Slayer announces May 2019 North American dates of their Final World Tour

Slayer World Tour 2019 poster
With Leg Three: Europe of Slayer’s Final World Tour having wrapped up this past Saturday, dates in Australia, Japan, the South Pacific, and the final European dates announced in the past weeks, today Slayer announces Leg Five: North America of its Final World Tour.

Maintaining the band’s ethos of “play as many places as possible to make it easier for everyone to see the band one last time”, Leg Five will kick off May 2, 2019 at the Ak-Chin Amphitheatre in Phoenix AZ and see the band performing 16 shows across the Southern states and then up the east coast, culminating at the Xfinity Center Amphitheatre in Mansfield, MA on May 25. Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse will support Slayer on all Leg 5 dates. Special Slayer VIP Packages will be available for all dates; those details are accessible here.

Also today, Episode 3 of “Slayer Looks Back on 37 Years” video interview series is released. Tom Araya and Kerry King talk about getting their first record deal and the release of “Show No Mercy”; Tom, Kerry and Paul Bostaph remember Paul’s first meeting with the band and his subsequent audition to be Slayer’s drummer. Check out the clip below.

With still more dates coming - it’s a big world and it takes time to transverse it - confirmed 2019 dates for Slayer’s Final World Tour are as follows.

Guitarist Mark Morton (Lamb Of God) says: “We are pleased to announce that the brutality continues with Lamb Of God supporting Slayer on another leg of their farewell world tour! This is the real thing and is not one to miss. Heavy metal is alive and well and we can see it on the faces and hear it in the voices of the huge crowds filling arenas and amphitheaters everywhere we’ve been. It’s been inspirational to see the energy and dedication of diehard Slayer fans turning out in huge numbers all over the world to support the kings of metal. For Lamb Of God to have been so well received is an honor all its own and we are beyond grateful to join them for another round. Cheers!”...

Comments Amon Amarth: “We are very excited to hit the road with Slayer again! It is no secret that Slayer is one of our absolute favorite bands, and even though it is sad to see such an influential and legendary band retiring, it is an absolute honor to have been invited to be a part of their farewell tour”.

Comments Cannibal Corpse: “We are extremely honored to be sharing the stage with Amon Amarth, Lamb Of God and of course Slayer this spring on their farewell tour! To be a part of this historic event will be something we will never forget!”...

Leg Four: Australia, Japan, South Pacific Tour Dates 2019:
March 7 Brisbane Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia
March 9 Download Festival, Sydney, Australia
March 11 Download Festival, Melbourne, Australia
March 15 Eventfinda Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
March 17 Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand
March 21 Download Festival, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
March 23 Pulp Summer Slam, Manila, Philippines
(Anthrax and Behemoth will support on headline dates)

Leg Five: North American Tour Dates 2019:
May 2 Ak-Chin Amphitheatre, Phoenix, AZ
May 3 Isleta Amphitheatre, Albuquerque, NM
May 5 UTEP/Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX
May 7 Bert Ogden Arena, Edinburg, TX
May 8 The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Dallas, TX
May 10 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
May 11 Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida
May 13 Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, WV
May 14 Merriweasther Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
May 16 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville, IN
May 17 Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, KS
May 19 DTE Energy Music Center, Clarkston, MI
May 20 Covel Centre, Youngstown, OH
May 22 Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON CANADA
May 24 BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
May 25 Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA
(Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse will support on all dates)

Leg Six: European Tour Dates 2019:
June 4 Arena Gilwice, Gilwice, Poland
June 6 Sweden Rock, Solvesborg, Sweden
June 8 Rock Am Ring, Nurburgring, Germany
June 9 Rock Im Park, Nurnberg, Germany
June 11 Sports Arena, Budapest, Hungary
June 13 Leipzig Arena, Leipzig, Germany
June 14 Nova Rock, Nickelsdorf, Austria
June 14-16 Download, Donington Park, UK
June 19 Arena, Geneva, Switzerland
June 21 Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
June 23 Hellfest, Clisson, France
June 25 Tipsport Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
June 28 Tons of Rock, Oslo, Norway
June 29 Tuska Open Air, Helsinki, Finland
July 3-6 Resurrection Festival, Viviero, Spain
July 5 VOA Heavy Rock Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
July 7 Rock The Castle, Verona, Italy
July 10 Metalheadmeeting, Bucharest, Romania
July 11 Airport Park, Sofia, Bulgaria
July 27-28* Heavy Montreal, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC
August 3 Messegelande, Balingen, Germany
(Support acts for headline dates TBA)