Slayer mark end of the road with announcement of final live shows
Slayer just announced The Final Campaign, the last leg of the band’s farewell world tour.
Last week, the band was teasing that the “end” was coming this fall, but didn’t clarify what that meant and fueled a bunch of fan theories.
They posted a video showing a silhouette of a man digging a hole and staking a large cross into the ground. There is a dramatic voiceover that makes the whole thing even more ominous.
“To every story, there is a tragedy. Life is a book, filled with chapters. Some tell stories of a good time. Some tell stories of the dark. To every monster, there is a hero, to every nightmare, we all wake up, to every story, there is a final chapter. Some monsters can become human. Other monsters reap for revenge. This is the end of the monsters.”
The video ends with the Slayer logo and the words “Fall 2019.”
Now, the band have finally made the big announcement that it really is all coming to an end very soon.
Slayer began their Final World Tour in May 2018 with the intention to “play as many places as possible” according to a press release. Now, the 18-month run is ending this fall.
Tickets for the final leg go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time here. You can see the full list of dates for it below.
11/02 — Asheville, NC @ Explore Asheville Arena
11/03 — Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
11/05 — Salem, VA @ Salem Civic Center
11/06 — Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
11/08 — Springfield, MA @ Mass Mutual Center
11/09 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
11/11 — Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum Center
11/12 — Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
11/14 — Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Arena
11/15 — Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Center
11/17 — Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
11/18 — Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center
11/20 — Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmore Arena
11/22 — Billings, MT @ Rimrock Arena
11/24 — Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
11/26 — Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
11/27 — Last Vegas, NV @ MGM Arena
11/30 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Other Slayer news
A few weeks ago, Slayer brought Jägermeister fans a special treat with their latest collaboration with the liquor brand.
Previously, the band as had tours and commercials with the company, but now they’re taking their partnership to a whole new level to celebrate their farewell tour.
The band has joined forces with Jägermeister to release a limited-edition bottle. It is 1.75 liters and features custom art from the band in a fancy engraved box.
Besides the beverage, the package includes a love letter from the band. You can read what the note says below.
“For the last 40 years, Slayer have reigned as the kings of thrash. Uncompromising, their sonic assault has been relentless and their approach to music and life has won them hordes of dedicated metal heads around the world,” it reads.
“Slayer follow no one. Setting their own path and dedicating themselves to dark and fast music that shows no mercy. Finally, the masters of metal have decided to call it a day and embark on their farewell tour.”
“We want to thank Slayer for the trail they’ve blazed through music and also the fans for supporting Slayer and being a part of history.”
The Jägermeister Twitter account has clarified though that the collab is currently only available in the UK.
“We’ve had some good times with Jägermeister through the years. We love that they’re creating a limited-edition bottle to recognize the end of our journey and it looks awesome,” Slayer guitarist Kerry King said in a statement. “I’m honored that our friends at Jägermeister hold us in such high regard. I can’t wait to get my hands on one.”
You can buy the collectors bottle for £100 here. There are only 500 available.
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