Slayer Announce Dates & Details For Farewell Tour

Yesterday, long-running thrash titans Slayer announced that they would head out on a “farewell” tour this year. And today, they’ve confirmed that they really are breaking up. They’ve written the following on Instagram: “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.” They’ve also shared the details of the North American wing of that tour. It’ll be quite a production. As tourmates, Slayer will bring along their ’80s thrash contemporaries Anthrax and Testament, as well as latter-day metal titans Lamb Of God and Behemoth. And they’ll be playing venues much larger than the ones they usually do, taking over huge outdoor sheds all summer. Below, check out that Instagram, as well as the band’s final North American tour dates.

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 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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5/10 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
5/11 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
5/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo
5/16 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum
5/17 – Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Centre
5/19 – Calgary, AB @ Big Four
5/20 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Centre
5/22 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
5/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
5/25 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
5/27 – Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre At Freedom Hill
5/29 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
5/30 – Montreal, QC @ Place Bell
6/01 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
6/02 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
6/04 – Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
6/06 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
6/07 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
6/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
6/10 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
6/12 – Virginia Beach, VA @ VUHL Amphitheater
6/14 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
6/15 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphiteater
6/17 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
6/19 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
6/20 – Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater