Slayer have revealed dates for “The Final Campaign” – the seventh and final leg of the veteran metal band’s farewell world tour!
The newly revealed set of dates will kick off November 2 in Asheville, NC before setting out to hit a slew of cities across the US including New York, Louisville, Moline, and Billings. The band will take their final bow at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA on November 30.
A killer line-up of supporting acts including Primus, Ministry, and Philip Anselmo & The Illegals (who will be “performing a vulgar display of Pantera”) are set to accompany the band on all US dates of the final run.
Slayer’s Final World Tour began in May 2018, with the band setting out to play as many places as possible. By the end of “The Final Campaign” on Nov. 30, the band will have performed more than 140 shows in 30 countries and 40 US states.
Where are Slayer playing near me?
Nov. 2 – Asheville, NC @ Explore Asheville Arena
Nov. 3 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Nov. 5 – Salem, VA @ Salem Civic Center
Nov. 6 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
Nov. 8 – Springfield, MA @ Mass Mutual Center
Nov. 9 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Nov. 11 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Nov. 12 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
Nov. 14 – Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Arena
Nov. 15 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Center
Nov. 17 – Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
Nov. 18 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center
Nov. 20 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmore Arena
Nov. 22 – Billings, MT @ First Interstate Arena
Nov. 24 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
Nov. 26 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
Nov. 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Who Are Slayer?
Slayer – alongside fellow rockers Metallica and Megadeth – were a cornerstone of the thrash/speed metal scene that took over the music world in the mid-1980s. Following a couple of roughly recorded albums in the early 1980’s, the group partnered with producer Rick Rubin and Def Jam Records (both of which were known entirely for their work with hip-hop at the time) in 1986, releasing their breakthrough third album Reign in Blood. The album has since come to be regarded as the greatest speed-metal album of all time, boasting a killer combination of blistering riffs and tempos with dark and controversial lyrics. Slayer slowed down their tempo for 1988’s equally hard-hitting South of Heaven. Their sound has continued to alternate between the two approaches in the decades since. Slayer has released a total of 12 studio albums, received four gold certifications and taken home two Gammy Awards over the course of their expansive and wildly successful career. The band’s current lineup includes founding members Tom Araya and Kerry King alongside Exodus drummer Paul Bostaph and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt.