To help mark the band's very first performance at the Hollywood Palladium in 25 years, SLAYER will play a special, one-time-only set at their show this Sunday, October 27. According to guitarist Kerry King, Sunday will be "old-school SLAYER night," and the band's setlist will be comprised of songs dating back to the band's inception, will include tracks from the genre-defining "Reign In Blood" as well as "South Of Heaven", the band's second gold album, up to and including 1990's "Seasons In The Abyss", their third gold disc.
"We're still putting together the set list," said King, "but we're going to make sure we play one or two rarities as well. Should be a lot of fun for the band as well as the fans."
Sunday and Monday's Palladium dates are part of SLAYER's five-week North American headline tour — the band's first in two years — that kicks off this Friday, October 25 in Las Vegas. Support on all dates will come from GOJIRA and 4ARM.
SLAYER's current touring lineup consists of King, Tom Araya on bass/vocals, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt EXODUS), who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman.
Bostaph was SLAYER's drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the band — the gold-certified "Divine Intervention" (1994), the 1996 punk covers album "Undisputed Attitude", "Diabolus In Musica" (1998), "God Hates Us All" (2001) that received a Grammy nomination for "Best Metal Performance", as well as the DVD "War At The Warfield" (2001), also certified gold. In addition to SLAYER, Bostaph has been a member of FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, SYSTEMATIC and TESTAMENT.
Original SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo sat out the band's Australian tour in February/March due to a contract dispute with the other members of the group. Filling in for him was Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX).