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Metal Legends Slayer To Invade San Diego Comic-Con 2016!

Metal Legends Slayer To Invade San Diego Comic-Con 2016!

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SLAYER, the uncompromising super-heroes of thrash metal, is set to do a takeover of San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC).  The occupation will begin on Thursday, July 21 with a special live performance at the intimate-capacity House of Blues.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 20 at 10:00AM PT.  For ticket and purchasing info, log on to www.Slayer.net.

Said Slayer’s Kerry King, “Comic-Con?!?  I can’t believe they are gonna let us shred the HOB San Diego!!  It will definitely be a night of fury and intensity that the city won’t soon forget.  We will be coming off a seven week European run, so Slayer’s guns will be blazing!”

The invasion will prove evil has no boundaries as Slayer also will execute two very exclusive signings inside the walls of San Diego Comic-Con with a brand new publishing partner, Dark Horse Comics.  These signings will take place Friday, July 22, booth #2615, and at the Nuclear Blast Records booth, #501.  This is a once in a lifetime chance for fans South of Heaven in San Diego to experience Decades of Aggression at the Altar of Comic-Con.  More details to be disclosed soon.

But this Comic-Con captivity gets even better.  Slayer recently partnered with BMX brand Subrosa for the four-bike “Cradle to Grave” collection, comprised of the Slayer Balance, Slayer 20, Slayer 26, and the Slayer Urban Terrain Bike.  All of these bikes are intended for BMX bike riders to “use and abuse,” and some of the models will be on display at the Nuclear Blast Comic-Con booth (#501).  The entire Subrosa/Slayer “Cradle to Grave” collection will be available worldwide in October.

“My brother, my friends and I used to ride bikes in the early seventies,” said Slayer’s Tom Araya.  “We built a figure-eight track with ramps in my backyard where we would race and crash into each other.  It was a precursor to BMX.  We would go around the neighborhood to collect bikes that people had thrown away to salvage them, so it’s cool to see Subrosa building a line of Slayer bikes.”

ABOUT SLAYER
For more than three decades, Slayer’s onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet, the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to. The two-time Grammy-winners have also accumulated an abundance of certified Gold Albums along with “Best…” awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!, SPIN, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and Esquire. Throughout Slayer’s history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of its contemporaries who “commercialized” their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream. Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in for him since. Paul Bostaph, who was Slayer’s drummer from ’94 – ’01, has rejoined bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King, and is back behind the kit.

In September 2015, Slayer released Repentless, the band’s 12th studio album, the first without Hanneman and first with producer Terry Date, to widespread rave reviews and the highest chart debut of the band’s career. The band also teamed up with director BJ McDonnell for two high-concept and brutal music videos for the album’s “Repentless” (8.4-million views) and then for “You Against You.” (2.6-million views).

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Slayer Unleash 12th Studio Album And Unveil “Repentless” Video

Slayer Unleash 12th Studio Album And Unveil “Repentless” Video

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Today, September 11, 2015, Slayer’s long-awaited 12th studio album Repentless (Nuclear Blast), is released and available to fans.  Launching with glowing early reviews – “Metal Album of the Year” (Guitar World), “Slayer continues to reign” (Kerrang!), “as unrelenting as all of their 11 previous” (SPIN), “the sound of Slayer telling you that it still recognizes its essence” (New York Times), and “a potent release that is undeniably Slayer” (Loudwire), the band is showing they are, as the British daily The Guardian put it, “still the masters of this stuff.”

Slayer's 'Repentless'

Slayer’s ‘Repentless’

The first music video from Repentless, the title track, also makes its global premiere today at Rolling Stone ( http://rol.st/1K1Id21 )  The video was shot late last month at the Sybil Brand Institute in East Los Angeles and is a grizzly depiction of what the Kerry King-created word means: to feel no regret or remorse.  Slayer performed the song in the prison yard while a riot broke out, blood flowed in abundance, and inmates and prison guards were slaughtered.  Directed by BJ McDonnell and produced by Felissa Rose, the video features cameos by actors who have been part of some of the most iconic horror films ever made:  Danny Trejo (“Machete,” “From Dusk Till Dawn”), Tony Moran (“Halloween’s” Michael Myers, “American Poltergeist”), Derek Mears (“Predators,” “Friday the 13th”) Tyler Mane (“Halloween”) Jason Trost (“Hatchet III”),  Sean Whalen (“Men In Black,” “Halloween II”), and Vernon Wells (“Mad Max 2,” “Commando,” “Weird Science”).

