Slayer have announced the dates for their final North American tour, confirming in a statement that it's their last tour “to thank their fans for all of their support over the years.”
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“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,” they shared on Facebook.
“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.”
Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament are set to support Slayer on the North American leg of its final world tour.
Tickets go on sale to this Friday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. local 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
The band released a video with the news of their final tour this morning, with the announcement that “the end of days is near.”
The 30-second video announcement features the band's live clips and tour posters spanning throughout the years, and if we're sure of anything, it's that their final run will be epic.
Watch the video below:
Slayer formed in 1981. The band have released twelve studio albums in that time.