Slayer isn’t ready to call it quits on their final world tour quite yet; the metalheads have extended their farewell jaunt so they can make stops in more countries throughout 2019.
Just after finishing up the North American leg of their farewell tour, Slayer announced that they would continue the trek into next year, planning to make stops in South American, Australia, and Japan. Although dates have not been announced, the band assured that they will make as many stops across the globe as they can.
Guitarist Kerry King noted that he “always knew” the trek would lead into next year.
“We’ve been blown away by the response we’ve been getting here in North America,” King said in a press release. “We’ve heard about fans who have driven five, six hours, or flown in from other cities or countries to see us, so we want to assure our fans that we’ll be on the road through 2019 and will get to as many places around the world as possible to make it easier for everyone to come and see us one last time.”
Tom Araya, bassist, thanked his fans for being so “loyal and dedicated.”
“We still have quite a few places to play, so next year, keep your eyes and ears open so you can catch us live one last and final time,” he said. “Again, thank you!”
Following the two North American legs of the tour, Slayer will be headed to the U.K. and Europe next for a run of shows launching November 1 through December. They will be joined by bands they’ve influenced in the metal scene including Lamb of God, Obituary, and Anthrax. Preceding the tour, they can be found performing at Mexico’s ForceFest on October 7 and are already slated to play at France’s Hellfest Open Air in June 2019.
“There will be more, plenty more,” the press release states of upcoming shows. “2019 is twelve months long, and the world is a big place.”
Check out the band’s upcoming tour dates below.
Slayer Tour Dates 2018-2019
October 7 — San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico @ Forcefest
November 1 — Dublin, Ireland @ Dublin 3Arena
November 3 — London, UK @ Wembley Arena
November 5 — Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Arena
November 7 — Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham BCA
November 9 — Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena,
November 10 — Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK @ Metro Radio Arena
November 12 — Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow Hydro SSE
November 14 — Dortmund, Germany @ Westfalenhalle 1
November 15 — Zwolle, Netherlands @ IJsselHal
November 17 — Madrid, Spain @ Palacio Vistalegre
November 18 — Barcelona, Spain @ St. Jordi
November 20 — Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
November 21 —Zurich, Switzerland @ Halle 622
November 23 —Vienne, Austria @ Stadthalle
November 24 — Freiburg, Germany @ Freiburg, SICK ARENA
November 26 — Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena Hamburg
November 27 — Lodz, Poland @ Atlas Arena
November 29 —Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle
November 30 — Erfurt, Germany @ Messchalle
December 2 — Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
December 3 — Kobenhavn S, Denmark @ Royal Arena
December 5 —Stockholm, Sweden @ Hovert
December 6 — Oslo, Norway @ Oslo Spektrum Arena
December 8 — Helsinki, Finland @ Helsinki Ice Hall
June 23 — Clisson, France @ Hellfest Open Air