Slayer Announce Final North American Tour Dates

January 23, 2018
Slayer

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After close to four decades in the game, Slayer are officially throwing in the towel. But not before one last tour this summer.

In a post on Instagram, the band listed its myriad accolades from the past 37 years, citing everything from playing thousands of shows worldwide to winning GRAMMYs and ultimately helping define a genre.

After making some of the most brutal, breathtakingly aggressive, all-hell’s-a-breaking-loose music ever created, being one of the four bands that defined an entire musical genre and being the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to…after nearly 37 years, releasing 12 studio albums, multiple live recordings, compilations, live video and two box sets, playing nearly 3000 concerts in all corners of the world, receiving countless awards including five Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards, Gold records and other accolades…having its own exhibit in the Smithsonian Institute, 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 the support over the years. N. American tickets public on sale Friday, Jan. 26 at 10AM local.  Ltd Slayer onstage + meet & greet + exclusive merch packages at slayer.net. MAY 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 JUNE 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

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So it’s only fitting that they should make their final bow with bands they influenced along for the ride, including Anthrax, Behemoth, Lamb of God, and Testament. See the dates for the North American leg of their last tour below, which begins May 10 in San Diego and wraps June 20 in Austin.

5.10 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA

5.11 Five Point Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA

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, AB

5.20 Shaw Centre, Edmonton, AB

5.22 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB

5.24 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN

5.25 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL

5.27 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI

5.29 Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON

5.30 Place Bell, Montreal, PQ

6.1 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

6.2 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

6.4 Santander Arena, Reading, PA

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 Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA

6.14 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC

6.15 Orlando Amphitheater, Orlando, FL

6.17 Smart Financial Centre, Houston, TX

6.19 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX

6.20 Austin 360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 26 at 10 AM local time.