|Tour by Slayer|
|Start date||May 10, 2018|
|End date||November 30, 2019|
|No. of shows||87 in North America|
47 in Europe
5 in Oceania
2 in Asia
6 in South America
|Slayer concert chronology|
The Final World Tour (also referred to as The Farewell Tour) was the final concert tour by American thrash metal band Slayer, which began on May 10, 2018, and ended on November 30, 2019. The tour, consisting of 147 shows worldwide, served as a conclusion of the band's three-and-a-half-decade-long career.
The tour was announced on January 22, 2018 through a video featuring a montage of press clippings, early posters and press photos spanning Slayer's entire career. It was announced at the expense of vocalist/bassist Tom Araya's desire of no longer wanting to tour and spend more time with his family.The first leg of the North American tour was announced the day after, which took place in May and June 2018 and included support from Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament. The second leg of the North American tour was announced on March 5, 2018; this leg took place in July and August, and featured four out of five bands from the first leg (Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax and Testament) and Napalm Death as the replacement for Behemoth.
On February 20, 2018, Slayer announced the first European date of the farewell tour; it was announced that they would headline the Secret Solstice Festival in Reykjavík, Iceland in June.A European leg of the farewell tour took place in November and December 2018, with support provided by Lamb of God, Anthrax and Obituary. Guitarist Gary Holt had to miss the last four dates of this tour so that he could take care of his father who was nearing the end of his life; he was filled in by former Machine Head and Vio-lence guitarist Phil Demmel.
On June 24, 2018, Slayer was announced as one of the first five bands (alongside Manowar, Carcass, Mass Hysteria and Dropkick Murphys) confirmed to play the 2019 edition of Hellfest. This was the band's first show announced for 2019, and was said to be their last-ever show in France.Slayer also played a one-off show in Mexico at ForceFest in October 2018.
Slayer continued touring into 2019; in addition to international festival appearances, they performed in areas that the tour had not yet visited, including South America, Australia and Japan;Anthrax was the supporting act on most of the dates. Slayer toured North America in May 2019, with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse as the opening acts. The final North American leg of the tour took place in November 2019, and included support by Primus, Ministry and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals.
The band's final appearance in Chile on October 6, 2019 at the Santiago Gets Louder festival marked the first time two of the "Big Four" (Slayer and Anthrax) had shared the stage with one of the members of the "Big Teutonic Four" of thrash, Kreator. Megadeth – who had not shared the stage with Slayer and Anthrax since the series of "Big Four" shows in 2010-2011 – was initially scheduled to perform at the festival, but cancelled due to Dave Mustaine's illness and was replaced by Kreator.
On how long the farewell tour would last, Exodus vocalist and Holt's bandmate Steve "Zetro" Souza indicated that it would "take a year and a half or two years to do the one final thing, but I believe it's finished. Everybody knows what I know; just because I'm on the outside, I have no insight on that."Kristen Mulderig, who works with Rick Sales Entertainment Group, said that there would still be Slayer-related activities after the tour's conclusion. Despite being referred to as a farewell tour, the band's manager, Rick Sales, said that the tour was not a foreshadowing of their split, but an end of touring. Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo did not attend the band's final show.
After finishing the set from their final show at The Forum on November 30, 2019, the band and crew members hugged each other and took group photos, followed by Tom Araya bidding farewell to the fans.Guitarist Gary Holt expressed his gratitude towards the band members and then thanked the fans for making him feel welcomed since joining in 2011.
This is the average setlist for the tour according to Setlist.fm.
