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Slayer to visit Mohegan Sun on final tour

23 January 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- After making some of the most brutal, breathtakingly aggressive, all-hell's-breaking-loose music ever created, Slayer announces one last concert tour around the globe to thank fans for all of their support over the years and for making the last three-and-a-half decades so packed with good times and unforgettable experiences. The age of Slayer, one of the greatest Thrash/Metal/Punk bands of this or any age, is coming to an end. On its way out, the tour is set for Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, 1 June at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $44.50 and go on sale Friday, 26 January at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster or call Ticketmaster's national toll free Charge By Phone number 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, 27 January, subject to availability.

Slayer is one of the four bands that defined an entire musical genre and the band that other Heavy acts are measured against and aspire to. Their career has spanned nearly 37 years, releasing 12 studio albums, multiple live recordings, compilations, live video and two box sets, playing nearly 3,000 concerts in all corners of the world. Slayer has coped with the devastating loss of a founding brother, while receiving countless awards, including five Grammy nominations and two Grammy Awards, Gold records and other accolades. They have graced hundreds of magazine covers, appeared on The Tonight Show and given their own exhibit in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.

Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament will support Slayer on the first leg, North America, of its final world tour. For more information, please visit the website.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won Casino of The Year at the Country Music Awards in 2008 and 2010, and in 2013 was voted Arena Of The Year at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for Casino of the Year. Mohegan Sun also won Casino of the Year in two categories at the 2013 and 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week's schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1-888-226-7711, ext. 27163.

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