Slayer extend farewell tour with new North American dates

The band announces 20 new dates with Lamb of God, Anthrax and Napalm Death. The shows were added by popular demand since tickets to the first leg sold out faster than expected.

One of the 'Big Four' of thrash metal, Slayer, recently announced that they are calling it quits after “one last concert tour around the globe to thank their fans for all the support over the years.” Now, Slayer have just announced another leg of North American tour dates for their final tour. Adding to their already announced May and June shows, Slayer will be extending their run into July and August with another massive string of arena and amphitheater gigs, reports Loudwire.

The extra shows were added due to popular demand considering the fact that 12 shows on the first leg of the tour, which starts in May and continues through the end of June, are already sold out. "We were blown away by the speed of sales for the final run," Rick Franks, President of Touring for Live Nation, said in a statement. "36 years later and Slayer is bigger than ever before."

Lamb of God, Anthrax, and Testament will support Slayer as opening acts, just like the first leg of the tour. But Behemoth, who will be joining Slayer for the first leg of the tour, will be replaced by Napalm Death. "It is irrefutable that Slayer helped create the genre of aggressive metal, and all modern bands of that ilk owe them a huge debt," Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe said in a statement. "To be asked to be a part of their final tour – well, it just makes you stop and realize just how lucky you are."

The new stretch kicks off in on the East Coast this July in Gilford, New Hampshire and wraps up in August in San Jose, California, after passing through a string Mid West venues including Grand Rapids, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia; San Antonio, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; and beyond.

Check out Slayer’s farewell tour schedule below, and expect even more international dates in the near future. You can grab tickets here and check out the band's official website for more information.

Slayer extended North American Tour Dates:

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

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