Slayer Announce Last Dates of Farewell Tour
Slayer's last-ever tour will conclude with a final go-round of the U.S. during a month's worth of shows titled the Final Campaign, the Last Leg.
The run will begin on Nov. 2 at the Explore Asheville Arena in Asheville, N.C., and conclude on Nov. 30 at the Forum in Los Angeles. Primus, Ministry, and Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals will serve as the opening acts on all dates.
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10AM local time, with a pre-sale for Slayer's fan club beginning today at noon local time. The band also has limited meet-and-greets and exclusive merchandise packages available. You can check out the tour itinerary below and get full details at their website.
Slayer have talked about giving up the road since 2016, but didn't embark on this final tour until May 2018. According to the press release, when the tour finally wraps up, the band will have said goodbye with 140 shows in 40 U.S. states and more than 30 countries.
Still, some of the group's friends doubt the members will stay retired for long. Frank Bello of Anthrax, who has often toured with Slayer, said, “Despite what it is called, I don’t think this will be the end of the road for Slayer. Slayer is a way of life, not just a band.”
Rob Zombie had similar thoughts. "They think they wanna be home and have a life," he said. "After two years, they're gonna go cuckoo and they're gonna be back on the road. That's what we're all built for: We're all crazy and we need to do this. And I don't know why. And I don't see any retirement, ever. We'll keep going until we can't go anymore."
Slayer, The Final Campaign, the Last Leg U.S. Tour
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 @ Rimrock Arena
Nov. 24 -- Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
Nov. 26 -- Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
Nov. 27 -- Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Arena
Nov. 30 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum