Slayer Return to North America for Fall 2013 Tour
Slayer announced two dates in New York and Los Angeles, respectively, this fall and that seemed to be the extent of the band's North American tour plans for 2013. We totally understood, given the tragic death of their guitarist Jeff Hanneman in May of this year. However, the magnetic pull to hit the road is there, as the band has announced a five-week fall tour, following a summer of international gigging.
The tour begins on Oct. 22 in Anchorage, Alaska. It'll be the band's first time playing the region since Oct. 23, 1996, so it's almost 17 years to the day.
This tour coincides with the already announced plans to play at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Thanksgiving Eve (Nov. 27) and the band's gig at the Hollywood Palladium on Oct. 28, which marks their return after a 25-year absence. Slayer are proving you can go home again with some of these dates. More dates will be announced soon.
Exodus guitarist Gary Holt is continuing to fill in for Hanneman and the band is working on new material. Frontman/bassist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King hope to hit the studio before hitting the road.
Gojira and 4Arm will support Slayer on the entire run of dates. Tickets go on sale on Sept. 6.
Slayer Fall 2013 North American Tour
10/22 -- Anchorage, Alaska -- Sullivan Sports Arena
10/25 -- Las Vegas, Nev. -- The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,
10/28 -- Hollywood, Calif. – Hollywood Palladium
10/30 -- San Jose, Calif. -- Events Center at San Jose State
11/1 -- Seattle, Wash. -- WAMU Center
11/3 -- Calgary, Alberta -- Stampede Corral
11/4 -- Edmonton, Alberta -- Shaw Center
11/5 -- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan -- Prairieland Park Center
11/7 -- Winnipeg, Manitoba -- MTS Centre
11/8 -- Minneapolis, Minn. – Myth
11/10 -- Austin, Texas -- FunFunFun Fest
11/12 -- Houston, Texas -- Bayou Music Center
11/13 -- Dallas, Texas -- South Side Ballroom
11/15 -- Chicago, Ill. -- Aragon Ballroom
11/16 -- Detroit, Mich. -- The Fillmore
11/17 -- Columbus, Ohio -- LC Pavilion
11/19 -- Washington, D.C. – The Fillmore
11/20 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Stage AE
11/21 -- Toronto, Ontario -- Ricoh coliseum
11/23 -- Montreal, Quebec -- CEPSUM/University of Montreal
11/24 -- Quebec City, Quebec -- Pavilion de la Jeunesse
11/26 -- Wallingford, Conn. -- Oakdale Theatre
11/27 -- New York, N.Y. -- Theatre at MSG
11/29 -- Camden, N.J. -- Susquehanna Bank Center
11/30 -- Boston, Mass. -- Tsongas Arena