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Slayer Postpone Tour


11/16/2009
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It is with immense disappointment that Slayer must postpone its UK and European tour that had been set to kick off on November 18 in the UK, and take the band on 19 dates through Europe, ending on December 17 in Germany. The tour will be rescheduled to kick off on March 7 in Manchester, England (complete itinerary is below).

Vocalist/bassist Tom Araya has been under the care of a specialist for a back injury, and while he has already made substantial improvement, he is continuing on with doctor-prescribed treatment.

"Right now," said Slayer's manager, Rick Sales, "our main concern must be the full and permanent recovery of Tom, so we have decided to clear the calendar and give him the extra time he needs to concentrate solely on good health."

Last week, Slayer announced the postponement of its east coast "Canadian Carnage" co-headline tour with Megadeth; those dates will be rescheduled in February 2010.

The new UK/European schedule is:

07/03 ENG, Manchester Academy
08/03 ENG, London Forum
09/03 ENG, London Forum
11/03 FRA, Paris Bataclan
13/03 GER, Bochum Ruhrcongress
15/03 HOL, Tilburg 013
16/03 HOL, Tilburg 013
17/03 BEL, Brussels AB
18/03 GER, Herford X
20/03 GER, Berlin Columbiahalle
21/03 GER, Hamburg Docks
22/03 GER, Cologne Live Music Hall
24/03 GER, Dresden Alter Schlachtof
25/03 AUT, Vienna Gasometer Early Show
26/03 GER, Munich Zenith
28/03 ITA, Milan Alcatraz
29/03 ITA, Milan Alcatraz
30/03 SWI, Zurich Volkshaus Late Show
31/03 GER, Wiesbaden Schlachthof
02/04 ENG, Nottingham Rock City
03/04 SCO, Glasgow Barrowland
04/04 ENG, Leeds Academy
05/04 ENG, Birmingham Academy



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