Today, some dates have emerged online showing a selection shows scheduled for Germany and the Netherlands, with rumours circulating that the tour package will feature special guests Lamb of God, Anthrax and Obituary. This information has not been officially confirmed as of yet but would suggest that the band are looking at November for their European / UK shows.
So far the following dates have been leaked:
Nov. 14 – Dortmund, Germany
Nov. 15 – Zwolle, The Netherlands @ IJsselhallen
Nov. 24 – Freiburg, Germany
Nov. 26 – Hamburg, Germany
Nov. 29 – München, Germany
Nov. 30 – Erfurt, Germany
Dec. 02 – Berlin, Germany
The full European tour is expected to be announced later this week.
SLAYER has been touring in support of its latest album, “Repentless“, which was released in September 2015 via Nuclear Blast. That effort marked the band’s first release since the death of SLAYER’s co-founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman.
Hanneman contracted necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease, in January 2011 from a spider bite in his backyard. The infection ravaged the flesh and tissues of Hanneman’s arm, leading to numerous surgeries, skin grafts and intense periods of rehab that forced him into semi-retirement and left him near death at several points.
Lamb of God, Anthrax and Obituary are expected to be included on the UK / European dates scheduled for November.
SLAYER will kick off the first leg of its farewell world tour with a May 10 concert at San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center, with U.S. dates running through August 26 at San Jose, California’s SAP Center.
Stay tuned for further details.