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Slayer announce final UK and European tour dates

Slayer have announced that they’ll play live dates across the UK and Europe for the last time later this year.

In January, the band revealed they would bring the curtain down on their 37-year career with a final world tour, initially announcing the first leg in North America (opens in new tab) which got under way last night in San Diego. They followed that by revealing a second leg taking place this summer (opens in new tab).

Now, Tom Araya, Kerry King, Paul Bostaph and Gary Holt have announced they’ll play 24 dates across the UK and Europe this summer, kicking off with a show at Dublin’s 3 Arena on November 1. They’ll then play six dates in the UK before heading to mainland Europe for 17 shows.

Slayer will be joined on the road by Lamb Of God, Anthrax and Obituary.

Tickets will go on general sale at 9am GMT next Friday (May 18) via Live Nation (opens in new tab). The band's Slaytanic Wehrmacht fan club and O2 pre-sales will get under way at 9am GMT time on May 16, while Live Nation's pre-sale begin at 10am GMT on May 17. 

A limited number of Slayer VIP packages will also be available from the band’s official website (opens in new tab).

Slayer 2018 UK and European tour dates

Nov 01: Dublin 3 Arena, Ireland
Nov 03: London SSE Arena Wembley, UK
Nov 05: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
Nov 07: Birmingham Arena, UK
Nov 09: Manchester Arena, UK
Nov 10: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK
Nov 12: Glasgow SSE Hydro, UK
Nov 14: Dortmund Westfalenhalle, Germany
Nov 15: Zwolle Ijsselhallen, Netherlands
Nov 17: Madrid Vistalegre, Spain
Nov 18: Barcelona St Jordi, Spain
Nov 20: Milan Mediolanum Forum, Italy
Nov 21: Zurich Halle 622, Switzerland
Nov 23: Vienna Stadthalle, Austria
Nov 24: Freiburg Sick Arena, Germany
Nov 26: Hamburg Barclaycard Arena, Germany
Nov 27: Lodz Atlas Arena, Poland
Nov 27: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Nov 30: Erfurt Messehalle, Germany
Dec 02: Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany
Dec 03: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Dec 05: Stockholm Hovet, Sweden
Dec 06: Oslo Spektrum, Norway
Dec 08: Helsinki Ice Hall, Finland

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