HomeEntertainmentMusicPANTERA Adds Nine Shows To Spring/Summer 2023 European Tour

PANTERA Adds Nine Shows To Spring/Summer 2023 European Tour

PANTERA has added nine shows to its European Spring/Summer 2023 tour.

As previously reported, the reformed band – featuring PANTERAthe living members Phillip Anselmo (singing) and Rex brown (bass) along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) — will headline a number of major festivals in North America, South America and Europe and host some of their own headline concerts.

This was first reported in July Anselmo and Brown will unite with Wylde and benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTERA banner.

According to Billboardthe line-up has been given the go-ahead by the estates of the band’s founding member, drummer Vincent “Vinnie Paul” Abbott and guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbottlike Brownwho said last year Wylde would not tour PANTERA if there was a reunion. It’s unclear what caused him to change his mind.

PANTERA will play its first shows in over 20 years in December 2022, starting with a co-headlining slot in Mexico’s Hell & Heaven metal fest and Monterrey Metal Festfollowed by performances at three o’clock Knotfest festivals in South America. There is also a one-time show with JUDAS PRIEST in São Paulo, Brazil and a headliner concert in Santiago.

Newly added shows:

May 26 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Armeets Arena
May 27 – Bucharest, Romania – Metalhead Meeting Open Air Festival
May 30 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
May 31 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
June 05 – Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena
June 12 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
June 13 – Berlin, Germany – Verti Music Hall
June 15 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
June 21 – Hamburg, Germany – Edel Optics

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Confirmed PANTERA turns out so far:

December 02 – Texicoco, Mexico – Hell & Heaven Metal Fest
December 06 – Monterrey, Mexico – Monterrey Metal Fest
December 09 – Bogotá, Colombia – Knotfest Colombia
December 11 – Santiago, Chile – Knotfest Chile
December 12 – Santiago, Chile – Movistar Arena
December 15 – São Paulo, Brazil – Vibra São Paulo (with JUDAS PRIEST)
December 18 – São Paulo, Brazil – Knotfest Brazil
May 26 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Armeets Arena
May 27 – Bucharest, Romania – Metalhead Meeting Open Air Festival
May 30 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
May 31 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
June 2-4 – Nürburgring, Germany – Rock Am Ring
June 2-4 – Nuremberg, Germany – Rock Im Park
June 05 – Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena
June 10 – Sölvesborg, Sweden – Swedish rock festival
June 12 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
June 13 – Berlin, Germany – Verti Music Hall
June 15 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
June 21 – Hamburg, Germany – Edel Optics
June 22-24 – Oslo, Norway – Lots and lots of rock

benante told SiriusXMs “Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk” about how he intends to PANTERA gig: “I can’t do this as the drummer of ANTHRAX because it would be a completely different sound. So the way I’m going to do that is if you close your eyes, it will sound like it is Vinnie, In principle. And so it will be. The sound will sound just like him.”

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Wylde said he had a similar mindset. “You approach it the same way I play with it Ozzy‘, he said. ‘Of course I have to learn [Randy] Rhodesthey are things and I have to learn Jakes [E. Lee] things, and when I did the [BLACK] SABBATH things, you learn it and do it as faithfully as possible. Charliemust learn everything Vinnie‘s parts. You approach it like you’re in a cover band. When we use the ZAK SABBATH stuff,” referring to his BLACK SABBATH cover band: “I don’t start changing lyrics halfway through ‘war pigs’. You learn the songs – so that’s what you do.

A year ago, Anselmo said he was ready to reunite with Brown for a special tour celebrating the music of PANTERA. The 54-year-old singer, who has been a PANTERA-centric set with his solo band, THE ILLEGALSdiscussed the possibility of re-teaming with his former PANTERA bandmate during an interview with Brazil Inside With Paulo Baron. Asked if he and rex would be open to playing some shows in honor of PANTERAlegacy, Anselmo said, “If rex and I had a show to play, if we were ever on stage together again, I would welcome it with open arms. I love rex. And he would be the same way. We are brothers forever. Standing on stage together, or doing some performances together, is therefore not excluded. It can happen.”

April 2021, rex told Eon music that he and Philip still get offers for one PANTERA tribute tour. “But if you don’t have the other guys in the band, it’s not going to sound the same,” he said. “If we ever did something like that it would have to be perfect, otherwise I wouldn’t do it. It would be a tribute.”

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Talk about a possible PANTERA “reunion” intensified when Anselmo participated regularly Wyldes BLACK LABEL SOCIETY to perform PANTERA‘s song “I’m exhausted” during DOWN‘s 2014 stint on the “Revolver Golden Gods Tour”. That buzz only got stronger after that Brown joined the jam on May 23, 2014 as the tour swung through Texas.

Until his death, Vinnie remained on non-speaking terms with Anselmowhom the drummer blamed indirectly dime bag‘s dead.

Vinny Paul and dime bag co-founded PANTERA. When PANTERA broke up in 2003, they formed DAMAGE PLAN. On December 8, 2004, while performing with DAMAGE PLAN at the Alrosa villa in Columbus, Ohio, dime bag was shot and killed on stage by a troubled schizophrenic who believed the members of PANTERA were stealing his mind.

PANTERA is managed by Scott McGhee from 1 Degree Music Entertainment. The legal representative of the band is Nick Ferrara and associates. PANTERA is booked internationally by Rod MacSween Bee ITB. Artist group International will book PANTERA‘s North American dates, with Dennis Arfa and Peter Pappalardo as responsible agents.

Added 9 shows to our European tour. See you in 2023, Europe!

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Posted by Panthera On Tuesday, November 22, 2022

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