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.
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.
You guys remember yesterday when the Internet was torn asunder with the thinly veiled announcement that Slayer would be heading out on their final tour right? I spoke about it HERE if you didn’t see what I added to the mix. Well, not 24 hours later we have the official press release, and the dates where they will be crushing our skulls for one final go round. You can check this out below the poster that we also shared yesterday.
The Press Release:
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. Continue reading Slayer Confirms “The Final World Tour” w Dates & Supporting Acts→
The “buzz” around the news started to circulate a couple of hours ago based on a video that Slayer had posted to their Official Facebook Page and while we’ve shared said video below, we’ve generally kept to the practice of waiting on a larger bit of press copy to raise your awareness. Check out the clip below.
The alert from our publicity channel over at the bands label Nuclear Blast Records pointed this out to be “The End Of Days” which according to The Bible is some pretty grim stuff. Just check out these quotes from John “Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour” and Matthew “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.” – Hea-vy! The poster showcased just who will be a part of this final go round and its pretty much the combination of the last couple of Slayer tours when it comes down to it. It’s safe to say that there is a little something for everyone on this. If they like crushing and thrashing Metal of course.
You’ll have to pardon my just getting to this announcement but I’ve been out all day exploring my great Metropolis and one truly cannot properly post while on the move. That said here we go with the early afternoon disclosure by the mighty Slayer who are returning to venues in North America in early 2016 with Testament and Carcass in tow. I’ve copied the main information from the press release and the poster and then will return to discuss my views on the whole thing.
The Press Release:
THE NEW YEAR’S HEAVY METAL NIGHTMARE IS ABOUT TO BEGIN…SLAYER ANNOUNCES FIRST LEG OF 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
LOS ANGELES, CA – Thursday, December 3, 2015 – In support of Repentless, the band’s 12th studio album and its career-highest chart debut,SLAYER will launch 2016 by pillaging and marauding its way across North America, headlining some two-dozen dates over a five-week period. With Special Guests Testament and Carcass on all dates, the tour starts on February 19 in Chicago and wraps up in Las Vegas on March 26. Confirmed dates are below. SLAYER’s Fan Club pre-sale begins today at 12NOON local time, details are at http://slatanicwehrmacht.com/ Ticket presales begin tomorrow, Friday, December 4 at 10AM local time, and the public onsale commences Saturday, December 5 at 10AM local time.
For this tour, SLAYER is offering several different limited-availability VIP packages that will include premiums such as watching SLAYER’s entrance and first three songs from right onstage, access to the band’s normally off-limits soundcheck, autographed collectibles, and a variety of custom VIP swag. Log onto Slayer’s Facebook for all VIP packages and ticketing details. Continue reading Slayer Announces 1st Leg of Winter 2016 Tour w/Testament & Carcass→