Thursday, May 30, 2013


Slayer's Tom Araya and Kerry King are very pleased to announce that Paul Bostaph has rejoined the band on a full-time basis.  Bostaph will be behind the drum kit beginning June 4 when Slayer kicks off the first leg of its 2013 international tour in Warsaw, Poland.  Gary Holt will continue to fill in for fallen guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

Slayer's 2013 itinerary will have the band playing 35 dates that will include headline shows as well as a number of major summer festivals in Europe, Eastern Europe and South America between June and October.  The complete itinerary is below.

"Paul's a great drummer and a good friend, and we're very happy that he's decided to rejoin the band," said Tom Araya.  "We're still pretty numb from the loss of Jeff, but we don't want to disappoint our European and South American fans, and we need to begin moving forward...having Paul back in the band makes that a whole lot easier."

"I'm very excited to be rejoining Slayer," added Bostaph.  "We spent a very intense ten years of our lives together, had a lot of fun, made a lot of great music, so for me,  this feels like coming home."

Bostaph was Slayer's drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the band - the Gold certified Divine Intervention (1994), the 1996 punk covers album Undisputed Attitude, Diabolus in Musica, (1998), God Hates Us All (2001) that received a Grammy nomination for "Best Metal Performance,"  as well as the DVD War at the Warfield (2001), also certified Gold.  In addition to Slayer, Bostaph has been a member of Forbidden, Exodus, Systematic and Testament.

Slayer's 2013 international touring schedule is as follows:


 4         Impact Festival 2013, Warsaw, Poland
 6         Muziek Theatre, Enschede, Holland
 7         Rodahal, Kerkrade, Holland
 8         Sonisphere France, Amneville, France
10-11   The Academy, Dublin, Ireland
12        Limelight, Belfast, Ireland
14        Greenfield Festival, Interlaken, Switzerland
15        Geox Theatre, Padova, Italy
17        Antlantico, Rome, Italy
18        Obihall, Florence, Italy
19        Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
21        Metalfest Germany, St. Goarshausen, Germany
22        See-Rock Festival 2013, Graz, Austria
23        Culture Factory/Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb, Croatia
25        Kombank Arena, Belgrade, Serbiz
26        Hegyalja Festival, Tokaj, Hungary
27        With Full Force, Leipzig, Germany
29        Hi Voltage, Istanbul, Turkey


 1         Heavy By The Sea, Athens, Greece


 2         Resurrection Festival, Viviero, Spain
 6         Vega Main Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
 7         Grona Lund Tivoli Outdoor, Stockholm, Sweden
 9         Jalomethallifestival 2013, Oulu, Finland
10        Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway
11        Bloodstock Open Air 2013, Derby, UK
15        Pukkelpop Festival, Kiweit Hasselt, Belgium
16        Low Lands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Holland
17        Elb-Riot Open Air Festival, Hamburg, Germany
18        X Rockfest, Herford, Germany


17        Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico
20        Jockey Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil
22        Rock In Rio 2013, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
24        Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brazil
27        River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina
29        Jockey Club, Asuncion, Paraguay


 2         Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile

1 comment:

Ollie said...

Bloodstock August 11th...with Ripple Music's own Grifter!!!!!

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