After previously announcing concerts in Los Angeles and New York, Slayer have now revealed they will be embarking on a full, five week tour of North America. The trek launches Oct. 22 in Anchorage, Alaska (the first time Slayer has played there since 1996) with supporting bands Gojira and 4Arm.

Two years ago was the last time North American fans were treated to a Slayer headlining tour. Tickets, which are sure to be snapped up quickly, go on sale Friday (Sept. 6). For more details on tickets, visit Slayer.net.

It has been a tumultuous year for Slayer, with the tragic death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman and the departure of drummer Dave Lombardo. The current lineup includes vocalist/bassist Tom Araya, guitarist Kerry King, guitarist Gary Holt (of Exodus) and drummer Paul Bostaph.

King and Araya have been working on new material, and hope to get into the studio before the tour kicks off. The band has also been busy playing overseas festivals and shows, and still have a run of South American concerts set for September and October before the U.S. shows launch.

Here are the initial list of Slayer tour dates. If your town isn't listed, don't despair, because more dates are expected to be announced soon.

Slayer 2013 North American Tour Dates:

10/22 -- Anchorage, Alaska -- Sullivan Sports Arena [Update: The Alaska date has been canceled.]
10/25 -- Las Vegas, Nev. -- The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
10/28 -- -- Hollywood, Calif. Hollywood Palladium
10/30 -- San Jose, Calif. -- Events Center @ San Jose State-
11/8 -- Minneapolis, Minn. -- Myth
11/10 -- Austin, Texas -- FunFunFun Fest
11/12 -- Houston, Texas -- Bayou Music Center
11/13 -- Dallas, Texas -- South Side Ballroom
11/15 -- Chicago, Ill. -- Aragon Ballroom
11/16 -- Detroit, Mich. -- The Fillmore
11/17 -- Columbus, Ohio -- LC Pavilion
11/19 -- Washington, D.C. -- The Fillmore
11/20 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Stage AE
11/26 -- Wallingford, Conn. -- Oakdale Theatre
11/27 -- New York, N.Y. -- Theatre @ MSG
11/29 -- Camden, N.J. -- Susquehanna Bank Center
11/30 -- Boston, Mass. -- Tsongas Arena

Additional tour dates have been announced. Click here for the full schedule!