Slayer Announces Leg Five; North American “Final World Tour” For 2019

The Press Release:
With Leg Three: Europe of Slayer’s Final World Tour having wrapped up this past Saturday dates in Australia Japan the South Pacific and the final European dates announced in the past weeks today Slayer announces Leg Five: North America of its Final World Tour.

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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 May 2 2019 at the Ak-Chin Amphitheatre in Phoenix AZ and see the band performing 16 shows across the Southern states and then up the east coast culminating at the Xfinity Center Amphitheatre in Mansfield MA on May 25. Lamb of God Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse will support Slayer on all Leg 5 dates. Special Slayer VIP Packages will be available for all dates those details are accessible here:

Also today Episode 3 of “Slayer Looks Back on 37 Years” video interview series is 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. With still more dates coming – it’s a big world and it takes time to transverse it – confirmed 2019 dates for Slayer’s Final World Tour are as follows:

MARCH: Leg Four: Australia Japan South Pacific (Anthrax and Behemoth will support on headline dates)
7: Brisbane Riverstage Brisbane Australia
9: Download Festival Sydney Australia
11: Download Festival Melbourne Australia
15: Eventfinda Stadium Auckland New Zealand
17: Horncastle Arena Christchurch New Zealand
21: Download Festival Chiba Prefecture Japan
23: Pulp Summer Slam Manila Philippines

MAY: Leg Five: North America (Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse will support on all dates)
2: Ak-Chin Amphitheatre Phoenix AZ
3: Isleta Amphitheatre Albuquerque NM
5: UTEP/Don Haskins Center El Paso TX
7: Bert Ogden Arena Edinburg TX
8: The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory Dallas TX
10: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa FL
11: Coral Sky Amphitheatre West Palm Beach Florida
13: Big Sandy Superstore Arena Huntington WVa
14: Merriweasther Post Pavilion Columbia MD
16: Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center Noblesville IN
17: Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre Bonner Springs KS
19: DTE Energy Mush Center Clarkston MI
20: Covel Centre Youngstown OH
22: Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa ON CANADA
24: BB&T Pavilion Camden NJ
25: Xfinity Center Mansfield MA

JUNE: Leg Six: Europe(Support acts for headline dates TBA)
4: Arena Gilwice Gilwice Poland
6: Sweden Rock Solvesborg Sweden
8: Rock Am Ring Nurburgring Germany
9: Rock Im Park Nurnberg Germany
11: Sports Arena Budapest Hungary
13: Leipzig Arena Leipzig Germany
14: Nova Rock Nickelsdorf Austria
Weekend of June 14-16 – Download Donington Park UK
19: Arena Geneva Switzerland
21: Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel Belgium
23: Hellfest Clisson France25 Tipsport Arena Prague Czechoslovakia
28: Tons of Rock Oslo Norway
29: Tuska Open Air Helsinki Finland

July 3-6: Resurrection Festival Viviero Spain
5: VOA Heavy Rock Festival Lisbon Portugal
7: Rock The Castle Verona Italy
10: Metalheadmeeting Bucharest Romania
11: Airport Park Sofia Bulgaria
13: Rockwave Festival Athens Greece

Weekend of July 27-28* – Heavy Montreal Parc Jean-Drapeau Montreal QC

3: Messegelande Balingen Germany

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: What can I say about this that hasn’t been touched upon about the previous legs? Not too much actually but one must wonder if a seventh leg will hit the USA since there still isn’t a proper NYC performance or a final show ever lined out. I am also happy to see the bands Cannibal Corpse and Amon Amarth joining the tour as each of them are stupendous live acts when it comes down to it. I think four bands is more than enough since it doesn’t start too early and gives everyone a song or two more during their set. The biggest complaints I heard about the early legs was that traffic and getting into the venue found people missing either Testament, Behemoth or Napalm Death when they took over that slot on the run. At today’s ticket prices you want to be able to enjoy as much of the show as possible. So that is all I have about the matter. I might do separate posts about the other bands once their publicity teams chime in with emails to be different for a change. This is big news after all and with a lengthy press release such as this one, I don’t want to add more to it that can easily go into a narrative of its own. Chime in down below with your thoughts on this as its always nice to hear from you.

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