SLAYER CANCELS TOUR WITH MEGADETH AND TESTAMENT
UPDATE: Booking agents for both Slayer and Megadeth are already hard at work to see if these dates can be rescheduled, so those holding tickets are asked to sit tight as more info will be announced as progress is made.
Well, it didn’t take long for the long awaited American Carnage Tour to fall apart… it didn’t even have a chance to start. What’s falling apart is actually Slayer bassist/vocalist Tom Araya’s back; according to Lambgoat, Araya’s condition has worsened to the point where he needs to undergo surgery. His back problems previously forced the rescheduling of the Canadian Carnage dates with the same bands, which will now once again need to be rescheduled too.
Ah well… what can you do other than wish Mr. Araya a healthy and speedy recovery? When we interviewed Araya last summer he seemed like a really chill guy who genuinely loves what he does, and I highly doubt there’s any tomfoolery or cover-ups happening here. Best of luck, Tom, and get well.