This journalist is disheartened by this news… give me a sec.
So Slayer has made the official announcement via their social media and band site that this will be their FINAL tour… ever. The first peak of this lineup was when Testament hinted at a large scale tour coming in the Summer of 2018, but we didn’t expect this:
“The end is near…
SLAYER TO MAKE ITS EXIT WITH ONE FINAL WORLD TOUR
After making some of the most brutal, breathtakingly aggressive, all-hell’s-a-breaking-loose music ever created, playing nearly 3000 concerts in all corners of the world, receiving countless awards, 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 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.”
In an interview back in August 29, 2017 with Loudwire, Tom Araya touched on the band’s legal troubles stating, “There’s a lot of things going on business-wise. There were a lot of things that we didn’t take care of when Jeff was alive. So once we take all of that stuff and get it taken care of, then we’ll see what the future holds.”
“I shouldn’t be talking about it right now”, he added. “We’re trying to settle a business that should have been settled a long time ago. And that’s where we’re at.”
Jeff Hanneman passed away in May 2013 from alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver. He is credited for writing many of SLAYER’s classic songs, including “Angel Of Death” and “South Of Heaven”.
A bit of good news: Kerry King’s wife announced that he will still be making music, and even wrote a song about our “Shithole” American President.
PRE-SALE Tickets are on sale NOW!
Tickets will go on sale Friday, January 26 at 10AM PST
Very limited Slayer onstage + meet & greet + exclusive merchandise packages will be available.
GET SLAYED ONE LAST TIME!
05/10 San Diego, CA – Valley View
05/11 Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater
05/13 Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park
05/16 Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
05/17 Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Center
05/19 Calgary, AB – Big Four
05/19 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
05/22 Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
05/24 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
05/25 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
05/27 Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheater
05/29 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
05/30 Laval, QC – Place Bell
06/01 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
06/02 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
06/04 Reading, PA – Santander Arena
06/06 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
06/07 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
06/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Key Bank Pavilion
06/10 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
06/12 Virginia Beach, VA – Veteran’s United
06/14 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
06/15 Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheater
06/17 Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre
06/19 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
06/20 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater