Pantera has shared a new teaser video for the band’s upcoming return to the live stage; you can take a look at the teaser – here. It was first reported in July that Rex Brown (bass) and Philip Anselmo (vocals) would unite with guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) and drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax) for a world tour under the PANTERA banner. The lineup has been given a green light by the estates of the band’s founders, drummer Vincent “Vinnie Paul” Abbott and guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott.
The reformed band will play its first shows in over 20 years in December 2022, starting with a co-headlining slot at Mexico’s Hell & Heaven Metal Fest and Monterrey Metal Fest, followed by appearances at three Knotfest festivals in South America. There will also be a one-off show with Judas Priest in São Paulo, Brazil and a headlining concert in Santiago.
The band also just announced its first North American tour dates, joining Metallica for the 12 U.S. dates of their M72 World Tour in 2023-2024. Pantera will join Mammoth WVH for each US city’s opening Friday night concert through August 2024; the dates are: 8/4/2023 in East Rutherford, NJ; 8/11/2023 in Montreal; 8/18/2023 in Dallas; 8/25/2023 in Los Angeles; 9/1/2023 in Phoenix; 11/3/2023 in St. Louis; 11/10/2023 in Detroit; 9/2/2024 in Boston; 9/9/2024 in Chicago; 9/16/2024 in Minneapolis; 9/23/2024 in Edmonton and 9/30/2024 in Seattle.
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