Sunday, April 1, 2018

Slayer’s Repentless Vinyl Box Set & Farewell Tour

Slayer's Repentless vinyl box set

Each year, June 6th is officially known as the “International Day of Slayer,” and 2018’s celebration includes the release of the band’s Repentless collectors’ vinyl box set. The limited edition release will be available in black, red, or gold-colored wax and only 2,500 copies of each hue will be released worldwide. Each box set features six single vinyl EPs, each one measuring a unique 6.66” in diameter and each disc offers two songs from the 2015 Repentless album. The red and black vinyl versions will sell for $66.66 while the gold discs will go for $73.99 retail; the box set is available to order from the Nuclear Blast label website.

In January, Slayer announced that it would do one more final world tour to say goodbye and thank the band’s rabid fans for three decades of support. Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament will open for Slayer on the first leg of the band’s farewell tour, with Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, and Napalm Death taking on the second leg of the tour. Slayer’s swansong tour begins in mid-May; you’ll find dates for both legs listed below.

10   Valley View Casino Center, San Diego CA
11   Five Point Amphitheatre, Irvine CA  (SOLD OUT)
13   Papa Murphy's Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento CA
16   Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC CANADA
17   South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC CANADA
19   Big Four, Calgary, AB   (SOLD OUT)
20   Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB CANADA   (SOLD OUT)
22   Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB CANADA
24   The Armory, Minneapolis, MN   (SOLD OUT)
25   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park IL
27   Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Detroit MI   (SOLD OUT)
29   Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON CANADA  (SOLD OUT)
30   Place Bell, Montreal, PQ CANADA  (SOLD OUT)

 1   Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT   (SOLD OUT)
 2   PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ 
 4   Santander Arena, Reading PA   (SOLD OUT)
 6   Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati OH
 7   Blossom Music Center, Cleveland OH
 9   KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh PA
10   Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow VA
12   Veteran’s United Home Loans  Amphitheater, Virginia Beach VA
14   PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte NC
15   Orlando Amphitheater, Orlando FL
17   Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, Houston TX   (SOLD OUT)
19   The Bomb Factory, Dallas TX   (SOLD OUT)
20   Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin TX  (SOLD OUT)

26   Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilforf NH
27   Impact Music Festival, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor ME
29   Northwell Health at Jones Beach, Wantagh NY
31   The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton PA

 1   Times Union Center, Albany NY
 3   Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake NY
 4   Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse NY
 6   Budweiser Gardens, London ON CANADA
 7   Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids MI
 9   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis MO
10   Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta GA
12   Municipal Auditorium, Nashville TN
13   Walmart AMP, Rogers AR
15   Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio TX
16   The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City OK
18   Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Denver CO
19   USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City UT
21   Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise ID
23   Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Portland OR
26   SAP Center, San Jose CA

Heavy metal legends Slayer
Heavy metal legends Slayer, photo courtesy Nuclear Blast Records

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