|Tour by Slayer|
|Associated album||World Painted Blood|
|Start date||February 26, 2011|
|End date||November 6, 2011|
|No. of shows||33 in Europe|
5 in Australia
7 in South America
1 in Central America
17 in North America
|Slayer concert chronology|
The World Painted Blood Tour was a concert tour by Slayer.
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 replacementon March 13, to April 4, 2011, and joined again on April 23, 2011.
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 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.
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.
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 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, 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.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 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 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.The tour name is Hell on Earth 2011, started on July 20 and ended on August 6, 2011.
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.It would be Hanneman's last-ever performance with Slayer before his death in 2013.
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.
|Australia (Soundwave Festival)|
|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)|
|March 13, 2011||Kiev||Ukraine||Expo|
|March 15, 2011||Moscow||Russia||Olympic Stadium|
|March 16, 2011||St. Petersburg||Jubileeny|
|March 17, 2011||Helsinki||Finland||Helsinki Ice Hall|
|March 19, 2011||Oslo||Norway||Sentrum Scene|
|March 20, 2011|
|March 21, 2011||Aarhus||Denmark||Scandinavian Center|
|March 23, 2011||Brussels||Belgium||Forest National|
|March 24, 2011||Bamberg||Germany||Stechert Arena|
|March 26, 2011||Paris||France||Le Zénith|
|March 28, 2011||Madrid||Spain||La Riviera|
|March 29, 2011||A Coruña||Coliseum|
|March 30, 2011||Lisbon||Portugal||Pavilhão Atlântico|
|April 1, 2011||Barcelona||Spain||St. Jordi Club|
|April 3, 2011||Rome||Italy||Rome 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||Netherlands||Klokgebouw|
|April 23, 2011 [A]||Indio, California||United States||Empire Polo Club|
|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||Brazil||Master 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|
|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||Italy||Fiera 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||Hungary||Hegyalja Festival|
|July 16, 2011||Balingen||Germany||Bang Your Head!!!|
|North America Leg #3|
|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|
Reign in Blood is the third studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer, released on October 7, 1986 by Def Jam Recordings. The album was the band's first collaboration with producer Rick Rubin, whose input helped the band's sound evolve. The release date of the album was delayed because of concerns regarding the lyrical subject matter of the opening track "Angel of Death", which refers to Josef Mengele and describes acts such as human experimentation that he committed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. However, the band's members stated numerous times that they did not condone Nazism and were merely interested in the subject.
Kerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist and songwriter for the American thrash metal band Slayer. He co-founded the band with Jeff Hanneman in 1981 and has been a member ever since.
Paul Baloff was an American singer, most notable for his time in thrash metal band Exodus.
Bay Area thrash metal, or "Bay Area thrash", referred to a steady following of heavy metal bands in the 1980s who formed and gained international status in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Along with South Florida, the scene was widely regarded as a starting point of American thrash metal and death metal.
Fabulous Disaster is the third studio album by Exodus. It was released on January 30, 1989 on the UK label Music for Nations, while the US version was released on Combat/Relativity Records. In 1999, Century Media remastered and reissued the band's first three albums in Europe only.
Robert "Rob" Dukes is an American vocalist, best known as the former vocalist for the American thrash metal band Exodus, and current vocalist for his crossover thrash project Generation Kill
Richard Edward "Rick" Hunolt is an American heavy metal guitarist.
Repentless is the twelfth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. It was released on September 11, 2015, and is the band's first album since the death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman in 2013. Gary Holt plays the guitar in his place while drummer Paul Bostaph makes his first appearance on a Slayer album since 2001's God Hates Us All. The album is also Slayer's first one to be released on Nuclear Blast and was produced by Terry Date, replacing Rick Rubin after twenty-nine years and nine studio albums as their producer or executive producer. The six-year gap between World Painted Blood and Repentless is the longest between two Slayer albums to date.
Blood In, Blood Out is the tenth studio album by American thrash metal band Exodus. It was released on October 14, 2014 through Nuclear Blast, and is the band's first album with vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza since 2004's Tempo of the Damned. The album also saw a reunion with original guitarist Kirk Hammett, who plays the guitar solo on "Salt the Wound". Blood In, Blood Out received generally favorable critical reviews, and it entered the Billboard 200 at number 38—the band's highest U.S. chart position to date. Exodus promoted the album with its first concert tour with Souza since he left the band in 2004, due to a feud with guitarist Gary Holt.
The Final World Tour is the ongoing final concert tour by American thrash metal band Slayer, which began on May 10, 2018 and will wrap up on November 30, 2019. The tour, consisting of over 100 shows worldwide, serves as a conclusion of the band's three-and-a-half-decade-long career.