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Slayer, Lamb Of God & Behemoth Summer Tour Officially Announced


Dates have have now officially been revealed for Slayer, Lamb Of God and Behemoth‘s upcoming summer tour together and can be found below. Slayer guitarist Kerry King said of the trek:

“As metal tours go, this is the one that your fellow metal heads will be bragging about if you miss it! Not very often I get to go on tour where we are all friends to start. That being said, the potential for greatness at these events is mind blowing. I look forward to being a part of it, and hanging with old friends – bands as well as fanatical fans! Let the festivities begin!!”

Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe added:

“It’s been a while since we’ve toured with the almighty Slayer, & even longer since we’ve hit the road with our friends in Behemoth– I can’t wait! This tour is gonna be the feel-good event of the summer- the gigs are gonna be like the Haight-Ashbury during the Summer of Love in ’67!

Ok, so that’s complete bullshit, it’s gonna be absolutely nothing like that, so don’t show up with flowers in your hair looking for free hugs or anything stupid like that. It will definitely be a good fucking time though (as long as your definition of a good time means brutal, caustic, and hideously loud music) – see ya there!”

Behemoth frontman/guitarist Nergal also shared his thoughts on the trek in a post which can be found below after the dates.

07/12 Bemidji, MN – Sanford Center
07/13 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest (no Behemoth)
07/15 Oshkosh, WI – Ford Festival Park (‘Rock USA‘) (no Behemoth)
07/16 Chicago, IL – Chicago Open Air Festival
07/18 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
07/20 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
07/21 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater
07/23 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory Outdoors
07/25 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/27 New York, NY – Theater at Madison Square Garden
07/28 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
07/30 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
08/01 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
08/02 Denver, CO – 1stBank Center
08/04 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel
08/05 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
08/09 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
08/11 Eugene, OR – The Cuthbert Amphitheater
08/12 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre
08/14 Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Center
08/15 Fort McMurray, AB – SMS Equipment Stadium
08/17 Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
08/19 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/20 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

Daniel Gierszanow was my best friend when I was 10… or around that time. I remember he owned Slayer cassette… yellow one, with “Reign Blood” on it. And again, I did not dig it at all… it was just a canonade of noisy riffs… never heard MUSIC in it. Shortly after I got myself an RC (back in ’80 it was #1 pirate cassette company in Poland) tape with “Show No Mercy” on it. An opening “Evil has no boundaries” was a game changer for me and from that moment it’s not only one of the best thrash songs EVER but I became a die hard Slayer devotee. With BEHEMOTH! we had this privelage to open for them and Celtic Frost in Katowice. Then we opened again for them and Metallica in Warsaw. THEN again we ended up on Mayhem tour in US when we did a full run with Slayer and Marilyn Manson. I remember I would go and watch Slayer EVERY nite, sit behind Kerry’s rig which was Armand’s (RIP) domain. Armand would always greet me with open arms and cold Heineken. With a beer in my hand and the ultimate thrash metal band at my hand I could celebrate my most beloved music like a king! There’s something immenesly captivating about them… something that makes me wanna watch the show from start til the end. And I can NEVER get bored… then we were asked to open for them in Italy last year. AGAIN amazing show and top notch shape of slayers! And THEN my wet dream came true AGAIN… Behemoth got an offer to do a full tour in US in Summer 2017. Yes, yes, yes… It’s not a miracle, it’s 25 years history, hard work and dedication of me and my band mates. We earned that, we worked for that… but I always have in my heart this lil’ Adaś at the age of 10 who soooo pationately would listen to “Show No Mercy” banging his head and throwing horns in front of the mirror. Some things NEVER change… and never will. I’m more than fortunate and super grateful and I can not wait to start that tour! @slayerbandofficial @lambofgod @drandallblythe @behemothofficial @behemothwebstore

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