Legendary thrash outfit Slayer have officially revealed a summer headlining tour with Virginia heavyweights Lamb Of God and Polish extreme metallers Behemoth. Slayer guitarist Kerry King says:

“As metal tours go, this is the one that your fellow metal heads will be bragging about if you miss it! Not very often I get to go on tour where we are all friends to start. That being said, the potential for greatness at these events is mind blowing. I look forward to being a part of it, and hanging with old friends – bands as well as fanatical fans! Let the festivities begin!”

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe comments:

“It’s been a while since we’ve toured with the almighty Slayer and even longer since we’ve hit the road with our friends in Behemoth – I can’t wait! This tour is gonna be the feel-good event of the summer- the gigs are gonna be like the Haight-Ashbury during the Summer of Love in ’67! Okay, so that’s complete bullsh*t, it’s gonna be absolutely nothing like that, so don’t show up with flowers in your hair looking for free hugs or anything stupid like that. It will definitely be a good fucking time though (as long as your definition of a good time means brutal, caustic, and hideously loud music) – see ya there!”

Behemoth vocalist/guitarist Nergal adds:

“It is with the utmost pride we are announcing the Slayer, Lamb Of God and Behemoth summer tour! We are beyond excited to be joining this bill with these living legends and… our friends one more time! We are also stoked about coming back to North American shores for the last time before kicking off the next album cycle. Come and join this EXTREME metal feast with us!”

Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 3rd. Confirmed dates for the trek follow:

7/12 – Bemidji, MN | Sanford Center
7/13 – Cadott, WI | Rock Fest *
7/15 – Oshkosh, WI | Ford Festival Park (‘Rock USA‘) *
7/16 – Chicago, IL | Chicago Open Air Festival
7/18 – Columbus, OH | Express Live!
7/20 – Raleigh, NC | Red Hat Amphitheater
7/21 – St. Augustine, FL | St. Augustine Amphitheater
7/23 – Philadelphia, PA | Electric Factory Outdoors
7/25 – Boston, MA | Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
7/27 – New York, NY | Theater at Madison Square Garden
7/28 – Baltimore, MD | Pier Six Pavilion
7/30 – Nashville, TN | Municipal Auditorium
8/01 – Bonner Springs, KS | Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
8/02 – Denver, CO | 1stBank Center
8/04 – Las Vegas, NV | The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel
8/05 – Los Angeles, CA | The Forum
8/09 – San Francisco, CA | Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
8/11 – Eugene, OR | The Cuthbert Amphitheater
8/12 – Seattle, WA | WaMu Theatre
8/14 – Dawson Creek, BC | Encana Events Center
8/15 – Fort McMurray, AB | SMS Equipment Stadium
8/17 – Missoula, MT | KettleHouse Amphitheater
8/19 – Albuquerque, NM | Isleta Amphitheater
8/20 – Phoenix, AZ | Comerica Theatre

* = no Behemoth