SLAYER - Christchurch Show Cancelled In The Wake Of Mosque Shootings
March 17, 2019, 4 years ago
Slayer was due to perform in Christchurch, New Zealand today (March 17th) as part of their farewell tour with Anthrax supporting, but the show was scrapped in the wake of senseless mosque shootingslast Friday that left 50 people dead and 50 more injured.
Tim Scandrett, the chairman of the VBase company that owns and operates the Horncastle Arena where the show was due to be held, issued the following statement:
"We understand fans may be disappointed. However, we feel that it is in the best interest for the safety and well-being of the public after the tragic events which unfolded across our city 24 hours ago."
Promo company Storm The Gates sided with Scandrett on the decision, saying "Whilst we want music to be a positive impact on any city, the recent events are incomprehensible, and right now we stand together with Christchurch, and send our deepest sympathies to those affected."
2019 dates for Slayer's Final World Tour can be found here. Leg Five: North America dates are listed below.
May (with Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse)
2 - Ak-Chin Amphitheatre - Phoenix, AZ
3 - Isleta Amphitheatre - Albuquerque, NM
5 - UTEP/Don Haskins Center - El Paso, TX
7 - Bert Ogden Arena - Edinburg, TX
8 - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory - Dallas, TX
10 - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL
11 - Coral Sky Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL
13 - Big Sandy Superstore Arena - Huntington, WV
14 - Merriweasther Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
16 - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center - Noblesville, IN
17 - Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre - Bonner Springs, KS
19 - DTE Energy Music Center - Clarkston, MI
20 - Covel Centre - Youngstown, OH
22 - Canadian Tire Centre - Ottawa, ON
24 - BB&T Pavilion - Camden, NJ
25 - Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA