Slayer said farewell at the Forum in LA

Posted by on December 2, 2019

Following Mötley Crüe’s surprise return, and despite signing the ‘Cessation of Touring’ agreement, it’s difficult to tell if final means just that. However, after having over three final tours across the globe, we believe Slayer when they said November 30th, 2019 marks the end of their thirty-eight-year epic career. While this mainly means the end of touring, it doesn’t necessarily mean the official end of these thrash legends. Regardless, if you are wondering why you have this sudden feeling of loss without explanation, it’s most likely because Slayer had their final show on Saturday (30th) at the Forum in Los Angeles, CA. We have already expressed our favorite Slayer memory as artists have reflected on the group’s overall impact to the New York music scene. However, Tom Araya gave a heartfelt farewell on Saturday as Kirk Hammett, King Diamond, Jason Momoa, Scott Ian, and many more attended the group’s final(?) show. 

 

Check out some of the highlights from Saturday’s performance including the setlist, and a few heartfelt messages from Gary Holt, Sacred Reich, and more below:

 

Slayer’s final (?) setlist:

South of Heaven

Repentless

Postmortem

World Painted Blood

Hate Worldwide

War Ensemble

Stain of Mind

Disciple

When the Stillness Come

Born of Fire

Payback

Seasons in the Abyss

Jesus Saves

Chemical Warfare

Hell Awaits

Dead Skin Mask

Show No Mercy

Raining Blood

Mandatory Suicide

Angel of Death

Gary Holt expressed his gratitude via Instagram:

Now that the final show has come and gone, I just want to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported me stepping into this monster called Slayer. Last night was a whirlwind of emotions for all four of us. I want to thank @tomarayaofficial , @paulbostaphofficial and KFK, Kerry Fucking King. I will miss so much more than just sharing a stage with you guys. I’ll miss the jokes, the penalty shots for our onstage fuck ups, the philosophical discussions, the fart jokes,the millions of laughs, the songs, the bus ride movies and more shots. MASSIVE love to all three of you. All at RSE, Rick Sales, @sassys8n , @ehgon , and @ndrewstuart . Always made me feel like part of the family. Our stellar crew, especially @sai_lhung_ , one of my best friends on this earth. RESPECT! RIP Aarmand . Mike Latronico, Pat Dickinson, @jraraya419 , John Goss, @norm.costa , Tim Quimby , @lost069 , @off_to_the_moon_studio_ , Anders Aho, @d_villain ,Tim Quimby, Erin O’rourke,Jager bear Paul Dinapoli , @thepig98 , Ashley Groom, Kevin Lehman, Rory, Paul and Keith our pyromaniacs,Josh, @brianlights , Rich Interlande, Jake Fraczek, Jason Lowe for keeping an eye on us. And @kygriller for joining me in this last run , love you brother , and Robb Philpotts @bigred_guitarsanddrums , and @geewilliea who also worked in my guitars for me. All did an outstanding job! @sandraarayaofficial and @slaywhore and Amy, much love to all of you.And anyone I forgot to mention, thanks!I thank @davelombardo , we had some great times together, day drinking and hunting for a good kebab!brother to me always! And to the Slayer fans, thanks for making me feel welcome, it’s been a special and magnificent metal journey. Three epidurals, seven cortisone injections, trigger point injections, all to keep me in raging mode. Worth every second of the pain. Forever honored to have been a part of this band. But I never wanted this. Jeff should have been there. I just held down the fort for him. And @lisaholt777 , your support meant everything to me. Love you after forever. And all my boys in Exodus, you are my family, and this wayward son is coming home! New Exodus is a world destroyer. See you in Europe in February! 12h”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Now that the final show has come and gone, I just want to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported me stepping into this monster called Slayer. Last night was a whirlwind of emotions for all four of us. I want to thank @tomarayaofficial , @paulbostaphofficial and KFK, Kerry Fucking King. I will miss so much more than just sharing a stage with you guys. I’ll miss the jokes, the penalty shots for our onstage fuck ups, the philosophical discussions, the fart jokes,the millions of laughs, the songs, the bus ride movies and more shots. MASSIVE love to all three of you. All at RSE, Rick Sales, @sassys8n , @ehgon , and @ndrewstuart . Always made me feel like part of the family. Our stellar crew, especially @sai_lhung_ , one of my best friends on this earth. RESPECT! RIP Aarmand . Mike Latronico, Pat Dickinson, @jraraya419 , John Goss, @norm.costa , Tim Quimby , @lost069 , @off_to_the_moon_studio_ , Anders Aho, @d_villain ,Tim Quimby, Erin O’rourke,Jager bear Paul Dinapoli , @thepig98 , Ashley Groom, Kevin Lehman, Rory, Paul and Keith our pyromaniacs,Josh, @brianlights , Rich Interlande, Jake Fraczek, Jason Lowe for keeping an eye on us. And @kygriller for joining me in this last run , love you brother , and Robb Philpotts @bigred_guitarsanddrums , and @geewilliea who also worked in my guitars for me. All did an outstanding job! @sandraarayaofficial and @slaywhore and Amy, much love to all of you.And anyone I forgot to mention, thanks!I thank @davelombardo , we had some great times together, day drinking and hunting for a good kebab!brother to me always! And to the Slayer fans, thanks for making me feel welcome, it’s been a special and magnificent metal journey. Three epidurals, seven cortisone injections, trigger point injections, all to keep me in raging mode. Worth every second of the pain. Forever honored to have been a part of this band. But I never wanted this. Jeff should have been there. I just held down the fort for him. And @lisaholt777 , your support meant everything to me. Love you after forever. And all my boys in Exodus, you are my family, and this wayward son is coming home! New Exodus is a world destroyer. See you in Europe in February!

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LONG LIVE SLAYER !!! 🤘💀🤘 (the league of extraordinary gentlemen part II)

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going on stage and yelling love love LOVE with my baby boy and pantera. aka @philiphanselmo and the illegals my mind was blown FUCKIN BLOWN. i was living out my childhood dreams. i am so thankful for those moments shared with dear friends and my babies. it’s crazy to think of slayer and anthrax and metallica as ohana but they are love u guys. and to finally meet les claypool was legendary PRIMUS. RHCP AND RAGE was what i grew up on skateboarding and DROGO wouldn’t exist if there wasn’t @panteraofficial love ya phil. i’ve trained and bleed and fought my way to where i am. listening to these legends mahalo nui for your music and endless inspiration. slayers last show on tour. what a fucking night. love you @garyholt_official @tomarayaofficial paul and kerry @slayerbandofficial mahalo for having da momoas. babies i hope you remember these moments with your papa forever back to work. aloha j

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So … three guys walk into a Slayer show… 😉 🤘 and….

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S’later, bros! ⚡️🤘⚡️ Miss you already. 💀

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I’m going to miss these dudes!!! #slayersaturday @slayerbandofficial Forever 🤘💀🤘 #thefinalcampaign #slayer

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A Stan Lee certified “No-prize” if you can name everyone in our crew last night. #slayer #thefinalcampaign

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Next generation of Headbangers!! @slayerbandofficial #metal #kids #familia @prideofgypsies @scottianthrax @anthrax

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Heading home… ❤️@sandraarayaoffical

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