For the past few years, Slayer have been doing a pretty solid job of picking their openers, essentially lining up tour packages that would have been awesome lineups 25 years ago to scratch that demographic of metalheads that still look back to the glory days of ’80s thrash. A few years ago, they brought out Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus. After King Diamond joined them for the Mayhem Festival, they followed that up with a tour with Testament and Carcass. Today, they just announced that this Fall, they’ll be touring with two more ’80s thrash titans – Anthrax and Death Angel.

The tour will start on September 9 and continue across North America for the next seven weeks. It will include a stop at the Rock Allegiance festival in Chester, PA. Presale tickets for Slayer fans start tomorrow (10) at 10am local time, with general onsale this Friday (13) at 10am local time. You can get all the details on Slayer’s website. Kerry King is psyched about it:

“It’s always super fun for us to tour with Anthrax.  Frank is one of my best friends in the biz!!  Put that together with Death Angel, and fans will probably see the best package this year.  See you there!”


Here’s the first round of dates, with more being announced later:

09/09 Cleveland, OH @ Jacob’s Pavillion
09/10 Detroit, MI @ Freedom hill Amphiteatre
09/12 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
09/13 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
09/15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
09/17-18 Chester, PA @ Rock Allegiance
09/20 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
09/22 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
09/27 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
09/28 Miami, FL @ Fillmore
09/30 Tunica, MS @ Horseshoe Casino Tunica
10/03 Norfolk, VA @ Norva
10/05 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
10/07 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
10/08 Austin, TX @ ACL at the Moody Theatre
10/10 Denver, CO @ Fillmore
10/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/13 Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre
10/17 Lethbridge, AB @ ENMAX Center
10/19 Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Centre
10/20 Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Centre
10/23 Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
10/27 El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum