Slayer Announces North American Dates with Testament + Carcass


Twenty-fifteen has proven to be a pretty darned good year for Slayer. Ignoring the odds and naysayers, the band – Kerry King/guitars, Tom Araya/bass, vocals, Paul Bostaph/drums, and touring guitarist Gary Holt – wrote, recorded and released its first album since the death of founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman, and first with producer Terry Date. Slayer proved the doubters wrong with an album that SPIN called “as unrelenting as all of their previous,” Rolling Stone described as “…lean, quick, precise and brutal…” Loudwire deemed “…a potent release that is undeniably Slayer…” and Guitar World simply declared “The Metal Album of the Year.” Repentless sounds like a Slayer album…a sonic assault of brutal, ominous, lightening-fast and heavy-as-hell music, with lyrics that unmask what Slayer knows best – the terror, the corruption and the societal turmoil that dominates our world. As a member of The Big Four, Slayer didn’t just help define the thrash-metal genre, Slayer defines an attitude.

For this upcoming tour, fans can expect to hear many of their favorite Slayer songs selected from the band’s 30-plus year discography, as well as a few of the brand new ones. As the Austin Chronicle put it about one of Slayer’s recent shows, “[It was] one hundred minutes of just plain pummel…the group delivered fast, hard, no-frills bludgeon.”

Ticket presales begin tomorrow, Friday, December 4 at 10AM local time, and the public onsale commences Saturday, December 5 at 10AM local time.

With more dates to be announced, the first leg of Slayer’s 2016 North American tour is as follows:

2/19/2016Riviera Theatre Chicago, ILTicket info
2/22/2016War Memorial Nashville, TNTicket info
2/24/2016The National Richmond, VATicket info
2/26/2016House of Blues Myrtle Beach, SCTicket info
2/27/2016The Ritz Raleigh, NCTicket info
2/29/2016The Fillmore Charlotte, NCTicket info
3/2/2016Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NYTicket info
3/3/2016The Fillmore Philadelphia, PATicket info
3/5/2016The Fillmore Silver Spring, MDTicket info
3/6/2016The House of Blues Boston, MATicket info
3/8/2016LC Pavilion Columbus, OHTicket info
3/9/2016The Orpheum Madison, WITicket info
3/11/2016Myth St. Paul, MNTicket info
3/12/2016Civic Auditorium Fargo, NDTicket info
3/14/2016MacEwan Hall Calgary, ABTicket info
3/15/2016Shaw Centre Edmonton, ABTicket info
3/17/2016Revolution Event Center Boise, IDTicket info
3/19/2016The Paramount Seattle, WATicket info
3/20/2016Roseland Ballroom Portland, ORTicket info
3/22/2016Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CATicket info
3/26/2016The Joint Las Vegas, NVTicket info

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