Will Dave Lombardo Appear at Slayer’s Final Show?
MetalSucks’ 2018 April Fools’ Day prank was a report about how Dave Lombardo was gonna appear at select shows on Slayer’s farewell tour. Now, maybe you were a smarty who saw through the gag right away, but I know we fooled at least some of you. Heck, the guitarist from a Big Four band — I don’t wanna drop names, so let’s just call him, I dunno, ‘Ian Scott’ — told us that after reading our story, he almost texted Lombardo to congratulate him on making amends with Kerry King and Tom Araya.
My point is that the concept of Slayer’s three living original members putting aside their differences in the name of playing together again one last time isn’t that far-fetched. I mean, it’s not as though were suggesting something that’s impossible, like a Pantera reunion, or an All That Remains show where Phil Labonte stays on key.
So we shouldn’t blame Detroit’s WRIF for asking Lombardo if there was any chance he’d be at the last show on the Slayer trek, which will take place November 30 at The Forum in Los Angeles. It’s a fair question… even if Lombardo shut the notion down and but hard:
“No. Come on, man. No. [Laughs] Yeah, no. I think I have a show on that day. I’m playing Knotfest in Mexico City [with Suicidal Tendencies], then heading over to El Salvador and playing another festival. I’m onstage.”
I’d point out that it’s just a 4.5 hour flight from Mexico City to L.A. and depending on ST’s set time there is a world in which Lombardo could do both shows, but I don’t seriously think that will happen. This seems like a pretty definitive dead end.
Having said that, there is a bright side: the band’s manager has said that Slayer aren’t breaking up, just quitting touring. So there is still a chance that these guys will play together again before another one of them dies.
Meanwhile, there are just four shows left on the Slayer tour! Those dates are as follows: