With an unprecedented demand for tickets, Slayer announces a second North American leg with stop at Van Andel Arena® for its Final World Tour

Tickets for August 7 show go on sale Friday, March 9 at 10 AM


Grand Rapids — Literally by popular demand - with more than half the tour’s Leg One dates already either completely sold out or a sell-out imminent - today Slayer announces Leg Two, North America, of its final world tour, set to kick off on Thursday, July 26 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, NH.  The tour will travel to 20 cities over about five weeks, including Grand Rapids at SMG-managed Van Andel Arena on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM, culminating at San Jose’s SAP Center on August 26.  Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Death will accompany the band on all dates.  


Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 9 at 10:00 AM. Ticket prices are $29.50, $39.50, $49.50, and $69.50, and tickets will be available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices, online at, and chage by phonat 1-800-745-3000. A purchase limit of six (6) tickets will apply to all order and prices are subject to change. Very limited Slayer onstage + Meet & Greet + exclusive merchandise packages will be available.  Log on to for all ticket and package purchasing information.


A second North American leg for this tour had been considered to take place at some point down the line, but within 48-hours of the initial January 26 ticket on sale date, that all changed. 


“We were blown away by the speed of sales for the final run,” said Rick Franks, President of Touring for Live Nation, one of the tour’s promoters.  "Thirty-six years later and Slayer is bigger than ever before.”


On January 22, 2018, Slayer announced that it would do one last concert tour around the globe to thank their fans for all of their support over the years, for making the last three-and-a-half decades so packed with good times and unforgettable experiences, and then move on.


About SMG

Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG. SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming; construction and design consulting; and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit




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