Slayer team up with Lamb of God for North American tour

Three metal powerhouses have joined forces to bring fans one of the most brutal, bloody and badass tours of the summer. Slayer, Lamb of God and Behemoth have just announced that they will be touring together this summer. The six-week pilgrimage of pain will begin in on July 12 in Bemidji, Minn. and will blaze a path through the country until its conclusion on Aug. 20 in Phoenix, AZ.

All three bands are already raving about the excitement that’s in store, not only for the fans but for them as well. In a press release for the tour, Slayer’s Kerry King says, “Not very often I get to go on tour where we are all friends to start. That being said, the potential for greatness at these events is mind blowing. I look forward to being a part of it, and hanging with old friends – bands as well as fanatical fans! Let the festivities begin!!”

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe adds, “It’s been a while since we’ve toured with the almighty Slayer, and even longer since we’ve hit the road with our friends in Behemoth – I can’t wait! This tour is gonna be the feel-good event of the summer- the gigs are gonna be like the Haight-Ashbury during the Summer of Love in ’67! Ok, so that’s complete bulls—t, it’s gonna be absolutely nothing like that, so don’t show up with flowers in your hair looking for free hugs or anything stupid like that. It will definitely be a good f—ing time though (as long as your definition of a good time means brutal, caustic, and hideously loud music) – see ya there!”

The path of destruction will rip through 24 cities and tickets go on sale March 3 on and with a Loudwire presale with the password “loud” set to begin at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 2. Tickets to select dates will also be available on!

Check out the tour dates below!

Slayer, Lamb of God, Behemoth 2017 North American Tour Dates:

July 12 - Bemidji, Minn. - Sanford Center 

July 13 - Cadott, Wis.- Rock Fest 2017 (Slayer and Lamb of God on this bill)

July 15 - Oshkosh, Wis.- Ford Festival Park- Rock USA 2017 (Slayer and Lamb of God on this bill)

July 16 - Chicago, Ill.- Toyota Park- Chicago Open Air Festival 

July 18 - Columbus, Ohio - Express Live! 

July 20 - Raleigh, N.C.- Red Hat Amphitheater

July 21 - St. Augustine, Fla. - St. Augustine Amphitheater (Click here for tickets)

July 23 - Philadelphia, Pa. - Electric Factory Outdoors (Click here for tickets)

July 25 - Boston, Mass. - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 

July 27 - New York, N.Y.- Theater at Madison Square Garden

July 28 - Baltimore, Md. -  Pier Six Pavilion 

July 30 - Nashville, Tenn .-  Municipal Auditorium 

Aug. 1 - Bonner Springs, Kansas - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater 

Aug. 2 - Denver, Colo. - 1st Bank Center (Click here for tickets)

Aug. 4 - Las Vegas, Nev. -  The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel (Click here for tickets)

Aug. 5 - Los Angeles, Calif. - The Forum 

Aug. 9 - San Francisco, Calif. -  Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 

Aug.11- Eugene, Ore. - The Cuthbert Amphitheater 

Aug.12 - Seattle, Wash. - WaMu Theatre (Click here for tickets)

Aug.14 - Dawson Creek, British Columbia - Encana Events Center 

Aug.15 - Fort McMurray, Alberta - SMS Equipment Stadium 

Aug.17 - Missoula, Mont. - KettleHouse Amphitheater 

Aug.19 - Albuquerque, N.M. -  Isleta Amphitheater

Aug. 20 - Phoenix, Ariz. - Comerica Theatre