February 28, 2017


Slayer, Lamb of God & Behemoth Announce North American Tour Dates

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Here's a bill for people who like some variety in their night out on the metal town: SlayerLamb of God and Behemoth. The three god-level acts will start their 2017 North American tour in Bemidji, Minn. on July 12 and keep burning on through Aug. 20 in Phoenix.

If the lineup somehow doesn't have you hooked, this poster should do the trick:

The tour press release has comments from all three bands, with Slayer's Kerry King saying, “Not very often I get to go on tour where we are all friends to start. That being said, the potential for greatness at these events is mind blowing." Behemoth mastermind Nergal says he and his Polish sqvad are "beyond excited to be joining this bill with these living legends and our friends one more time!" He adds that this is Behemoth's final North American tour before the act moves on to their follow-up to 2014's The Satanist.

Always-verbose Lamb of God frontman Randy Bluthe got goofy with his remarks:

"This tour is gonna be the feel-good event of the summer- the gigs are gonna be like the Haight-Ashbury during the Summer of Love in ’67! OK, so that’s complete bulls—t, it’s gonna be absolutely nothing like that, so don’t show up with flowers in your hair looking for free hugs or anything stupid like that. It will definitely be a good f—ing time though (as long as your definition of a good time means brutal, caustic, and hideously loud music) – see ya there!”

Alrighty, check out the 2017 North American tour dates for Slayer, Lamb of God and Behemoth's big team-up:

July 12 - Sanford Center, Bemidji, MN
July 13 - Rock Fest 2017, Cadott, WI (feat. Slayer and Lamb of God only)
July 15 - Rock USA 2017, Ford Festival Park, Oshkosh, WI (feat. Slayer and Lamb of God only)
July 16 - Chicago Open Air Festival, Toyota Park, Chicago, IL (feat. Slayer, Lamb of God, Behemoth)
July 18 - Express Live!, Columbus, OH
July 20 - Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
July 21 - St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine, FL
July 23 - Electric Factory Outdoors, Philadelphia, PA
July 25 - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
July 27 - Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
July 28 - Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
July 30 - Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN

Aug. 1 - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS
Aug. 2 - 1stBank Center, Denver, CO
Aug. 4 - The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
Aug. 5 - The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 9 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
Aug. 11 - The Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
Aug. 12 - WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
Aug. 14 - Encana Events Center, Dawson Creek, British Columbia
Aug. 15 - SMS Equipment Stadium, Fort McMurray, Alberta
Aug. 17 - KettleHouse Amphitheater, Missoula, MT
Aug. 19 - Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, NM
Aug. 20 - Comerica Theater, Phoenix, AZ

Watch Slayer tell Fuse about their musical influences: