The U.S. Cellular Center Asheville is proud to announce The Final Campaign: Slayer at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena on Nov. 2.
Slayer - Tom Araya/bass and vocals, Kerry King/guitars, Gary Holt/guitars, and Paul Bostaph/ drums - will set off on The Final Campaign, the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour. This last hurrah will start at the ExploreAsheville Arena in Asheville. Tickets go on sale on Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m.
Accompanying Slayer for this last ride are Primus, Ministry and Philip H. Anselmo & The Ille- gals performing a vulgar display of Pantera, who will support on all dates.
Slayer’s Final World Tour began on May 10, 2018 with the band’s intention to play as many places as possible, to make it easy for the fans to see one last Slayer show and say goodbye. By the time the 18-month trek wraps on November 30, the band will have completed seven tour legs plus a series of one-off major summer festivals, performing more than 140 shows in 30-countries and 40 U.S. states.
Slayer’s Final World Tour has been a wild ride. Three bus drivers, four truck drivers, and a crew of 32 have traveled all over the world to set the stage for this farewell. At most shows, Slayer’s pyro expert set off 160 pounds of propane and 10 liters of 99 percent isopropyl alcohol, prompting the Phoe- nix New Times reviewer to comment on the “eyebrow-singe- ing pyrotechnics that could be felt even 10 rows behind the pit.”