Slayer reveal North American dates for their farewell tour

Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament will support the thrash legends on the summer trek


Photo by ​Gene Ambo

Slayer are set to thrash the world one final time on their recently announced farewell tour. Today, the metal icons have revealed the first North American dates of the goodbye trek.

The initial 26-date itinerary is set for May through June. Stops include San Diego, Vancouver, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Houston. Noticeably absent are venues in major markets like Boston and New York, though there are “nearby” shows in Uncasville, Connecticut and Holmdel, New Jersey.

As previously revealed, Lamb Of GodAnthraxBehemoth, and Testament will open for Slayer on the tour, though Anthrax will only appear on select dates. Public on-sale for tickets begins Friday, January 26th at 10 AM local time. A limited number of onstage, meet and greet, and merchandise packages will be available, and you can find all the info at Slayer’s website.

In an amazing statement posted to Instagram, Slayer confirmed their impending breakup, writing: “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.”

Peep the complete schedule below. You can also grab tickets here.

Slayer 2018 Farewell Tour Dates:
05/10 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center *
05/11 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre *
05/13 – Sacrament, CA @ Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo #
05/16 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum #
05/17 – Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Centre #
05/19 – Calgary, AB @ Big Four *
05/20 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Centre *
05/22 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place *
05/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory *
05/25 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre #
05/27 – Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre #
05/29 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage #
05/30 – Montreal, QB @ Place Bell *
06/01 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun #
06/02 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Banks Arts Center #
06/04 – Reading, PA @ Santander Arena *
06/06 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center #
06/07 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center #
06/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion #
06/10 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live #
06/12 – Virginia Beach, VA @ VUHL Amphitheatre #
06/14 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion *
06/15 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheatre #
06/17 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Center #
06/19 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory #
06/20 – Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheatre #

* = w/ Lamb Of God, Behemoth, and Testament
# = w/ Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Behemoth, and Testament