Slayer's 'Unholy Alliance' tour grows

March 31, 2006 12:03 PM
Metal veterans Slayer (tickets | music), who are currently in the studio working on a new album, have added more dates to their upcoming "The Unholy Alliance" tour.

Since announcing the tour in early March, the group has penciled in shows in Denver; Cincinnati; Corpus Christi, TX; Dallas; Atlanta; Cleveland; Quebec City; Montreal; Toronto; Winnipeg; Edmonton; and Vancouver, British Columbia, and has also added a second night to its previously announced stop in Salem, OR.

The seven-week trek--which will also feature Lamb of God (tickets | music), Children of Bodom (tickets | music), Mastodon (tickets | music) and Thine Eyes Bleed (tickets | music)--is scheduled to launch June 6 (6/6/06) in San Diego. Ticket prices won't exceed $39, according to a press release. Confirmed shows are below, and more shows will be announced.

Headliners Slayer plan to make the tour "an annual global event," band manager Rick Sales said in a press release.

Slayer's four original members--Tom Araya (bass/vocals), Kerry King (guitar), Jeff Hanneman (guitar) and Dave Lombardo (drums)--are at work on their first new album together since 1990's "Seasons in the Abyss." Super-producer Rick Rubin is the project's executive producer, and Josh Abraham (Korn, Velvet Revolver) is producing the set.

The as-yet-untitled disc is expected to surface on Rubin's American Recordings label this fall, but a specific release date hasn't been announced.

Lombardo--who has joined and left the group on a few occasions--has been playing live with the band since its tour behind 2001's "God Hates Us All." The group began work on the forthcoming album after wrapping up its most recent North American tour in September 2004.

[Note: The following tour itinerary has been provided by artist and/or tour sources, who verify its accuracy as of the publication time of this story. Changes may occur before tickets go on sale. Check with official artist websites, ticketing sources and venues for late updates.]
Slayer tour dates and tickets
June 2006
6 - San Diego, CA - Sports Arena
7 - Las Vegas, NV - The Orleans
9 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore
12 - St. Louis, MO - Pop's Outside
13 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
15 - Camden, NJ - Tweeter Center
16 - E. Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena
17 - Lowell, MA - Tsongas Arena
19 - Cincinnati, OH - US Bank Arena
22 - Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center
23 - San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum
24 - Dallas, TX - Nokia Live
25 - Houston, TX - Reliant Arena
27 - Atlanta, GA - HiFi Buys Center
29 - Cleveland, OH - Tower City Amphitheatre
30 - Cleveland, OH - Tower City Amphitheater

July 2006
2 - Quebec City, Quebec - Centre Du Foire
3 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
4 - Toronto, Ontario - Molson Amphitheatre
6 - Detroit, MI - Cobo Arena
7 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Auditorium
9 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Centre
11 - Edmonton, Alberta - Shaw Conference Centre
13 - Vancouver, British Columbia - General Motors Place
14 - Seattle, WA - Qwest Field Event Center
15, 16 - Salem, OR - Salem Armory
19 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
21 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
22 - Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Arena
Slayer tour dates and tickets

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