Slayer Claims to Have Sold $10 Million Worth of Merch on Their Farewell Tour

According to Pollstar, the music industry source for data on touring bands, Slayer’s management has reported that they have sold more than $10 million worth of merchandise on their farewell tour so far, with another leg to go. In addition, there have been some notable concert grosses on the trek, including Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento (13,711 tickets, $715,760), SAP Center in San Jose (9,408, $597,042) and 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland, (10,643, $648,140).Continue reading

Slayer Books Final Tour Dates with Primus, Ministry and Phil Anselmo and the Illegals

As previously teased Slayer has announced their final tour dates ever in America. Dubbed “The Final Campaign”, the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour. Direct support will come from Primus, Ministry, and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals performing “A Vulgar Display of Pantera”. Tickets on sale Friday, July 12 at the link below, with pre0sale and VIP options as well.Continue reading

Slayer Announced As The Headliner For Heavy Montreal 10th Anniversary

Slayer has been announced as the first band for Heavy Montreal’s tenth-anniversary edition! Presented by Black Label, the fest takes place at Parc Jean-Drapeau on July 27th And 28th. A sister punk rock fest, Heavy `77 takes place on Friday July 26th. The fest will be Slayer’s final appearance in Quebec, Canada and tickets are on sale now. Continue reading

Watch Phil Demmel Play His First Gig With Slayer

As we reported yesterday, shredder Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) is stepping in for thrash legend Gary Holt for the remainder of Slayer’s current European farewell tour dates. Holt flew home to be with his dying father. Slayer performed last night (December 3) at Royal Arena, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Watch fan-filmed videos below. Continue reading

Slayer Adds Headline Shows In Australia To Their 2019 Farewell Tour

Slayer is giving fans one more chance to ‘Reign In Blood’ with them as they book more farewell tour dates for 2019. Billed as their final appearance ever in Australia, the band is already scheduled for Download Festival Australia. Now they have added headline shows in both Brisbane and Adelaide. Direct support for the two headline shows will come from peers and frequent tourmates Anthrax and Behemoth. Pre-sales start on November 20th, and general on-sale starts on November 21st at the links below.Continue reading

Former Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Pays Tribute To Jeff Hanneman

In a wide-ranging interview over at Metal Hammer, drummer Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Cross) penned a lengthy tribute to his late Slayer bandmate Jeff Hanneman. Hanneman passed away in 2013, and Lomardo exited Slayer for the final time as well in 2013. All of metal misses Jeff’s spirit and talent. We’ve been covering the coming end to Slayer’s career for some time, so catch up on our retrospectives, live reviews and other news about the thrash legends. Continue reading

Slayer Kicks Off Leg Two Of Their Farewell Tour Today

Slayer will embark in leg two of their planned farewell tour today in New Hampshire. The tour dates running through late next month and will feature Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Death as openers. The highly successful first tour features the same openers, but with Behemoth instead of Napalm Death. Make sure you get to these shows early as you don’t want to miss any of the bands and they will start on time. Slayer has booked a third leg for the UK later this year and a farewell performance at next summer’s Hellfest in France. Many more dates around the world are likely to be announced soon, but for now, check out the current dates.Continue reading

Slayer Releases Repentless 6.66 EP Boxed Set For International Day Of Slayer

Every June 6th since 2006 has been the official metalheads holiday, the International Day of Slayer. This year to celebrate, Slayer has unleashed their Repentless 6.66 EP Boxed Set on the masses. This and other sweet merch is on sale at the Nuclear Blast store at the link below. In the meantime watch this dope unboxing video of the collection and catch Slayer on their farewell tour now. Continue reading

Watch Fan-Filmed Video From Slayer’s Farewell Tour Kickoff Show

Slayer kicked off the start of their farewell tour last night at Valley View Casino, in San Diego California. Support on this leg of the tour is coming from Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Testament, and Behemoth. At Ghost Cult we have talked a lot about what these shows will mean to fans and what Slayer has meant to fans. Now watch fan-filmed footage of the show and get amped for when they hit your town. All tour dates on sale now, except in Europe, which goes on sale next week. Continue reading