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Slayer Give Heartfelt Goodbye Speech at Final Night of Farewell Tour

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 27: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Bassist/singer Tom Araya of Slayer performs during a stop of the band's Final World Tour at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 27, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Slayer kicked off their farewell tour back in May 2018, and after making their way through North American and even extending the tour into 2019, the metal titans finally brought the tour to a close Saturday night at Inglewood, California’s the Forum, as Rolling Stone and Stereogum point out.

After bringing their Reign in Blood track “Angel of Death” to a close at the end of their set, the band took a moment to commemorate the end of the tour, as well as their nearly 40 years together as a group. They then gathered the crowd together for a few photos, as the audience shouted and cheered. Vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King stayed onstage to address the crowd, with Araya taking the mic to close out the emotional performance.

“Thank you. Thank you very much. I want to thank you for sharing your time with us,” he said. “Time is precious, so I want to thank you for sharing that time with us.”
“I’m gonna miss you guys. But the most important thing is I want to thank you for being a part of my life. Goodnight. You guys be safe.”

Find video of the band’s goodbye statement, as well as their career-spanning, 20-song setlist, below.

Slayer setlist:
“South Of Heaven”
“World Painted Blood”
“Hate Worldwide”
“War Ensemble”
“Stain Of Mind”
“When The Stillness Comes”
“Born Of Fire”
“Seasons In The Abyss”
“Jesus Saves”
“Chemical Warfare”
“Hell Awaits”
“Dead Skin Mask”
“Show No Mercy”
“Raining Blood”
“Mandatory Suicide”
“Angel Of Death”