This is McDonnell’s first stint directing a music video.  He directed the 2013 horror film “Hatchet III,” and his rich resume as a motion picture cameraman includes “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Ant-Man” and “The Interview.”  For the “Repentless” video, McDonnell and Rose brought in stunt coordinator Nils Allen Stewart who is known for his work on films like “Planet of The Apes,” “Anger Management” and “Daredevil.”

Repentless was produced and mixed by Terry Date and recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles.  The album is Slayer’s first release since 2009’s World Painted Blood, and features band members Tom Araya (vocals/bass), Kerry King (guitars), Paul Bostaph (drums), and Exodus/Slayer touring guitarist Gary Holt.

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SLAYER Announces “Repentless Eagle Edition” For Forthcoming Album

SLAYER Announces “Repentless Eagle Edition” For Forthcoming Album

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With the title and release date just announced for Slayer’s Repentless, due out September 11, 2015 (Nuclear Blast), today the thrash icons announce their heaviest release ever – literally – Repentless, Metal Eagle Edition.  Made of aluminum alloy, measuring 15″ X 17″ X 3″ and weighing in at a hefty seven pounds, the Metal Eagle Edition will house a deluxe digipak of the new Repentless CD plus exclusive bonus content to be detailed soon.  The limited (only 3000 copies worldwide) and numbered Metal Eagle Edition will be a direct-to-consumer item and available exclusively via the Nuclear Blast mail-order online stores.  Pre-orders are available now, so log onto http://nblast.de/SlayerRepentlessEagle for purchasing info.

The highly-anticipated Repentless is Slayer’s 11th studio album, the first since 2009’s critically-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated World Painted Blood and the first with producer Terry Date (Pantera, Slipknot, Soundgarden). The band – Tom Araya/bass, vocals, Kerry King/guitar, Paul Bostaph/drums, and Exodus/Slayer touring guitarist Gary Holt, who recorded lead guitar parts for about a half-dozen of the album’s new tracks – started recording Repentless in March 2014, and made the track “Implode” available as a free download in April of that year.  The band and Date continued to record between September 2014 and mid-January 2015 at Henson Studios in Los Angeles.  For the album, “Implode” was completely re-recorded from the ground up, and “When The Stillness Comes,” used as an instrumental track in a Scion commercial, got a revamped intro and all new vocals.

Repentless also includes “Piano Wire,” an unfinished song from the World Painted Blood sessions written by Hanneman.  About the track, Rolling Stone wrote that it “…begins with an eerie guitar line before evolving into a full-on-doom (and classic Slayer) riff onslaught…”  King put it this way:  “When I hear it, I think ‘Jeff.’  It sounds like a Jeff Hanneman song.”

The 12-track Repentless is, according to those who have heard it, a sonic assault of brutal, ominous, lightening-fast and heavy-as-hell music with lyrics that unmask what Slayer knows best – the terror, the corruption and the societal turmoil that dominates our world.

“The new album sounds like Slayer,” said Araya.  “In the past, our fans have always known what to expect, this time they don’t.  But we really like it, and I don’t think the fans are going to be disappointed.”

As is expected from Slayer, the band will support the release of Repentless with extensive touring across the globe, beginning this summer when the band headlines the Mayhem Festival.  That tour kicks off June 26 at Sleep Train Amphitheater in San Diego, CA.  The complete routing is below.

JUNE
13   Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
16   Paramount, Huntington, Long Island NY
17   Paramount, Huntington, Long Island NY
19   State Theatre, Portland, ME
20   Amnesia Rock, Montebello, Montreal
(Mayhem headline dates):
26   Sleep Train Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA
27   San Manual Amphitheatre, San Bernardino, CA
28   Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
30   White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA
JULY
 1    Idaho Center Amphitheatre, Boise, ID
 3    Ak-Chin Amphitheatre, Phoenix, AZ
 4    Isleta Amphitheatre, Albuquerque, NM
 5    Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
 7    Harrah’s Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, IA
 8    Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
10   Kilpsch Amphitheatre, Indianapolis, IN
11   DTE Energy Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
12   First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
15   Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON  CANADA
17   Susquehanna Bank Arts Center, Camden, NJ
18   First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
19   Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, CT
21   PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
22   Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion), Gilford, NH
24   Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
25   Xfinity Center, Boston, MA
26   Nikon at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
29   Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
31   Whitewater Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX
AUGUST
 1    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
 2    Gexa Energy Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX

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Slayer To Release New Album ‘Repentless’ On September 11th

Slayer To Release New Album ‘Repentless’ On September 11th

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Metal legends Slayer have revealed they will be releasing their first album since the death of founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman. The album is set for release on September 11th is titled ‘Repentless’ and will be released via Nuclear Blast.

