ANTHRAX to reunite with DAN LILKER after 40 years for spring tour dates | Revolver

ANTHRAX to reunite with DAN LILKER after 40 years for spring tour dates

Founding bassist returns
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Anthrax have announced they will reunite with founding bassist Dan Lilker for their upcoming spring tour dates, marking his first appearance with the Big 4 thrash pioneers in 40 years. Lilker will be filling in for bass player Frank Bello — who is taking a hiatus due to personal reasons — and playing with Anthrax during their April dates in South America and two May festival dates in the U.S.

"I'm really looking forward to jamming with Anthrax again," Lilker commented. "When we parted ways back in 1984, they told me to stick around because they might need me in 40 years."

The band added: "We're all very excited about with playing with Danny again, and we really appreciate his filling in for Frank. It's been way too long since we played South America, so you don't want to miss these shows, they're going to be insane."

Lilker co-wrote and played on Anthrax's debut album, Fistful of Metal, and was also a member of Stormtroopers of Death with Charlie Benante and Scott Ian. Over the past four decades, he's served as the bassist for both thrash crew Nuclear Assault and grindcore outfit Brutal Truth. He's also held down the low end with Exit-13, Malformed Earthborn, the Ravenous, Overlord Exterminator, Venomous Concept and more.

Anthrax 2024 tour dates with Dan Lilker on bass: 

13 MXMF The Metal Fest, Ciudad De México, Mexico
15 Cancha Diamante, San Salvador, El Salvador
17 Pepper's, San Jose, Costa Rica
19 The Metal Fest, Quito, Ecuador
21 The Metal Fest, Santiago, Chile
23 Sala de Museo, Montevideo, Uruguay
25 El Teatro Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina
28 Summer Breeze Open Air, São Paulo, Brazil

9 Welcome to Rockville, Daytona Beach, FL
17 Sonic Temple Festival, Columbus, OH