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Slayer Farewell Tour

Slayer Final World Tour
Tour by Slayer
SLR FinalTour poster grande.jpeg
LocationNorth America
Europe
Oceania
Asia
South America
Start dateMay 10, 2018
End dateOctober 4, 2019 (to date)
Legs11
No. of shows65 in North America
47 in Europe
6 in Oceania
2 in Asia
1 in South America
121 total
Slayer concert chronology
  • Repentless Tour
    (2015–2017)
  • Final World Tour
    (2018–2019)

The Final World Tour is the ongoing final concert tour by American thrash metal band Slayer, which started in May 2018 and is expected to wrap up in 2019 or 2020. The tour, consisting of over 100 shows worldwide, serves as a conclusion of the band's three-decade-long career.

Background

The tour was announced on January 22, 2018 through a video featuring a montage of press clippings, early posters and press photos spanning Slayer's entire career.[1] The first leg of the North American tour was announced the day after, which took place in May and June 2018 and included support from Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament.[2] The second leg of the North American tour was announced on March 5, 2018; this leg took place in July and August, and featured four out of five bands from the first leg (Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax and Testament) and Napalm Death as the replacement for Behemoth.[3]

On February 20, 2018, Slayer announced the first European date of the farewell tour; it was announced that they would headline the Secret Solstice Festival in Reykjavík, Iceland in June.[4] A European leg of the farewell tour took place in November and December 2018, with support provided by Lamb of God, Anthrax and Obituary.[5][6] Guitarist Gary Holt had to miss the last four dates of this tour so that he could take care of his father who is near death; he was filled in by former Machine Head and Vio-lence guitarist Phil Demmel.[7]

On June 24, 2018, Slayer was announced as one of the first five bands (alongside Manowar, Carcass, Mass Hysteria and Dropkick Murphys) confirmed to play the 2019 edition of Hellfest. This was the band's first show announced for 2019, and according to frontman and bassist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King, Hellfest will be their last-ever show in France.[8][9][10] Slayer also played a one-off show in Mexico at ForceFest in October 2018.[11][12]

Slayer will continue touring into 2019; in addition to international festival appearances, they plan to perform in areas the tour had not yet visited, including South America, Australia and Japan;[13] Anthrax will be the supporting act on most of the dates. Slayer will also tour North America in May 2019, with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse as the opening acts.[14]

On January 29, 2019, it was reported that Slayer is expected to play their final show in their hometown of Los Angeles at The Forum this December, with "three bands or more", including Anthrax, Testament and Exodus, as the openers.[15][16][17] A North American tour presented by Live Nation will also reportedly take place in the summer of 2019.[18]

On how long the farewell tour will last, Holt's Exodus bandmate Steve "Zetro" Souza commented, "I'm speculating it's gonna take a year and a half or two years to do the one final thing, but I believe it's finished. Everybody knows what I know; just because I'm on the outside, I have no insight on that."[19] There has also been reported talk of Slayer participating in a rebooted Clash of the Titans tour with Megadeth, Sepultura and Testament,[20][21][22][23][24] as well as at least one more Big Four show with Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax.[24][25][26][27][28][29]

Setlist

Typical setlist[30]
  1. "Delusions of Saviour" (intro)
  2. "Repentless"
  3. "Blood Red"
  4. "Disciple"
  5. "Mandatory Suicide"
  6. "Hate Worldwide"
  7. "War Ensemble"
  8. "Jihad"
  9. "When the Stillness Comes"
  10. "Postmortem"
  11. "Black Magic"
  12. "Payback"
  13. "Seasons in the Abyss"
  14. "Dittohead"
  15. "Dead Skin Mask"
  16. "Hell Awaits"
  17. "South of Heaven"
  18. "Raining Blood"
  19. "Chemical Warfare"
  20. "Angel of Death"

