Slayer to play Montreal as part of their final tour.

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Yesterday metal legends Slayer announced they will tour the world one last time before calling it a day. Today they have confirmed they will stop at Montreal’s Place Bell this May with support from Lamb of God, Behemoth and Testament.

The show, on May 30th, is likely to be Slayer’s last ever Montreal concert. The legendary thrash metal band announced its plans via a video featuring a compilation of press clippings, early posters and press photos spanning the group’s entire career.

In August 2017, Slayer’s guitarist and founding member Kerry King said that the band could release a new album in 2018, but plans change all the time. There has been no official word as to why Slayer are calling time on their 30+ year career.

In 2010, frontman Tom Araya underwent back surgery in 2010 to address fused vertebrae, meaning that he’s no longer able to headbang or perform with dramatic motions. In 2016, he revealed that it’s getting “harder and harder to come back out on the road.”

Forming in 1981, Slayer were one of thrash metal’s torchbearers, forming The Big 4 alongside Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth.

Tickets for the Place Bell show go on sale Friday 26th January via Evenko, priced between $61.25 and $92.50.

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