|Date||City||Country||Venue||Opening acts||Tickets Sold/Available|
|May 10, 2018||San Diego||United States||Valley View Casino Center|| Lamb of God |
|May 11, 2018||Irvine||FivePoint Amphitheater||—|
|May 13, 2018||Sacramento||Papa Murphy's Park at Cal Expo||13,711 / 13,711 (100%)|
|May 16, 2018||Vancouver||Canada||Pacific Coliseum||—|
|May 17, 2018||Penticton||South Okanagan Events Centre||—|
|May 19, 2018||Calgary||The Big Four||—|
|May 20, 2018||Edmonton||Shaw Conference Centre||—|
|May 22, 2018||Winnipeg||Bell MTS Place||—|
|May 24, 2018||Minneapolis||United States||The Armory||—|
|May 25, 2018||Tinley Park||Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre||22,176 / 22,176 (100%)|
|May 27, 2018||Sterling Heights||Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill||—|
|May 29, 2018||Toronto||Canada||Budweiser Stage||—|
|May 30, 2018||Laval||Place Bell||9,266 / 9,266 (100%)|
|June 1, 2018||Uncasville||United States||Mohegan Sun Arena||6,391 / 6,391 (100%)|
|June 2, 2018||Holmdel||PNC Bank Arts Center||—|
|June 4, 2018||Reading||Santander Arena||—|
|June 6, 2018||Cincinnati||Riverbend Music Center||—|
|June 7, 2018||Cuyahoga Falls||Blossom Music Center||—|
|June 9, 2018||Burgettstown||KeyBank Pavilion||—|
|June 10, 2018||Bristow||Jiffy Lube Live||—|
|June 12, 2018||Virginia Beach||Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater||—|
|June 14, 2018||Charlotte||PNC Music Pavilion||—|
|June 15, 2018||Orlando||Orlando Amphitheater||—|
|June 17, 2018||Sugar Land||Smart Financial Centre||—|
|June 19, 2018||Dallas||The Bomb Factory||—|
|June 20, 2018||Austin||Austin360 Amphitheater||—|
|June 23, 2018||Reykjavík||Iceland||Secret Solstice Festival||N/A||N/A|
|July 26, 2018||Gilford||United States||Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion||Lamb of God|
|July 27, 2018||Bangor||Impact Music Festival||—|
|July 29, 2018||Wantagh||Jones Beach Theater||—|
|July 31, 2018||Scranton||The Pavilion||—|
|August 1, 2018||Albany||Times Union Center||—|
|August 3, 2018||Darien||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center||—|
|August 4, 2018||Syracuse||Lakeview Amphitheater||—|
|August 6, 2018||London||Canada||Budweiser Gardens||—|
|August 7, 2018||Grand Rapids||United States||Van Andel Arena||—|
|August 9, 2018||Maryland Heights||Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre||—|
|August 10, 2018||Atlanta||Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood||—|
|August 12, 2018||Nashville||Nashville Municipal Auditorium||—|
|August 13, 2018||Rogers||Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion||—|
|August 15, 2018||San Antonio||Freeman Coliseum||—|
|August 16, 2018||Oklahoma City||The Zoo Amphitheatre||—|
|August 18, 2018||Greenwood Village||Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre||—|
|August 19, 2018||West Valley City||USANA Amphitheatre||—|
|August 21, 2018||Nampa||Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater||—|
|August 23, 2018||Ridgefield||Sunlight Supply Amphitheater||—|
|August 24, 2018||Auburn||White River Amphitheatre||—|
|August 26, 2018||San Jose||SAP Center||—|
|October 7, 2018||Teotihuacan||Mexico||ForceFest||N/A||N/A|
|November 1, 2018||Dublin||Ireland||3Arena||Lamb of God|
|November 3, 2018||London||England||Wembley Arena||10,749 / 11,081|
|November 5, 2018||Cardiff||Wales||Motorpoint Arena Cardiff||—|
|November 7, 2018||Birmingham||England||Arena Birmingham||—|
|November 9, 2018||Manchester||Manchester Arena||—|
|November 10, 2018||Newcastle||Metro Radio Arena||—|
|November 12, 2018||Glasgow||Scotland||SSE Hydro||—|
|November 14, 2018||Dortmund||Germany||Westfalenhallen||—|
|November 15, 2018||Zwolle||Netherlands||IJsselhallen||—|
|November 17, 2018||Madrid||Spain||Palacio Vistalegre||—|
|November 18, 2018||Barcelona||Palau Sant Jordi||—|
|November 20, 2018||Milan||Italy||Mediolanum Forum||—|
|November 22, 2018||Zürich||Switzerland||Halle 622||—|
|November 23, 2018||Vienna||Austria||Wiener Stadthalle||—|
|November 24, 2018||Freiburg||Germany||Stadthalle||—|
|November 26, 2018||Hamburg||Barclaycard Arena||—|
|November 27, 2018||Łódź||Poland||Atlas Arena||—|
|November 29, 2018||Munich||Germany||Olympiahalle||—|
|November 30, 2018||Erfurt||Messe Erfurt||—|
|December 2, 2018||Berlin||Mercedes-Benz Arena||9,218 / 13,322|
|December 3, 2018||Copenhagen||Denmark||Royal Arena||—|
|December 5, 2018||Stockholm||Sweden||Hovet||—|
|December 6, 2018||Oslo||Norway||Oslo Spektrum||—|
