(UPDATE 2/19/16) A tour through North America is in the cards for thrash icons Slayer, who kick off their month-long jaunt with Testament and Carcass tonight in Chicago. 21 dates are scheduled through the end of March, and a strong demand for Slayer tickets on the secondary market exists for many of those shows.
According to TicketIQ the average price for Slayer tickets across the springtime trek is $109.13. The tour will make its most expensive stop at MacEwan Hall in Calgary on March 14, where tickets average $170.50 and the get-in price is $150. Other top-priced shows include March 12 at Fargo Civic Memorial Auditorium ($145.97 avg./$97) and March 6 at House of Blues Boston ($128.31 avg./$64 get-in).
Slayer's most affordable show will be the opening gig at Riviera Theatre in Chicago tonight. The show currently owns a secondary market average of $58.13 and a $52 get-in price. A March 8 stop at Lifestyles Communities Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio is the second cheapest gig at $78.26 and a get-in price of $54.
The 2016 run will conclude on March 26 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
Slayer Plot 2016 North American Tour with Testament & Carcass
(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 12/03/15) Seminal thrash metal band Slayer have revealed initial dates on a North American tour beginning in February. The band will make 21 stops through the U.S. and Canada between February 19 and March 26 and will be supported by fellow metalheads Testament and Carcass.
The tour runs in support of Repentless, their latest LP, and kicks off at Riviera Theatre in Chicago. Other notable stops include The Ritz in Raleigh, The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MacEwan Hall in Calgary and The Paramount in Seattle. Check out all announced tour dates below.
A special pre-sale will begin this Friday, December 4 at 10 a.m. local time using the access code "RAINING" on Blabbermouth.net. General onsale starts Saturday, December 5 a 10 a.m. local time. More dates will be announced at a later time, so be sure to check back here for the latest Slayer tour news and announcements.
Slayer 2016 North American Tour Dates
Feb. 19 - Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
Feb. 22 - War Memorial, Nashville, TN
Feb. 24 - The National, Richmond, VA
Feb. 26 - House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC
Feb. 27 - The Ritz, Raleigh, NC
Feb. 29 - The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
Mar. 02 - Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Mar. 03 - The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
Mar. 05 - The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
Mar. 06 - The House of Blues, Boston, MA
Mar. 08 - LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
Mar. 09 - The Orpheum, Madison, WI
Mar. 11 - Myth, St. Paul, MN
Mar. 12 - Civic Auditorium, Fargo, ND
Mar. 14 - MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB
Mar. 15 - Shaw Centre, Edmonton, AB
Mar. 17 - Revolution Event Center, Boise, ID
Mar. 19 - The Paramount, Seattle, WA
Mar. 20 - Roseland Ballroom, Portland, OR
Mar. 22 - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Mar. 26 - The Joint, Las Vegas, NV