Slayer are suing the organizers of Secret Solstice music festival in Iceland for allegedly not being paid for an appearance.
The metal band, who are currently on their farewell world tour, claims they’re owed $134,000 for attending last year’s event in June, Icelandic media reports.
Slayer were supposed to be paid by July 4, 2018 and have yet to receive their money.
It was reported in February that rap group Reykjavíkurdætur hadn’t been paid for last year’s festival as well. Since, they’ve been asked to play at this year’s festival for free. The group posted about it on Twitter.
Secret Solstice hasn’t payed us for last year, when they gave us the shittiest slot. Now they’re asking us to play again but this time FOR FREE 😍😍
Gotta love these motherfuckers
— Reykjavíkurdætur (@RVKDTR) February 5, 2019
The operators behind Secret Solstice have previously been seized by the city of Reykjavik due to unpaid wages. Since last year’s festival, Live Events has taken it over and made a new contract with the city.
The current organizers for the event have first alleged that the debt owed to anyone wasn’t owed by them. Therefore, they did not take responsibility for the money owed to companies, musicians and other people.
However, the current manager of the festival, Víkingur Heiðar Arnórsson of Live Events, says the new organizers will pay back the money owed from the previous owners.
Slayer reportedly had their lawyer write a letter to the city of Reykjavik about not being paid. That matter is allegedly under review and will be discussed at the city council meeting next week.
As previously mentioned, Slayer are currently on their farewell tour. You can check out the dates for those shows below.
Leg Five: North America dates:
05/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheatre
05/03 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
05/05 – El Paso, TX @ UTEP/Don Haskins Center
05/07 – Edinburg, TX @ Bert Ogden Arena
05/08 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
05/10 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
05/11 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
05/13 – Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena
05/14 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
05/16 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
05/17 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre
05/19 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Center
05/20 – Youngstown, OH @ Covel Centre
05/22 – Ottawa, ON CANADA @ Canadian Tire Centre
05/24 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
05/25 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
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