“Extreme” and “metal” are probably the most appropriate words to describe one of the best heavy metal bands of all time – Slayer. Some would go even farther than heavy metal, calling the band an extreme thrash metal group, full of decade-spanning hits.
Children of the Eighties
Slayer first got together in 1982 in Huntington Park, California. The original group was made up of Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman, Tom Araya, and Dave Lombardo. In the beginning, the band didn’t write any of their own music, relying on other metal masters – like Iron Maiden – for popular cover songs. Through playing other's music, the band gradually discovered their own sound and developed their technique, becoming who they are today.
While their skills were collectively top-notch, they wanted to be truly next level as a band. And what gets more attention than skills? Shock value. The band decided to try their hand at some over-the-top writing, using satanic imagery and references. It’s still not really clear if the band stands behind their satanic references or if it was just for attention. But hey, it worked.
Their Rise To Success
Whether they’re Satanists or not, the approach they launched them into stardom, earning them a recording contract with producer Rick Rubin. However, because of the dark content of the music, the record label wouldn’t distribute the album, which gave them a sort of morbid curiosity/”I want it because I can’t have it” air that people went wild for.
When the mystique was at its peak, Slayer signed with Geffen Records, who wasn’t afraid to put their music out to the public. Since then they’ve released more than 10 different albums, including Repentless in 2015.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much are Slayer tickets?
Slayer ticket prices will differ depending on the source and the seats. The best price for Slayer tickets is usually between $40 to $100 a ticket, and that’s for nosebleed seats! If you want floor seats, or if you’re shopping for tickets at a popular venue, you could easily be looking at a few hundred dollars more.
How to buy Slayer tickets?
Slayer ticket prices are going to be pretty high if purchased directly from the box office. That means the best way to buy cheap Slayer tickets is online through a ticket marketplace. Sites like Gametime are perfect because they put you in contact with resellers looking to move seats at a relative bargain. It’s the safest and most affordable way to get the best price for Slayer tickets.
Is Slayer coming to a city near me?
Slayer’s 2019 tour features stops in many cities across the US, including New York, Springfield, Manchester and more. For a complete list of Slayer 2019 tour dates, check out the full tour schedule and browse Gametime inventory for Slayer tickets in a city near you.
Will Slayer tour in 2019?
You bet they will. Slayer are currently on tour, wrapping up in November in Louisville.
What’s Slayer 2019 tour setlist?
You never know what’s going to happen at a Slayer concert, but here’s the full 2019 tour setlist:
- Evil Has No Boundaries
- World Painted Blood
- Hate Worldwide
- War Ensemble
- Mandatory Suicide
- Chemical Warfare
- Born of Fire
- Seasons in the Abyss
- Hell Awaits
- South of Heaven
- Black Magic
- Raining Blood
- Dead Skin Mask
- Angel of Death
How long is a Slayer concert?
With such an epic setlist, you can expect Slayer’s performance to last for around 90 minutes, from start to finish.
How much are Slayer floor seats?
The best way to see Slayer live is up close and personal from the floor, but these seats are always super expensive. The cheap end of floor seats can easily be $300 to $400, and if you’re seeing Slayer at a venue with stage pit seats it could be even more pricey.
Of course, there are ways around this. There’s a great strategy for cutting Slayer ticket prices on floor seats, and the best part is that it requires you to do literally nothing but wait. Waiting until the last minute can get you some great discounts because resellers with unsold seats don’t make any money. Wait it out and watch those prices drop to something more affordable, and then enjoy your floor seats!
Slayer 2019 tour dates
October 11 - Manchester, TN @ Great Stage Park
November 2 - Asheville, NC @ U.S. Cellular Center
November 3 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
November 5 - Salem, VA @ Salem Civic Center
November 6 - Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
November 8 - Springfield, MA @ MassMutual Center
November 9 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
November 11 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center