Slayer will kick off the first leg of its farewell world tour with a May 10 concert at San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center, with dates running through June 20 at Austin’s 360 Amphitheatre.
Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament will be the opening acts. All tour dates and cities appear below.
“There are things that have gone on in my life that have made me change how I play as a bass player,” Araya, 56, told Loudwire.
“I had neck surgery, so I can’t headbang anymore. And that was a big part of what I enjoyed doing what I do — singing and headbanging. I liked knowing that I was one of the (expletive) bad-ass headbangers. That played a big part…”
Tickets for all of the newly announced Slayer farewell tour dates go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time. There will be a pre-sale for Slayer fan club members, beginning today, Tuesday, at noon. Spotify and Blabbermouth pre-sales will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
A “very limited” number of VIP packages, which include meet-and-greets with Slayer, will be available and are priced at $299 and $499 each.
Slayer farewell tour dates
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, AL
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
1 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
2 PNC Banks 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 Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA
14 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
15 Orlando Amphitheatre, Orlando, FL
17 Smart Financial Center, Houston, TX
19 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX
20 Austin 360 Amphitheatre, Austin, TX