The news was revealed today (May 22) with a YouTube video. Check it out below:

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SLAYER: Legendary Band to Release “When The Stillness Comes” Single For Record Store Day

SLAYER: Legendary Band to Release “When The Stillness Comes” Single For Record Store Day

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“When The Stillness Comes,” the first new track from SLAYER in nearly a year, will be available as part of Record Store Day on April 18, it is announced today by Slayer and Nuclear Blast.  The song, accompanied by a live recording of “Black Magic,” from the band’s 1983 album Show No Mercy and recorded live at the 2014 Wacken Open Air Festival, will be available as a limited-edition (only 5000 copies worldwide), 7-inch vinyl picture disc exclusively at all participating independent record stories worldwide.  Log onto  www.recordstoreday.com  for the list of stores.

Slayer – Tom Araya, Kerry King and Paul Bostaph – recorded “When The Stillness Comes” last year in Los Angeles with producer Terry Date.  Currently, the band is in the final stages of recording what will be its first new album since 2009’s Grammy-nominated World Painted Blood, which is expected out later this year.

ABOUT SLAYER:
The Chicago Tribune‘s Greg Kot wrote that the five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning Slayer is “one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, forget about genre.”  Their membership in “The Big Four” – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – the four bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – secures their place in music history.  Indeed, few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named “Best Live Band” by numerous media outlets including RevolverSPIN, and Metal Hammer.  With songs that mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society – God’s terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, chemical warfare, the hideous minds of serial killers, and the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us, Slayer remains crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the Mainstream.  Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in since.  Paul Bostaph, who was Slayer’s drummer from ’94 – ’01, has rejoined bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King, and is back behind the kit. Slayer is currently in the studio recording a new album set for a 2015 release.

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Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Exodus To Embark On Fall Tour This November

Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Exodus To Embark On Fall Tour This November

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Prepare To Rock!

When Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus played a handful of dates together this past May, every date was sold out and fans experienced a night of some of the best metal on the planet.  With reviews like “the best show in years that I’ve been blessed to witness,” “a metalhead’s dream come true,” and “…an onslaught of heart-pounding tunes during an evening full of awesome head banging action,” how could this trinity of thrash legends not join up again for a full-on road trip?  So, with Scion proudly presenting, Slayer – Kerry King/guitars, Tom Araya/bass’vocals, drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt – with special guests Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus, will hit the road this fall, kicking off November 12 in Oakland, CA, playing through to December. 5 in Detroit, MI.  The confirmed itinerary is below.

Slayer fan club members are invited to take advantage of a ticket pre-sale that will begin this Wednesday, June 25 at 10AM (local time) and ends on Thursday, June 26 at 5:00PM (local time).  Fan club members will receive an email with instructions for ticket purchasing.  Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, June 27 at 10:00AM (local time) – log onto www.slayer.net for all ticket purchasing details.

Said Slayer’s Tom Araya, “We are way fucking excited about hitting the road again with Suicidal and Exodus.  Fucking intense.  See you in the fall.”

Added Mike Muir, Suicidal Tendencies’ vocalist, “Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus, for only six shows?  They were a blast, but everyone knew that wouldn’t be enough.  Now’s your chance to see what everyone else was screaming about.  ST definitely can’t wait ’til November to do it all again!”

“This monumental tour is a heavy metal collision of epic proportions,” added Exodus vocalist Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza who has just rejoined the band.  “For my first tour back with Exodus, I’m beyond excited to be on the road with my brothers in true thrash metal! I’m also looking forward to meeting and hanging out with all of the fans on this heavy as hell tour.”

Confirmed dates are as follows:

NOVEMBER
12   Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
14   The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
15   Comercia Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
17   Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma City, OK
18   ACL Live, Austin, TX
19   Verizon Theatre, Dallas, TX
21   Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
22   The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
23   The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
25   The Armory, Albany, NY
26   Sands Events Center, Bethlehem, PA
28   The Palladium, Worcester, MA
29   Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
30   Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
DECEMBER
 2   Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH
 4   Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
 5   The Fillmore, Detroit, MI

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SLAYER: Legendary Rockers Unleash “Implode” Track, Form Own Label Imprint

SLAYER: Legendary Rockers Unleash “Implode” Track, Form Own Label Imprint

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Last night at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Slayer surprised the capacity crowd with an unannounced performance, kicking off the show with a three-song set that included the global premiere of “Implode,” the band’s first new studio recording in five years.

