Slayer is mapping out a fall North American tour. The band's booking agent Scott Sokol tells Billboard.biz that after nearly a decade of festival tours and co-headlining runs the band is back to staging their own road trip.
He adds that since Slayer is in control on this tour, they'll be "doing whatever they've been wanting to do for the past seven or eight years," and giving audiences "the full-on, 90-minute-plus Slayer extravaganza."
Sokol explains that fans will "see a lot of material played that you probably haven't heard in a long time, along with a couple of surprises." He also says Slayer will likely dedicate a portion of their show to their late guitarist Jeff Hanneman, but has no specific details on the tribute.
Slayer will launch their tour in Anchorage, Alaska on October 22nd. The 26-date trek includes a two-night stand at the Hollywood Palladium, which Sokol says will be "very special" for the group. He explains that Slayer was banned from the venue after a show 25 years ago, when the crowd "got so out of control that a riot ensuded." He says the band is "thrilled" to making their return to the Palladium on this tour.
Slayer Tour Dates:
October 22 - Anchorage, Alaska, at the Sullivan Arena
October 25 - Las Vegas, Nevada, at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
October 27 & 28 - Los Angeles, California, at the Hollywood Palladium
October 30 - San Jose, California, at the Event Center at San Jose State University
November 1 - Seattle, Washington, at the WaMu Theater
November 2 & 3 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at the Stampede Corral
November 4 - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, at the Shaw Conference Centre
November 5 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at the Prairieland Park
November 7 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, at the MTS Centre
November 8 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, at the Myth
November 12 - Houston, Texas, at the Bayou Music Center
November 13 - Dallas, Texas, at the South Side Ballroom
November 15 - Chicago, Illinois, at the Aragon Ballroom
November 16 - Detroit, Michigan, at The Fillmore Detroit
November 17 - Columbus, Ohio, at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
November 19 - Silver Spring, Maryland, at The Fillmore Silver Spring
November 20 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at Stage AE
November 21 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the Ricoh Coliseum
November 23 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada, at the CEPSUM At University Of Montreal
November 24 - Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, at the Pavillon de la Jeunesse
November 26 - Wallingford, Connecticut, at Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre
November 27 - New York, New York, at the Theater At Madison Square Garden
November 29 - Camden, New Jersey, at the Susquehanna Bank Center
November 30 - Lowell, Massachusetts, at the Tsongas Center At UMass Lowell
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