Slayer & Anthrax’s Christchurch, NZ Show Cancelled Following Mosque Shootings

Slayer and Anthrax’s March 17 show in Christchurch ended up getting cancelled due to the horrific mosque shootings that left 50 people dead and 50 others injured. The concert was supposed to be Slayer’s final New Zealand show.

The following statement was issued:


Following advice from the Police and Christchurch City Council, Vbase has made the decision to cancel the Slayer concert which was due to take place at Horncastle Arena on Sunday 17 March.

“On behalf of Vbase our heartfelt deepest sympathies go out to all the families affected by the recent tragedy.”

“The advice we have received is too compelling to ignore and we have made this decision in conjunction with the Police and Christchurch City Council. We understand fans may be disappointed, however, we feel that it is in the best interest for the safety and wellbeing of the public after the tragic events which unfolded across our city 24 hours ago.” Tim Scandrett Vbase Board Chairperson

Storm The Gates Directors add “Whilst we want music to be a positive impact on any city, the recent events are incomprehensible, and right now we stand together with Christchurch, and send our deepest sympathies to those affected.”

Tickets will be refunded to the cards that were used to purchase.

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Watch Footage Of Charlie Benante (Anthrax) Performing “At Dawn They Sleep” With Slayer During A Recent Soundcheck

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante has shared some footage of himself performing “At Dawn They Sleep” with Slayer during a recent soundcheck in Auckland, New Zealand. You can check that out below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Super7 Release Official Action Figure Of The Minotaur From Slayer’s “Show No Mercy” Album Cover

Super7 have released an official action figure of the minotaur from Slayer’s “Show No Mercy” album cover. The 3.75-inch figure is available HERE.

Slipknot, Korn, Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Etc. Tours Set For 2019 “Ticket To Rock” Promotion

A number of high profile summer tours have been revealed as part of the annual “Ticket To Rock” promotion, which gives fans the opportunity to purchase tickets to various shows at discounted prices. Tours that will be part of the deal include a Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth tour, a Korn, Alice In Chains, and Underoath tour, and a Breaking Benjamin and Chevelle tour. Slayer and Shinedown tours will also be part of the promotion in select cities.

Here’s the participating venues (three show packages for $59 unless otherwise noted):

Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater*
Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre
Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion^
Dallas, TX@ Dos Equis Pavilion*
Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
Holmdel, NJ @ PNC BANK Arts Center*
Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center*
Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*
Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion*
Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion*
Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage & RBC Echo Beach+
Virginia Beach, VA @ Veteran’s United Home Loans Amphitheater*
Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

* Four show package
+ Four show package will be available for $100
^ Five show package will be available for $93

Head to for more info.

Slayer Announce North American Tour With Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth, & Cannibal Corpse

Slayer have added another North American leg to their farewell tour. Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth, and Cannibal Corpse will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

05/02 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Amphitheatre
05/03 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Ampitheatre
05/05 El Paso, TX – UTEP/Don Haskins Center
05/07 Edinburg, TX – Bert Ogden Arena
05/08 Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
05/10 Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
05/11 West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Ampitheatre
05/13 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
05/14 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
05/16 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
05/17 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre
05/19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Enter Music Center
05/20 Youngstown, OH – Covel Centre
05/22 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
05/24 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
05/25 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

Slayer also have dates booked in Australia/New Zealand and Europe as well:

Australia/New Zealand (with Anthrax and Behemoth):

03/07 Brisbane, AUS – Brisbane Riverstage
03/09 Sydney, AUS – Download Festival
03/11 Melbourne, AUS – Download Festival
03/15 Auckland, NZ – Eventfinda Stadium
03/17 Christchurch, NZ – Horncastle Arena
03/21 Chiba Prefecture, JAP – Download Festival
03/23 Manila, PHL – Pulp Summer Slam


06/04 Gilwice, POL – Arena Gilwice
06/06 Solvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock
06/07 Nurburgring, GER – Rock am Ring
06/09 Nurnberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/11 Budapest, HUN – Sports Arena
06/13 Leipzig, GER – Leipzig Arena
06/14-16 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock
06/14-16 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/19 Geneva, SWI – Arena
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/23 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/25 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
06/28 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock
06/29 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air
07/03-06 Viviero, SPA – Resurrection Festival
07/05 Lisbon, POR – VOA Heavy Rock Festival
07/07 Verona, ITA – Rock The Castle
07/10 Bucharest, ROM – Metalheadmeeting
07/11 Sofia, BUL – Airport Park
07/13 Athens, GRE – Rockwave Festival
07/27-28 Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
08/03 Balingen, GER – Messegelande

Furthermore, the band will also play their final Quebec show at Heavy Montreal. That festival will take place at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, QC on July 27-28.

Watch Footage Of Slayer Performing With Phil Demmel (Ex-Machine Head)

As previously reported, Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) is filling in for Gary Holt (Exodus) on the remaining dates of Slayer’s European tour. You can see footage of him performing with the band during their December 3 show at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark below: