Slayer Reveals Dates For European Leg Of Farewell Tour This Fall Slayer Reveals Dates For European Leg Of Farewell Tour This Fall
The metal legends of Slayer just kicked-off their final Farewell Tour in North America last week, but they weren’t quite ready to call it... Slayer Reveals Dates For European Leg Of Farewell Tour This Fall

The metal legends of Slayer just kicked-off their final Farewell Tour in North America last week, but they weren’t quite ready to call it quits in the U.S. alone; the band added a slew of dates that will span across Europe this fall.

After 40 years of heavy-metal, stand-alone music, the announcement of Slayer playing their final tour caught the likes of metalheads around the world. Once the first leg of the North American tour was announced, a second leg needed to be added due to high demand, President of Touring for Live Nation Rick Franks said in a statement.

“We were blown away by the speed of sales for the final run,” Franks said. “36 years later and Slayer is bigger than ever before.”

The first leg of the North American tour commenced last week in San Diego, California and will run through June 20 in Austin, Texas. Then, they will make an appearance at Iceland’s Secret Solstice Festival in Reykjavik on June 21 before the second round of North American dates begin on July 26. After crossing the country once again, Slayer will wrap up in San Jose, California on August 26.

Following the U.S. shows, the group will have a two-month break before performing across Europe. The third leg of the tour will start November 1 in Dublin, Ireland, and continue throughout the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Austria, Poland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Their final scheduled show is on December 8 in Helsinki, Finland.

Just like the North American shows, Slayer will be joined by Lamb of God and Anthrax. Obituary will open the shows in Europe, while Testament will take the stage in North America.

“If you are lucky enough to be invited to play even just once with living legends like Slayer, it’s an incredible honor,” Randy Blythe  of Lamb of God said in a press release. “Slayer gave Lamb Of God our very first two overseas shows. Slayer have 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.”

Slayer, known for their thrash-metal hits in the ’80s, have always stood apart from the typical music scene. They put out 13 albums during their career, including the classic hit record Reign in Blood in 1986. After 2009, they stayed quiet, until their latest release, Repentless, dropped in 2015. Their final piece of work includes singles “When the Stillness Comes,” “Implode,” and the title cut.

Although none of the band members have commented on why exactly Slayer is retiring, Testament frontman Chuck Billy explained how Slayer has been an influence to so many aggressive bands during their run, claiming “this will be your last chance to see a tour like this.”

Check out the full list of Slayer tour dates below in North America as well as Europe.

Visit Ticket Club to find tickets to see Slayer for the final time on tour this year. 

Slayer North American Tour Dates 


Leg One

May 10 — San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center *
May 11 — Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre *
May 13 — Sacramento, CA @ Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo
May 16 — Vancouver, BC @ PNE forum
May 17 — Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Centre
May 19 — Calgary, AL @ Big Four *
May 20 — Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Centre *
May 22 — Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place *
May 24 — Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory *
May 25 — Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
May 27 — Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill
May 29 — Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
May 30 — Montreal, PQ @ Place Bell *
June 1 — Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
June 2 — Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Banks Arts Center
June 4 — Reading, PA @ Santander Arena *
June 6 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
June 7 — Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
June 9 — Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
June 10 — Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
June 12 — Virginia Beach, VA @ VUHL Amphitheatre
June 14 — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion *
June 15 — Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheatre
June 17 — Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Center
June 19 — Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
June 20 — Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheatre

June 21 — Reykjavik, Iceland @ Secret Solstice Festival

Leg Two

July 26 — Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 27 — Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
July 29 — Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach
July 31 — Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 1 — Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
August 3 — Darien Lake, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 4 — Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
August 6 — London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
August 7 — Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
August 9 — St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 10 — Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
August 12 — Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium
August 13 — Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
August 15 — San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
August 16 — Oklahoma City, OK @ The Zoo Amphitheatre
August 18 — Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
August 19 — Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
August 21 — Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater,
August 23 — Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
August 26 — San Jose, CA @ SAP Center

Slayer European Tour Dates 2018

November 1 — Dublin, Ireland @ Dublin 3 Arena
November 3 — Wembley, UK @ London SSE Arena
November 5 — Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
November 7 — Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Arena
November 9 — Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
November 10 — Newcastle, UK @ Metro Radio Arena
November 12 — Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro
November 14 — Dortmund, Germany @ Westfalenhalle
November 15 — Zwolle, Netherlands @ Ijsselhallen
November 17 — Madrid, Spain @ Vistalegre
November 18 — Barcelona, Spain @ St Jordi
November 20 — Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
November 21 — Zurich, Switzerland @ Halle 622
November 23 — Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle
November 24 — Freiburg, Germany @ Sick Arena
November 26 — Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena
November 27 — Lodz, Poland @ Atlas Arena
November 27 — Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle
November 30 — Erfurt, Germany @ Messehalle
December 2 — Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
December 3 — Copenhagen, Demark @ Royal Arena
December 5 — Stockholm, Sweden @ Hovet
December 6 — Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
December 8 — Helsinki, Finland @ Ice Hall