With Leg Three: Europe of Slayer’s final world tour having wrapped up this past Saturday, and dates in Australia, Japan, and the South Pacific, along with the final European dates having been announced in the past weeks, Slayer today announced Leg Five: North America of its final world tour. Maintaining the band’s ethos of “play as many places as possible to make it easier for everyone to see the band one last time,” Leg Five will kick off Thursday, May 2 at the Ak-Chin Amphitheatre in Phoenix and see the band perform Wednesday, May 22 at Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse will support Slayer on all Leg Five dates.
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“We are pleased to announce that the brutality continues with Lamb Of God supporting Slayer on another leg of their farewell world tour! This is the real thing and is not one to miss,” said Lamb of God’s Mark Morton. “Heavy metal is alive and well and we can see it on the faces and hear it in the voices of the huge crowds filling arenas and amphitheaters everywhere we’ve been. It’s been inspirational to see the energy and dedication of diehard Slayer fans turning out in huge numbers all over the world to support the kings of metal. For Lamb Of God to have been so well received is an honour all its own and we are beyond grateful to join them for another round. Cheers!”
“We are very excited to hit the road with Slayer again,” said Amon Amarth.”It is no secret that Slayer is one of our absolute favourite bands, and even though it is sad to see such an influential and legendary band retiring, it is an absolute honour to have been invited to be a part of their farewell tour.”
Cannibal Corpse comments, “We are extremely honoured to be sharing the stage with Amon Amarth, Lamb of God, and of course Slayer this spring on their farewell tour! To be part of this historic event will be something we will never forget.”
Also today, episode three of the Slayer Looks Back on 37 Years video interview series has been released. Tom Araya and Kerry King talk about getting their first record deal and the release of Show No Mercy; Tom, Kerry and Paul Bostaph remember Paul’s first meeting with the band and his subsequent audition to be Slayer’s drummer. Check out the clip here.
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