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Scion To Present SLAYER Fall 2014 U.S. Tour

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When SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, and EXODUS played a handful of dates together this past May, every date was sold out and fans experienced a night of some of the best metal on the planet.  With reviews like “the best show in years that I’ve been blessed to witness,” “a metalhead’s dream come true,” and “…an onslaught of heart-pounding tunes during an evening full of awesome head banging action,” how could this trinity of thrash legends not join up again for a full-on road trip?  So, with Scion proudly presenting, SLAYERKerry King on guitar, Tom Araya on bass, drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt – and special guests SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and EXODUS, will hit the road this fall, kicking off November 12th in Oakland, California and playing through to December 5th in Detroit, Michigan.  Confirmed shows and routing are below.

 

SLAYER fan club members are invited to take advantage of a ticket pre-sale that will begin this Wednesday, June 25th at 10 a.m. Pacific and ends on Thursday, June 26th at 5:00 p.m. Pacific.  Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, June 27th at 10:00 a.m. Pacific.  Log onto www.SLAYER.net for purchasing details.

 

“We are way fucking excited about hitting the road again with SUICIDAL and EXODUS,” says SLAYER’s Tom Araya.  “Fucking intense.  See you in the fall.”

 

SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, and EXODUS for only six shows?  They were a blast, but everyone knew that wouldn’t be enough,” added Mike Muir, SUICIDAL’s vocalist.  “Now’s your chance to see what everyone else was screaming about. ST definitely can’t wait ‘til November to do it all again!”

 

“This monumental tour is a heavy metal collision of epic proportions,” shares EXODUS vocalist Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza, who recently re-joined the band.  “For my first tour back with EXODUS, I’m beyond excited to be on the road with my brothers in true thrash metal!  I’m also looking forward to meeting and hanging out with all of the fans on this heavy as hell tour.”

 

Confirmed SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, and EXODUS tour dates are as follows:

 

NOVEMBER

12        Fox Theatre – Oakland, CA

14        The Forum – Los Angeles, CA

15        Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ

17        Bricktown Events Center – Oklahoma City, OK

18        ACL Live – Austin, TX

19        Verizon Theatre – Dallas, TX

21        Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL

22        The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA

23        The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC

25        The Armory – Albany, NY

26        Sands Events Center – Bethlehem, PA

28        The Palladium – Worcester, MA

29        Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ

30        Tower Theatre – Philadelphia, PA

 

DECEMBER

2         Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH

4         Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN

5         The Fillmore – Detroit, MI

 

 

ABOUT SLAYER:

The Chicago Tribune‘s Greg Kot wrote that the five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning SLAYER is “one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, forget about genre.”  Their membership in “The Big Four” – Metallica, SLAYER, Megadeth and Anthrax – the four bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – secures their place in music history.  Indeed, few bands come close to matching the intensity that SLAYER brings to its live shows, having been named “Best Live Band” by numerous media outlets including RevolverSPIN, and Metal Hammer.  With songs that mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society – God’s terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, chemical warfare, the hideous minds of serial killers, and the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us – SLAYER remains crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.  SLAYER’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away in 2013, and EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in since.  Paul Bostaph, SLAYER’s drummer from 1992 to 2001, rejoined the band on a full-time basis in 2013.  SLAYER recently formed its own label imprint that will be distributed worldwide through Nuclear Blast, and plans to release a new album in early 2015.

 

ABOUT SUICIDAL TENDENCIES:

In 1982, before SUICIDAL TENDENCIES had ever released any music, readers of the legendary Flipside fanzine voted ST “Worst Band and Biggest Assholes.”  When ST released their self-titled album a year later, they took out a full page ad thanking everyone that voted for them and in bold letters said, “You’ll be sorry!” The next year, Flipside put ST on the cover with the print, “Love them or hate them, they are not going away,” after readers voted them “Best Band, Best New Band, and Best Record.” Over the years, many controversies have surrounded the band, including being banned from playing their hometown of Los Angeles and being attacked by Tipper Gore of the PMRC. To this day, whether it’s a skater, punk, metalhead, thrasher, alternative, or crossover, you’ll see the ST flip hats and shirts all around the world with ST playing festivals as far away as Indonesia and South Korea, and touring through Europe, South America, and Asia. Thirty years later, after several gold records and Grammy nominations and worldwide touring, ST is still loved and hated… and they don’t give a fuck. As lead singer Mike Muir said, “We’re not here to play what you like, we’re here to play what we like. Hopefully you’ll like it as much as we do, but SUICIDAL is not for everyone, so if you don’t like us, we ain’t losing any sleep over it.” It’s now 2014, and SUICIDAL is still not going way.  As the classic ST song says, “You can’t bring me down!”

 

ABOUT EXODUS:

With a career spanning 34 years, EXODUS have not only helped shape and define the thrash metal genre for over three decades, but continually seek to raise its standards. One of the forefathers of the Bay Area scene that became known and envied throughout the world, the band’s 1985 debut album, Bonded By Blood, has since become a legacy album featuring mandatory live staples such as “Strike Of The Beast,” “A Lesson In Violence,” and the album’s title track. Formed in 1980, the band’s original members included Tom Hunting on drums, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Tim Agnello on guitars, and Carlton Melson on bass. With a line-up that has evolved throughout the years, the current incarnation of EXODUS charges into the future with returning frontman Steve “Zetro” Sousa on vocals, Gary Holt and Lee Altus on guitars, Tom Hunting on drums, and Jack Gibson on bass. In 2014, EXODUS closed the first half of the year with stellar performances at Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEvil and Rock On The Range, as well as a groundbreaking tour with fellow thrash legends SLAYER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. To date, EXODUS has released ten studio albums, two live albums, and one compilation. Their most recent release, Exhibit B: The Human Condition, debuted within the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in 2010. EXODUS will release a new Andy Sneap-produced full-length album in Fall 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

 

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