SLAYER's KING, ARAYA Hoping To Spend Time In Studio During Coming Weeks

September 3, 2013

Following a summer of storming through Europe, South America and Mexico while topping the bills at solo shows and major festivals, SLAYER will headline its first North American tour in two years. The five-week-plus trek will kick off on October 22 in Anchorage, Alaska, oddly enough marking the first time the band has played there since October 23, 1996. The tour will include the band's previously announced return to New York's Theatre at Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Palladium, venues the band hasn't performed at in 25 years.

SLAYER — bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman — will have GOJIRA and 4ARM support on all dates.

Tickets for all dates on SLAYER's U.S. tour, go on sale beginning this Friday, September 6. Log onto for complete on-sale dates and ticketing information.

While still recovering from the devastating loss of Hanneman, Araya and King have begun to work on new material and hope to spend some time in the studio prior to this tour.

With more dates to be announced, confirmed dates for SLAYER's 2013 fall North American tour are as follows:

Oct. 22 - Sullivan Sports Arena, Anchorage, AK
Oct. 25 - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 28 - Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA
Oct. 30 - Events Center @ San Jose State, San Jose, CA
Nov. 08 - Myth, Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 10 - FunFunFun Fest, Austin, TX
Nov. 12 - Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX
Nov. 13 - South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX
Nov. 15 - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
Nov. 16 - The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
Nov. 17 - LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
Nov. 19 - The Fillmore, Washington, D.C.
Nov. 20 - Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 26 - Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT
Nov. 27 - Theatre @ MSG, New York, NY
Nov. 29 - Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
Nov. 30 - Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA

Bostaph was SLAYER's drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the band — the gold-certified "Divine Intervention" (1994),the 1996 punk covers album "Undisputed Attitude", "Diabolus In Musica" (1998),"God Hates Us All" (2001) that received a Grammy nomination for "Best Metal Performance", as well as the DVD "War At The Warfield" (2001),also certified gold. In addition to SLAYER, Bostaph has been a member of FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, SYSTEMATIC and TESTAMENT.

Original SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo sat out the band's recent Australian tour due to a contract dispute with the other members of the group. Filling in for him was Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX).

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