In what has to be just a weird coincidence I was standing in a Hot Topic in Highland Mall, staring at a Slayer T-Shirt, listening to "World Painted Blood" over the stores stereo, when my iPhone rings, and no joke it's Slayer's Kerry King. Calling from Albuquerque on the first leg of American Carnage he just wanted to check my plans for the tour. Roaming North America with Slayer right now is Megadeth and Testament on the first half of the American Carnage Tour but with that leg ending September 4th in Portland, I won't be able to pick up the tour until it starts it's second leg in Dallas on Sept 24. I'm hoping to tag along to San Antonio and Houston as well.
Kerry says that playing with Megadeth and Testament every night is really cool but he is looking forward to the tour break coming up after a long summer on the road. What is he going to do during his 20 day road break between Oregon and Texas? Watch lots of football and hopefully sell some snakes.
After a successful year with the band with a new CD, a tour of Europe with thrash's big four (that's Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax), Kerry also had a great year with his snake breeding and is going to take time out of his tour break to sell some of his snakes at the upcoming North American Reptile Breeders Conference in Anaheim. Along with his usual carpet pythons, Kerry says he will be signing autographs and selling some of his personal stash of merch so anyone wanting a chance to meet him, maybe buy a snake or a TShirt, he will be at the Anaheim Convention Center Sept 11 and 12th.
I won't see Kerry again until Dallas where the tour picks up again, this time with Anthrax, and hope to post a whole bunch of stuff from the road.