Slayer announce huge UK farewell tour, supported by Anthrax and Lamb of God

An epic farewell

Slayer have announced their final ever UK dates as part of a European farewell tour later this year.

The thrash metal icons have confirmed details of six gigs across the UK and Ireland this November – marking their last on our shores after deciding to call it a day last year.

They’re bringing some illustrious company along for the ride too, in the form of Lamb Of God, Anthrax and Obituary.

Check out the dates in full below. You can buy tickets here from May 18.

Nov 01: Dublin 3 Arena, Ireland
Nov 03: London SSE Arena Wembley, UK
Nov 05: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
Nov 07: Birmingham Arena, UK
Nov 09: Manchester Arena, UK
Nov 10: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK
Nov 12: Glasgow SSE Hydro, UK
Nov 14: Dortmund Westfalenhalle, Germany
Nov 15: Zwolle Ijsselhallen, Netherlands
Nov 17: Madrid Vistalegre, Spain
Nov 18: Barcelona St Jordi, Spain
Nov 20: Milan Mediolanum Forum, Italy
Nov 21: Zurich Halle 622, Switzerland
Nov 23: Vienna Stadthalle, Austria
Nov 24: Freiburg Sick Arena, Germany
Nov 26: Hamburg Barclaycard Arena, Germany
Nov 27: Lodz Atlas Arena, Poland
Nov 27: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Nov 30: Erfurt Messehalle, Germany
Dec 02: Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany
Dec 03: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Dec 05: Stockholm Hovet, Sweden
Dec 06: Oslo Spektrum, Norway
Dec 08: Helsinki Ice Hall, Finland

Although the end of Slayer was only officially confirmed at the beginning of this year, frontman Tom Araya previously hinted that the band’s end could be drawing closer.

Speaking to Loudwire back in 2016, Araya mused that it was “time to collect my pension” after 35 years in music. However, he was keen to point out that he still got a buzz from playing live.

“I like singing and just spitting that shit out and convincing everybody that this guy is a fucking maniac,” he said. “It’s like acting. You feel the lyrics and you show them with your facial expressions, your body expressions, your intensity — I love that shit.”