Slayer’s Manager Says the Band Won’t Pull a Mötley Crüe and Tour Again
While Slayer’s touring days will come to an end this weekend, their management has said that doesn’t mean the band is coming to an end entirely, with other Slayer-related endeavors very much still on the table.
In a chat with the Los Angeles Times, manager Rick Sales insists that Slayer’s touring days really are over. Forgive fans for being skeptical — and I’m sure he gets this question a lot — but we just witnessed Mötley Crüe renege on their promise to never tour again after trumping up their own “final tour ever” just a few years ago, and we’ve seen it countless other times before, from Ozzy to the Misfits to Rage Against the Machine to myriad other relatively small time metal bands who break up in a blaze of glory and then get back together as if that never happened.
But for now, at least, Sales is toeing the party line:
“I’m not sensing that at all. Let’s put the touring to bed. I’ve got a couple of ideas [for future projects], but we haven’t made any decisions. Right now, they’re preoccupied with the end, and I imagine it’s emotional. It’s emotional for me.”
Sales went on to compare Slayer stepping away from touring with Jerry Seinfeld ending his TV show, claiming “he went out on top.” I’d beg to differ, as I think Seinfeld‘s later seasons were far from the show’s best, just as Slayer’s recent output has been mediocre. But in that way the analogy still kinda holds.
In any case, this weekend, allegedly, is really your last chance, so you better go! Remaining dates: