Thrash fans rejoice, as Slayer announces an additional leg to their ongoing Final Tour with more North American dates in 2019.
The band heads to Asia in Spring 2019 followed by Europe for most of the summer. The thrash outfit also promised more potential dates in the future. Joining the Big Four icons are Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse, who will support for 16 new dates.
Since announcing their final tour earlier in the year, guitarist Kerry King released a statement where he expressed his gratitude to all the fans who have come out in droves to see the band one last time.
“We’ve been blown away by the response we’ve been getting here in North America,” King said. “We’ve heard about fans who have driven five, six hours, or flown in from other cities or countries to see us, so we want to assure our fans that we’ll be on the road through 2019 and will get to as many places around the world as possible to make it easier for everyone to come and see us one last time.”
Slayer frontman and bassist Tom Araya also shared his response to the outpouring of support from fans on the tour:
“You really are loyal and dedicated fans and we appreciate that so much from you,” Araya said. “We still have quite a few places to play, so next year, keep your eyes and ears open so you can catch us live one last and final time. Again, thank you!”
With Slayer on their last lap, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine articulated what all metal fans are thinking, when he proposed a reunion show:
“I think that before they [Slayer] retire, there should be another ‘Big Four’ show,” Mustaine said in an interview with SiriusXM. “I think everybody in the metal community wants to see that, with Slayer going away.”
Visit the official artist site for tour details and see the full list of North American dates below.
May 2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheatre
May 3 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
May 5 – El Paso, TX @ UTEP/Don Haskins Center
May 7 – Edinburg, TX @ Bert Ogden Arena
May 8 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
May 10 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 11 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
May 13 – Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena
May 14 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweasther Post Pavilion
May 16 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
May 17 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre
May 19 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Center
May 20 – Youngstown, OH @ Covel Centre
May 22 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
May 24 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
May 25 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center