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Slayer Announce Dates, Supporting Acts for Farewell Tour

One day after announcing that the band would be embarking on a worldwide farewell tour, Slayer has confirmed they are breaking up and released the details for their last North American shows. The thrash metal giants will be playing large outdoor venues this summer with support from their ’80s metal peers Anthrax and Testament, along with recent tour companions Behemoth and Lamb of God.

“After making some of the most brutal, breathtakingly aggressive, all-hell’s-a-breaking-loose music ever created… the age of Slayer, one of the greatest thrash/ metal/punk bands of this or any age, is coming to an end,” the band announced on Instagram. “Slayer will do one last concert tour around the globe to thank their fans for all the support over the years.”

Read the full statement from Slayer, and see the dates for the North American wing of the tour below.

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 slayer.net. 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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North American Slayer tour dates:

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