World Painted Blood Tour

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World Painted Blood Tour
Tour by Slayer
Associated album World Painted Blood
Start dateFebruary 26, 2011
End dateNovember 6, 2011
No. of shows33 in Europe
5 in Australia
7 in South America
1 in Central America
17 in North America
63 Total
Slayer concert chronology
  • European Carnage Tour (2011)
  • World Painted Blood Tour
  • European Summer Festival Tour (2012)

The World Painted Blood Tour was a concert tour by Slayer.

Slayer American thrash metal band

Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California. The band was formed in 1981 by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman and vocalist and bassist Tom Araya. Slayer's fast and aggressive musical style made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. Slayer's current lineup comprises King, Araya, drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt. Hanneman and drummers Dave Lombardo and Jon Dette are former members of the band.


Gary Holt of Exodus was announced as guitarist Jeff Hanneman's temporary replacement [1] on March 13, to April 4, 2011, and joined again on April 23, 2011.

Gary Holt (musician) American guitarist

Gary Wayne Holt is an American guitarist from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a guitarist, the bandleader, and the main songwriter for the American thrash metal band Exodus and is also a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer, in which he took over duties for original guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died in 2013.

Exodus (American band) American thrash metal band

Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1979 in Richmond, California. They have gone through numerous lineup changes, two extended hiatuses, and the deaths of two former band members. Their current lineup consists of guitarists Gary Holt and Lee Altus, bassist Jack Gibson, drummer Tom Hunting, and lead vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza. Hunting is one of the original members, and departed from Exodus twice, in 1989 and 2004, but rejoined in 2007. Holt joined the band about two years after its formation, and is the only member of Exodus to appear on all their releases.

Jeff Hanneman American guitarist

Jeffrey John Hanneman was an American musician, best known as a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer. Hanneman contributed both lyrical and musical material to every Slayer album up until his death in 2013 and wrote the songs "Raining Blood", "War Ensemble," "South of Heaven," "Seasons in the Abyss," and "Angel of Death," all of which have been played at almost every live Slayer performance after their respective compositions. He had his own signature guitar, the ESP Jeff Hanneman Signature model.

Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O'Brien filled in for Holt when Holt left the European tour to play with his own band Exodus at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile on April 10, 2011. Holt's last show with Slayer was on April 4, 2011 in Padova, Italy, O'Brien joined the band for the April 6, 2011 show in Croatia, and finished the European Carnage dates on April 14, 2011 in the Netherlands. [2]

Cannibal Corpse American death metal band

Cannibal Corpse is a death metal band from Buffalo, New York, now based in Tampa, Florida. Formed in December 1988, the band has released fourteen studio albums, two box sets, four video albums, and two live albums. The band has had little radio or television exposure throughout its career, although a cult following began to build after the release of the 1991 album Butchered at Birth and 1992 album Tomb of the Mutilated. As of 2015, they achieved worldwide sales of two million units for combined sales of all their albums, making them the top-selling death metal band of all time.

Pat OBrien (guitarist) American musician

Pat O'Brien is the lead guitarist for the death metal band Cannibal Corpse, as well as a former member for the heavy metal band Nevermore, and a former touring musician with the thrash metal band Slayer.

Santiago Place in Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

Santiago, also known as Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas. It is the center of Chile's largest and most densely populated conurbation, the Santiago Metropolitan Region, whose total population is 7 million. The city is entirely located in the country's central valley. Most of the city lies between 500 m (1,640 ft) and 650 m (2,133 ft) above mean sea level.

The European Carnage Tour was co-headlined with Megadeth. [3] This was the first time in 21 years since the Clash of the Titans tour in Europe with Testament and Suicidal Tendencies that Slayer and Megadeth had toured the continent together.

European Carnage Tour was a European tour headlined by American thrash metal bands Slayer and Megadeth. This tour marked the first time that both bands had toured Europe together since the Clash of the Titans Tour in 1990 when support was provided by Testament and Suicidal Tendencies. Slayer and Megadeth had previously toured together in North America on American Carnage Tour in 2010, with Testament and Anthrax as the supporting acts.

Megadeth American heavy metal band

Megadeth is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson formed the band in 1983 shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. Along with Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer, Megadeth is one of the "big four" of American thrash metal, responsible for its development and popularization. Their music features complex arrangements and fast rhythm sections, and lyrical themes of death, war, politics, and religion.

Clash of the Titans (tour)

Clash of the Titans was a concert tour co-headlined by American thrash metal bands Megadeth and Slayer, which took place in September and October 1990 and again from May to July 1991. Launched in support of their respective albums Rust in Peace and Seasons in the Abyss, the tour had two legs, first in Europe and second in the United States. Clash of the Titans is considered one of the most successful tours in heavy metal history, and bridged the gap between the popularity of thrash metal and rise of the alternative rock and grunge scene.

On the end of March, 2011, Slayer announced a U.S. tour with Rob Zombie and Exodus. [4] The tour name is Hell on Earth 2011, started on July 20 and ended on August 6, 2011.

