You Better Believe Jason Momoa Took His Kids to the Final Slayer Show

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Jason Momoa arrives for Apple TV+ world premiere of "SEE" at the Fox Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles on Oct. 21, 2019. 

There was only one place Jason Momoa wanted to be on Saturday night: the last-ever Slayer show.

The Aquaman star brought his two children along to the gig by the pioneering speed metal band, who took the stage at the Los Angeles Forum to cap their 18-month Final Campaign tour, shutting the lid on nearly four decades of very hard rocking. 

In addition to gettting pics with the band, their opening acts and pals backstage -- including Slayer singer/bassist Tom Araya, as well as Pantera singer Phil Anselmo, Metallica's Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujilo, Primus singer/bassist Les Claypool and Anthrax members Scott Ian and Charlie Benante -- the Momoa gang hit the stage as well to sing along to Pantera's "This Love" with Anselmo's solo band, the Illegals. 

According to a series of Instagram pics Momoa posted, the night was full of special memories and some neck-breaking riffs. "Going on stage and yelling love love LOVE with my baby boy and pantera. aka @philiphanselmo and the illegals my mind was blown F--KIN BLOWN," Momoa wrote. "I was living out my childhood dreams. i am so thankful for those moments shared with dear friends and my babies. it's crazy to think of slayer and anthrax and metallica as ohana but they are love u guys. and to finally meet les claypool was legendary PRIMUS. RHCP AND RAGE was what i grew up on skateboarding and DROGO wouldn't exist if there wasn't @panteraofficial love ya phil. i've trained and bleed and fought my way to where i am. listening to these legends mahalo nui for your music and endless inspiration. slayers last show on tour. what a f--king night." 

He hoped his kids would remember this night forever. And they probably will, since the gig was full of special moments. "Thank you for sharing your time with us… time is precious,” said Araya at the end of his band's set. “I’m gonna miss you guys.” The show ended with the band warmly embracing each other and their crew and soaking up the love from the crowd, some of whom were visibly sobbing as the final notes rang out.

Check out Momoa's pics below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

going on stage and yelling love love LOVE with my baby boy and pantera. aka @philiphanselmo and the illegals my mind was blown FUCKIN BLOWN. i was living out my childhood dreams. i am so thankful for those moments shared with dear friends and my babies. it’s crazy to think of slayer and anthrax and metallica as ohana but they are love u guys. and to finally meet les claypool was legendary PRIMUS. RHCP AND RAGE was what i grew up on skateboarding and DROGO wouldn’t exist if there wasn’t @panteraofficial love ya phil. i’ve trained and bleed and fought my way to where i am. listening to these legends mahalo nui for your music and endless inspiration. slayers last show on tour. what a fucking night. love you @garyholt_official @tomarayaofficial paul and kerry @slayerbandofficial mahalo for having da momoas. babies i hope you remember these moments with your papa forever back to work. aloha j

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