Penticton has been added to the list of stops for Slayer’s last concert tour around the world. Submitted image

Slayer adds Penticton to North American tour

Slayer adds the South Okanagan Events Centre as a stop on their last world tour

Penticton has been added to the list of stops for Slayer’s last concert tour around the world.

On May 17 they will be joined by Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament at the South Okanagan Events Centre for the first leg of Slayer’s North American tour.

After nearly 37 years, releasing 12 studio albums, multiple live recordings, compilations, live video and two box sets, playing nearly 3,000 concerts in all corners of the world, receiving countless awards including five Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards, Gold records and other accolades as well as having its own exhibit in the Smithsonian Institute, gracing hundreds of magazine covers, experiencing the devastating loss of a founding member, and even appearing on The Tonight Show, the age of Slayer, is coming to an end.

Slayer announces that it will do one last concert tour around the globe to thank their fans for all of their support over the years, for making the last three-and-a-half decades so packed with good times and unforgettable experiences, and will then move on.

“If you are lucky enough to be invited to play even just once with living legends like Slayer, it’s an incredible honour. Slayer gave Lamb Of God our very first two overseas shows. Slayer has subsequently taken us on several full length tours, both at home and abroad,” said Randy Blythe, of Lamb of God. “The guys in Slayer and their crew have also always been very, very cool to our band. It is irrefutable that Slayer helped create the genre of aggressive metal, and all modern bands of that ilk owe them a huge debt – I know we do. To be asked to be a part of their final tour – well, it just makes you stop and realize just how lucky you are. Hail Slayer! We’ll see you on the road.”

Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament are all bands who have close ties to and have shared the stage multiple times with the band over the years.

“It’s truly an honour to be on Slayer’s final tour,” said Anthrax’s Frank Bello. “Anthrax and Slayer have toured together for decades, we are family, band and crew, so we want to help give Slayer the best send-off possible and to have one last blast with our friends. But you know, at the end of the day, Slayer will never die.”

Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. Very limited Slayer onstage, plus meet and greet with exclusive merchandise packages will be available. Log on to www.slayer.net/tour for this and all ticket purchasing info.

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