Rob Zombie American singer and film director

Rob Zombie is an American musician and filmmaker. He is a founding member of the heavy metal band White Zombie, releasing four studio albums with the band. He is the older brother of Spider One, lead vocalist for American rock band Powerman 5000.

On April 23, Slayer was part of the first Big Four show in the United States. Hanneman rejoined to play the last two songs of the concert. [5] It would be Hanneman's last-ever performance with Slayer before his death in 2013.

<i>The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria</i> 2010 video by Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax

The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria is a live video with performances by Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax, the "big four" of thrash metal. The concert took place on June 22, 2010 at the Sonisphere Festival at Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria. It was shown at 450 movie theaters in the United States and over 350 movie theaters across Europe, Canada, and Latin America on June 22, 2010.

Tour dates

Australia (Soundwave Festival) [6]
February 26, 2011 Brisbane Australia RNA Showgrounds
February 27, 2011 Sydney Sydney Showgrounds
March 4, 2011 Melbourne Melbourne Showgrounds
March 5, 2011 Adelaide Bonython Park
March 7, 2011 Perth Claremont Showground
Europe (European Carnage Tour) [3]
March 13, 2011 Kiev Ukraine Expo
March 15, 2011MoscowRussia Olympic Stadium
March 16, 2011 St. Petersburg Jubileeny
March 17, 2011 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
March 19, 2011 Oslo NorwaySentrum Scene
March 20, 2011
March 21, 2011 Aarhus Denmark Scandinavian Center
March 23, 2011 Brussels Belgium Forest National
March 24, 2011 Bamberg GermanyStechert Arena
March 26, 2011ParisFrance Le Zénith
March 28, 2011 Madrid SpainLa Riviera
March 29, 2011 A Coruña Coliseum
March 30, 2011 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
April 1, 2011 Barcelona SpainSt. Jordi Club
April 3, 2011RomeItalyRome Atlántico
April 4, 2011 Padova Gran Teatro
April 6, 2011 Zagreb Croatia Arena Zagreb
April 7, 2011 Vienna Austria Gasometer
April 8, 2011 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena
April 10, 2011 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
April 11, 2011 Łódź Poland Atlas Arena
April 13, 2011 Zurich Switzerland Volkshaus
April 14, 2011 Eindhoven NetherlandsKlokgebouw
North America [7]
April 23, 2011 [A] Indio, California United StatesEmpire Polo Club
South America [8]
June 2, 2011 Santiago Chile Movistar Arena
June 3, 2011 Viña del Mar Polideportivo de Viña del Mar
June 5, 2011 Buenos Aires Argentina Luna Park
June 8, 2011 Curitiba BrazilMaster Hall
June 9, 2011 São Paulo Via Funchal
June 11, 2011 Lima Peru Estadio Universidad San Marcos
June 14, 2011 Bogotá Colombia Palacio de los Deportes
Central America [9]
June 17, 2011 San José Costa Rica Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá
North America Leg #2
June 19, 2011 Monterrey Mexico Banamex Theatre
June 21, 2011 Mexico City Palacio de los Deportes
Europe Leg #2
July 2, 2011 [A] Gelsenkirchen Germany Arena AufSchalke
July 3, 2011 [A] Gothenburg Sweden Ullevi
July 6, 2011 [A] Milan ItalyFiera Open Air Arena
July 8, 2011 [A] Knebworth United Kingdom Sonisphere Festival
July 9, 2011 [A] Amnéville France
July 10, 2011 Amsterdam Netherlands Paradiso
July 12, 2011 Eindhoven Effenaar
July 14, 2011 Tolmin Slovenia Metalcamp
July 15, 2011 Tokaj HungaryHegyalja Festival
July 16, 2011 Balingen Germany Bang Your Head!!!
North America Leg #3 [10] [11]
July 20, 2011 Reading United States Sovereign Center
July 22, 2011 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 23, 2011 Pittsburgh Stage AE
July 24, 2011 Toronto Canada Heavy T.O. Festival
July 27, 2011 Winnipeg MTS Centre
July 29, 2011 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
July 30, 2011 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
July 31, 2011 Edmonton Rexall Place
August 2, 2011 Victoria Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
August 3, 2011 Vancouver Rogers Arena
August 5, 2011 Portland United States Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum
August 6, 2011 Seattle Wamu Theatre
September 14, 2011 [A] New York City Yankee Stadium
November 6, 2011 Austin Fun Fun Fun Fest
A Big 4 shows with Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax

Typical Setlist

  1. "World Painted Blood"
  2. "Hate Worldwide"
  3. "War Ensemble"
  4. "Jihad"
  5. "Disciple"
  6. "Beauty Through Order"
  7. "Dead Skin Mask"
  8. "Hell Awaits"
  9. "Mandatory Suicide"
  10. "Payback"
  11. "Seasons in the Abyss"
  12. "Chemical Warfare"
  13. "Ghosts of War"
  14. "Aggressive Perfector"
  15. "Raining Blood"


  1. "South of Heaven"
  2. "Angel of Death"


Touring musicians

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