SLAYER - Celebrate International Day Of Slayer With SiriusXM; Las Vegas Concert Tickets, Signature Guitars Up For Grabs
June 6, 2017, 6 months ago
International Day Of Slayer, the annual heavy metal holiday that celebrates the uncompromising, loud and defiant music of the iconic thrash band Slayer, is celebrating its 12th year today, 6/6/17. IDoS is the day where you stage a Slay-out, Slay-in, Slay-on, Slay-off - don't go to school, don't go to work - but spend the day listening to Slayer at nuclear blast level in your car, your home, or in the public place of your choice. True Slayer devotees do NOT use headphones but crank the sound up as loud as possible so that EVERYONE within earshot can hear Slayer.
To celebrate this year's IDoS, SiriusXM's Liquid Metal (Ch. 40) is playing Slayer every hour from 12 midnight EST 6/6 through to 3:00am EST 6/7, and the channel's Jose Mangin will be airing interviews with the band members. SiriusXM is also hosting a special contest where one winner and a guest will receive round trip air transportation to Las Vegas for Slayer's August 4th show, plus two nights at a Vegas hotel, two tickets to the show, a meet & greet with members of Slayer, and $200 ground transportation. The winner will also score his or her very own Tom Araya signature bass TA-204 FRX model, plus the brand new Kerry King B.C. Rich signature guitar (the KKW30) which is not yet available in stores. Mangin will be on hand in Las Vegas as the winner's personal host/escort. Those interested in entering the contest should stay tuned to Liquid Metal, or can log onto Slayer.net where all details will be posted shortly.
Slayer will hit the road on July 12th for a 22-date North American tour with Lamb of God and Behemoth. For today only, ticket prices for every date on the tour have been slashed, so beginning at 6:06am (local time) and before 11:59pm (local time), log onto Slayer.net/tour and secure your place in the pit.
Slayer have launched a new video trailer for their upcoming summer tour with Lamb Of God and Behemoth. Watch the clip below:
Slayer. Lamb Of God. Behemoth. This is the cannot-miss tour of the summer. The six-week expedition will rage across North America beginning July 12th in Bemidji, MN, winding up in Phoenix, AZ on August 20th. Slayer and Lamb Of God will also play Wisconsin's Rock Fest 2017 (7/13) and Rock USA 2017 (7/15), and then meet up with Behemoth at the Chicago Open Air Festival on July 16th.
Tickets are now on sale; log on to slayer.net/tour for all purchasing details, VIP packages and VIP ticket upgrades.
Says Slayer’s Kerry King: “As metal tours go, this is the one that your fellow metal heads will be bragging about if you miss it! Not very often I get to go on tour where we are all friends to start. That being said, the potential for greatness at these events is mind blowing. I look forward to being a part of it, and hanging with old friends- bands as well as fanatical fans! Let the festivities begin!!"
Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe states: "It's been a while since we've toured with the almighty Slayer, and even longer since we've hit the road with our friends in Behemoth - I can't wait! This tour is gonna be the feel-good event of the summer - the gigs are gonna be like the Haight-Ashbury during the Summer of Love in '67! Ok, so that's complete bullshit, it's gonna be absolutely nothing like that, so don't show up with flowers in your hair looking for free hugs or anything stupid like that. It will definitely be a good fucking time though (as long as your definition of a good time means brutal, caustic, and hideously loud music) - see ya there!"
Adam "Nergal" Darski' of Behemoth says: "It is with the utmost pride we are announcing the Slayer, Lamb Of God and Behemoth Summer tour! We are beyond excited to be joining this bill with these living legends and... our friends one more time! We are also stoked about coming back to North American shores for the last time before kicking off the next album cycle. Come and join this EXTREME metal feast with us!"
12 - Sanford Center - Bemidji, MN
13 - Rock Fest 2017 - Cadott, WI (Slayer and Lamb Of God on this bill)
15 - Rock USA 2017, Ford Festival Park - Oshkosh, WI (Slayer and Lamb Of God on this bill)
16 - Chicago Open Air Festival, Toyota Park - Chicago, IL (Slayer, Lamb Of God and Behemoth on this bill)
18 - Express Live! - Columbus, OH
20 - Red Hat Amphitheater - Raleigh, NC
21 - St. Augustine Amphitheater - St. Augustine, FL
23 - Electric Factory Outdoors - Philadelphia, PA
25 - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA
27 - Theater at Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
28 - Pier Six Pavilion - Baltimore, MD
30 - Municipal Auditorium - Nashville, TN
1 - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater - Bonner Springs, KS
2 - 1stBank Center - Denver, CO
4 - The Joint - Las Vegas, NV
5 - The Forum - Los Angeles, CA
9 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - San Francisco, CA
11 - The Cuthbert Amphitheater - Eugene, OR
12 - WaMu Theatre - Seattle, WA
14 - Encana Events Center - Dawson Creek, BC
15 - SMS Equipment Stadium - Fort McMurray, AB
17 - KettleHouse Amphitheater - Missoula, MT
19 - Isleta Amphitheater - Albuquerque, NM
20 - Comerica Theater - Phoenix, AZ
(Photos: Slayer - Gene Ambo, Lamb Of God - Travis Shinn, Behemoth - Maciej Boryna Grupa)