The surviving members of Pantera are reportedly planning a 2023 tour.
According to Billboard, singer Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown have employed Artist Group International to guide the tour. “We’re thrilled to be working with such an iconic band and bringing their music back to fans,” mentioned agent Peter Pappalardo.
Crucially, the article notes that there isn’t any phrase on who will exchange the opposite half of the band’s traditional lineup, the late Abbott brothers. Guitarist Dimebag Darrell was murdered on stage with Damageplan in 2004, and drummer Vinnie Paul died in 2018.
Pantera’s final present was on August 26, 2001 in Yokohama, Japan. Dimebag introduced the group’s dissolution in November 2003, accusing Anselmo of prioritizing aspect tasks like Down and Superjoint Ritual over their work collectively. “No one would return our calls, so me and Vinnie just sat at home not knowing what the hell was going on,” he instructed Rock Sound (as reported by Blabbermouth.)
In latest years, Anselmo has carried out units consisting fully of Pantera songs together with his backing band, The Illegals. “I always play a few Pantera songs here and there, and that’s fine,” he instructed Revolver (as transcribed from Blabbermouth) in 2021. “When we started doing this, it was right after Vince died. And it was a difficult decision… we will never be a Pantera again but we can be brave and do our best and really encourage the crowd to celebrate with us.”
During his appearance on the Inside with Paulo Baron podcast (as reported by Metal Injection) that same year, Anselmo said that a Pantera reunion with him and Brown was a possibility. ‘I think Rex sees what I’m doing with the illegals and likes it, you know? The more I keep Pantera alive, that’s good for him too.”
Brown was additionally a member of Down alongside Anselmo from 1999 to 2011 and appeared on the albums Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow in 2002 and Down III: Over the Under in 2007.
Dimebag Darrell’s shut pal Zakk Wylde was extensively rumored because the lead alternative guitarist candidate for a doable Pantera reunion, however in a 2021 interview with Eon Music Brown, Brown mentioned: “It’s going to come up, and it wouldn’t be Zakk Wylde, I guarantee you that. I only posted it there so we could get over it.
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