'Time is precious, so I want to thank you for sharing that time with us'
Slayer’s farewell tour and the thrash metal legends’ four-decade touring career came to an end Saturday at the Forum in Inglewood, California, reports Rolling Stone.
Angel of Death, was the last song of the final show, Slayer spent 10 more minutes onstage, with band mates hugging each other and taking one last photo of themselves together in front of the crowd.
Bassist/singer Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King then remained onstage as the crowd continued to shower them with applause and chants.
“Thank you. Thank you very much. I want to thank you for sharing your time with us. Time is precious, so I want to thank you for sharing that time with us,” said an emotional Araya. “I’m gonna miss you guys. But the most important thing is I want to thank you for being a part of my life. Goodnight. You guys be safe.”
As with Slayer’s previous Final Campaign gigs, the band delivered a career spanning 20-song set that featured tracks from 10 of their studio albums, including South of Heaven, Seasons in the Abyss and Reign in Blood.
Slayer’s farewell tour, which kicked off in May 2018 and spanned over 150 shows in 30 countries and 40 US states, featured mainstays and founding members singer/bassist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King alongside exodus guitarist Gary Holt, who stepped in for the late Jeff Hanneman in 2011, and drummer Paul Bostaph, who replaced founding drummer Dave Lombardo for a second time when the latter had a contract disagreement with the band.