It's happening. It's really happening. Pantera — now comprised of core members Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown joined by longtime friends Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) and Charlie Benante (Anthrax) — are set to play their first show in over 20 years on December 2nd at Mexico's Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. The guys have been busy practicing ahead of the big comeback, and yesterday (November 20th) Benante was kind enough to share some photos from rehearsal.
"2 weeks in NOLA with these boys, it's been a lot of work but how could it not?" he wrote in an Instagram post featuring four pics. "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."
See his full post below, as well as all of Pantera's confirmed live dates so far.
Pantera comeback shows:
Dec. 02 - Texicoco, 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. 12 - Santiago, Chile - Movistar Arena
Dec. 15 - São Paulo, Brazil – Vibra São Paulo (with JUDAS PRIEST)
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