BW&BK just received the following press release:
SLAYER and MARILYN MANSON announce that they will co-headline a North American major-market summer tour set to kick off July 25th on the east coast. Plans are for the tour to play some 25 cities and wrap up early September on the west coast. A full, confirmed schedule will be announced shortly.
Manson and Slayer will each play full sets, and two support bands, yet to be determined, will open all shows.
Just prior to the American trek, both Manson and Slayer will be on tour throughout Europe, sharing the stage at three European festivals - the UK's Download Festival at Donington (June 9th), Greenfield Festival in Sweden (June 15th), and Stockholm's Metaltown Festival (June 30th).
Marilyn Manson just wrapped up work on his upcoming June release to be titled, Eat Me, Drink Me.
Celebrating their 26th year together, the always-uncompromising Slayer picked up their first Grammy Award last month for "Best Metal Performance." Their latest album, Christ Illusion, debuted at #5 on Billboard's Albums Chart and takes on the U.S. Government about the War in Iraq, prompting one newspaper to speculate, "If Thomas Jefferson were alive today, he undoubtedly would be listening to Slayer."