Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records
Slayer is preparing to say goodbye to its European fans.
The band has announced the dates for the next leg of its worldwide farewell tour, which will take the band across Europe. The tour is currently scheduled to launch November ` in Dublin, Ireland before heading to the UK for a handful of dates and then on to Germany, The Netherlands, Spain and a number of other locations across Europe.
Longtime guitarist Kerry King said the decision to take the tour to Europe had been planned for a long time, and that the reaction to the tour in the U.S. has been motivating for the upcoming European run.
“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,” King said. “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.”
Front man Tom Araya shared King’s appreciation for the fans and their reaction.
“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,” Araya said. “You really are loyal 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!”
Before the band heads to Europe, it will perform for audiences at Mexico at the ForceFest in Tijuana, Mexico on October 7. Plans are also in the works for live performances in South America, Australia and Japan as part of its continued farewell tour.
The current schedule for the European leg of Slayer’s farewell tour is noted below.
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)
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