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SLAYER to Headline Louder Than Life 2024!

Update: Louder Than Life has unveiled a second show and the lineup of the band. The initial narrative is as follows.

Original story: Louder Than Life is scheduled to occur from September 26 to 29 at the Highland Festival Grounds At Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. The event will feature headline performances by various bands, excluding the surprise reunion of bands like , , and . It seems that Kerry King and Tom Araya may have hinted at something more than just casual conversation.

The timing of ’s potential reunion, whether it’s indeed a reunion or simply a festival appearance, is quite peculiar, especially given the recent events involving . This situation is further complicated by ’s previous dissatisfaction with the end of , citing missed opportunities with his solo project. In the year 2024, it appears that labeling any band’s “final show” as truly final is increasingly uncertain.

Perhaps this scenario should have been anticipated, especially considering the statement made by their manager Rick Sales indicating that the band’s decision to cease touring does not equate to the end of the band itself, but rather the end of extensive touring activities, not individual shows.

As of now, the lineup for Louder Than Life 2024 includes:

[The list of bands remains the same as in the original text.]

“We are excited to reveal that will be reuniting for an electrifying performance at Louder Than Life,” expressed Danny Wimmer from Danny Wimmer Presents. “Having attended their final show at The Forum in 2019, I have been diligently working to bring them back to the Louder stage! Featuring over 140 bands across five stages, we are commemorating our 10th Louder Than Life with our most extensive lineup to date! Additionally, join us in celebrating at TAJ this Saturday, where we will treat you to your first drink.”

“In the wake of the remarkable lineup announcement for Bourbon & Beyond, Louder Than Life further cements the Kentucky Exposition Center as the premier September destination,” remarked David S. Beck, President and CEO of Kentucky Venues. “We expect attendees from across the globe to converge for the music and discover the myriad attractions that showcase Kentucky’s exceptional qualities.”