In the wake of losing SLAYER co-founder, Jeff Hanneman, last week, Tom Araya and Kerry King have just released a statement confirming their summer tour will go ahead as had been widely expected.
The band announced the news by posting the following statement on their Facebook page.
NOTE FROM TOM AND KERRY TO UK/EURO FANS:
“We know that our fans everywhere are hurting for the loss of Jeff just as we are.
We want to let you all know that when we come to Europe this summer in June, July and August, we’ll ALL be making noise together for our brother and dear friend Jeff… We’ll See you then!”
The statement will be slightly worrying to fans as original drummer, Dave Lombardo isn’t mentioned. Dave has been estranged from his band mates since March of this year. Exodus guitarist, Gary Holt will continue filling in Jeff’s position while Jon Dette is presumed to stay behind the kit.
Slayer play Dublin’s Academy on June 10th and 11th and The Limelight, Belfast on June 12th. All three shows are sold out.