Rex Brown Finally Breaks Silence on Pantera Reunion

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Whether by calculated design, or purely circumstantial, surviving Pantera members Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown have done one hell of a job stoking mystery and intrigue around their upcoming Pantera reunion/celebration tour.

And they’ve done that primarily by not really saying a damn word about it in the months since the much-discussed reunion/celebration broke to the press by way of a article that quoted their new booking agents.

Interestingly enough, the band themselves never officially released a statement at that time, nor posted about it on social media until some time after the news was out there.

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In fact, most of what we know about this reunion is by way of what the two gents filling the shoes of Vinnie and Dime (Zakk Wylde and Charlie Benante) have dripped out in various forms via interviews over the past few months.

The closest we’ve gotten to a ‘statement’ from one of the surviving members is when Phil paid tribute to Vinnie and Dime quickly during a Down show in September.

And while he hasn’t said a whole hell of a lot, it’s still a big deal that Rex Brown is now at least officially acknowledging what’s going on here. In a post he made on his Instagram late last night, Brown said:

“Get ready folks, this is gonna be one Hell of a Ride…And then some!! This was the start of the ZW sessions that grew into a Monster…5 days ‘til Mexico City!! Bolt in…..”


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If you’re in the states like us, you’re shit out of luck for now. But for the rest of you lucky bastards overseas, here’s where you can catch Cowboys from Hell 2.0 live:

Dec. 02 – Texicoco, Mexico – Hell & Heaven Metal Fest
Dec. 06 – Monterrey, Mexico – Monterrey Metal Fest
Dec. 09 – Bogotá, Colombia – Knotfest Colombia
Dec. 11 – Santiago, Chile – Knotfest Chile
Dec. 12 – Santiago, Chile – Movistar Arena
Dec. 15 – São Paulo, Brazil – Vibra São Paulo (with Judas Priest)
Dec. 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
Jun. 2-4 – Nürburgring, Germany – Rock Am Ring
Jun. 2-4 – Nürnberg, Germany – Rock Im Park
Jun. 05 – Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena
Jun. 10 – Sölvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
Jun. 12 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
Jun. 13 – Berlin, Germany – Verti Music Hall
Jun. 15 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
June 15-18 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 21 – Hamburg, Germany – Edel Optics
Jun. 22-24 – Oslo, Norway – Tons of Rock