Slayer Extends Farewell World Tour Into 2019 With European Arenas

Slayer SAP Center
Brandon Magnus
– Slayer SAP Center
Nederlander Concerts presented Slayer’s San Jose SAP Center stop on its world tour finale Aug. 26, with the band getting Sharks jerseys on top of a sellout crowd. L-R: the venue’s Steve Kirsner and Phil Beck, Slayer, the venue’s Jim Sparaco, Nederlander Concerts CEO Alex Hodges, the venue’s Derek Michelson and (kneeling), Nederlander’s Eric Milhouse and Pinnacle Entertainment’s Scott Sokol.

American thrash metal band Slayer extends its farewell tour into 2019, giving more fans the opportunity to experience their grand finale. The group just finished the first two legs of their tour in North America and are heading to the UK and Europe to take on the third, from Nov. 1 to Dec. 8 with Lamb Of God, Obituary, and Anthrax. Slayer is also headlining Mexico’s ForceFest on Oct. 7 and Hellfest Open Air in France on June 23.
“We always knew this tour would take us into 2019,” said Slayer’s Kerry King in a statement, “and we’ve been blown away by the response we’ve been getting here in North America. 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.”
Recent Boxoffice reports submitted to Pollstar include the band grossing on average $186,510 for the past 36 months and a U.S. gross of $301,441 for their Ontario show at Budweiser Gardens on Aug 6. 
Another report is from Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento, Calif., May 13, which Nederlander Concerts CEO Alex Hodges told Pollstar was booked before the band had announced it was a farewell tour.

“They kept that a secret,” Hodges said at the time. “We just had to make an offer not knowing that there was an additional bonus of interest for fans.” The show sold 13,711 tickets and grossed $715,760.

Slayer already has plans to make appearances in South America, Australia, and Japan in 2019. However, additional legs to the tour will be announced soon. “There will be more – plenty more,” Slayer said in a statement. The band added, “2019 is 12 months long and the world is a big place.” 

The group is offering limited onstage, meet & greet, and exclusive merchandise packages for the final world tour. 
 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
2019 JUNE
23        Hellfest Open Air, Clisson, France  (headline)