DFW Music News

Slayer Will Play Tribute to Jeff Hanneman on This Tour, Just Not the Way They Wanted To

This year marks thrash metal's 30th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than watching one of the Big Four bands that helped to bring it to the masses?

Tonight, Slayer will bring their pulse-pounding metal to the South Side Ballroom at Gilley's in Dallas. It's their first tour since guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death early this year from complications due to liver failure. They planned a memorial to their legendary bandmate, but plans for that element of this tour fell through.

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