It was several months ago when news came out that Pantera would be performing once again. Of course, with two of the original members passed away, vocalist Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown would have to bring on new members to step in for the roles of guitarist and drummer. Eventually, news came out that Anthrax‘s Charlie Benante would be stepping in as drummer, and Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde would be the band’s guitarist.
Now all these months later, the band is preparing for their upcoming shows! Via Charlie Benante’s Facebook, several photos have been uploaded that feature members of Pantera rehearsing together. These photos feature Charlie, Zakk, and Rex.
Per that Facebook post of his, Charlie wrote the following: “2 weeks in NOLA with these boys, it’s been a lot of work but how could it not?. So much heart and soul is going into it. This is all about the Love for Vinnie and Dime, the fans and the music that these 4 created. I’m really enjoying playing these songs -they sound Great! It’s very emotional and it’s just starting to hit me… see you soon, I need a drink”
You can check out the photos that Charlie posted below. How excited are you to see the band live! We will keep you posted on more concert and festival dates involving the band as they are announced. At the time of this writing, here are the following shows that the new Pantera lineup will be playing:
- Dec. 2 – Texicoco, Mexico – Hell & Heaven Metal Fest
Dec. 6 – Monterrey, Mexico – Monterrey Metal Fest
Dec. 9 – Bogotá, Colombia – Knotfest Colombia
Dec. 11 – Santiago, Chile – Knotfest Chile
Dec. 12 – Santiago, Chile – Movistar Arena
Dec. 15 – São Paulo, Brazil – Vibra São Paulo
Dec. 18 – São Paulo, Brazil – Knotfest Brazil
Jun. 2-4 – Nürburgring, Germany – Rock Am Ring
Jun. 2-4 – Nürnberg, Germany – Rock Im Park
Jun. 10 – Sölvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
Jun. 22-24 – Oslo, Norway – Tons Of Rock