Slayer to Call It Quits – After Farewell Tour

Thrash Godfathers shred Circuit of the Americas June 20

Metal lords Slayer have announced they’re bringing 37 years of musical extremity to an end after one final global trek. In North America, they’ll be accompanied by fellow hellions Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament. The victory lap ends on June 20 at the Circuit of the Americas.

Slayer performing at ACL Live at the Moody Theater Nov. 18, 2014 (Photo by Gary Miller)

Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 26, at 10am. Exclusive merchandise packages that include onstage seating and meet-and-greets will be available.

In addition to pioneering some of the heaviest sounds known to mankind since the quartet’s 1981 breakout from Southern California, Slayer racked up five Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards. They suffered the loss of founding lead guitarist Jeff Hanneman in 2013.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More by Mark Fagan
Fall Concerts to Add to Your Calendar
Fall Concerts to Add to Your Calendar
Paul McCartney, the Jesus Lizard, and Saturnalia make the list

Sept. 4, 2018

ACL Fest Late Night Lineup Drops
ACL Fest Late Night Lineup Drops
St. Vincent, the Breeders, and Parquet Courts head the list

Aug. 21, 2018


Slayer, Anthrax, Lamb of God, Behemoth, Testament, Jeff Hanneman

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle