The two shows Slayer previously announced for New York and Hollywood finally have some company as the band announces an autumn rumble across the land. Beginning in Alaska, the sonic onslaught continues in the lower 48 with stops in Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Austin, and other metal-loving markets.
For Slayer the upcoming road trip includes the band’s first performance in Anchorage, Alaska, since 1996. The shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden and the Left Coast’s Hollywood Palladium should also bring back a few memories. The band hasn’t played either venue in a quarter of a century.
Guitarist Gary Holt continues to fill in for Slayer’s founding member, the late Jeff Hanneman. Word from Slayer’s press wizards is that the band is working on new material and hopes to log some studio time before the fall tour, which follows the group’s September travels south of the border for gigs in Mexico City and South America.
Here’s the newly announced routing with Gojira and 4ARM support on all dates:
Oct. 22 – Anchorage, Alaska, George M. Sullivan Sports Arena
Oct. 25 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel / Casino
Oct. 28 – Hollywood, Calif., Hollywood Palladium
Oct. 30 – San Jose, Calif., Event Ctr. At San Jose State Univ.
Nov. 8 – Saint Paul, Minn., Myth
Nov. 10 – Austin, Texas, Auditorium Shores (Fun Fun Fun Fest)
Nov. 12 – Houston, Texas, Bayou Music Center
Nov. 13 – Dallas, Texas, South Side Ballroom
Nov. 15 – Chicago, Ill., Aragon Ballroom
Nov. 16 – Detroit, Mich., The Fillmore Detroit
Nov. 17 – Columbus, Ohio, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
Nov. 19 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring
Nov. 20 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE
Nov. 26 – Wallingford, Conn., Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre
Nov. 27 – New York, N.Y., Theater At Madison Square Garden
Nov. 29 – Camden, N.J., Susquehanna Bank Center
Nov. 30 – Lowell, Mass., Tsongas Center At UMass Lowell
General onsales launch Sept. 6. Check out Slayer.net for more information.