Whether you like it or not, the Pantera express has left the station, and now the resurrected groove metal titans are taking their legacy out on the road. Led by vocalist Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex, joined by guitarist Zakk Wyldeand drummer Charlie Benante in place of the late Abbott Brothers, Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, respectively, the Texas band has announced a massive tour that’s a mix of festival dates, support slots with Metallica, and headlining shows with Lamb of God in tow.
Included in their headlining dates are a pair of New England shows: September 7 at Maine Savings Amphitheater in Bangor; and September 8 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford. In 2024, Pantera are set to open for Metallica on August 2 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.
Tickets to the headlining dates go on sale January 27 at 10 a.m. local time via Live Nation.
After resurfacing late last year, this new Pantera rebirth is not without its doubters, with critics denouncing the band using its original name without the Abbott brothers involvement. Pantera originally broke up in 2003; Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed on stage during a Damageplan concert in 2004, and Vinnie Paul died of heart failure in 2018. Facing a fairly vocal opposition, Anselmo and Rex have decided to carry on the name in the late brothers’ honor, dedicating the shows to their former bandmates.
Check out live video of the Pantera rebirth below, and scan through all the upcoming dates after the jump.
Pantera 2023 Live Dates * Festival Date | # Support Act TBD | ^ Pantera Support for Metallica
May 20 – Daytona, FL – Welcome to Rockville* July 13 – Cadott, WI – Rockfest* July 15 – Mansfield, OH – Inkcarceration* July 28 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake July 29 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Cente July 31 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater# August 02 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion August 04 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium^ August 05 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium August 06 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain August 08 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview August 09 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater August 11 – Montreal, QC – Olympique Stadium^ August 12 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage August 15 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP August 17 – Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 18 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium^ August 20 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater August 23 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena August 25 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium^ August 26 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre August 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre August 31 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater September 01 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium^ September 03 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma* September 07 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater September 08 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion September 10 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival* September 12 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre September 14 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach September 15 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live September 23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life* October 07 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock* November 03 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center^ November 10 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field^