The metalheads of Slayer have been teasing the final leg of their farewell tour for weeks, and now, dates for the epic homestretch run are here.
Earlier this month, the group tweeted a video of a man digging dirt with a shovel and staking a cross into the ground, with a message noting: “to every story, there’s a final chapter.” This morning, Slayer shared a video on YouTube which read “The End Is Near” and revealed opening acts for “The Final Campaign” tour as Primus, Ministry, and Phil Anselmo & The Illegals performing A Vulgar Display Of Pantera.
The Final Campaign will kick-off on November 2 in Asheville, North Carolina, followed by shows in cities like Hershey, Fargo, Omaha, Colorado Springs, and Spokane. They’ll play legendary venues like New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Las Vegas’ MGM Arena before wrapping-up their farewell tour with their final live show at Los Angeles’ The Forum on November 30.
Slayer have been performing on their farewell tour since May 2018, but last fall, the group revealed that they weren’t quite done touring yet and would extend the jaunt through 2019. Last month, they played their final UK show at Download festival, and crossed Europe earlier this year. Guitarist Kerry King said that the band is “blown away” by the incredible response they’ve received and noted that after 36 years, Slayer is “bigger than ever before.”
Check out the full list of Slayer’s final tour dates in the U.S. this fall. Tickets head on sale this Friday.
Slayer “The Final Campaign” Tour Dates 2019
November 02: Explore Asheville Arena — Asheville, NC
November 03: PNC Arena — Raleigh, NC
November 05: Salem Civic Center — Salem, VA
November 06: Giant Center — Hershey, PA
November 08: Mass Mutual Center — Springfield, MA
November 09: Madison Square Garden — New York, NY
November 11: KFC Yum Center — Louisville, KY
November 12: Nationwide Arena — Columbus, OH
November 14: TaxSlayer Arena — Moline, IL
November 15: Denny Sanford Center — Sioux Falls, SD
November 17: Fargodome — Fargo, ND
November 18: CHI Health Center — Omaha, NE
November 20: Broadmore Arena — Colorado Springs, CO
November 22: Rimrock Arena — Billings, MT
November 24: Spokane Arena — Spokane, WA
November 26: Oracle Arena — Oakland, CA
November 27: MGM Arena — Las Vegas, NV
November 30: The Forum — Los Angeles, CA
Photo: Slayer Live | Credits: Troy Fisher