|December 8, 2018||Helsinki||Finland||Helsinki Ice Hall||—|
|March 7, 2019||Brisbane||Australia||Riverstage||Anthrax|
|March 9, 2019||Sydney||Download Festival||N/A||N/A|
|March 11, 2019||Melbourne|
|March 13, 2019||Adelaide||Adelaide Entertainment Centre||Anthrax|
|March 15, 2019||Auckland||New Zealand||Eventfinda Stadium||Anthrax||—|
|March 21, 2019||Chiba||Japan||Download Festival||N/A||N/A|
|March 23, 2019||Manila||Philippines||Pulp Summer Slam|
|May 2, 2019||Phoenix||United States||Ak-Chin Pavilion||Lamb of God|
|May 3, 2019||Albuquerque||Isleta Amphitheater||—|
|May 5, 2019||El Paso||Don Haskins Center||—|
|May 7, 2019||Edinburg||Bert Ogden Arena||—|
|May 8, 2019||Irving||Toyota Music Factory||—|
|May 10, 2019||Tampa||MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre||—|
|May 11, 2019||West Palm Beach||Coral Sky Amphitheatre||—|
|May 13, 2019||Huntington||Big Sandy Superstore Arena||—|
|May 14, 2019||Columbia||Merriweather Post Pavilion||—|
|May 16, 2019||Noblesville||Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center||—|
|May 17, 2019||Bonner Springs||Providence Medical Center Amphitheater||—|
|May 19, 2019||Clarkston||DTE Energy Music Theatre||—|
|May 20, 2019||Youngstown||Covelli Centre||—|
|May 22, 2019||Ottawa||Canada||Canadian Tire Centre||—|
|May 24, 2019||Camden||United States||BB&T Pavilion||—|
|May 25, 2019||Mansfield||Xfinity Center||—|
|June 4, 2019||Gliwice||Poland||Gliwice Arena||Behemoth||—|
|June 6, 2019||Sölvesborg||Sweden||Sweden Rock Festival||N/A||N/A|
|June 8, 2019||Nürburg||Germany||Rock am Ring|
|June 9, 2019||Nuremberg||Rock im Park|
|June 11, 2019||Budapest||Hungary||László Papp Budapest Sports Arena||Anthrax||—|
|June 13, 2019||Leipzig||Germany||Arena Leipzig||Anthrax|
|June 14, 2019||Nickelsdorf||Austria||Nova Rock Festival||N/A||N/A|
|June 16, 2019||Castle Donington||England||Download Festival|
|June 19, 2019||Geneva||Switzerland||SEG Geneva Arena||Anthrax||—|
|June 21, 2019||Dessel||Belgium||Graspop Metal Meeting||N/A||N/A|
|June 23, 2019||Clisson||France||Hellfest|
|June 25, 2019||Prague||Czech Republic||Tipsport Arena||Anthrax||—|
|June 28, 2019||Oslo||Norway||Tons Of Rock||N/A||N/A|
|June 29, 2019||Helsinki||Finland||Tuska Open Air|
|July 3, 2019||Viveiro||Spain||Resurrection Fest|
|July 5, 2019||Lisbon||Portugal||Vagos Open Air|
|July 7, 2019||Verona||Italy||Rock the Castle|
|July 10, 2019||Bucharest||Romania||Metalheadmeeting|
|July 11, 2019||Sofia||Bulgaria||Sofia Airport Park||Satyricon||—|
|July 13, 2019||Athens||Greece||AthensRocks|| Rotting Christ |
|July 26, 2019||Edmonton||Canada||Chaos AB Festival||N/A||N/A|
|July 28, 2019||Montreal||Heavy Montréal|
|August 2, 2019||Wacken||Germany||Wacken Open Air||N/A||N/A|
|August 3, 2019||Stuttgart||Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle||Anthrax|
|September 13, 2019||Chicago||United States||Riot Fest||N/A||N/A|
|September 27, 2019||Quito||Ecuador||Coliseo General Rumiñahui||—||—|
|September 29, 2019||Buenos Aires||Argentina||Estadio Luna Park||—||—|
|October 2, 2019||São Paulo||Brazil||Espaco das Américas||Claustrofobia||—|
|October 4, 2019||Rio de Janeiro||Rock In Rio||—||—|
|October 6, 2019||Santiago||Chile||Gets Louder Festival||Anthrax|
|October 8, 2019||Viña del Mar||Sporting Club||Anthrax||—|
|October 11, 2019||Manchester||United States||Exit 111 Festival||N/A||N/A|
|November 2, 2019||Asheville||ExploreAsheville.com Arena|| Primus |
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals
|November 3, 2019||Raleigh||PNC Arena||7,011|
|November 5, 2019||Salem||Salem Civic Center||3,861|
|November 6, 2019||Hershey||Giant Center||—|
|November 8, 2019||Springfield||MassMutual Center||5,913|
|November 9, 2019||New York City||Madison Square Garden||—|
|November 11, 2019||Louisville||KFC Yum! Center||—|
|November 12, 2019||Columbus||Nationwide Arena||—|
|November 14, 2019||Moline||TaxSlayer Center||—|
|November 15, 2019||Sioux Falls||Denny Sanford Premier Center||—|
|November 17, 2019||Fargo||Fargodome||—|
|November 18, 2019||Omaha||CHI Health Center||—|
|November 20, 2019||Colorado Springs||Broadmoor World Arena||—|
|November 22, 2019||Billings||Rimrock Auto Arena||—|
|November 24, 2019||Spokane||Spokane Arena||—|
|November 26, 2019||Oakland||Oakland Arena||10,999 / 13,729 (80%)|
|November 27, 2019||Las Vegas||MGM Grand Garden Arena||—|
|November 29, 2019||Inglewood||The Forum||23,029 / 23,029 (100%)|
|November 30, 2019|
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