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Red Run Art Series (No Blackout Dates) - Package #12: “Final World Tour” Stamp ft. Slayer

- May 18, 2018 at 01:00PM
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Series Overview:
- Red Run Art Series (No Blackout Dates) is a mixed-media series by artist Damon Kardon created to celebrate the traveling circus that is the music tour. He has various bands and solo artists whose music and words have influenced him and his art over the years. He set out to encapsulate in these works everything that a band or artist puts forth with a new album and accompanying tour. What better way to convey the creativity and excitement of travel than in a postage stamp representing this new voyage?

“Red Run” is a postage term describing an assignment to handle registered mail and “Blackout Dates” a travel term meaning no time off from travel. These terms represent to Damon, a clear vision each band or artist delivers in their new album and then expresses 24/7 in their subsequent tour. Each piece he creates starts with a painted portrait of the band or artist. He then incorporates colors and elements of their new album into the background. Next, he takes that image of the finished painting and digitally alters and adds text through Photoshop.

The text seen on each postage stamp design incorporates new song and album titles as well as the names and dates of the tour. Each completed stamp design is a mixed-media collage representing the artist/band and their music. You shall see a new finished piece featured every week for the entire run of the series. Through their boundless creativity and determination, these artists/bands have put their musical stamp on the world.

Road-Ready Listening:
- Be sure to enhance your viewing/reading experience by streaming Slayer’s latest full-length offering, Repentless, released on September 11, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.



About the Painting:
- As we bid a fond farewell to one of the most extreme and heaviest of all metal bands, I get a little choked up. At least Slayer is going out with a bang! Two legs of a huge world tour with amazing support from Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, Behemoth and Napalm Death. From their origin in 1981 with Tom Araya, Kerry King, Dave Lombardo and Jeff Hanneman; through the speed and intensity of 1986’s Reign in Blood, and after influencing so many who have come after, this band stayed true to the core of their sound and artistry. I am honored to paint this band’s portrait and I wish I could carve their likeness out of marble and place it atop the highest metal mountain. I also wish Jeff Hanneman was still with us, but he and his former bandmates have left a legacy that will go untouched. - Damon Kardon

Package #12: “Final World Tour”:
- Check out Damon’s creative process by scrolling through the photos below.



Tour Dates:

05/16 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Pacific Coliseum
05/17 – Penticton, BC, Canada – South Okanagan Events Center
05/19 – Calgary, AB, Canada – Big Four
05/20 – Edmonton, AB, Canada – Shaw Conference Center
05/22 – Winnipeg, MB, Canada – Bell MTS Centre
05/24 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
05/25 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
05/27 – Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheater
05/29 – Toronto, ON, Canada – Budweiser Stage
05/30 – Laval, QC, Canada – Place Bell
06/01 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
06/02 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
06/04 – Reading, PA – Santander Arena
06/06 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
06/07 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
06/09 – Burgettstown, PA – Key Bank Pavilion
06/10 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
06/12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veteran’s United
06/14 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
06/15 – Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheater
06/17 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre
06/19 – Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
06/20 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
06/21 – Reykjavik, Iceland – Secret Solstice Festival
07/26 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
07/27 – Bangor, ME – Impact Festival
07/29 – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach
07/31 – Scranton, PA – Montage Mountain
08/01 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
08/03 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/04 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
08/06 – London, ON, Canada – Budweiser Gardens
08/07 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
08/09 – Saint Louis, MI – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/10 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
08/12 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
08/13 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
08/15 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
08/16 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
08/18 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
08/19 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/21 – Boise, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
08/23 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
08/24 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
08/26 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
11/01 – Dublin, 07, Ireland – Dublin 3Arena
11/03 – London, United Kingdom – Wembley Arena
11/05 – Cardiff, X5, United Kingdom – Cardiff Arena
11/07 – Birmingham, A7, United Kingdom – Birmingham BCA
11/09 – Manchester, United Kingdom – Manchester Arena
11/10 – Newcastle, United Kingdom – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
11/12 – Glasgow, V2, United Kingdom – Glasgow Hydro SSE
11/14 – Dortmund, 07, Germany – Westfalenhalle
11/15 – Zwolle, Netherlands – IjsselHal
11/17 – Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain – Vistalegre
11/18 – Barcelona, 56, Spain – St.Jordi
11/20 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
11/21 – Zurich, ZH, Switzerland – Halle 622
11/23 – Vienna, Vienna, Austria – Stadhalle
11/24 – Freiburg, 01, Germany – Freiburg SICK ARENA
11/26 – Hamburg, 04, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
11/27 – Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena
11/29 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
11/30 – Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany – Messehalle
12/02 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
12/03 – Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark – Royal Arena
12/05 – Stockholm, Sweden – Hovet
12/06 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
12/08 – Helsinki, Finland – Ice Hall

Slayer’s cover artwork for Repentless:


The Series & Future Artwork:
- Coming up in Package #13... The Fever 333
- Previously in Package #11... MGMT
- Previously in Package #10... A Perfect Circle
- Previously in Package #9... Sheer Mag
- Previously in Package #8... Ministry
- Previously in Package #7... Judas Priest
- Previously in Package #6... Arch Enemy
- Previously in Package #5... Run The Jewels
- Previously in Package #4... Corrosion of Conformity
- Previously in Package #3... alt-J
- Previously in Package #2... G-Eazy
- Previously in Package #1... Killswitch Engage
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