Slayer to Reunite for Two Exclusive Festival Sets at Louder Than Life and Riot Fest

“Is it just us, or has the entire ๐ŸŒ gone to hell since @slayerbandofficial retired?”

For the first time since the band wrapped the last concert of its Final World Tour back in November 2019, Slayer – Tom Araya/ bass & vocals, guitarists Kerry King and Gary Holt, and Paul Bostaph on drums – announce they will return to the stage this fall, headlining two major festivals, Riot Fest and Louder Than Life.


โ€œNothing compares to the 90 minutes when weโ€™re on stage playing live, sharing that intense energy with our fans,โ€ said Araya, โ€œand to be honest, we have missed that.โ€ Added King, “Have I missed playing live? Absolutely. Slayer means a lot to our fans; they mean a lot to us. It will be five years since we have seen them.”


Tickets for the dates listed below are on sale now and can be purchased at




22 Riot Fest, Chicago, IL


27 Louder Than Life, Louisville, KY