SLAYER - Playing Old-School Set On N. American Tour2013-10-28
You can expect an old school set on all the dates of Slayer's five-week North American tour, which kicked off yesterday at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. On this tour, the band will be paying tribute to guitarist Jeff Hanneman.
"We're having such a great time rehearsing this 'Old School' set, we've decided to play it on every one of our upcoming tour dates," announced Slayer's Kerry King.
Slayer, vocalist/bassist Araya, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and Gary Holt, still filling in for fallen founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman, have been rehearsing many of the band's most classic and fan-favorite songs, all of which were originally written and released between the band's inception and the 1990 Gold disc Seasons In The Abyss.
Slayer's "Old School Slayer Night" set will include tracks from 1983's Show No Mercy, 1985's Hell Awaits, the genre-defining Reign In Blood (1986), 1988'sSouth Of Heaven, also certified Gold, and Seasons In The Abyss.
"The final set list is still coming together," added Araya, "but we're going to give the fans what amounts to 'decades of aggression.' It's going to be a great night of music and moshing for everyone."
Slayer's new album is in the works and in a recent interview Tom Araya stated that the band has two full songs featuring Hanneman, which may be featured on their next album.