Kerry King states “It will be great to play for the fans again” regarding the Slayer reunion

Author Benedetta Baldin - 14.5.2024

Five years following Slayer’s final concert on their farewell tour, and mere weeks subsequent to the guitarist’s revelation of his solo endeavour, Kerry and his steadfast bandmates have disclosed their participation in the Aftershock, Riot Fest, and Louder Than Life festivals slated for September and October.

If you ask promoters, they’re going to have another answer. If you ask booking agents, they’ll probably have a third answer. But to me, it kind of came out of nowhere. Have we been getting offers the past few years? Yeah, we turn down offers every year, probably every month of every year. These three festivals are right around the five-year anniversary of our last tour, which I thought was kind of cool. So, I thought this might be the right time to test the water. It will be great to play for the fans again.

Will Slayer steal the thunder of Kerry King‘s solo project? He states:

Well, time will tell, and my answer would be, ‘hopefully not’. The funny thing is, it never occurred to me until the day the Slayer announcement came, but [Phil] Demmel [guitarist in Kerry’s solo band] said, ‘Dude, is this real?’ And I’m, like, ‘It’s just a few weekends and that’s it.’ Of course, Paul [Bostaph, Slayer and Kerry King drummer] knew. But I didn’t tell Phil, I didn’t tell Kyle [Sanders, Kerry King bassist] and didn’t tell Mark[Osegueda, Kerry King singer] — and I said to the guys, ‘There’s no master plan here.’ I didn’t want anybody to start getting cold feet. I said, ‘This is a little moment in time, and yeah, Kerry King is going to be touring, you know, hopefully later in the year, as well. But Slayer is an entity and I’m just a person.’ But hopefully, we drive on with the solo project.

More info on the Slayer reunion can be found here.