Slayer announces the North American leg of their Final World Tour

Slayer World Tour 2018 poster
The end is near... Slayer to make its exit with one 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.

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 will support Slayer on the first leg, North America, of its final world tour.

Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, January 26 at 10AM local time.

Very limited Slayer onstage + meet & greet + exclusive merchandise packages will be available. Click here for this and all ticket purchasing info.

The 26-date trek will begin on May 10 and visit several major cities - from San Diego to Toronto, Orlando to Minneapolis.

Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God says: “If you are lucky enough to be invited to play even just once with living legends like Slayer, it's an incredible honor. Slayer gave Lamb Of God our very first two overseas shows. Slayer has subsequently taken us on several full-length tours, both at home and abroad. The guys in Slayer and their crew have also always been very, very cool to our band. It is irrefutable that Slayer helped create the genre of aggressive metal, and all modern bands of that ilk owe them a huge debt - I know we do. To be asked to be a part of their final tour - well, it just makes you stop and realize just how lucky you are. Hail Slayer! We'll see you on the road...”

“It’s truly an honor to be on Slayer’s final tour”, said Anthrax‘s Frank Bello. “Anthrax and Slayer have toured together for decades, we are family, band and crew, so we want to help give Slayer the best send-off possible, and to have one last blast with our friends. But you know, at the end of the day, Slayer will never die”.

“Well, well, well… the dream comes true AGAIN it seems. Behemoth will be teaming up with mighty Slayer again for another extensive American run later this year! Nothing short of epic if you ask me! I cannot wait to confront American legions again before we unleash the new record. One of the biggest metal tours this year: Testament, Behemoth, Anthrax, Lamb Of God and Slayer. Can you miss it out? FUCK NO!”, says Nergal from Behemoth.

“Sharing the stage with Slayer once again is going to be an honor, and to be a part of the final tour is going to be a special privilege for us. Slayer has influenced so many aggressive bands in their career. This tour will be an epic time for all who attend. Do yourself a favor and clear your calendars when this show comes to town. This will be your last chance to see a tour like this. Get ready North America for the devastation”, says Chuck Billy.

North American Tour Dates 2018:
May 10 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
May 11 FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
May 13 Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
May 16 PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC
May 17 South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
May 19 Big Four, Calgary, AB
May 20 Shaw Centre, Edmonton, AB
May 22 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB
May 24 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
May 25 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
May 27 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI
May 29 Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON
May 30 Place Bell, Montreal, PQ
June 1 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
June 2 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
June 4 Santander Arena, Reading, PA
June 6 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
June 7 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
June 9 KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
June 10 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
June 12 VUHL Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA
June 14 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
June 15 Orlando Amphitheater, Orlando, FL
June 17 Smart Financial Centre, Houston, TX
June 19 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX
June 20 Austin 360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX

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