Slayer Announce Additional Dates For ‘Final’ North American Tour

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Slayer photo by Mick Hutson and Redferns
Photo: Mick Hutson/Redferns

Thrash metal icons Slayer have announced a second North American date on their much-publicised “final” world tour, first announced on 22 January. The new dates have literally been added due to popular demand as with more than half the original tour dates have already either completely sold out or are likely to do so shortly.

Set to kick off on Thursday, 26 July at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, New Hampshire, the tour will travel to 20 cities over about five weeks, culminating at San Jose’s SAP Center on August 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, 9 March 9 at 10 am local times. Very limited Slayer onstage + meet-and-greet + exclusive merchandise packages will be available. Log on to Slayer’s website 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 Franks, president of touring for Live Nation, one of the tour’s promoters. “Thirty-six years later and Slayer are bigger than ever before.”

Slayer’s newly-announced US tour dates are as follows:

July 26: Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH
July 27: Impact Music Festival, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME
July 29: Northwell Health at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
July 31: The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA
August 01: Times Union Center, Albany, NY
August 03: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake, NY
August 04: Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse, NY
August 06: Budweiser Gardens, London, ON
August 07: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
August 09: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO
August 10: Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
August 12: Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
August 13: Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR
August 15: Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
August 16: The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
August 18: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
August 19: USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
August 21: Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise, ID
August 23: Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Portland, OR
August 26: SAP Center, San Jose, CA.

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