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."

Read more: Slayer announce 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," 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.