Slayer to Perform at Walmart AMP in August

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, March 5, 2018 – American thrash metal band Slayer will perform with special guests Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Deathat the Walmart AMP on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 as part of the 2018 Cox Concert Series. Gates open at 4 pm and the show starts at 5 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 9 at 10 am.

Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $89.50 plus applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office in Fayetteville, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting

Slayer was one of the most distinctive, influential and extreme bands of the 1980s. They remain the preeminent punk-thrash band that helped establish the genre and that up-and-coming metal heads continue to revere and emulate. Their graphic lyrics deal with everything from death to war and their full-throttle velocity, wildly chaotic guitar solos and powerful musical chops paint an effectively chilling background for their chronicling of the dark side.

Twelve studio albums, two live albums, two Grammy Awards® and thousands of live shows have made them one of the biggest and most important metal bands in the world. The members of Slayer—Tom Araya (vocals/bass), Kerry King (guitar), Gary Holt (guitar) and Paul Bostaph (drums)—know exactly what kind of music they make: brutal but beautiful, punishing yet precise. A fresh Slayer record is a thing of terror but also one of trust. You can depend on what you're getting – even if you're unprepared for it.

The Walmart AMP (Arkansas Music Pavilion), a Walton Arts Center venue since February 2011, is Arkansas’ premier outdoor concert venue. The AMP has presented headlining concerts for the past 12 years, including rock, country and pop. In its permanent home in Pinnacle Hills at 5079 W. Northgate Rd., Rogers, Ark., the Walmart AMP has the largest outdoor stage house in Arkansas.