Honestly, I know there’s a bunch of San Antonians who could care less that Beyoncé
and Lady Gaga
didn’t play here recently. Or that Justin Timberlake
nor Kendrick Lamar
are stopping in San Antonio (even though all these artists pretty much hit every other major city in Texas).
But when it comes to our metal roots, it’s hard not to take it personal.
This May, metal legends Slayer
are embarking on what they say is their final world tour
. The North American leg include a 26-date trek launching in San Diego and ending in Austin, with stops in Dallas and Houston prior to that. Also on the bill are metal-heavyweights Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament.
"If you are lucky enough to be invited to play even just once with living legends like Slayer, it's an incredible honor," Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe said in a press release. "It is irrefutable that Slayer helped create the genre of aggressive metal, and all modern bands of that ilk owe them a huge debt – I know we do. To be asked to be a part of their final tour – well, it just makes you stop and realize just how lucky you are. Hail Slayer! We'll see you on the road."
With a pretty gnarly metal lineup, we’re a little sad that the Alamo City, yet again, gets the cold shoulder.
We’ll still probably buy tickets for Houston or Austin though, ‘cause Slayer.