SLAYER makes known their touring days are over!

SLAYER Final Tour
Tom Araya - Photo by Tom Collins - Rock Titan Music Television
Tom Araya – Photo by Tom Collins
SLAYER - Photo by Tom Collins - Rock Titan TV
SLAYER – Photo by Tom Collins
Randy Blythe - Photo by Tom Collins - Rock Titan TV
Randy Blythe – Photo by Tom Collins
Lamb of God - Photo by Tom Collins - Rock Titan TV
Lamb of God – Photo by Tom Collins
Adam Nergal Darski - Photo by Tom Collins - Rock Titan TV
Adam Nergal Darski – Photo by Tom Collins
Behemoth - Photo by Tom Collins - Rock Titan TV
Behemoth – Photo by Tom Collins

It’s official. One of America’s legendary metal bands, who comprise part of the “Big Four”, have announced their final curtain call. SLAYER is calling it a day. Unquestionably some of the most depressing news to be announced in 2018 is that the metal juggernaut shall tour no more.

The summer of 2017 was an awesome season in which to catch Kerry King, Tom Araya, Paul Bostaph, and Gary Holt. Rocking out from festival to festival, SLAYER was often accompanied by Lamb of God, and Behemoth. We at Rock Titan were fortunate enough to catch up with them at both Chicago Open Air and the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. Now that the masters of mayhem infused moshpits are riding off into the sunset, they’ve announced their farewell tour will once again include Behemoth and Lamb of God, along with Testament and Anthrax.

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“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…” – Randy Blythe, Lamb Of God

“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!” Negral, 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.” – Chuck Billy, Testament

Dates for Slayer’s final world tour, leg one, North America, are as follows:

10 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA*
11 FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA*
13 Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
16 PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC
17 South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
19 Big Four, Calgary, AB*
20 Shaw Centre, Edmonton, AB*
22 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB*
24 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN*
25 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
27 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI
29 Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON
30 Place Bell, Montreal, PQ*

1 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
2 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
4 Santander Arena, Reading, PA*
6 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
7 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
9 KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
10 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
12 VUHL Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA
14 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC*
15 Orlando Amphitheater, Orlando, FL
17 Smart Financial Centre, Houston, TX
19 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX
20 Austin 360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX

* Anthrax appears on all dates with the exception of those marked *

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