Recorded earlier this month at Henson Studios in Los Angeles and produced by Terry Date and co-produced by Greg Fidelman, “Implode” is now available as a free download as a “thank you” to the band’s fans for their continued support.  Or, as Kerry King put it, “you have been waiting for us, now we are delivering for you.” Registered members of Slayer’s fan club were sent an email right around midnight giving them the link to the song and a chance to hear it before it was made public. “Implode” can now be downloaded at www.slayer.net.

Later this year, the two-time Grammy-winning Slayer will begin recording a new album, tentatively set for an early 2015 release date.  The album will make Slayer history as it will be released on Nuclear Blast Records through the band’s own label imprint, closing out a 28-year relationship with Rick Rubin and American Recordings.  No name for the imprint has been decided on yet.

“Rick has played a huge role in our career, we’ve made some great albums with him,” said Slayer’s Tom Araya.  “But today is a new day, record companies don’t play the kind of role they once did, and we really like the idea of going out on our own, connecting directly with our fans, and Nuclear Blast is fired up about taking on that challenge with us.”

All future recordings on the band’s label imprint will be released worldwide exclusively through Nuclear Blast.

“I was a teenage rebel when ‘Show No Mercy’ came out,” said Markus Staiger, owner of Nuclear Blast, “and I identified with that record.  It was the most extreme, aggressive thing at the time. They were then and still are the most brutal metal band on the planet!  I really cannot express how proud I am that we are able to work with Slayer to join the Nuclear Blast family. We are ready for that next record and, I’m sure it will go into metal history!”

Added Nuclear Blast label manager Gerardo Martinez, “The prospect of helping Slayer take a leading role in the creative process surrounding their releases, projects and other cross-promotional opportunities is the ultimate honor for me, a metalhead who grew up in Los Angeles listening to Slayer.  Nowhere in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that Nuclear Blast would be making history alongside one of the best bands in metal.”

Slayer – Tom Araya/vocals, bass, Kerry King/guitar, drummer Paul Bostaph, and Gary Holt who continues to stand in for the band’s founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman – will spend the next few months on the road touring major North American and European festivals as well as headlining dates, sharing the stages with Metallica, Iron Maiden and more (see below), but is expected to be back in the studio in the fall to record the rest of the new album.

Stay connected to www.slayer.net for all the updates.

MAY
 9     The Great Salt Air, Salt Lake City, UT
10     Fillmore, Denver, CO
11     Shrine, Billings, MT
13     Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, MO
15     The Pageant, St Louis, MO
16     Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
17     Rock on the Range, Columbus, OH
EUROPEAN TOUR
MAY
28     Sonisphere Festival @ Hietaniemi Beach, Helsinki, Finland
30     STHLM Fields @ Gardet Royal Park, Stockholm, Sweden
31     FortaRock Festival Goffertpark, Nijmegen, Netherlands
JUNE
 1      Sonisphere Festival @ Valle Hoven, Oslo, Norway
 3      Horsens Gaol, Horsens, Denmark
 4      Sonisphere Festival @ Imtech Arena, Hamburg, Germany
 5      Den Atelier, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
 7      Rock AM Ring, Nurburgring, Germany
 8      Rock Im Ring, Nurnberg, Germany
 9      Z7 Konzertfabrik, Prattein, Switzerland
13     Nova Rock @Pannonia Fields, Nicklesdorf, Austria
15     Live Club, Milan, Italy
16     Estragon, Bologna, Italy
18     Paloma, Niems, France
20     Hellfest @Rue de Champ Louet, Clisson, France
21     Tons of Rock Restival, Halden, Norway
24     Stadion Miejeski, Poznan, Poland
26     La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
27     Graspop, Dessel, Belgium
30     Limelight, Belfast, Ireland
JULY
 1      Academy, Dublin, Ireland
 4      Paris Le Zenith, Paris, France
 5      Sonisphere Festival @ Knebworth, Knebworth Park, England
AUGUST
 3      Milo Club, Nizny Novgorad, Russia
 4      Arena Moscow Club, Moscow, Russia
 5      A2 Club, St. Petersburg, Russia
 8      Brutal Assault Festival, Old Army Fortress Josefov, Jaromer, Czech Republic
10     Heavy Montreal Festival @ Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec

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Slayer To Unleash Reissues of Seminal Vinyl Albums

Slayer To Unleash Reissues of Seminal Vinyl Albums

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On December 10, 2013 (Nov. 11 in the UK), American Recordings will reissue ten of Slayer’s seminal albums on vinyl.  All ten albums will be available individually and were re-mastered from the original analog flat master tapes and pressed on the highest quality, 180-gram audiophile vinyl.  Albums include all nine of Slayer’s studio recordings, Reign In Blood (1986), South of Heaven (1988), Seasons In The Abyss (1990), Divine Intervention (1994), Undisputed Attitude (1996), Diabolus In Musica (1998), God Hates Us All (2001), Christ Illusion (2006), and World Painted Blood (2009), plus their live double-record Decade of Aggression: Live(1991).

