When celebrities wear metal t-shirts, the band always gets benefitted which eventually leads to merch sales.
Slayer is one such band. You might have come across Kendall Jenner photo in which the celebrity is seen wearing Slayer merch.
This lead to lots of speculation related to merch sales.
SLAYER publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald has shot down the suggestion that the short-term publicity created by Kendall Jenner being photographed wearing one of the band’s t-shirts contributed to the $10 million merchandise haul on their farewell tour.
In a new interview on CNBC, Heidi said:
“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.”
Ernie Gonzalez whose company manages SLAYER told Pollstar that the SLAYER fashion phenomenon may have exceeded expectations.
“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.”
He further added:
“If you said that 30 years ago, nobody could have fathomed that. 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 is on their final tour which is slated to end by this month. Slayer have sold millions of albums worldwide and toured the world for over last 3 decades. The band has been playing a full 90-minute set that spanned their whole career. 20 songs packed in the middle of an all-out war on stage, as pyro, flames, and smoke are seen coming out of everywhere. The production is huge and you can see it in everyone’s face this was the Slayer farewell show they wanted, and this is the Slayer Show they got. A perfect goodbye to the home of Rock and Roll. Slayer forever.