.
TESTAMENT and SLAYER previously joined forces for a North American tour in early 2016. Also appearing on the bill were British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS.
SLAYER‘s latest album, “Repentless”, was released in September 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The disc debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 50,000 equivalent album units.
ANTHRAX will release its long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, “Kings Among Scotland”, on April 27 via Megaforce. The DVD will be preceded by ANTHRAX‘s North American co-headline tour with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE — “KillThrax 2018” — set to kick off January 25 in Montreal.
LAMB OF GOD‘s 2017 tour with SLAYER and BEHEMOTH kicked off on July 12 in Bemidji, Minnesota and concluded on August 20 in Phoenix, Arizona. The group’s latest release was an EP called “The Duke”, which came out in November 2016 via Epic.