Slayer To Extend Farewell Tour Throughout 2019

Slayer has announced that their farewell tour, already on its second leg, will extend through 2019, and visit South America, Australia, Japan and other places, in addition to already announced European festivals like Hellfest. The band has dates booked for Europe later this fall as well. More dates to be announced soon. Kerry King and Tom Araya have both commented on the reaction by fans to the farewell tour so far.

Kerry King Commented:

“We always knew this tour would take us into 2019, and we’ve been blown away by the response we’ve been getting here in North America. 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 added:

“I just want to take the time out to say thank you to all our fans who have made this first part of this tour phenomenal. You really are loyal and dedicated fans and we appreciate that so much from you. 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. Again, thank you!”

Check out Ghost Cult’s recent Slayer coverage:

Tour review:

South of Heaven at 30:

Second leg videos:

Career retrospective:

Repentless 6.66 EP boxed set:


7 Forcefest @ Campo De Golf Teotihucan, San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico (headline)


1 Dublin 3arena, Dublin, Ireland

3 Wembley Arena, London, Uk

5 Cardiff Arena, Cardiff, Uk

7 Birmingham Bca, Birmingham, Uk

9 Manchester Arena, Manchester, Uk

10 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Uk

12 Glasgow Hydro Sse, Glasgow, Uk

14 Westfalenhalle 1, Dortmund, Germany

15 Ijsselhal, Zwolle, Netherlands

17 Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain

18 St. Jordi, Barcelona, Spain

20 Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy

21 Halle 622, Zurich, Switzerland

23 Stadthalle, Vienne, Austria

24 Freiburg, Sick Arena, Freiburg, Germany

26 Barclaycard Arena Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

27 Atlas Arena, Lodz, Poland

29 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany

30 Messchalle, Erfurt, Germany


2 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany

3 Royal Arena, Kobenhavn S, Denmark

5 Hovert, Stockholm, Sweden

6 Oslo Spektrum Arena, Oslo, Norway

8 Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland



23 Hellfest Open Air, Clisson, France (headline)