SLAYER WELCOMES PAUL BOSTAPH BACK TO THE FOLD

 

Slayer's Tom Araya and Kerry King are very pleased to announce that Paul Bostaph has rejoined the band on a full-time basis. Bostaph will be behind the drum kit beginning June 4 when Slayer kicks off the first leg of its 2013 international tour in Warsaw, Poland. Gary Holt will continue to fill in for fallen guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

Slayer's 2013 itinerary will have the band playing 35 dates that will include headline shows as well as a number of major summer festivals in Europe, Eastern Europe and South America between June and October. The complete itinerary is below.

"Paul's a great drummer and a good friend, and we're very happy that he's decided to rejoin the band," said Tom Araya. "We're still pretty numb from the loss of Jeff, but we don't want to disappoint our European and South American fans, and we need to begin moving forward...having Paul back in the band makes that a whole lot easier."

"I'm very excited to be rejoining Slayer," added Bostaph. "We spent a very intense ten years of our lives together, had a lot of fun, made a lot of great music, so for me, this feels like coming home."

Bostaph was Slayer's drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the band - the Gold certified Divine Intervention (1994), the 1996 punk covers album Undisputed Attitude, Diabolus in Musica, (1998), God Hates Us All (2001) that received a Grammy nomination for "Best Metal Performance," as well as the DVD War at the Warfield (2001), also certified Gold. In addition to Slayer, Bostaph has been a member of Forbidden, Exodus, Systematic and Testament.

Slayer's 2013 international touring schedule is as follows:

JUNE

4 Impact Festival 2013, Warsaw, Poland

6 Muziek Theatre, Enschede, Holland

7 Rodahal, Kerkrade, Holland

8 Sonisphere France, Amneville, France

10-11 The Academy, Dublin, Ireland

12 Limelight, Belfast, Ireland

14 Greenfield Festival, Interlaken, Switzerland

15 Geox Theatre, Padova, Italy

17 Antlantico, Rome, Italy

18 Obihall, Florence, Italy

19 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy

21 Metalfest Germany, St. Goarshausen, Germany

22 See-Rock Festival 2013, Graz, Austria

23 Culture Factory/Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb, Croatia

25 Kombank Arena, Belgrade, Serbiz

26 Hegyalja Festival, Tokaj, Hungary

27 With Full Force, Leipzig, Germany

29 Hi Voltage, Istanbul, Turkey

JULY

1 Heavy By The Sea, Athens, Greece

AUGUST

2 Resurrection Festival, Viviero, Spain

6 Vega Main Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark

7 Grona Lund Tivoli Outdoor, Stockholm, Sweden

9 Jalomethallifestival 2013, Oulu, Finland

10 Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway

11 Bloodstock Open Air 2013, Derby, UK

15 Pukkelpop Festival, Kiweit Hasselt, Belgium

16 Low Lands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Holland

17 Elb-Riot Open Air Festival, Hamburg, Germany

18 X Rockfest, Herford, Germany

SEPTEMBER

17 Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico

20 Jockey Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil

22 Rock In Rio 2013, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

24 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brazil

27 River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina

29 Jockey Club, Asuncion, Paraguay

OCTOBER

2 Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile


Bob Zerull
Managing Editor/Contributor for Zoiks! Online
Owner of ZPNetwork - A Podcasting Network
 
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