Thrash giants Slayer have officially confirmed their first North American headlining tour in two years.
Featuring Gojira and 4arm as support acts, the trek will kick off on October 22 in Anchorage, Alaska, and see the group visiting New York's Theatre at Madison Square Garden and LA's Hollywood Palladium for the first time in 25 years.
According to the official announcement, Slayer have begun working on new material and are hoping to spend extra time in the studio before hitting the open road. The tickets will go on sale this Friday (September 6) via official website. You can check out the full tour itinerary below.
The latest Slayer studio effort, "World Painted Blood," dropped in November 2009 as the group's tenth record. With 41,000 copies sold in the US during the first week, it debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Slayer 2013 North American Tour Dates:
10/22 - Anchorage - Sullivan Sports Arena 10/25 - Las Vegas - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 10/28 - Hollywood - Hollywood Palladium 10/30 - San Jose - Events Center @ San Jose State- 11/08 - Minneapolis - Myth 11/10 - Austin - FunFunFun Fest 11/12 - Houston - Bayou Music Center 11/13 - Dallas - South Side Ballroom 11/15 - Chicago - Aragon Ballroom 11/16 - Detroit - The Fillmore 11/17 - Columbus - LC Pavilion 11/19 - Washington - The Fillmore 11/20 - Pittsburgh - Stage AE 11/26 - Wallingford - Oakdale Theatre 11/27 - New York - Theatre @ MSG 11/29 - Camden - Susquehanna Bank Center 11/30 - Boston - Tsongas Arena
Will you be seeing the thrash masters on tour this year? Or have you already checked out one of their European or South American shows? Let us know in the comments.