Yep, this news dropped today and after I picked my jaw up off the floor, I have this to report. The mighty thrash maniacs SLAYER announced today later this year they will be heading out on their FAREWELL world tour. Now we are not sure what this exactly means. On the positive side, this will be a massive tour and support will come from some incredible bands including Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament.
It’s well-known that frontman Tom Araya hates touring now especially since he has a family at home. But does this mean they will only stop touring? Will there be more albums or is the band calling it quits for everything? I’m sure we will get more details in the coming months. Anyways, the band has released a short video announcing the tour which you can check out below.
According to Loudwire, In an interview from 2016, Araya had this to say:
After 35 years, it’s time to like, collect my pension,” He spoke about his priorities shifting since he became a family man, although playing live still gave him incredible energy. “I like singing and just spitting that s—t out and convincing everybody that this guy is a f—ing maniac. It’s like acting. You feel the lyrics and you show them with your facial expressions, your body expressions, your intensity — I love that s—t.