Slayer will make a tour stop in Omaha on the final leg of its farewell tour.

The “Raining Blood” thrash metal legends are in the midst of a two-year farewell tour that will wrap up at the end of 2019. Before it concludes, Slayer will play CHI Health Center on Nov. 18.

Slayer’s career spans nearly four decades, and they’re considered one of the pioneering thrash metal bands alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. Of course, Slayer has gained notoriety for songs about death, Satanism, terrorism, murder, religion and war.

But they’re considered a highly influential metal band, and Slayer has won two Grammy Awards.

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Slayer’s Omaha date is one of 16 on its farewell tour’s last leg, dubbed “The Final Campaign.”

Primus, Ministry and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals will open all dates on that leg, including Omaha.

These dates involve a large production. According to the band, their tour enlists 32 crew as well as three bus drivers and four truck drivers. The pyrotechnic display typically involves 160 pounds of propane and 10 liters of isopropyl alcohol.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Ticketmaster.

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Kevin Coffey is the entertainment editor and critic, covering music, movies, video games, comic books and lots more. Follow him on Twitter @owhmusicguy. Phone: 402-444-1557.

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