PANTERA has set up another performance in Hungary after their appearance in Austria this spring was pulled off due to controversy ignited by Philip Anselmo‘s prior racist comments.
The newly-formed PANTERA lineup – featuring Anselmo and Rex Brown on bass, alongside Zakk Wylde on guitar (Ozzy Osbourne, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and Charlie Benante on drums (ANTHRAX) – was set to appear at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park, two simultaneous festivals taking place June 2-4 in Nürburgring and Nürnberg. After thorough conversations with performers, associates and fans, the festival organizers have decided to take PANTERA off the lineup.
Not long after, PANTERA‘s concert at Vienna’s Gasometer on May 31st was also called off.
PANTERA has now announced that it is adding another show at Budapest’s Barba Negra on May 31 after the first gig at the same venue on May 30 had sold out.
PANTERA is embarking on a North American tour this summer with LAMB OF GOD as their special guests. Tickets are on sale now at this location.
One of the most anticipated tours of 2023, this celebration tour includes surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) joined by guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX).
According to Billboard, 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, as well as Brown, who last year said Wylde wouldn’t tour with PANTERA if a reunion were to happen. It’s unclear what changed his mind.