After forming in 1981 and creating 12 albums, Slayer announced that they will be going on their final tour starting in May and ending in June, called THE FINAL WORLD TOUR. The tour will include the bands Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament.
“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,” the band shared via Facebook.
They continued saying, “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.”
The band also posted a 30 second video explaining the news of their final tour. This video includes clips of the band performing live and tour posters from throughout the years. So basically, it’s an awesome video meant to show almost everything that this band has gone through over the years. But lets be honest, a 30 second video can never cover everything that this band has accomplished.
Check out their 30 second video below:
You can purchase your tickets on Friday, January 26th at 10am local time HERE.
Very limited Slayer onstage + meet & greet + exclusive merchandise packages will also be available using the link above.
Check out the tour dates below:
May 10th San Diego, CA – Valley View
May 11th Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater
May 13th Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park
May 16th Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
May 17th Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Center
May19th Calgary, AB – Big Four
May 19th Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
May 22nd Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
May 24th Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
May 25th Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
May 27th Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheater
May 29th Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
May 30th Laval, QC – Place Bell
June 1st Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
June 2nd Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
June 4th Reading, PA – Santander Arena
June 6th Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
June 7th Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
June 9th Pittsburgh, PA – Key Bank Pavilion
June 10th Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
June 12th Virginia Beach, VA – Veteran’s United
June 14th Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
June 15th Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheater
June 17th Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre
June 19th Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
June 20th Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater
Never heard of Slayer before? “Raining Blood” off of their album Raining Blood is one of Slayer’s most famous tracks which was released in 1986. And to this day, it’s still one of the best songs EVER.
Between the riffs, the guitar solos, tasteful bass playing, the insane amount of drums, and heavy vocals, this song is one of the many that define metal music.
Listen to “Raining Blood” below:
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Official Website – https://www.slayer.net
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/slayer
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Slayer
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/slayerbandofficial/