SLAYER POSTPONES UK/EUROPEAN TOUR

It is with immense disappointment that Slayer must postpone its UK and European tour that had been set to kick off on November 18 in the UK, and take the band on 19 dates through Europe, ending on December 17 in Germany. The tour will be rescheduled to kick off on March 7 in Manchester, England (complete itinerary is below).

Vocalist/bassist Tom Araya has been under the care of a specialist for a back injury, and while he has already made substantial improvement, he is continuing on with doctor-prescribed treatment.

"Right now," said Slayer's manager, Rick Sales, "our main concern must be the full and permanent recovery of Tom, so we have decided to clear the calendar and give him the extra time he needs to concentrate solely on good health."

Last week, Slayer announced the postponement of it's east coast "Canadian Carnage" co-headline tour with Megadeth; those dates will be rescheduled in February 2010.

The new UK/European schedule is;

MARCH 7th - ENG, Manchester Academy
MARCH 8th - ENG, London Forum
MARCH 9th - ENG, London Forum
MARCH 11th - FRA, Paris Bataclan
MARCH 13th - GER, Bochum Ruhrcongress
MARCH 15th - HOL, Tilburg 013
MARCH 16th - HOL, Tilburg 013
MARCH 17th - BEL, Brussels AB
MARCH 18th - GER, Herford X
MARCH 20th - GER, Berlin Columbiahalle
MARCH 21th - GER, Hamburg Docks
MARCH 22nd - GER, Cologne Live Music Hall
MARCH 24th - GER, Dresden Alter Schlachtof
MARCH 25th - AUT, Vienna Gasometer Early Show
MARCH 26th - GER, Munich Zenith (transferred from Tonhalle)
MARCH 28th - ITA, Milan Alcatraz
MARCH 29th - ITA, Milan Alcatraz
MARCH 30th - SWI, Zurich Volkshaus Late Show
MARCH 31th - GER, Wiesbaden Schlachthof
APRIL 2nd - ENG, Nottingham Rock City
APRIL 3rd - SCO, Glasgow Barrowland
APRIL 4th - ENG, Leeds Academy
APRIL 5th - ENG, Birmingham Academy

Comments for this News article

Take It easy Tom.... get well soon, See you March the 15th in 013, The Netherlands!!!

HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

European tour??????????????

And what about PORTUGAL? ARE YOU IN NEED OF A ROAD MAP??

WE THE PORTUGUESE SLAYER FANS are very sad and.......................

............................PORTUGAL AWAITS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SLAYER RULES

WTF??? Sad
Russian headbangers were fucked again??? Sad
What the fucking life?

Pissed !! Oh well, get well soon Tom see ya next year in London !! To all of you who are worried about tickets etc - they are still valid for the various rescheduled shows (it should say which ones on here) if not give your vendor a call/drop them an email and they will be able to tell you which show your ticket is valid for (I received an email from my vendor telling me about this so some of you might get the same thing)

BUT IM ALSO GLAD I DONT LIVE IN EUROPE BECAUSE OF THE CANCELATIONS!!!!!! CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

I WISH I COULD JUST FOLLOW SLAYER ALL OVER THE WORLD,FOR JUST 1 TOUR,AND MY LIFE WOULD BE FULFILLED. CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

according to kerrangs website all tickets for the original shows are still valid.

hope Tom gets better soon. see you next year!!

boo bloody hiss Shocked(

Tom, take care.

Get well soon Tom. I fractured my spine in a car accident so i know how you feel. By the way, why no Ireland shows. We really want you guys over here.

The most important thing is Tom' s health so see you in March for this fuckin' tour.

Noooooooooooooooooooo.........

I've got tix for Les Claypool on the 8th March!

FUCKING CUNT.

I DONT WANT TO CHOOSE. KILL EVERYONE

ALL WORK AND NO SLAYER MAKES CHRIS A DULL BOY!ALLWORK AND NO SLAYER MAKES CHRIS A DULL BOY!ALL WORK AND NO SLAYER MAKES CHRIS A DULL BOY!ALL WORK AND NO SLAYER MAKES CHRIS A DULL BOY! ALL WORK AND NO SLAYER MAKES CHRIS A DULL BOY!!!!!!

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

Well, at least they did it for the well being of their Vocalist. Get well Tommy, and quit fucking yourself up.

We have the patience to see Slayer live in Belgium in march and hope to see the band in perfect condition;get well soon, Tom !!! grtz From The Belgian slaytanic Wehrmacht

Crap!!!
New schedule leaves me with two Slayer gigs in a row, these old bones need rest man!

I know back injury sucks, so take your time and get well Tom.

See you in March.

FUCK...!!!!!!!!!

I'm a french Slayer fan and I hope Tom 'll be ok with his back. Slayer cancelled just one concert in all their career and they love their public. So I can't blame them for this, I just hope I'll be able to go to the new date in france the 11/03/10. Get well Tom, I hope your back will be cure soon!!! And your new album is so fucking great, Sangre Pintada Mundo Rules!!

Why dont Slayer add Finnish tour dates its now easy and Finland is best

im so sorry that Tom is still out.hope he gets well soon.CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

GET WELL VERY VERY VERY SOON TOM!!!!!!!
We all wish you a speedy recovery!!!!

Great , i just bought ticket today, will i be able to enter in march on this ticket?
Tom I hope You will fully recover and show the world that You are forged from steel

Get yourself 100% fit Tom, cause every Slayer gig you guys give it 100%. SLAYER RULE !!!!

Well, I'm a bit disappointed! Anyway, Tom get well! See you next year in London!

no any scandinavian dates. please come to finland. you are popular here

Just found out about this My thoughts go out to you Tom get well soon, also what do I do with the 2 tickets for Leeds 23rd of November? will I be able to transfer them to next years dates? or regain my funds back??

Cheers for any info
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