KERRY KING - "I Hope The SLAYER / MEGADETH Tour Is A Precursor To The Big Four Coming To The States"
May 19, 2010, 9 years ago
Amy Sciarretto at Noisecreep recently caught up with guitarist Kerry King to discuss, among other things, the upcoming Big Four shows featuring SLAYER METALLICA, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX. An excerpt from the article is available below."I hope Slayer/Megadeth tour is a precursor to the Big Four coming to the States," King said. "That tour it should be everywhere: here, Australia, Japan. Any place that wants it should have it and it should happen."
It's safe to say that every single geographical locale with a metal following wants this tour to hit their region!
While there are no plans for the Big Four to decimate the U.S. -- yet -- King says it should all come down to timing, since there are a lot of moving parts when it comes to pulling such a massive, mammoth tour off."Metallica has toured a ton and as much as we have going, we don't have a free moment in our schedule, so this is just me thinking out loud, but I'd say it would be great in summer 2011. If there are any talks, they are preliminary. And that's a time frame that would work for us,"
King said. He also admitted that he has friends who are flying to Europe to catch the Big Four just "in case it doesn't come here."
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As previously reported, Slayer will be the musical guest on ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight (May 20th).
This will mark the first appearance the band will make since vocalist/bassist Tom Araya had back surgery earlier this year, and the second time the band has performed on "Kimmel", having made their network television debut on the show in January 2007.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs at 12:05 AM (ET) and (PT) / 11:05 PM (CT).
For the telecast, Slayer will perform 'World Painted Blood', the title track from their latest album, as well as 'Hate Worldwide' over the show's closing credits. In addition, the band will play three more songs on the show's outdoor stage in front of an SRO crowd. Tickets for this free mini-concert have been gone for weeks.
The "Kimmel" appearance precedes the band's busy summer touring schedule that will kick off on May 26th with extensive touring throughout the UK and Europe, and will include several Sonisphere Festival appearances where Slayer will be part of the Big Four - METALLICA, Slayer, MEGADETH, and ANTHAX.
The band will return to North America in late July to co-headline (with Megadeth) the east coast Canadian Carnage tour, and then, starting August 11th, the American Carnage tour.
Slayer's entire summer tour schedule can be accessed at this location.