Former SLAYER and current TESTAMENT drummer Dave Lombardo has given his thoughts on the upcoming PANTERA reunion shows
As previously announced, surviving PANTERA members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) will be hitting the road with guitarist Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a run of dates under the name “PANTERA“.
The foursome are expected to headline a number of major festivals across North America and Europe as well as perform some of their own individual headline shows.
Lombardo touched on his opinion on the PANTERA tour in a new talk with Consequence, saying: “I’m happy that they’re doing what they want to do. The vocalist and the bass player want to get the band together, I think that’s great. I have absolutely no opinion on it, nothing against what they’re doing. Charlie is an amazing addition to the reunion, as well as Zakk Wylde. I think it’s great all the way around.”
The new PANTERA lineup will take the stage for the first time in December 2022, co-headlining Mexico’s “Hell & Heaven Metal Fest” and “Monterrey Metal Fest“. Then the band will make appearances at three Knotfest festivals in South America as well as play a one-off show with JUDAS PRIEST in São Paulo, Brazil.
Confirmed PANTERA shows so far:
Dec. 02 – Toluca, 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. 15 – São Paulo, Brazil – Vibra São Paulo (with JUDAS PRIEST)
Dec. 18 – São Paulo, Brazil – Knotfest Brazil