Slayer’s Manager: Farewell Tour Doesn’t Mean The End Of The Band
Slayer’s longtime manager Rick Sales has said that just because the band are in the middle of their final tour, it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the end.
At the start of 2018, Slayer announced their plans to call it a day with one last tour, which has travelled across the globe (including a stop at this year’s Download festival), and will climax for two hometown shows at The Forum in Los Angeles on November 29 and 30.
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However, it doesn’t actually sound like this is the last we’ll hear from the thrash titans.
In a new interview with MassLive, the Slayer manager says that “the band has always had a lot of integrity and “there are a couple things that go on.”
He continues: “I totally get that they made a decision to stop touring. That doesn’t mean the end of the band. It’s just the end of touring. I always thought of it as, ‘You go out on top.’ They made that decision. They’re not milking it. From that standpoint, I get it and they made the right choice.”
Slayer recently released The Repentless Killogy, a feature-length movie that comprises three blood-drenched music videos with a live performance in Los Angeles in 2017. It stars Danny Trejo, Jessica Pimentel, Bill Moseley and more.
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The band’s last (presumably?) tour is in its final stages, with just a handful of dates left across North America.
Slayer tour 2019
11 Louisville KFC Yum Center, KY
12 Columbus Nationwide Arena, OH
14 Moline TaxSlayer Arena, IL
15 Sioux Falls Denny Sanford Center, SD
17 Fargo Fargodome, ND
18 Omaha CHI Health Center, NE
20 Colorado Springs Broadmore Arena, CO
22 Billings Rimrock Arena, MT
24 Spokane Arena, WA
26 Oakland Oracle Arena, CA
27 Las Vegas MGM Arena, NV
29 Los Angeles The Forum, CA
30 Los Angeles The Forum, CA
This footage of NYC Slayer fans outside Studio 54 will make you wish it was ‘85.
According to the band’s Instagram, the exchange appears to be all in good humor.