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue Opening acts Tickets Sold/Available
North America
May 10, 2018 San Diego United States Valley View Casino Center Lamb of God
Anthrax
Behemoth
Testament
May 11, 2018 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
May 13, 2018 Sacramento Papa Murphy's Park at Cal Expo 13,711 / 13,711 (100%)
May 16, 2018 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
May 17, 2018 Penticton South Okanagan Events Centre
May 19, 2018 Calgary The Big Four
May 20, 2018 Edmonton Shaw Conference Centre
May 22, 2018 Winnipeg Bell MTS Place
May 24, 2018 Minneapolis United States The Armory
May 25, 2018 Tinley Park Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 22,176 / 22,176 (100%)
May 27, 2018 Detroit Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
May 29, 2018 Toronto Canada Budweiser Stage
May 30, 2018 Montreal Place Bell 9,266 / 9,266 (100%)
June 1, 2018 Uncasville United States Mohegan Sun Arena 6,391 / 6,391 (100%)
June 2, 2018 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
June 4, 2018 Reading Santander Arena
June 6, 2018 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
June 7, 2018 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
June 9, 2018 Burgettstown KeyBank Pavilion
June 10, 2018 Bristow Jiffy Lube Live
June 12, 2018 Virginia Beach Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 14, 2018 Charlotte PNC Music Pavilion
June 15, 2018 Orlando Orlando Amphitheater
June 17, 2018 Sugar Land Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
June 19, 2018 Dallas The Bomb Factory
June 20, 2018 Austin Austin360 Amphitheater
Europe
June 23, 2018 Reykjavík Iceland Secret Solstice Festival N/A N/A
North America
July 26, 2018 Gilford United States Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion Lamb of God
Anthrax
Testament
Napalm Death
July 27, 2018 Bangor Impact Music Festival
July 29, 2018 Wantagh Jones Beach Theater
July 31, 2018 Scranton The Pavilion
August 1, 2018 Albany Times Union Center
August 3, 2018 Darien Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 4, 2018 Syracuse Lakeview Amphitheater
August 6, 2018 London Canada Budweiser Gardens
August 7, 2018 Grand Rapids United States Van Andel Arena
August 9, 2018 Maryland Heights Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 10, 2018 Atlanta Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
August 12, 2018 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium
August 13, 2018 Rogers Walmart AMP
August 15, 2018 San Antonio Freeman Coliseum
August 16, 2018 Oklahoma City The Zoo Amphitheatre
August 18, 2018 Greenwood Village Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
August 19, 2018 West Valley City USANA Amphitheatre
August 21, 2018 Nampa Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
August 23, 2018 Ridgefield Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
August 24, 2018 Auburn White River Amphitheater
August 26, 2018 San Jose SAP Center
October 7, 2018 Teotihuacan Mexico ForceFest N/A N/A
Europe
November 1, 2018 Dublin Ireland 3Arena Lamb of God
Anthrax
Obituary
November 3, 2018 London England Wembley Arena 10,749 / 11,081
November 5, 2018 Cardiff Wales Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
November 7, 2018 Birmingham England Arena Birmingham
November 9, 2018 Manchester Manchester Arena
November 10, 2018 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
November 12, 2018 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro
November 14, 2018 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhalle
November 15, 2018 Zwolle Netherlands IJsselhallen
November 17, 2018 Madrid Spain Palacio Vistalegre
November 18, 2018 Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
November 20, 2018 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
November 22, 2018 Zurich Switzerland Halle 622
November 23, 2018 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
November 24, 2018 Freiburg Germany Stadthalle
November 26, 2018 Hamburg Barclaycard Arena
November 27, 2018 Lodz Poland Atlas Arena
November 29, 2018 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
November 30, 2018 Erfurt Messe Erfurt
December 2, 2018 Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena 9,218 / 13,322
December 3, 2018 Copenhagen Denmark Royal Arena
December 5, 2018 Stockholm Sweden Hovet
December 6, 2018 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
December 8, 2018 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
Oceania
March 7, 2019 Brisbane Australia Riverstage Anthrax
Behemoth
March 9, 2019 Sydney Download Festival N/A N/A
March 11, 2019 Melbourne
March 13, 2019 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre Anthrax
Behemoth
March 15, 2019 Auckland New Zealand Eventfinda Stadium Anthrax
March 17, 2019 Christchurch Horncastle Arena
Asia
March 21, 2019 Chiba Japan Download Festival N/A N/A
March 23, 2019 Manila Philippines Pulp Summer Slam
North America
May 2, 2019 Phoenix United States Ak-Chin Pavilion Lamb of God
Amon Amarth
Cannibal Corpse
May 3, 2019 Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheater
May 5, 2019 El Paso Don Haskins Center
May 7, 2019 Edinburg Bert Ogden Arena
May 8, 2019 Irving Toyota Music Factory
May 10, 2019 Tampa MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 11, 2019 West Palm Beach Coral Sky Amphitheatre
May 13, 2019 Huntington Big Sandy Superstore Arena
May 14, 2019 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
May 16, 2019 Noblesville Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
May 17, 2019 Bonner Springs Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
May 19, 2019 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre
May 20, 2019 Youngstown Covelli Centre
May 22, 2019 Ottawa Canada Canadian Tire Centre
May 24, 2019 Camden United States BB&T Pavilion
May 25, 2019 Mansfield Xfinity Center
Europe
June 4, 2019 Gliwice Poland Gliwice Arena
June 6, 2019 Sölvesborg Sweden Sweden Rock Festival N/A N/A
June 8, 2019 Nürburg Germany Rock am Ring
June 9, 2019 Nuremberg Rock im Park
June 11, 2019 Budapest Hungary Papp László Budapest Sportaréna Anthrax
June 13, 2019 Leipzig Germany Arena Leipzig Anthrax
Alien Weaponry
June 14, 2019 Nickelsdorf Austria Nova Rock Festival N/A N/A
June 16, 2019 Castle Donington England Download Festival
June 19, 2019 Geneva Switzerland SEG Geneva Arena Anthrax
June 21, 2019 Dessel Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting N/A N/A
June 23, 2019 Clisson France Hellfest
June 25, 2019 Prague Czech Republic Tipsport Arena Anthrax
June 28, 2019 Oslo Norway Tons Of Rock N/A N/A
June 29, 2019 Helsinki Finland Tuska Open Air
July 3, 2019 Viveiro Spain Resurrection Fest
July 5, 2019 Lisbon Portugal Vagos Open Air
July 7, 2019 Verona Italy Rock the Castle
July 10, 2019 Bucharest Romania Metalheadmeeting
July 11, 2019 Sofia Bulgaria Sofia Airport Park
July 13, 2019 Athens Greece AthensRocks N/A N/A
North America
July 27, 2019 Montreal Canada Heavy Montréal N/A N/A
Europe
August 1, 2019 Wacken Germany Wacken Open Air N/A N/A
August 3, 2019 Balingen Messegelände Balingen Anthrax
Alien Weaponry
South America
October 4, 2019 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Rock In Rio N/A N/A

Personnel

Touring musicians

  • Phil Demmel – guitars (3 December 2018 – 8 December 2018)

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