Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

No Faces Will Be Melted Here: Slayer Skips San Antonio for Final World Tour

Posted By on Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 1:29 PM

FACEBOOK, SLAYER
  • Facebook, Slayer

Honestly, I know there’s a bunch of San Antonians who could care less that Beyoncé and Lady Gaga didn’t play here recently. Or that Justin Timberlake nor Kendrick Lamar are stopping in San Antonio (even though all these artists pretty much hit every other major city in Texas).

But when it comes to our metal roots, it’s hard not to take it personal.



This May, metal legends Slayer are embarking on what they say is their final world tour. The North American leg include a 26-date trek launching in San Diego and ending in Austin, with stops in Dallas and Houston prior to that. Also on the bill are metal-heavyweights Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament.

"If you are lucky enough to be invited to play even just once with living legends like Slayer, it's an incredible honor," Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe said in a press release. "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."

With a pretty gnarly metal lineup, we’re a little sad that the Alamo City, yet again, gets the cold shoulder.

We’ll still probably buy tickets for Houston or Austin though, ‘cause Slayer.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 28, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation