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Slayer

Slayer Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 1,457,214
Category Metal, Hardcore, Thrash Metal, Thrash, Punk
Concerts
Sep
20
Riot Fest
Chicago
Tickets
Sep
27
Louder Than Life 2024
Louisville
Tickets
Oct
10
Aftershock 2024
Sacramento
Tickets
About Slayer
Slayer was formed in 1982, by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King when they met at a tryout for a local band. Tom Araya soon joined on bass and vocals, and drummer Dave Lombardo joined last later in 1982. They played in a style reminiscent of early Exodus, influenced heavily by punk acts Minor Threat, The Stooges and Heavy Metal bands Venom and Judas Priest. ``Black Magic``, the heaviest, darkest, and most evil song at the time(according to some), was written in February, 1983, and marked Slayer's definite venture into thrash metal. They secured a spot on the compilation appeareance ``Metal Massacre III`` in 1983, contributing the speed metal song ``Aggressive Perfector``. They also recorded two demos in 1983, and became a popular live act in the Los Angeles area. (In 1983, Bob Gourley filled in for Dave for one gig. He later appeared in Dark Angel (US).) Their debut LP, Show No Mercy, was recorded in November, 1983.) A live EP was recorded in the studio in front of 50 of their closest friends in January, 1984, and after that ``Show No Mercy`` was released. The ``Haunting the Chapel`` and ``Live Undead`` EPs followed. After 1985's ``Hell Awaits``, Slayer were signed to Rick Rubin's Def Jam record label, better known for acts like Run-D.M.C.. This led to three studio albums, including the brutal ``Reign in Blood``, as well as a 1991 live double CD, ``Decade Of Aggression``. Dave Lombardo left the band in 1987 for several weeks, and was replaced for a few live gigs by Tony Scaglione (Whiplash (US)), and then again left in 1992. The band disappeared for a while, and was presumed killed in a bizarre gardening accident. Finally, in 1994, Paul Bostaph from Forbidden was brought in, and three more albums were recorded. Then, in 2001, Bostaph left to join Systematic, and Lombardo, who had been in Grip Inc. and Fantômas rejoined the band. Interesting facts: It's official that Slayer is the most covered metal band in the world aside from Metallica. Tom Araya was born in Valparaíso, Chile. He has provided guest vocals to recordings by other artists, including ``Iron Gland`` from Alice in Chains' album Dirt, and ``Terrorist`` from Soulfly's album Primitive. His brother is John Araya (Bloodcum (US), Thine Eyes Bleed) Kerry King recorded a guitar solo for ``No Sleep Til' Brooklyn`` by the popular hip-hop/rock group Beastie Boys. Tom Araya's brother John (Bloodcum (US), Thine Eyes Bleed) worked as an sound engineer for Slayer in their early days. According the book of Jarek Szubrycht (Lux Occulta) "Bez litosci. Prawdziwa historia zespo�u Slayer", Greg Hall was asked to play with Slayer after Tony Scaglione left the band in January 1987. It never happens because Lombardo returned to the band. Gene Hoglan, the legendary drummer who has played in bands such as Dark Angel (US), Strapping Young Lad and Death, used to be a Slayer lights man and roadie on the Show No Mercy tour, and was asked to be Dave Lombardo's drum tech on the Haunting North America tour ('84), but knocked it back to pursue his own music career. He even did backup vocals on the album Show No Mercy (the song Evil Has No Boundaries). Birth Dates: Tom Araya (06 June 1961 Valparaíso, Chile) Jeff Hannemann (31 January 1964 Oakland, CA) Kerry King (03 June 1964 Los Angeles, CA) Dave Lombardo (16 February 1965 Havana, Cuba) Paul Bostaph (26 March 1964 Newark, CA) Rumor has it the band was originally known as Dragonslayer, after the 1981 movie of the same name. However, when King was asked "How did you come up with the name Dragonslayer?" King responded "We never did; it's a myth to this day." It is rumored that their New Untitled album would be their last.
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Genres
Metal, Hardcore, Thrash Metal, Thrash, Punk
Band members
Jeff Hanneman, Paul Bostaph, Kerry King, Tom Araya
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What fans are saying
Zack
5 / 5
Fucking amazing. Feels like I’ve gone ten rounds in a ring with that incredible, raging audience. Total chaos and yet total comradeship, a great crowd all round. It was an absolute pleasure to see these metal legends one last time and the lads didn’t disappoint. This is one gig I shall remember forever more. Thank you for your music Slayer, it was an honour.
