SLAYER publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald said that Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kendall Jenner didn’t contribute in any way to the $10 million merchandise haul on the legendary thrash metal act’s farewell tour, after she was photographed in public wearing SLAYER shirt.
“As this is SLAYER‘s final tour, more fans likely want something to remember the experience, so more merch is sold, and this is a very extensive itinerary, even for SLAYER,” Heidi told CNBC.
Ernie Gonzalez of Rick Sales Entertainment Group, which manages SLAYER told Pollstar that the SLAYER fashion phenomenon may have exceeded expectations.
He said: “You’re not supposed to see SLAYER shirts on Kardashians, or basketball players rocking SLAYER t-shirts as they walk into the arena on TV. That wasn’t supposed to happen.
If you said that 30 years ago, nobody could have fathomed that,” Gonzalez continued. The awesome thing is they never had to sacrifice any artistic integrity, never tried to tone themselves down to conform or meet the standards of what the music business feels is the best path to success.”
SLAYER – Tom Araya, Kerry King, Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph – along with Trafalgar Releasing, Nuclear Blast Records and Prime Zero Productions, have announced the upcoming release of the new short narrative film and concert, ‘Slayer: The Repentless Killogy,’ coming to theaters worldwide for a one-night event on November 6. Due to be screened in over 1,500 theaters around the world. Tickets will be on sale starting October 9.
SLAYER will begin The Final Campaign, the last leg of its Final World Tour on November 2, wrapping its touring career up with two shows at The Forum in Los Angeles on November 29 and 30. Tickets are available here.