PHILIP H. ANSELMO AND THE ILLEGALS will return to the stage this week for a very special livestream event. Dubbed “A Vulgar Display Of Pantera”, the multi-camera shot, fully live performance will take place on Friday, April 9 and find the band celebrating the legacy of PANTERA with a set featuring select cuts from the band’s five classic albums: “Cowboys From Hell”, “Vulgar Display Of Power”, “Far Beyond Driven”, “The Great Southern Trendkill” and “Reinventing The Steel”.
Anselmo, who recently spoke with The News-Herald, said that part of the reason for performing the PANTERA classics live was to honor the band’s guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, who was killed in 2004, and drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who died in 2018.
“It’s one of those cases where you have to say it is what it is,” Anselmo said. “All of that stuff is terribly sad. It’s (expletive) very tough to wrap my mind around even listening back to PANTERA stuff. The truth of it is, I learned a while back dealing with Dimebag’s death that I could muck around and stay in the past and wallow, but it’s not healthy. And in turn, when I play these songs, for me it’s all about celebrating the life of Dimebag and Vince. I have to do the best I can for my brothers who have fallen and for all of our fans. I have to do the best I can and look at the bright side.”
The festivities will commence at 7:00 p.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. PDT on Friday, April 9 with PHILIP H. ANSELMO AND THE ILLEGALS taking the stage at 8:00 p.m. EDT / 5:00 p.m. PDT sharp. Video on demand will be available through Monday, April 12 at 11:59 p.m. EDT / 8:59 p.m. PDT.
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PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS is Anselmo with guitarists Stephen Taylor (SUPERJOINT) and Mike DeLeon (FLESH HOARDER, BEING KILLED, ex-MOD), drummer José Manuel “Blue” Gonzalez (SUPERJOINT, WARBEAST), and bassist Derek Engemann (SCOUR, ex-CATTLE DECAPITATION).