SLAYER Extend Final World Tour into 2019

Slayer Final World Tour (Photo Credit Gene Ambo)

We always knew this tour would take us into 2019,” said SLAYER’s Kerry King, “and we’ve been blown away by the response we’ve been getting here in North America. We’ve heard about fans who have driven five, six hours or flown in from other cities or countries to see us, so we want to assure our fans that we’ll be on the road through 2019 and will get to as many places around the world as possible, to make it easier for everyone to come and see us one last time.

To date, SLAYER’s Final World Tour has consisted of Leg One and just-wrapped Leg Two in North America, with Leg Three taking the band to the UK and Europe from 1 November through to 8 December 2018 (dates below). The band’s announced itinerary also has them headlining Mexico’s ForceFest on 7 October 2018, and Hellfest Open Air in France on 23 June 2019.

Plans are already underway for SLAYER to take its Final World Tour to South America, Australia and Japan in 2019. But there will be more, plenty more. 2019 is twelve months long, and the world is a big place. Additional tour legs will be announced soon.

I just want to take the time out to say thank you to all our fans who have made this first part of this tour phenomenal,” said Tom Araya. “You really are loyal and dedicated fans and we appreciate that so much from you. We still have quite a few places to play, so next year, keep your eyes and ears open so you can catch us live one last and final time. Again, thank you!

LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX and OBITUARY will support across the UK & Europe. Full UK & European dates rack up as follows:

Thu 1st Nov – DUBLIN 3 Arena
Sat 3rd Nov – LONDON SSE Wembley Arena
Mon 5th Nov – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Wed 7th Nov – BIRMINGHAM Arena
Fri 9th Nov – MANCHESTER Arena
Sat 10th Nov – NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Mon 12th Nov – GLASGOW SSE Arena

Wed 14th Nov – DORTMUND Westfalenhalle
Thu 15th Nov – ZWOLLE Ijsselhal
Sat 17th Nov – MADRID Vistalegre
Sun 18th Nov – BARCELONA St Jordi
Tue 20th Nov – MILAN Mediolanum Forum
Wed 21st Nov – ZURICH Halle 622
Fri 23rd Nov – VIENNA Stadthalle
Sat 24th Nov – FREIBURG Sick Arena
Mon 26th Nov – HAMBURG Barclaycard Arena
Tue 27th Nov – LODZ Atlas Arena
Thu 29th Nov – MUNICH Olympiahalle
Fri 30th Nov – ERFURT Messehalle
Sun 2nd Dec – BERLIN Mercedes-Benz Arena
Mon 3rd Dec – COPENHAGEN Royal Arena
Wed 5th Dec – STOCKHOLM Hovet
Thu 6th Dec – OSLO Spektrum
Sat 8th Dec – HELSINKI Ice Hall

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I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!