Even before yesterday, the rumored tour lineup of Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament was one of the most anticipated runs of the Summer. Then Slayer announced the “end of days,” stating that after one final world tour, they would be retiring. This instantly elevated the rumored metal tour of the Summer to a must-see, and perhaps the last chance many metal fans will ever have to see Slayer live. Shortly afterwards, the tour was officially confirmed, and now we have dates. The tour starts relatively soon, kicking off on May 10th and lasting for over a month. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, 1/26 @ 10am, EST for the following dates.
Here’s what Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has to say about the tour:
“If you are lucky enough to be invited to play even just once with living legends like Slayer, it’s an incredible honor. Slayer gave Lamb of God our very first two overseas shows. Slayer has subsequently taken us on several full-length tours, both at home and abroad. The guys in Slayer and their crew have also always been very, very cool to our band. It is irrefutable that Slayer helped create the genre of aggressive metal, and all modern bands of that ilk owe them a huge debt – I know we do. To be asked to be a part of their final tour – well, it just makes you stop and realize just how lucky you are. Hail Slayer! We’ll see you on the road…”