Rob Zombie, Slayer announce tour date in Edmonton

Hell? In July? In Edmonton?

Faulty allusions to the state of our weather notwithstanding, it will indeed be Hell on Earth July 31 when Rob Zombie and Slayer hit Champ City on tour.

The bands confirmed the tour dates Sunday night as part of the Hell on earth Tour. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster this Friday, April 1 at 10 a.m.

“We haven’t toured with Zombie since Ozzfest 1999, so you can expect no less than ‘hell on earth,'” said Slayer’s Kerry King. “Total sonic annihilation and a visual bludgeoning. Bring your own body bag…”

“Total destruction on stage and off is what this combination promises,” states Zombie, “Seriously, how much more Hell could you ask for? The answer is none more Hell.”

Both Zombie and Slayer will present their full headline sets at every show, and both bands will close shows over the course of the tour. San Francisco’s thrash-metal band Exodus has been confirmed to open all shows.

Slayer has been performing its classic 1990 Seasons In the Abyss album in its entirety over the past several months, but will instead draw from its entire 30-year catalogue for this tour’s setlist.
Zombie promises he “will be bringing his legendary stage show out in full force. Audiences can expect an exploding non-stop barrage of sin, sex and Satan guaranteed to rip your face off. This a true rock and roll spectacle at its finest.”

After the tour, Zombie will be starting production on his sixth feature film, The Lords of Salem, with the producers of the Paranormal Activity franchise.


Western Canadian dates include:


27 MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB Canada –
29 Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, SK Canada
30 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB Canada –
31 Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB Canada –

2 Save-On-Foods Memorial Center, Victoria, BC Canada –
3 Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC Canada –