Slayer reveal one final U.S. festival date, headlining Aftershock 2024

Slayer announce “one last U.S. 2024 festival date”, joining Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Mötley Crüe atop the absolutely massive Aftershock bill this October.

Slayer reveal one final U.S. festival date, headlining Aftershock 2024
Emily Carter
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Fresh from blowing everyone’s minds last week with the announcement of their surprise shows at Riot Fest and Louder Than Life, Slayer have just confirmed one final U.S. festival date for the year.

The thrash legends will head to Sacramento in October to top at the bill at Aftershock, joining fellow headliners Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Mötley Crüe. “There’s been a lot of excited fans out there about our playing a couple of festival dates,” say Slayer, “so it’s great to be able to add this last one.”

Slayer will help kick off the mega California fest on Thursday, October 10, with Aftershock promising its “biggest” line-up yet, consisting of over 130 bands across five stages. Some of those include the aforementioned headliners, plus Evanescence, Rise Against, Halestorm, Mastodon, Architects, Cypress Hill and Tom Morello.

“Get ready Sacramento…” announces Danny Wimmer of DWP. “This is the biggest Aftershock line-up we’ve ever curated, and the largest rock and metal festival ever put together in California. See you in October… unless I see you in May.”

“We couldn’t be more excited that Sacramento has become synonymous with the largest rock festival on the West Coast,” adds Visit Sacramento President and CEO Mike Testa. “The city is ready to welcome fans for four days packed with more than 130 bands and unforgettable live music experiences.”

Check out the line-up below, and get your tickets now.

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