SLAYER Kicks Off International Phase Of 2006 World Tour

The mighty SLAYER, whose new album, "Christ Illusion", debuted at No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard charts last week, will kick off its 2006 international concert tour playing two of England's biggest annual music festivals — Leeds on Friday, August 25 and Reading on Sunday, August 27. In addition to the U.K. appearances, the international dates will have SLAYER headlining major outdoor festivals as well as their own concerts in South America, Mexico, Singapore, and Japan. The South American dates will mark SLAYER's first tour there in more than eight years.

Leg Two of SLAYER's international concert tour will kick off October 20 in Holland when SLAYER tops the bill on the European edition of the "Unholy Alliance Tour: Preaching to the Perverted". The core lineup of the European "Unholy Alliance Tour" will be SLAYER, IN FLAMES, CHILDREN OF BODOM, LAMB OF GOD, and THINE EYES BLEED, and is the first major festival to tour outside of the United States. The U.S. "Unholy Alliance Tour" (which SLAYER headlined with LAMB OF GOD, CHILDREN OF BODOM, MASTODON and THINE EYES BLEED) stormed across North America in June and July.

According to SLAYER's longtime manager Rick Sales, "We wanted to make 'The Unholy Alliance Tour' an annual, global event, and are all very excited that we're making that happen. Like the U.S. tour, we're offering a unique, heavy, and diversified lineup, as well as a great production. Fans are going to get their money's worth."

Confirmed dates for SLAYER's 2006 international concert tour are as follows:

Aug. 25 - Leeds Festival, Leeds, England
Aug. 27 - Reading Festival, Reading, England
Sep. 1-2 - Via Funchal, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sep. 03 - Chevrolet Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Sep. 06 - Fundicao Progresso, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sep. 09 - Velodrome, Santiago, Chile
Sep. 12-13 - Estadio Pepsi Music, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sep. 15 - Palacio de los Deportes, Bogota, Colombia
Sep. 17 - Poliedro, Caracas, Venezuela
Sep. 21 - Arena, Guadalajara, Mexico
Sep. 23-25 - Salon 21, Mexico City, Mexico
Oct. 13 - Max Pavilion, Singapore
Oct. 15 - Loudfest, Tokyo, Japan
Oct. 16 - Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Oct. 17 - Zepp Loud Park, Osaka, Japan

Unholy Alliance Tour: Preaching to the Perverted:

Oct. 20 - Bosch Baroniehal, Den, Holland
Oct. 22 - Mazda Palace, Milan, Italy
Oct. 23 - Eishalle Deutweg, Zurich, Switzerland
Oct. 25 - Phillpshalle, Dusseldorf, Germany
Oct. 26 - Arena, Berlin, Germany
Oct. 27 - Zenith, Munich, Germany
Oct. 28 - Boblingen Sporthalle, Stuttgart, Germany
Oct. 30 - Arena, Cardiff, Wales
Nov. 01 - NEC, Birmingham, England
Nov. 02 - SECC, Glasgow, Scotland
Nov. 03 - Arena, Manchester, England
Nov. 05 - The Point, Dublin, Ireland
Nov. 07 - Palais Omnisport de Bercy, Paris, France
Nov. 08 - Messe Parke, Trier, Germany
Nov. 09 - Brabanthal, Leuven, Belgium
Nov. 12 - Jahalli, Helsinki, Finland
Nov. 13 - Jahalli, Tampere, Finland
Nov. 15 - Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
Nov. 16 - Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden
Nov. 17 - Valbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov. 19-20 - Brixton Academy, London, England

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