Slayer's Unholy Alliance Tour Delayed, Single EP Planned
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The Slayer-headlined "Unholy Alliance Tour: Preaching to the Perverted," featuring Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, Mastodon, and Thine Eyes Bleed, and originally slated to launch on 6.6.06 in San Diego, CA will now kick off on June 10 at the East Peoria Convention Center in Peoria, IL.
Postponed and rescheduled shows are:
San Diego, CA - originally June 6 at the Sports Arena, now rescheduled for July 20 at the Sports Arena
Las Vegas, NV - originally June 7 at The Orleans, now rescheduled for July 24 at The Orleans
Denver, CO - originally June 9 at the Fillmore Auditorium, now rescheduled for July 26 at the Fillmore Auditorium
In addition, two sold-out "warm up" dates - June 2 at New Oasis in Reno, NV, and June 3 at Senator Theatre in Chico, CA - will be rescheduled to take place following the Denver date at the end of July.
Tickets purchased for all postponed dates will be honored at the rescheduled concerts.
The postponement of the tour's start date is due to Slayer bassist/vocalist Tom Araya's minor gallbladder surgery which successfully took place late last week. Araya is doing fine, recuperating at home.
With the tour's kick off now June 10, Six-Six-O-Six will still be a special day for Slayer fans. On that day, Slayer will release "Eternal Pyre," a limited edition EP that will preview "Cult," a brand-new song from the band's as yet untitled new album (due out July 25), a live version of "Dead Skin Mask" recorded at last year's Full Force Festival, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the new album, and, originally available only on 1995's now out-of-print "Live Intrusion" video, a 5-minute clip of the Slayer fan who carved the band's name into his forearm. "Eternal Pyre" will be available exclusively at all Hot Topic stores.
The members of Slayer - Araya, Kerry King/guitars, Jeff Hanneman/guitars, and drummer Dave Lombardo - are in the final stages of completing their new album, Slayer's first new studio album since Lombardo rejoined the band in 2003. The new album is being produced by Josh Abraham and executive produced by Rick Rubin and will be released on Slayer's long-time label, Rubin's American Recordings.
Titles for some of the album's new songs include "Cult," "Consfearcy," "Eyes of the Insane," and "Jihad." In a recent interview with MTV, Araya said about the new album, "It's fast - maybe faster than anything we've done before. No one's going to be disappointed. It's going to be brutal."
Confirmed tour dates for the "Unholy Alliance Tour: Preaching to the Perverted" are as follows:
10 East Peoria Convention Center, E. Peoria, IL
12 Pop's Outside, St. Louis, MO
13 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
15 Tweeter Center, Camden, NJ
16 Continental Airlines Arena, E. Rutherford, NJ
17 Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA
19 US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
22 American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, TX
23 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
24 Nokia Live, Dallas, TX
25 Reliant Arena, Houston, TX
27 HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA
29 Washington Avenue Armory, Albany, NY
30 Tower City Amphitheatre, Cleveland, OH
2 Centre de Foire, Quebec City, Que. CANADA
3 The Bell Center, Montreal, Que. CANADA
4 Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ont. CANADA
6 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI
7 Eagles Auditorium, Milwaukee, WI
8 Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, Minnesota
9 MTS Center, Winnipeg, Man. CANADA
11 Shaw Conf. Center, Edmonton, Alb. CANADA
13 GM Place, Vancouver, BC CANADA
14 Qwest Field Event Center, Seattle, WA
15 Salem Armory, Salem, OR
16 Star Theatre, Spokane, WA
19 HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA
20 Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
21 Mesa Amphitheatre, Mesa, AZ
22 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
24 The Orleans, Las Vegas, NV
26 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
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