Due to health (vocal) problems in the Slayer camp, the first 2 Jagermeister Tour dates with Killswitch Engage have been cancelled. Two other dates have also been cancelled to avoid the same issue from recurring:
10/29: Springfield, MO
10/30: Des Moines, IA
11/9: Belle Vernon, PA
11/26: Tampa, FL
***Updated on October 25th***
Official Word on Cancellations
EURO DOCTOR RECOMMENDS SLAYER CONCERTS CANCELLED Under doctor's recommendation, SLAYER has had to cancel four dates on its U.S. Jagermeister Music Tour. The cancelled dates are the tour's kick-off, Friday, October 29 in Springfield, MO, Saturday, October 30 in Des Moines, IA, Tuesday, November 9 in Belle Vernon (Pittsburgh), PA, and Friday, November 26 in Tampa, FL.
Having just completed co-headlining the 20-date, sold-out "Unholy Alliance" European tour with Slipknot, Slayer's vocalist/bassist Tom Araya was taken to the hospital last Wednesday in Holland immediately following the band's performance. The doctors there diagnosed Araya with vocal fatigue, and directed that he completely rest his voice - no singing, no talking - for at least a week. In addition, the doctors cautioned Araya to not sing more than four consecutive nights, or he could risk doing irreparable damage to his vocal cords. Hence, the cancellation of the Belle Vernon and Tampa dates.
Araya and his Slayer bandmates - Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman/guitars and drummer Dave Lombardo - are confident that staying true to the schedule of no more than four consecutive shows will eliminate the possibility of any other dates being cancelled on the Jagermeister tour.
The Slayer-headlined Jagermeister Music Tour will now kick off on Halloween, Sunday, October 31 in St. Louis at The Pageant (Mastodon and Killswitch Engage support).