Tom Araya of Slayer performs during the 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
It’s been fascinating to watch Slayer mature into a graybeard act over the decades. Frontman Tom Araya has become the Jerry Garcia of thrash metal.
After shooting video of the influential headbangers at the Rockstar Mayhem Festival last summer, I can confirm that Slayer still uncorks ferociously convincing, billion-mile-an-hour Lucifer licks. So it feels mandatory that Idaho metalheads seize the opportunity. It’s time to worship Satan, er, Slayer on St. Patrick’s Day at Garden City’s Revolution Center. Small venue. Big mosh pit. Headbanging elders Testament and Carcass also will be on the bill. Every fan present will require a hearing aid afterward — old age or not.
Not into headbanging? No sweat. Here’s the full list of new concerts going on sale in Boise this weekend.
Warning: Videos may contain profanity
Granger Smith: 8 p.m. Jan. 17, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $18. TicketWeb. $20 day of show. Opening: Drew Baldridge. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 4
Nonpoint: 8 p.m. March 9, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $15 general ($20 door), $35 VIP. Ticketfly. Opening: Testament, Carcass. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 4
Slayer: 8 p.m. March 17, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $35 general, $65 VIP. Ticketfly. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 5
Breaking Benjamin: 8:30 p.m. March 19, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $42. TicketWeb. $44 day of show. Opening: Starset. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 4
Joanna Newsom: 8 p.m. April 1, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $28-$40. TicketWeb. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 4
Leftover Salmon: 8 p.m. March 25, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $21. TicketWeb. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 4
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