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Slayer's Touring Partners Speak About Upcoming North American Shows

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Members of Lamb Of God, Behemoth, Testament and Anthrax have spoken about their upcoming tour of North America with Slayer, which is part of the headliner's, "End Of Days" farewell tour. Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe had this to say:

"If you are lucky enough to be invited to play even just once with living legends like Slayer, it's an incredible honor. Slayer gave Lamb Of God our very first two overseas shows. Slayer has subsequently taken us on several full-length tours, both at home and abroad. The guys in Slayer and their crew have also always been very, very cool to our band. It is irrefutable that Slayer helped create the genre of aggressive metal, and all modern bands of that ilk owe them a huge debt - I know we do. To be asked to be a part of their final tour - well, it just makes you stop and realize just how lucky you are. Hail Slayer! We'll see you on the road..."

Testament vocalist Chuck Billy added: "Sharing the stage with Slayer once again is going to be an honor, and to be a part of the final tour is going to be a special privilege for us. Slayer has influenced so many aggressive bands in their career. This tour will be an epic time for all who attend. Do yourself a favor and clear your calendars when this show comes to town. This will be your last chance to see a tour like this. Get ready North America for the devastation."

Behemoth frontman Nergal stated: "Well, well, well... the dream comes true AGAIN it seems. Behemoth will be teaming up with mighty Slayer again for another extensive North American run later this year! Nothing short of epic if you ask me! I cannot wait to confront American legions again before we unleash the new record. One of the biggest metal tours this year: Testament, Behemoth, Anthrax, Lamb Of God and Slayer. Can you miss it out? FUCK NO!"

Anthrax bassist Frankie Bellow also commented on the tour, saying: "It's truly an honor to be on Slayer's final tour. Anthrax and Slayer have toured together for decades, we are family, band and crew, so we want to help give Slayer the best send-off possible, and to have one last blast with our friends. But you know, at the end of the day, Slayer will never die."

The tour dates are as follows:

May 10 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA *
May 11 FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA *
May 13 Papa Murphy's Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
May 16 PNE forum, Vancouver, BC
May 17 South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
May 19 Big Four, Calgary, AL *
May 20 Shaw Centre, Edmonton, AB *
May 22 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB *
May 24 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN *
May 25 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
May 27 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI
May 29 Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON
May 30 Place Bell, Montreal, PQ *
June 1 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
June 2 PNC Banks Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
June 4 Santander Arena, Reading, PA *
June 6 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
June 7 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
June 9 KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
June 10 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
June 12 VUHL Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA
June 14 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC *
June 15 Orlando Amphitheatre, Orlando, FL
June 17 Smart Financial Center, Houston, TX
June 19 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX
June 20 Austin 360 Amphitheatre, Austin, TX

Anthrax appears on all dates with the exception of those marked *

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