Thrash metal legends Slayer are currently on the last leg of their final tour, which has so far had a slew of high-profile guest openers including Ministry, Primus and Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals. Their tour is expected to close out this November 30th, and according to their manager, any future reunion is unlikely.
“They’ve been doing this for so long. They just said, ‘OK, this is enough,’” the band’s manager Rick Sales told the Los Angeles Times. “My analogy is Jerry Seinfeld, who had probably the biggest TV show when he went out on top. I respect the band for the decision. If you’re going to do it, this is the way.”
Although the band will not tour any time in the future, the manager has stated that he has been floating the idea of future projects with the group. The band recently released their first film entitled Slayer: The Repentless Killogy, earlier this year.
“I’m not sensing that at all,” Sales explained. “Let’s put the touring to bed. I’ve got a couple of ideas [for future projects], but we haven’t made any decisions. Right now, they’re preoccupied with the end, and I imagine it’s emotional. It’s emotional for me.”
The band’s founding drummer Dave Lombardo announced that he will not be performing with the band on their final tour dates. Lombardo explained that he was already committed to tour with his other band, Suicidal Tendencies, who has conflicting dates with Slayer. The group’s final performance will take place on November 30 at the Forum in Los Angeles.
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