Are metal fans sick of Slayer’s high school drama and over the shameless and excessive marketization of the Slayer name? Or have the band just been out there on the road for too damn long, promoting the same release and playing the same tired fucking songs?
Either way, some sources have informed us that Slayer’s no longer the sell-out act it once was.
In fact, their recent show with Gojira and 4ARM in Connecticut sold so poorly, the folks at Live Nation literally gave away scores of tickets the day of, just to get asses in the door, our sources claim.
It seems the same’s true for this weekend’s gig in Massachusetts, sources claim. They’ve apparently given away dozens of tickets for the Lowell show this Saturday, just so the place wouldn’t fucking echo from being so empty.
One source says the tour’s tanking so hard, Live Nation is “giving away metric fucktons of free tickets to get bodies in the venue.”
Gunshy can independently confirm that at least three tickets were given away the day of the Connecticut show, and two were just handed out to associates in Lowell.
I don’t know if the ticket price is the same for every show, but at least in New York, the price for a seat is $80. Perhaps the ticket prices for this trek were too high?
I find it hard to imagine no one wanted to go to see Gojira at least. But for $80?
Maybe Slayer should go away for a while, and not be in our fucking faces so much. Then maybe we’d miss them, forget what it was like seeing them perform a billion times and we’ll actually wanna pay a premium for admission.
Maybe. Or maybe they’re just done, and we’re all done dealing with ‘em. Like Korn. At one point, you may have listened to Korn. In the 1990s, I did. But at a certain point, I realized their act was boring, and I just stopped drinking the Kool-Aid.
Slayer’s out of Kool-Aid.