Final yr, Oshawa resident Chris LaRocque was kicked out of a Slayer live performance at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage and tried to swim again to the venue, humorously documented by Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, who referred to as LaRocque the “fan of the tour.”
Now, Exclaim studies that Budweiser itself is acknowledging LaRocque’s persistence by that includes the notorious “Slayer Swimmer” on a commemorative beer can to have a good time the 25th anniversary of the venue.
The commemorative cans honor 25 acts which have carried out on the venue because it opened in 1995, and lo-and-behold, there’s LaRocque — Anthrax shirt and all — depicted on the backside. “I’m wondering if I can get free beer?” the swimmer remarked in a Fb submit (see beneath) after seeing the illustration of himself on the can “Archie and Jughead model.”
Budweiser Stage is located like an island, surrounded by the waters of Lake Ontario and accessible by bridge. It’s unclear why LaRocque was initially booted from the venue throughout the present, which additionally featured Anthrax, Lamb of God, and Behemoth. Irrespective of the rationale, workers didn’t let him again in regardless of his courageous aquatic maneuvers and the pleas of Slayer guitarist Gary Holt, who tried to influence safety to permit LaRocque’s re-entry.
Although LaRocque missed Slayer’s set — which he clearly very a lot needed to see — hopefully, a Budweiser can bearing his likeness will assist to ease the ache.
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As for Slayer, the band is within the midst of its ongoing farewell tour and is predicted to announce its “ultimate chapter” any day now, following a tease final week. The band is at the moment wrapping up a European tour, with competition dates in Canada and Germany to comply with in late July and early August. Slayer are at the moment slated to play the U.S. festivals Riot Fest and Exit 111, together with a handful of South American gigs in September and October.
Again in March, Les Claypool of Primus revealed that his band can be supporting Slayer on an as-yet-unannounced ultimate North American leg of the farewell tour, though that information has not been confirmed.