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Slayer's Kerry King Hopeful For "Big Four" U.S. Tour

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In a recent interview with Noisecreep, Slayer guitarist Kerry King spoke about his hopes to bring the "Big Four" of thrash metal (Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax) together for a North American tour.

"I hope Slayer/Megadeth tour is a precursor to the Big Four coming to the States," King said. "That tour it should be everywhere: here, Australia, Japan. Any place that wants it should have it and it should happen."

He added: "Metallica has toured a ton and as much as we have going, we don't have a free moment in our schedule, so this is just me thinking out loud, but I'd say it would be great in summer 2011. If there are any talks, they are preliminary. And that's a time frame that would work for us."

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

Im very hopeful too!!!

# May 20, 2010 @ 11:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. metal2death writes:

this would still be my dream. the slayer/megadeth tickets are wayy too expensive to just get lawn seats

# May 20, 2010 @ 1:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Rychemn writes:

Summer of 2011 here in America works for me.....need time to save money and not buy lawn seats either....me want the good ones...hee, hee....

# May 20, 2010 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Your_Mom writes:

Kerry King is a fag. Dude should take his dusty scrote piss off. The last Slayer album was doo doo.

# May 20, 2010 @ 1:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. METAL213 writes:

Plllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssseeeeeeeee bring it to the U.S. That would be a f***in dream come true, especially now with Ellefson coming back to Megadeth and Belladonna coming back to Anthrax. I would pay insane amounts of money to see that. Fingers crossed and horns up to this possibility

# May 20, 2010 @ 2:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. bulldozerash writes:

I'm just not impressed ... why didn't they leave out Anthrax and invite Exodus or TEstament or even machine head????? I am not a fan of ANthrax and megadeth .... especially anthrax ... their stuff just sounds boring to me!!!! no offense to their fans though... to me Exodus>;slayer>;testament>;machine head>; metallica>;megadeth...........>;anthrax

# May 20, 2010 @ 2:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hellrat writes:

hell ya 'dozer....i fvckin hate anthrax!!

and fvckin megadump!!

....AND fvckin sh!tallica!!!

wouldn't give any of them washed up fvcking goofy clowns a fvcking dime!

slayer, TESTAMENT, machine head, and the newly reformed CROWN opening....now THAT 4 i'd step right up and pay top dollar for

:)

# May 20, 2010 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RTB writes:

This is summer sanitarum 2011 tour, like it or not...im calling it...unless dave pulls an axl rose type stunt, this will happen....take it to the bank

# May 20, 2010 @ 3:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Trendkill91 writes:

Bring it to Australia!

# May 20, 2010 @ 7:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Spirit In Black writes:

The Big 4 Touring Oz.....that would be a dream come true!!!

# May 20, 2010 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Offtuddu writes:

Ok, I love machine head but they were not part of the begining of thrash, I would love to see slayer lamb of god machine head and chimaira tour :)

# May 20, 2010 @ 7:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Trendkill91 writes:

Spirit In Black - Hell yeah man!

# May 20, 2010 @ 8:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. killernofiller writes:

There's just too much money to be made to NOT tour the US.....or the globe, for that matter. It WILL happen, just be prepared to shell out the big bucks for tix (and Hell forbid you wanna buy a beer, that'll be downright re-c0ck-ulous)...I know I will, even though I am NOT AT ALL stoked to see The Poodle fronted Anthrax.....

# May 20, 2010 @ 8:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. thegoosegoblin writes:

Damn I hope so, considering Slayer/Megadeth didn't have the decency to reschedule their Louisville date, and I would love to see Metallica again, not to mention Antrhax.

# May 20, 2010 @ 11:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. ghostriderkiller writes:

I would have to say throw some Motorhead in there and it would be all good

# May 21, 2010 @ 2:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Bloodstone86 writes:

If this comes to pass, I am gonna be there n' blackout!!!

# May 21, 2010 @ 5:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. THRASH T'ILL DEATH writes:

HOPE!!! NOTHING BETTER THAN SEEING ALL THESE GODS AT ONES

# May 21, 2010 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. aphid writes:

Holy sh**, everybody. King, Hetfield and Mustaine have all been killed and replaced with android look-alikes! The musicians I know would N.E.V.E.R be able to pull this tour off! Not without murdering each other onstage! Which would be pretty cool to watch actually... Horns!

# Jun 16, 2010 @ 7:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. OlafBerzerker writes:

Exodus, Possessed, slayer, primus in no specific order

# Jun 16, 2010 @ 11:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. RTB writes:

Luv to see soulfly/ cavalera conspiracy on this bill as well....
Max thrives on bigger audiences and i think they would be the perfect opening act or 2nd band to perform on this bill.....

# Jun 17, 2010 @ 2:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. duncan hills writes:

bastards will go everywhere except uk.... f***

# Jun 17, 2010 @ 9:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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