Slayer Announces “Leg Two” For Final North American Tour

It was only back in late January that we helped share the news about the mighty and very legendary Thrash Metal band Slayer who announced that they would be embarking on their final tour before calling it a career. If you missed that first announcement, please click HERE to be up to speed and for shame if you aren’t already aware of this news. Early today, the band announced that by popular demand a second leg of dates will expand upon the domination. Read on below the poster for their statement and the additional dates. I’ll return at the close with some editorial insight.

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The Statement:
Literally by popular demand – with more than half the tour dates already either completely sold out or a sell-out imminent – today Slayer announces Leg Two, North America, of its final world tour, set to kick off on Thursday, 7/ 26 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, NH. The tour will travel to 20 cities over about five weeks, culminating at San Jose’s SAP Center on 8/ 26. Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Death will accompany the band on all dates. The general ticket on sale for most dates begins this Friday, March 9 at 10AM (local). Very limited Slayer onstage + Meet & Greet + exclusive merchandise packages will be available. Log on to www.slayer.net for all ticket and package purchasing information.

A second North American leg for this tour had been considered to take place at some point down the line, but within 48-hours of the initial January 26 ticket on sale date, that all changed.

“We were blown away by the speed of sales for the final run,” said Rick Frank, President of Touring for Live Nation, one of the tour’s promoters. “Thirty-six years later and Slayer is bigger than ever before.”

New and previously announced dates for Slayer’s final world tour, North America Legs One and Two, are as follows:

LEG ONE:
5/10: Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
5/11: FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA – SOLD OUT
5/13: Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
5/16: PNE forum, Vancouver, BC
5/17: South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
5/19: Big Four, Calgary, AL – SOLD OUT
5/20: Shaw Centre, Edmonton, AB – SOLD OUT
5/22: Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB
5/24: The Armory, Minneapolis, MN – SOLD OUT
5/25: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
5/27: Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI – SOLD OUT
5/29: Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON – SOLD OUT
5/30: Place Bell, Montreal, PQ – SOLD OUT
6/1: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT – SOLD OUT
6/2: PNC Banks Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
6/4: Santander Arena, Reading, PA – SOLD OUT
6/6: Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
6/7: Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
6/9: KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
6/10: Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
6/12: VUHL Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA
6/14: PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
6/15: Orlando Amphitheatre, Orlando, FL
6/17: Smart Financial Center, Houston, TX – SOLD OUT
6/19: The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX – SOLD OUT
6/20: Austin 360 Amphitheatre, Austin, TX

LEG TWO:
7/26: Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH
7/27: Impact Festival, Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME
7/29: Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
7/31: Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA
8/1: Times Union Center, Albany, NY
8/3: Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Lake, NY
8/4: Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse, NY
8/6: Budweiser Gardens, London, ON
8/7: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
8/9: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO
8/10: Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
8/12: Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
8/13: Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR
8/15: Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
8/16: The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
8/18: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
8/19: USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
8/21: Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise, ID
8/23: Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Portland, OR
8/26: SAP Center, San Jose, CA

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m glad to see Slayer selling out numerous dates so far in advance of the tour. That has to be encouraging for sure and I guess a lot of people who were afraid to come out to a show are making sure they get their chance before the means to do so doesn’t exist anymore. As you can see the second leg features Napalm Death in place of Behemoth so if you must see that crushing band, you better get to one of the first leg gigs. Though I haven’t worked out the finer details yet, I am hoping to see the bands at Mohegan Sun to get there for the very first time. I’m going to complain ever so slightly since the band has NOT offered up a proper NYC date and my thoughts are that a two night stint at Hammerstein would be righteous or even The Theater at MSG where they have played a couple of times already. You agree with me right? Of course you do. So what do you think about the news about the extension of the US Touring? Do you want a third leg? Wait, that doesn’t sound right at all. You know what I meant so leave your notes down in the comments section as all topical views will get approved straight away.

Official Websites:
Slayer: http://www.slayer.net
Lamb Of God: http://www.lamb-of-god.com
Anthrax: http://www.anthrax.com
Behemoth: http://www.behemoth.pl
Testament: http://www.testamentlegions.com
Napalm Death: http://www.napalmdeath.org/

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