SLAYER is expected to announce the very last U.S. leg of its final tour later this month. The trek will take place in the fall and will put a cap on the band’s nearly four-decade career.
A teaser for the final tour announcement was released earlier today in the form of an ominous video featuring a silhouetted man digging dirt with a shovel and staking a large cross into the ground to mark the spot. An audio track consisting of actor Danny Trejo speaking in a deep, measured voice accompanies the clip. He states: “To every story, there is a tragedy. Life is a book filled with chapters. Some tell stories of a good time, some tell stories of the dark. To every monster, there’s a hero. To every nightmare, we all wake up. To every story, there’s a final chapter. Some monsters can become human. Other monsters reap for revenge. This is the end of the monsters.”
Although there has been no confirmation from an official source, rumors suggest that PRIMUS and MINISTRY will provide support for SLAYER on the upcoming run of shows.
PRIMUS bassist/vocalist Les Claypool broke the news of his band’s pairing with SLAYER during an appearance this past March on Bill Burr’s Thursday Afternoon Monday Morning Podcast.
Les said: “There’s another thing too that’s kind of a secret, but maybe I can tell you now… So it looks like we’re confirmed — we’re gonna play the last, the very last run supporting SLAYER‘s very last tour; PRIMUS is… It’s starting at Madison Square Garden [in New York City]and ending at The Forum [in Los Angeles]. That’s the rumor.”
In January 2018, SLAYER announced that it would do one last concert tour around the globe to thank their fans for all of their support over the years, for making the last four decades so packed with good times and unforgettable experiences, and then move on.