SLAYER have just announced the cancellation of their Canadian tour next week, as well as a planned live performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live citing Tom Araya having back issues. Here is the statement we received from the band's publicist:
Slayer's Tom Araya is currently under the care of a specialist for a back injury, thought to be related to his on-stage activity, and the physician has ordered an immediate surgical procedure to take place in Texas tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.
No further information is available. But this is obviously a total bummer for Canadian Slayer fans, and really all fans of Tom Araya and his fantastic scream.
More info on the rescheduling as soon as we get it.