Each title will feature the original album artwork including reproductions of the original 12X12 inner sleeves. For the first U.S. run, 500 unmarked copies will be pressed on 180-gram, blood red, colored vinyl and randomly inserted and sold in stores as part of a “lucky dip.”

There will also be a very limited quantity of rare test pressings for each title that will be given away. Fans are encouraged to check Slayer’s official website and social media outlets for further announcements and details.

As American Recordings’ owner and long-time Slayer producer Rick Rubin put it, “Slayer defines speed metal and these albums define Slayer.   Listen at your own risk.”

Slayer’s Fall 2013 North American tour is as follows:

NOVEMBER

5 – Praireland Park Center, Saskatoon, SK

7 – MTS Center, Winnipeg, MB

8 – Myth, Minneapolis, MN

10 – FunFunFun Fest, Austin, TX

12 – Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX

13 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX

15 – Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL

16 – The Fillmore, Detroit, MI

17 – LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH

19 – The Fillmore, Washington, D.C.

20 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA

21 – Kool Haus, Toronto, ON

23 – CEPSUM/University of Montreal, Montreal, QC

24 – Pavilion de la Jeunesse, Quebec, QC

26 – Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT

27 – Theatre @ MSG, New York, NY

29 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ

30 – Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA

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Metal Legends Slayer Add More Dates to Fall 2013 North American Tour

Metal Legends Slayer Add More Dates to Fall 2013 North American Tour

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A week after announcing seventeen U.S. dates for the fall, Slayer comes back today announcing the addition of seven Canadian concerts as well as a date in Seattle. These added shows are in red below, and are part of Slayer’s first North American tour in two years.

Slayer – Tom Araya/bass vocals, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman – will have Gojira and 4ARM support on all dates.

Tickets for these newly-added dates go on sale beginning this Friday, September 13. Log onto www.slayer.net for complete on-sale dates and ticketing information.

Slayer’s Fall 2013 North American tour is as follows:

OCTOBER
22 – Sullivan Sports Arena, Anchorage, AK
25 – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
28 – Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA
30 – Events Center @ San Jose State, San Jose, CA

NOVEMBER
1 – WAMU Center, Seattle, WA
3 – Stampede Corrall, Calgary, AB
4 – Shaw Center, Edmonton, AB
5 – Praireland Park Center, Saskatoon, SK
7 – MTS Center, Winnipeg, MB
8 – Myth, Minneapolis, MN
10 – FunFunFun Fest, Austin, TX
12 – Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX
13 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX
15 – Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
16 – The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
17 – LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
19 – The Fillmore, Washington, D.C.
20 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
21 – Ricoh Colibsum, Toronto, ON
23 – CEPSUM/University of Montreal, Montreal, QC
24 – Pavilion de la Jeunesse, Quebec, QC
26 – Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT
27 – Theatre @ MSG, New York, NY
29 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
30 – Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA

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Slayer Announces Date For 2013 Fall North American Tour

Slayer Announces Date For 2013 Fall North American Tour

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Following a summer of storming through Europe, South America and Mexico while topping the bills at solo shows and major festivals, Slayer will headline its first North American tour in two years.  The five-week-plus trek will kick off on October 22 in Anchorage, Alaska, oddly enough marking the first time the band has played there since October 23, 1996.  The tour will include the band’s previously announced return to New York’s Theatre at Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Palladium, venues the band hasn’t performed at in 25 years.

Slayer – Tom Araya/bass vocals, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman – will have Gojira and 4ARM support on all dates.

Tickets for all dates on Slayer’s U.S. tour, go on sale beginning this Friday, September 6.  Log onto www.slayer.net for complete on-sale dates and ticketing information.

While still recovering from the devastating loss of Hanneman, Araya and King have begun to work on new material and hope to spend some time in the studio prior to this tour.

With more dates to be announced, confirmed dates for Slayer’s 2013 Fall North American tour are as follows:

OCTOBER
22   Sullivan Sports Arena, Anchorage, AK
25   The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
28   Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA
30   Events Center @ San Jose State, San Jose, CA

NOVEMBER
 8   Myth, Minneapolis, MN
10   FunFunFun Fest, Austin, TX
12   Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX
13   South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX
15   Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
16   The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
17   LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
19   The Fillmore, Washington, D.C.
20   Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
26   Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT
27   Theatre @ MSG, New York, NY
29   Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
30   Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA

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