Slayer Announces 2nd Leg Of Farewell Tour Including A Stop In Saint Louis August 9

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 9 AT 10am! Club Fitness Box Office at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 800-745-3000

–By Sean Derrick

Thrash Metal heavyweights Slayer,  one of the Big 4 (Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax) is calling it quits after thirty seven years with a monster tour that begins May 10 in San Diego, California and wraps up the North American leg of its final world tour August 26 in San Jose, California.

Luckily for Saint Louis fans the band is making a stop here August 9 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. The Hottest tour of the year will be making the hottest month of the year here even hotter.

Tom Araya of Slayer performing in Saint Louis. Photo by Sean Derrick/Thyrd Eye Photography.

With most of the dates on the first leg sold out almost immediately, and the rest of the dates appear to be headed to an imminent sell out, the demand was certainly there for additional dates. right after tickets went on sale.

For their final tour the band wanted one more chance to say “thank you” to their fans, and what a way to do it. The lineup features some heavy hitters in the metal scene with Lamb of God, Co-Big 4 thrashers Anthrax, Testament, and Napalm Death will all accompany the band on all dates. It’s like a mini-Slayer fest.

Kerry King of Slayer performing in Saint Louis. Photo by Sean Derrick/Thyrd Eye Photography.

A second North American leg for this tour had been considered to take place at some point down the line, but within 48-hours of the initial January 26 ticket on sale date, that all changed.

“We were blown away by the speed of sales for the final run,” said Rick Franks, President of Touring for Live Nation, one of the tour’s promoters.  “Thirty-six years later and Slayer is bigger than ever before.”

Gary Holt of Slayer performing in Saint Louis. Photo by Sean Derrick/Thyrd Eye Photography.

The general ticket onsale for most dates begins this Friday, March 9 at 10AM (local).  Very limited Slayer onstage + Meet & Greet + exclusive merchandise packages will be available.  Log on to for all ticket and package purchasing information.

As quickly as these tickets have been selling you had better not wait when general tickets go on sale this Friday. I have a feeling you will regret missing this huge show.

Kerry King of Slayer performing in Saint Louis. Photo by Sean Derrick/Thyrd Eye Photography.

10   Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
11   FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA  SOLD OUT
13   Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
16   Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, BC
17   South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
19   Big Four, Calgary, AL   SOLD OUT
20   Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB   SOLD OUT
22   Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB
24   The Armory, Minneapolis, MN   SOLD OUT
25   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
27   Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI   SOLD OUT
29   Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON   SOLD OUT
30   Place Bell, Montreal, PQ   SOLD OUT


1    Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT   SOLD OUT
2    PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
4    Santander Arena, Reading, PA   SOLD OUT
6    Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
7    Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
9    KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
10   Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
12   Veteran’s United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA
14   PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
15   Orlando Amphitheater, Orlando, FL
17   Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, Houston, TX   SOLD OUT
19   The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX   SOLD OUT
20   Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX  SOLD OUT


26   Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH
27   Impact Festival, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME
29   Northwell Health at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
31   The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA


1    Times Union Center, Albany, NY
3    Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake, NY
4    Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse, NY
6    Budweiser Gardens, London, ON
7    Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
9    Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO
10   Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
12   Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
13   Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR
15   Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
16   The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
18   Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
19   USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
21   Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise, ID
23   Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Portland, OR
26   SAP Center, San Jose, CA

Scott Ian of Anthrax performing in Saint Louis. Anthrax will be supporting Slayer on their final world tour. Photo by Sean Derrick/Thyrd Eye Photography.

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