Slayer warn fans over hoax festival tickets

Slayer (Image credit: Nuclear Blast)

Slayer (opens in new tab) have issued a statement warning fans to be aware that someone selling tickets for this year’s Sweden Rocks festival on secondary ticket site Viagogo has wrongly claimed they’ll be playing a reunion show.

The band brought the curtain down on their legendary career at The Forum in Los Angeles at the end of November last year, wrapping up their final performance with a blistering version of Angel Of Death.

But reports that Slayer will play at the summer festival has prompted the band to issue a warning.

Slayer say: “Warning to Slayer fans! There are tickets being offered on Viagogo for a Slayer performance at Sweden Rocks June 2020. Buyer beware – this is a resale site with inaccurate information. Slayer will not be performing.”

A spokesperson from Viagogo has now clarified the situation to Metal Hammer, saying: “No tickets were ever actually listed for Slayer on our site, because, as has been pointed out, they never existed or were on sale. 

"This is because we accidentally listed Slayer as playing at the event, so our website automatically generated an event page. This mistake has now been corrected.” 

Despite calling time on their career, Slayer’s manager Rick Sales said last year that although their live career is over that didn’t “mean the end of the band.”

Slayer released their concert film and short movie compilation The Repentless Killogy towards the end of 2019, after it premiered in cinemas around the world at the start of November.

Slayer: The Repentless Killogy (opens in new tab)

Slayer: The Repentless Killogy (opens in new tab)
Slayer brought the curtain down on their remarkable career in November 2019, and bowed out with this release. Combing live footage with a short film, this is not to be missed.

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Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.