When I was a kid, I would never look at set lists because I loved the element of surprise. As an adult, and an experienced concert goer, I feel the complete opposite and always like to brace myself to know what I'm in for. So, as Slayer kicked off their farewell tour, and if you're like me and curious what they played, I got all the info you need.
Here is the set list the band hand for their kick off show at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California last night (Thursday, May 10th):
2. “Blood Red”
4. “Mandatory Suicide”
5. “Hate Worldwide”
6. “War Ensemble”
8. “When the Stillness Comes”
10. “Black Magic”
12. “Seasons in the Abyss”
14. “Dead Skin Mask”
15. “Hell Awaits”
16. “South of Heaven”
17. “Raining Blood”
18. “Chemical Warfare”
19. “Angel of Death”
If you've seen Slayer on their last few tours, the setlist seems relatively consistent with what they've been playing. I'm not sure if Slayer will be changing anything up, so you can expect most of these songs throughout the tour.
SanDiegoUnionTribune.com has a ton of photos from the kick-off show.
Also, here is some bootleg footage from the kick off:
Reminder: We are still giving away tickets for the second leg of Slayer's final North American tour. Enter to win here.
Here are the remaining dates for the tour:
11 FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CASold Out!
13 Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
16 PNE forum, Vancouver, BC
17 South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
19 Big Four, Calgary, ALSold Out!
20 Shaw Centre, Edmonton, ABSold Out!
22 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB
24 The Armory, Minneapolis, MNSold Out!
25 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
27 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill, Detroit, MISold Out!
29 Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ONSold Out!
30 Place Bell, Montreal, PQSold Out!
1 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CTSold Out!
2 PNC Banks Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
4 Santander Arena, Reading, PASold Out!
6 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
7 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
9 KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
10 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
12 VUHL Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA
14 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
15 Orlando Amphitheatre, Orlando, FL
17 Smart Financial Center, Houston, TXSold Out!
19 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TXSold Out!
20 Austin 360 Amphitheatre, Austin, TXSold Out!
July 26 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH
July 27 Impact Music Festival, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME
July 29 Northwell Health at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
July 31 The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA
August 1 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
August 3 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake, NY
August 4 Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse, NY
August 6 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON
August 7 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
August 9 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO
August 10 Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
August 12 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
August 13 Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR
August 15 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
August 16 The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
August 18 Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
August 19 USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
August 21 Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise, ID
August 23 Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Portland, OR
August 26 SAP Center, San Jose, CA