Birmingham BCA Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 08, 2018
Alex
5 / 5
It was soooo cool to see Slayer one more time. They rocked !!!!! When it was over,Tom just stood on stage for a few minutes. Just seeing the fans that made Slayer who they are. Gotta admit, I started to feel a little nostalgic myself. It's been a crazy ride of life,but Slayers music made it a bit better. Going to miss them.
Oakland Arena Oakland, CA
Nov 28, 2019
Daniel
4 / 5
Organization was shit. Over 3 hours of line outside in the cold rain. Obituary played with ⅓ of people inside the venue, Anthrax with about half at the beginning. F&B were located in a cool place outside the main area but OPEN to the cold rain (WTF). Only 1 restroom for 10,000 people. The bands were AMAZING and Slayer fucking killed it.
St. Jordi Barcelona, Spain
Nov 19, 2018
Henrik
5 / 5
It was Best trash metal ever. F...... super stageshow but I miss Jeff Hanneman V.I.P. and his mean guitar plaing with K. King. And Paul Bastaph on drums. NOT so good. It was the 4. Time for me and Dave Lombardo roules on drums. I hope King can explaine Tom, his NOT old and NOT to Think to much on his family.
Royal Arena Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun 16, 2019
Dakotah
5 / 5
Amazing show first ever time seeing slayer and I was front row of the pit it was the best concert I’ve been to. sadly this is the only time I’m able to see them since it’s there final shows hope if you guys are seeing them tonight for the final time you guys have a blast seeing them 🤘🤘
The Forum Los Angeles, CA
Dec 01, 2019
Tony
5 / 5
Absolutely enjoyed this one! Been a Slayer fan for awhile and watching yesterday's performance re-hashed my memories of Slayer events over the years with an added bonus of bringing along my daughter to add to a new generation of listeners. Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, and Lamb of God were an added bonus to an evening of our listening enjoyment.
AK Chin Pavilion Phoenix, AZ
May 04, 2019
Bruce
5 / 5
How could you possibly go wrong with that line-up? Fucking Slayer! Lamb of God! Amon Amarth, (although no one seemed to know who they were) and Cannibal Corpse. All good shit, the only dow side...cold, cold, cold. Merriweather needs some giant radiant gas infrared heaters for those colder shows...bonus they could do shows year round.
Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
May 15, 2019
Sam
5 / 5
OMG. Amazing show, slightly marred by the drunken redneck morons trying to mosh in the dark on the lawn and spilling about $400 of beer on everyone within ten feet of them. Slayer was amazing. I have never been a huge fan, but i respect the heck out them for the show they put on.
Lakewood Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA
Sep 07, 2018
Cowboy
5 / 5
Slayer was as always on point. Sounded great. Suicidal was great and Testament put on a great performance as well. Every Slayer live concert is memorable to say the least. This one was special for me and will forever live in my memory. Unfortunately my phone that I used to record the event was destroyed...
Egyptian Room Indianapolis, IN
Nov 24, 2018
Scot
5 / 5
Epic event!!! Of COURSE....Slayer slayed! I caught Kerry Kings pick that he used to end his Slayer career! It felt like a special night from start to finish. Phil Anselmo doing an All Pantera set!!! Better than expected. And Primus is rediculously great! I’ll be ready for the next Last show ever though just in case.
The Forum Los Angeles, CA
Dec 02, 2019
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Slayer Tour Cities
Sacramento, CA Chicago, IL Louisville, KY

Frequently Asked Questions About Slayer

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Slayer on tour?

Yes, Slayer is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Slayer concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Slayer tour is scheduled for 3 dates across 3 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Slayer scheduled to play?

Slayer is scheduled to play 3 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Slayer tour start?

Slayer’s tour starts Sep 20, 2024 and ends on Oct 10, 2024. They will play 3 cities; their most recent concert was held in Chicago at Riot Fest and their next upcoming concert will be in Chicago at Riot Fest.

What venues is Slayer performing at?

As part of the Slayer tour, Slayer is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Sep 20 - Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Sep 27 - Louisville, KY @ Highland Festival Grounds
Oct 10 - Sacramento, CA @ Discovery Park
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