Rob Zombie: Slayer will be back on the road in two years

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Rob Zombie says he thinks Slayer will be back on tour in a couple of years.

The thrash giants announced that they’d head out on the road one last time earlier this year and wrapped up the second leg of North American dates last month.

They’ll head back to the UK and Europe for further shows in November and December, but even though they’ve decided to call it a day, Zombie doesn’t think retirement will suit them and predicts they’ll return in the next two years.

He tells Quebec radio station CHOM 97.7 (via Blabbermouth): “No rock guys have ever retired – they just… they died. That's why they retired.

“When I hear, 'Oh, Slayer are retiring,’ I go, 'No fucking way! No way!' They think they want to be home and have a life. After two years, they're gonna go cuckoo and they're gonna be back on the road. 

“That's what we're all built for – we're all crazy and we need to do this. And I don't know why. I don't see any retirement ever. We'll keep going until we can't go any more.”

Zombie adds: “The only time I said I would retire is when I thought I just can't do it any more and you know you're not good. But until then, yeah. And time goes by fast, too.”

Last week, Zombie confirmed that work on the follow-up to 2016’s The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser had been completed and said: “It'll get out next year, early next year. I think this and so do the guys in the band. I think it's the best record we've made.”

Zombie is currently on The Twins Of Evil: The Second Coming Tour with Marilyn Manson and earlier this month the pair released their cover of Beatles’ classic Helter Skelter.

Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson Twins Of Evil tour dates

Jul 24: Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Pavilion, NJ
Jul 25: Pittsburgh Keybank Pavilion, PA
Jul 26: Toronto Budweiser Stage, ON
Jul 28: Montreal Heavy Metal Festival, QC
Jul 29: Bangor Impact Music Festival, ME
Aug 07: Wantagh Jones beach, NY
Aug 08: Mansfield Xfinity Center, MA
Aug 09: Camden BB&T Pavilion, NJ
Aug 11: Hartford The Xfinity Theatre, CT
Aug 12: Darien Lake Amphitheatre, NY
Aug 14: Atlanta Cellairis Amp At Lakewood, GA
Aug 16: Dallas Starplex Pavilion, TX
Aug 17: Austin 360, TX
Aug 18: Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, TX
Aug 20: Denver Pepsi Center, CO
Aug 22: Salt lake City Usana Amp, UT
Aug 24: Chula Vista Mattress Firm Amp, CA
Aug 25: Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena, NV
Aug 26: Phoenix Ak Chin Pavilion, AZ
Aug 28: Concord Pavilion, CA
Aug 29: Irvine Fivepoint Amp, CA

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