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Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Heavy Metal Royalty Slayer Booked for Salem

Thrash metal music heavyweight Slayer is coming to the Salem Civic Center this fall as part of the group’s farewell tour.  The band was founded in 1981, and this final power chord performance will include Primus, Ministry and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals.  Slayer’s Tom Araya, who handles the bass guitar and vocals, guitarists Kerry King and Gary Holt along with drummer Paul Bostaph will bring The Final Campaign, the seventh and final leg of the group’s world tour, to Salem on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Tickets for Slayer - The Final Campaign - at the Salem Civic Center go on sale Friday, July 12, at 10 a.m.  Tickets are $45, $65 and $85, and a special VIP package is available for $199. Preferred parking also is available for $5.  Tickets can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. They also can be purchased at  Presale tickets will be available through on Thursday, July 11, at 10 a.m. Salem Civic Center email club members.  

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 major summer festivals. In all the tour will include more than 140 shows in 30-countries and 40 states.  And the band is definitely going out with a bang.  At most shows, Slayer’s pyrotechnics experts set-off 160 pounds of propane and 10 liters of 99 percent isopropyl alcohol.

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