Tom Araya of Slayer at Freeman Coliseum in 2006 photo by jeff barringer - staff photographer
Slayer will be hitting the road with a North American tour that starts in Tucson on January 24 and ends on February 24 in Ft. Lauderdale, with Metal Blade artists Unearth opening.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are also touring, starting in Dallas on January 12 and ending back in Texas in Houston on March 9th. Rumors that they will make a "surprise" appearance at Austin's SXSW for a secret show have not been confirmed at this time, though the next leg of the tour begins in Osaka Japan and doesn't start until March 19th, after SXSW has ended, leading to speculation.
Confirmed for SXSW so far, however, is rocker Pete Townsend who will be performing and is a keynote speaker, also confirmed to perform so far is Iggy Pop & The Stooges. The annual "Morrisey is coming" rumor is also afloat but details of the remaining 1498 acts has yet to be released. We will bring you more SXSW 07 news as the showcase list starts to gel.
Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails will launch a 40 date European tour February 10 in Lisbon, Portugal, and ending April 10 in Helsinki, Finland, with multiple dates in some cities. No U.S.tour dates have been announced as yet.
Finally Lamb of God is headlining a North American tour starting in Dallas on February 16 swinging all the way up into Canada before ending in Cincinnati on April 5th. They will then head down under for 5 dates in Australia ending on May 1st.
news, rumors, and buzz compiled from around the web by the club.kingsnake staff