Some feared after the untimely loss of Jeff Hanneman that Slayer might never be the same, or may even cease to exist. And no, Slayer won't ever be quite the same without founding member Hanneman - but you can't keep a good band down and Slayer does live on.
Heading out on a five-week, North American fall tour, Slayer will be hitting up Chicago for a November 15 show at the Aragon Ballroom.
Currently consisting of Tom Araya on bass and vocals, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt who continues to fill in for Hanneman, Slayer will be joined by Gojira and 4ARM.
Tickets for all the U.S. shows will go on sale Friday, September 6 - click here for ticket information.
With more dates yet to be announced below are the confirmed shows for Slayer's 2013 Fall North American tour:
22 Sullivan Sports Arena, Anchorage, AK
25 The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
28 Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA
30 Events Center @ San Jose State, San Jose, CA
8 Myth, Minneapolis, MN
10 FunFunFun Fest, Austin, TX
12 Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX
13 South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX
15 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
16 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
17 LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
19 The Fillmore, Washington, D.C.
20 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
26 Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT
27 Theatre @ MSG, New York, NY
29 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
30 Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA